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  1. 1. DEFINITION ESSAY LaShawn Moore Kristina Rudolph
  2. 2. • I. A definition essay defines a word, term, or concept in depth by providing a personal commentary on what the specific subject means. A. Most physical objects have a definition about which most people agree. 1. Most people will agree on what trees, windows, computers, and pencils are in general. 2. These objects all have specific physical properties that most people can agree on through the use of their physical senses.
  3. 3. • II. Setting up the definition essay A. Select a subject carefully. 1. Since such essays are personal in nature, select your subject based on your own need to clarify the term. a. For example, if you feel that the word marriage should be defined in a limited manner, that term would make a good subject for a definition essay. b. Perhaps as a parent, you want to define what the term discipline means from your point of view.
  4. 4. 2. Select a term or subject that you know well enough so that you can provide specific examples to illustrate your definition. a. For example, if you aren’t familiar with the term platonic love, don’t attempt to define it in an extended essay. b. The subject of the essay must be familiar enough to you that you can readily supply specific examples. 3. Don’t select a subject either too broad or too narrow to fit the parameters of your essay. a. For example, the word hat may be too narrow for you to define in an extended essay.
  5. 5. B. Once you have selected a subject, outline your paper carefully before writing. 1. Outlining will help you determine the specific points you want to cover in the definition and point out where you need examples. 2. There are many modes that a definition essay can be used with for example: process, cause/effect, classification, and comparison
  6. 6. The Hip Hop Nation Whose is it? In the End, Black Men Must Lead 1. What expository modes of writing did the writer use? 2. What is the organization of the essay? 3. What is the purpose for this essay? 4. What are some examples that the writer use? 5. How does the writer describe Hip Hop metaphorically?
  7. 7. The Hip Hop Nation In your opinion… Do you think other races should be included in the “Senate”? 2. Why is it so important for African Americans to control Hip Hop? 3. Since over past 20 years, Hip Hop has become influential to our society, how can Hip Hop help change the community? 4. Has Hip Hop reached its fullest potential? 5. Today, what are some issues with the Hip Hop Community? 6. What are other ways for African Americans men to show leadership?
  8. 8. QUESTIONS • What does a definition essay defines? • True/false: in a definition essay are you suppose to provide specific examples to illustrate your definition? • Should you select a subject either too broad or too narrow? • True/false: Outlining your paper Is not important while writing a definition essay • Do you believe that knowing your topic of your essay is important? • What are some of the modes that a definition essay can be used with?
  9. 9. INDEPENDENT I N D E P E N D E N T Do You Know What That Mean Man [X2] She Got Her Own House She Got Her Own Car Two Jobs Work Hard U A Bad Broad If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down [Webbie:] I N D E P E N D E N T Do You Know What That Mean Baby Phat Jus Relax Front Ya Own Flat Screen Back Rubs Cook Clean And Dont Make Her Make Her Scene When U Call Her On Her Cellular She Tell She Dont Need Not A God Damn Thing You A Hot Damn Thing If U Think U Finna Get Her Wit A God Damn Chain You Insane Boy You Betta Get Some God Damn Change She A Fool Been In School Even Walked Across The Stage She Say I Love Webbie From His Looks To His Ways The Stilletos The Jays Depend On How The Weather Look Flip Flops Slippers Jus To Show Off The Pedicure Flip Flop Niggas Depend On How The Cheddar Look She'll Buy Her Own I Dont Think She 'll Never Look
  10. 10. INDEPENDENT Cont…. In A Man Face Standin Waitin For Him To Take Care Of Her She'll Rather Go To Work And Pay The Bills On Schedule [Chorus:] I N D E P E N D E N T Do You Know What That Mean Man I N D E P E N D E N T Do You Know What That Mean She Got Her Own House She Got Her Own Car Two Jobs Work Hard U A Bad Broad If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down If U Aint On Sit Down [Phat:] She A Dumb Dime Keeper Gutta Like Keisha Work That Meat Up She A Good Freaker She Stay On Her Shit She Got Her Own Shit
  11. 11. INDEPENDENT Cont… She Dont Never Trip All She Want Is That Dick She Bossy Flossy Keep Them Hoes Off Me Gutta Lil Slang Mane I Love When She Talkin A Independent Chick Do U Kno Wat That Mean She Cook She Clean Never Smell Like Onion Rings 22s On Her Whip Oh She Do It Large And She Break A Nigga Off Got A Nigga Spoil She A Bad Lil Chick A Fly Lil Chick Hit Me On My Phone She Like To Buy That Dick Got Her Stunna Shades Lookin Like Something Stallion Hair Long She A Nice Sumthing She Like To Go To The Mall Everyday For A Outfit Hair Did Nails Did Independent Wat She Call That [Chorus] [Lil Boosie:] She Got Her Own House Drive Her Own Whip
  12. 12. INDEPENDENT Cont… Range Rover All White Like Her Toe Tips She Got A Pretty Smile Smell Real Good The Only Time She Need Mane For That Good Jugg They Buy The Bar Too They Superstars Too They Be Like You Aint Got No Money Take You Broke Tail Home Baby Phat They On They Clothes Match They Phone They Be Like Yea!! When They Song Come On Leave The Club Kinda Early Cuz They Gotta Go To Work I Mess Wit Supervisors Who Got Credit Like Big Turk So Dusty Feet Please Dont Bother Me I Got Independent Dimes On My Mind Who Spoil Me Coogi Hat Coogi Fit So Sick Thats A Gift From My Independent Chick Yes Sir Tryna Get To Her Gotta Be Yourself Mane Cuz She Got Her Own Money She Dont Need No Help Mane