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Chapter 1

NARRATION 1

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant

Langston Hughes: Salvation

Maya Angelou: Grandmother’s Victory

Malcolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language

Martin Gansberg: Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police

Barbara Tuchman: The Plague

Chapter 2

DESCRIPTION

James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown

E.B. White: Once More to the Lake

Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd

Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood

Michael Byers: Monuments to Our Better Nature

Louise Erdrich: Beneath My House

Chapter 3

PROCESS ANALYSIS

Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall

Richard Marius: Writing Drafts

John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes: Alone on the Hilltop

Gretel Ehrlich: Chronicles of Ice

Peter Elbow: Desperation Writing

Chapter 4

DEFINITION

Jo Goodwin Parker: What Is Poverty?

Ellen Goodman: The Company Man

Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word

Joseph Epstein: The Green-Eyed Monster: Envy is Nothing to Be Jealous Of

Dagoberto Gilb: Pride

Richard Rodriguez: “Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans

Chapter 5

CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION

Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood

Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America

Judith Viorst: The Truth about Lying

William Lutz: Doublespeak

Luc Sante: What Secrets Tell

Brandon Griggs: The 12 Most Annoying Types of Facebookers

Chapter 6

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts

Mark Twain: Two Views of the Mississippi

Scott Russell Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People

Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong in America

Henry Blodget: China's Biggest Gamble: Can It Have Capatilism Without Democracy? A Prediction

Gary Soto: Like Mexicans

Chapter 7

EXAMPLE AND ILLUSTRATION

Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Superstition

Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space

William Zinsser: Clutter

Bailey White: Forbidden Things

John McPhee: Silk Parachute

Richard Wiseman: The Search for the World’s Funniest Joke

Maxine Hong Kingston: Family Ghosts

Chapter 8

CAUSE AND EFFECT

Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?

Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably

K. C. Cole: The Arrow of Time

Paul Salopek: Shattered Sudan

Susan Casey: Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic . . .Are We?

Carlo Petrini: The Value and Price of Food

Chapter 9

ANALOGY

Plato: The Myth of the Cave

Horace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison

Annie Dillard: Living Like Weasels

Rebecca Brown: Extreme Reading

Chapter 10

ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION

ARGUMENT

Texting

Janet Kornblum: Tapping into Text Messaging

Michael Rubinkam: Texting in Class Is Rampant

Free Speech

Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?

Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting "Fire!"

Global Warming

Andrew C Revkin: Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice

Philip Stott: Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice

PERSUASION

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream

Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic

Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists

Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife

Medicine Grizzlybear Lake: An Indian Father’s Plea

Jonathan Safran Foer: Let Them Eat Dog

John Stuart Mill: On Liberty

Chapter 11

MIXED STRATEGIES

Stephen J. Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

Amy Tan: Mother Tongue

Lars Eighner: On Dumpster Diving

Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter

Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme

Frank Bures: Test Day

Sherman Alexie: Superman and Me