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Transcript of Classification Presentation
- to group subjects with common traits/similarities
- to evaluate, determine causes, conduct experiments, measure results 1. Divide subjects by category
2. Consider Purpose and Audience
3. Generate Ideas (Clustering, Looping, Listing; describe topic and purpose)
4. Organize and Draft (Determine Classification system) "The Ways We Lie" Author Bio Summary Represents a Classification Essay How? Literary devices such as allusions, satire, and humor are used to achieve effectiveness in her essay. Effectiveness of Essay Satire - The essay as a whole criticizes the human condition to lie in order to avoid conflicts.
- More specifically, satire is used in the section detailing the Catholic Church in the '60s with the method of lying, Ignoring the Plain Facts.
- Ericcson claims the church became a "co-perpetrator with Porter and his crimes. Humor
(minor literary device) - Mild humor is used throughout the essay to ensure the tone remains somewhat light with such a serious subject.
- "...the caller thinks I'm wearing a suit (though the UPS man knows better)."
- Humor is also used with the sub-category, Out-and-Out Lies
- Stephanie describes her nephew blatantly lying about a broken fence, "He answered, "The murderers." Who could argue?" Allusion - Allusion is used to describe the effects of lying and to persuade her audience.
- She alludes to well known characters to familiarize readers and to influence their connections.
- In one instance, Ericcson alludes to Adam, Eve, Lilith, and the Garden of Eden while describing Omission from the Bible.
_ Repeating examples of allusion exemplifies the danger of lying and its consequences. -Get an opinion from another reader
- Ensure classification system supports purpose -Parallelism among categories in single sentence
- Adjectives in order of: size, age, color Stephanie Ericsson Ericsson was born in 1953. She is an author of many screenplays and books/essays. Her essays were influenced by the sudden death her husband.
"The Ways We Lie" is an essay from Companion Through the Darkness which details the many lies individuals tell themselves and others. "The Ways We Lie" begins with Ericsson's personal experience with lying. She surfaces the need for lies in order to function in everyday life. She admits lying for the relief of her husband and even to keep her job.
"I said, "Oh, fine," knowing one more straw might break his back."
She goes on to describe when she attempted to refrain from telling lies for a week. The result includes her being fired by a client, overdraft bank charges, and the mistrust of a friend. Stephanie then draws comparisons with herself to robbers and untrustworthy politicians. She poses the question: Is one lie more justified than another?
Ericsson continues with the definition of a lie and the many different types of them. The types include: white lies, deflecting, facades, and delusions. She concludes with the realization that lies will always be present unless we, "declare our right to trust." - the essay includes a classification system which includes categories of lies that support her main topic
- subcategories are included which detail the main ways of lying more in depth The End By: