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Decker's Patterns of Exposition 15

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ISBN-10: 0321012186

ISBN-13: 9780321012180

Edition: 15th 1998

Authors: Randall E. Decker, Robert A. Schwegler

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List price: $51.00
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 9/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 607
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Robert Schwegler is Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island.

Ways of Writing
Becoming a Critical Reader
Just Walk on
Illustrating Ideas by Use of Example
Sample Paragraph: Lowell Ponte, What''s Wrong with our Weather
In and of Ourselves We Trust
Why Don''t We Complain
What I''ve Learned from Men
Issues and Ideas: Discovering and Constructing Identities
Fear of Flying
Dysfunctional Nation
Iron Bonding
Analyzing a Subject by Classification
Sample Paragraph: Talking ''Bout Their Generation
What, Me? Showing Off?
Personal Beast
Issues and Ideas: Images of Ourselves and Others
Lotus Blossoms Don''t Bleed: Images of Asian American Women
Life Is a Musical
Explaining by means of Comparison and Contrast
Sample Paragraph
The Enchanted Loom
Two Ways of Seeing a River
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
A Nonsmoker with a Smoker
Issues and Ideas: Gender and Other Differences
The Men We Carry in Our Minds
On Being White, Female, and Born in Bensonhurst
Am I Blue?
Using Analogy as an Expository Device
Sample Paragraph
The Dark Side of the Universe
The Brown Wasps
Letting in Light
Issues and Ideas: Discovering Patterns in Behavior and Relationships
O Rotten Gotham Sliding Down into the Behavioral Sink
High Tide in Tucson
Explaining through Process Analysis
Sample Paragraph: Ira Flatow
Give Juggling a Hand!
Unmasking Your Dream Images
Writing Around Rules
Issues and Ideas: Advertising and Appearances Shaping Realities
We Build Excitement
To Dispel Fears of Live Burial
Beauty . . . And the Beast of Advertising
Analyzing Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Sample Paragraph
The Death of Rhythm and Blues
What''s Your Best Time of Day?
A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Pistol
Hello, Darkness
Issues and Ideas: Work, Success, and Failure
Kids in the Mall: Growing Up Controlled
Everest Is Mighty, We are Fragile
What makes Sammy Walk?
Using Definition to Help Explain
Sample Paragraph
Marathoning with Maps
The Hoax
The Insufficiency of Honesty
Issues and Ideas: Redefining Relationships and Identities
Father''s Day
Growing Up Asian in America
Mother''s Day
Explaining with the Help of Description
Sample Paragraph
Seasons at Eagle Pond
Aging in the Land of the Young
The War Room at Bellevue
Issues and Ideas: Place and Person
The Yellow Door House
The Ice Cream Truck
Once More to the Lake
Using Narration as an Expository Technique
Sample Paragraph
Beyond the Frozen Sea: Visions of Antarctica
38 Who Saw Murder Didn''t Call the Police
Uncle Chul Gets Rich
Issues and Ideas: Telling Stories about Ourselves and Our Values
A Hanging
The Quality of Mercy
Reasoning by Use of Induction and Deduction
Sample Paragraphs
Cooking Off for Fame and Fortune
A Chilling Effect
Star Dreck
Blowing Up the Tracks
Issues and Ideas: Digital Realities
A Virtual Life
Place Without Space
Using Patterns for Argument
Sample Paragraph: Grime and Punishment
Issues and Ideas: Current and Classic Controversies
How the Lawyers Stole Winter
Argument Through Comparison and Contrast
Why Johnny Can''t Read, but Yoshio Can
Argument Through Comparison and Contrast
Don''t Blame the Jury
Argument Through Example
Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You
Argument Through Definition
Menace to Society
Argument Through Cause and Effect
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Complex Argument
Further Readings
Late Afternoon
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
A Guide to Terms