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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While Annie Dillard establishes a clear vantage point in the passage above, she
also draws us into her description of a free, open environment through the
positive emotions that she associates with her subject: "I loved the place, and still
First, state the word you will be defining, in this case, "obsession;" then put the
term in a larger class or group: 'An obsession is a strong emotional response."
Next, you will need one or more details or qualifying phrases to distinguish your
Emotions, both your own and those of your audience, are a central concern in
argument. Although you need to present your ideas in ways that won't offend your
readers, when feelings are a central issue in the argument itself, emotional
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