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    • BIU English 106 Slide set #4: Nov. 21 & 23 Introduction to Literary Forms and Critical Writing I Dr. Daniel Feldman [email_address]
    • Writing Blurbs 5
      • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
      • --Dave Barry, humorist
    • Vocabulary from last week
      • deride / derision
      • scorn
      • vacillate
      • implicit / imply / implied
      • ominous
      • epiphany
    • Outlining Essay Structure
      • Formulate a focused and persuasive thesis.
      • Choose sources that relate most closely to your argument and put others aside.
      • Plan your essay
          • an introduction
          • sections that organize and develop your argument
          • and a conclusion
    • Outlining Essay Structure
      • Plan your essay
          • an introduction
          • sections that organize and develop your argument
          • and a conclusion
            • Write down the major points you want to make in each section
              • This is your outline
            • Use the outline as a guide for drafting the paper, but plan to reconsider the structure of the paper after you have a working draft
              • Next week: Working drafts
    • Purposes of an Outline
      • An outline will help you to get an overall view of your paper and, perhaps more important, to figure out how each section of the paper relates to the others.
      • An outline can help you to see the logical progression of your argument and identify which segments need more research and which elements you should revise.
    • Parts of an Outline
    • Sample Outline on Families Assignment --From the MLA Handbook
    • Sample Outline on Families Sample Thesis
    • Topic Sentences
      • State the main point of a paragraph in a topic sentence: a summary of what to expect in the following ‘graph of text.
        • A body paragraph clusters information supporting your thesis.
        • Every ‘graph sentence relates to the topic sentence and serves to unify the paragraph.
          • EXAMPLE: “Music also plays an important background role in Dubliners .”
            • In an essay on aesthetic motifs in the book
            • Followed by examples: harp in “Two Gallants,” distant music in “The Dead”
    • Exposition
      • Exposition is the author laying out the situation by providing background information to the audience about the plot, characters, setting, and theme.
        • In analyzing exposition, ask what details did the author have to present at the outset to get the reader involved in the story?
    • Joyce on Dubliners
      • My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis . I have tried to present it to the indifferent public under four of its aspects: childhood , adolescence , maturity and public life . The stories are arranged in this order. I have written it for the most part in a style of scrupulous meanness and with the conviction that he is a very bold man who dares to alter in the presentment, still more to deform, whatever he has seen and heard. - Letters II. 134
    • Paralysis
      • What examples does the text indicate of paralysis in Dublin life?
        • Symbolic: what elements or motifs symbolize paralysis?
        • Thematic: how is paralysis evident among Joyce’s characters?
          • “ Trivial things”: realistic objects acquire heightened significance
    • Suggested Essay Topics
      • Who is a victim and who an abuser in “The Boarding House”?
      • What role does “seeing” play in “Araby”?
      • Why does Eveline ultimately choose to stay?
      • How is the gulf between men and women represented in one or more stories?
      • Show how the conclusion of one or more of the stories is foreshadowed.
      • What accounts for the order of the narration?
    • For next week 30.11
      • No class Monday: Library visits instead
      • For Wednesday 30.11
        • Write: first drafts of Dubliners essays, introductions and outlines will be collected
        • Read: Atwood, “Happy Endings,” and Hemingway, “Indian Camp”
          • Online
          • On reserve in library for photocopying