Lesson 12. The Discovery of What is Means to Be An American. Pre-Text Questions. What type of writing is this one?. What is the essay mainly about? Is it really about being an American?. What is your first impression of the author’s writing style?. What is the theme of this essay?.
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The Discovery of What is Means
to Be An American
What type of writing is this one?
What is the essay mainly about?
Is it really about being an American?
What is your first impression of the author’s
What is the theme of this essay?
Why does the author begin his writing by a
having or composed of many different
or clashing elements; heterogeneous
What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
What is its chief function in the essay?
that may nonetheless be true
What is the paradox about?
go across, esp. in order to shorten
one’s route; break through
Why is the phrase “made it” a quotation?
a psychotic disorder characterized by
delusions of persecution or grandeur,
often strenuously defended with
apparent logic and reason;
extreme, irrational distrust of others
I began to see the sky for what seemed to be the
a small area or group of a specific type
a pocket of poverty
a poinion/conception formed
in advance of full/adequate
What’s your understanding of freedom, dangers
Why does Baldwin claim that the day is both
personal and terrible?
a temporary stay;
a brief period of residence
What does the “anything” refer to here?
it’s after Samuel Maverick, Texas
rancher who did not brand his cattle
an unbranded animal, esp. a strayed
What is your understanding of a dense society?