ERIC Number: EJ675974
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Disarming Seduction of Stories.
Hoy, Pat C., II
Writing On the Edge, v12 n1 p41-48 Fall-Win 2000-2001
Contends that essays are the proper rhetorical domain of stories, the place where stories most naturally belong when they are being used for the development and enlargement of ideas. Notes that stories are so powerful and distracting that when used together to make a familiar story, they can divert attention away from the essay's idea. Concludes that stories must play a limited and subordinate role in the familiar essay. (PM)
Descriptors: Essays, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Story Telling, Student Motivation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Creative Nonfiction.