Compare & contrast


Recognize the components of the Writing Process and basic essay structure through lecture and quizzes.Using a writing process compose an analysis using the rhetorical technique of comparison/contrast.Use two poems to demonstrate knowledge of the brainstorming and planning parts of the writing process.Review the Grammarly screencast.Create a 2-page compare and contrast essay based on the Week 2 outline that includes a draft checked by Grammarly.
MY PAPA’S WALTZThe whiskey on your breathCould make a small boy dizzy;But I hung on like death:Such waltzing was not easy.
We romped until the pansSlid from the kitchen shelf;My mother’s countenanceCould not unfrown itself.
The hand that held my wristWas battered on one knuckle;At every step you missedMy right ear scraped a buckle.
You beat time on my headWith a palm caked hard by dirt,Then waltzed me off to bedStill clinging to your shirt.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.comPublication information: Book title: Mid-Century American Poets. Contributors: John Ciardi – Editor. Publisher: Twayne. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1950. Page number: 83 Compare and Contrast Essay Outline TemplateA. Introduction: 3-5 sentences only!a. Attention-getting line: b. Drill down to your thesis:  Remember to name both poems & their authors.c. Thesis statement: Explain what is the overall theme that both poems have in common. B. Body Paragraphs a. Body paragraph #1—First aspect that’s similar or different i. Poem #1 1. Detail #1 2. Detail #2 ii. Poem #2 1. Detail #1 2. Detail #2 b. Body paragraph #2—Second aspect that’s similar or different i. Poem #1 1. Detail #1 2. Detail #2 ii. Poem #2 1. Detail #1 2. Detail #2 c. Body paragraph #3— Develop a paragraph to evaluate the comparison made in the essay:d. C. Conclusion: 3-5 sentences only!a. Summary of main points—Restate thesis while synthesizing information from body paragraphs b. Evaluate the similarities/differences and discuss any future implications (if applicable) c. Significance—what’s the point you’re making?

Additional Information: Transitions That Show Comparison (Similarities) In addition Correspondingly  Compared to  Similarly Just as  As well as  Likewise Same as  At the same time Transitions That Show Contrast (Differences) However On the contrary On the other hand  Even though In contrast Although  Unlike Conversely Meanwhile