Expository Prose Essay

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What is Expository Prose? Writing Assignment Name: Janell Harris Date: January 27, 2013 Read the four pieces of literature in this topic again: · "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" · "The Boy Comes Home" · "The Snow Storm" · "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Choose one of the pieces and identify at least three ways in which it is similar and three ways in which it is different from the other three. Use the concepts discussed in this topic behind the terms: Literature, Poetry, Drama, Prose, Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository as they apply to your choices. Cite several examples from the literature when making your comparisons. Begin your writing here: I chose to compare "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" to the other three topics in literature. "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is a poem where a pied piper aims to solve a rat infestation problem in the village of Hamelin for a thousand guilders. After luring the rats away with his pipe, the mayor refuses to pay the promised sum. As a consequence, the pied piper uses the same method of killing the rats to kidnap the children where they are never seen again. Student Expectations Exemplary (16-20 points) Overall the comparison between pieces is of high quality and demonstrates a strong understanding of expository prose. The student identifies more than three ways in which the chosen piece is similar, and three ways in which it is different, from the other pieces. The student demonstrates complete command of the concepts introduced in the topic and cites several examples from the literature when making his or her points. Satisfactory (11-15 points) Overall the comparison between pieces is of average quality and shows basic understanding of expository prose. The student identifies at least three ways in which the chosen piece is similar, and three ways in which it is

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