Writing about Essays

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Writing about Essays Writing well about essays takes as much energy and discipline as writing about other genres. The Elements of Essays How can you write intelligently about essays? We can be personal, but persuading others about the validity of our reading takes a more focused and textually informed presentation Voice, style, structure, ideas Voice Narrator’s voice ; we hear a person speaking to us Friendly, hostile, casual, self-assured, austere, technical, personal, flamboyant, intimate, remote, hysterical, ironic, hectoring etc.
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Voice We get a sense of the speaker’s voice through the tone she takes: Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’, Gardens” - Informed, serious, angry, hopeful, thoughtful, celebratory, admiring etc. Voice Writer’s persona – a kind of performance mask the writer assumes Voice and tone are techniques that help writers create a persona Style What is style? Making the right choices How do writers create their style?
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