Reading Response #1: “Living with Music” by Ralph Ellison
In your reading response section of your Reader’s Notebook, respond to an aspect
of the author’s rhetoric (a feature of the style such as diction or syntax, the overall
structure of the piece, types of evidence included, etc.) that you feel is particularly
interesting or important. Focus only on the author’s use of that one feature to
achieve his purpose in detailing the various ways music has impacted his life and
identity, and the ways that it can impact any individual’s identity. You may, of course,
include multiple examples of that feature in the text, though. Cite any necessary
evidence in MLA format.
See the “Reading Response Rubric” posted on my website for grading information.
Due: Tuesday 9/7/10.