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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We have seen our students' writing develop as they have experimented with
different writing projects and genres, from dream journals, poems and short
stories to arguments; from practice with essays based on the traditional modes
such as ...
If this definition still seems inadequate, you could add more details and develop
the definition further with a typical example: "Overeating can be an obsessive
form of behavior." In writing an extended definition of a key term, carefully
We do encourage you to look to your dream mind for ideas and feelings and to
allow your unconscious mind to have time to process and integrate ideas that are
being developed by your rational mind. For example, after you have finished the
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