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Non-Fiction Writing By Ryan
Presents Detail in Time Order.
"Soon after the cabin was finished"... Pg. 412
Shows Relationship Among Events
Because Annie spelled W-A-T-E-R into her hand with her touching the water... "I knew that the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand." Was water. Pg. 380
Shows the way in which 2 or more subjects are similar or different.
"The new sections of town are being badly shelled.... Here in the middle of town it's different. It's quiet" Pg. 352
Types of Details
"Fifteen hundred people paid fifty cents to see that game." Pg. 389
"Black people organized their own teams, formed leagues, and competed for championships." Pg. 391
"Another time he caught a fish and gave it to a passing soldier." Pg. 411
"Any tree would gladly give its life for the glory of a day at home plate." Pg. 404
Role of Author
The overall feeling, created by the essay or article
"BOREDOM!!! SHOOTING!!! SHELLING!!! PEOPLE BEING KILLED!!! DESPAIR!!! HUNGER!!! MISERY!!! FEAR!!!" Zlata wanted you to see all the terrible things that were happening in Sarajevo. Pg. 365
The way he or she puts ideas into words.
"BOREDOM!!! SHOOTING!!! SHELLING!!! PEOPLE BEING KILLED!!! DESPAIR!!! HUNGER!!! MISERY!!! FEAR!!!" Is how Zlata wrote in her diary, I think it's pretty childish. Pg. 365
Zlata wrote her diary to reflect about her life during the war.
Richard Durbin wrote "Preserving a Great American Symbol" to persuade his fellow congressmen to not get rid of the wooden baseball bat.
Russell Freedom wrote "A Backwoods Boy" to inform about Abraham's life.
I feel that Beverly Cleary wrote "The Platoon System" to entertain her reader. I personally though it was humorous, but it was also there to inform about her times in school.
Reason For Writing
Includes heritage, culture, and personal beliefs.
Beverly Cleary talked about how the awful sixth graders had turned into terrible seventh graders and what they did and said.
I personally like "A Backwoods Boy." It was very interesting and gave a lot of information. Abraham Lincoln should be admired, he was very brave, courageous, and determined. It was full of statistics, facts, and anecdotes. I loved reading those side stories about the Abraham. "A Backwoods Boy" is an important essay for students to know about.