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Afternoon of an American Boy

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Transcript of Afternoon of an American Boy

Afternoon of An American Boy
E.B. White

Structure
How does E.B White introduce the essay and how is this introduction interesting?

How is the conclusion related to the introduction?

How does the conclusion tie together the significance of the thesis?

A visual does not need to be seen but can be visualized instead.



Rhetorical Devices
Anecdote
Dialogue
Irony
Exaggeration
Humor/Satire
Simile
Imagery
Purpose
Thesis

Main idea of E.B White's Afternoon of an American Boy
Personal Response
Viewpoint Thesis
“He recollects his first date. What feelings do you have about dating? What anxieties do you have about first dates? What amusing possibilities do first dates hold?” (E.B White, Pg. 209)
What is the E.B White's purpose?

Who are the intended audience and why are they the intended audience?
"Afternoon of An American Boy"
Introduction
E.B White born in New York in 1899
Wrote Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Webb (1952)
Cornell University
Pursued career in Journalism
In"Afternoon of An American Boy", recollects his first date
Feelings about dating?
Anxieties
Possibilities
E.B White's Viewpont
Very Successful
Very Detailed
Consistent
Relatable
Not Complicated

Quotation
“Being of special interest to me involved practically nothing on a girl's part- it simply meant that she was under constant surveillance. On my own part, it meant that I suffered an astonishing disintegration when I walked by her house, from embarrassment, fright, and the knowledge that I was in enchanted territory” (E.B White, Pg. 210)
Diction/Tone
Purpose of the Essay
E.B White expresses his emotions and how he is feeling which also adds to the tone of the essay
Audience
Derring do
Tea Dancing
Matinees
Brassiere
Gaudier
Afternoon of An American Boy has a guilty humor tone as well as somewhat nostalgic
Sentence Structure
Rate would be a 5/5
Fluent
Articulated
Has a
Cantabile
feel
List of overall strengths
List of overall weaknessess
Fluent
Consistent
Structured
Relateable
Easy to comprehend
No weaknesses; amazing through and through
Kahoot!
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Figuartive Language
Similie: "She gripping me as in a death struggle" (E.B White, Pg. 211)

Imagery: "From the safety of your chair observer girls and men in close embrace, singing along, the music playing while you ate the toast, and the dancers so near to you that they almost brushed things off your table as they jogged by." (E.B White, Pg. 211)
Overall Effectiveness
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