Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Rhetoric and Reader for Writers
This best-selling collection of readings explores the theme of dreams, the imagination, and the heart connected to the reasoning mind.
Supporting a creative approach to the teaching of writing, Dreams and Inward Journeys presents a rich mixture of reflective essays, stories, and poems. Thematically focused on dream-related topics, the readings chapters discuss such topics as memory, myths/fairy tales, obsessions, sexuality, gender roles, the other, technology, popular culture, nature, and spirituality. Readings move from the personal to the abstract, encouraging students to investigate new ways of seeing and understanding themselves and their relationship to fundamental social issues and universal human concerns. Featuring a dual thematic and rhetorical organization, each chapter also provides practical writing advice on a specific rhetorical pattern, strategies for writing, critical thinking questions, and two to three student sample papers. Beautiful, stimulating art opens each chapter to support the theme and provide prompts for prewriting.
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Write about a time when you felt "down" or somewhat depressed. Describe your
feelings and how you coped with them. Depression is the flaw in love. To be
creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and
Depression is a demon who leaves you appalled. Depression has been roughly
divided into small (mild or disthymic) and large (major) depression. Mild
depression is a gradual and sometimes permanent thing that undermines people
the way ...
Rebuilding of the self in and after depression requires love, insight, work, and,
most of all, time. Diagnosis is as complex as the illness. Patients ask doctors all
the time, "Am I depressed?" as though the result were in a definitive blood test.
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