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