Writing about Essays

Writing about Essays - Writing about Essays Writing well...

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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
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