Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Week 6 (2) Intros Classification Essay

With the holidays coming up very quickly, I am already giving some thought as to what I will be serving for the main course at Thanksgiving. Typically, it wouldn't seem like a real Thanksgiving if you don't have turkey in some way, shape or form. My Mom always likes a ham at Thanksgiving and looks forward to using the ham bone after wards to make her "to die for" split pea soup. My Dad on the other hand, always wants a fine roast beef "so tender that you could cut it with a spoon".

As a child, I always enjoyed visiting friends and relatives in their homes. It was especially exciting to visit a new family at their home. I was always taken aback by how different their house looked from my own or pleased at how similar our houses were. There were three types of homes people lived in, I concluded. Some people lived in modest split-level ranch style homes. Others lived in very modern, glass and concrete multi-level modern homes like Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water". Then there were the old Victorian type dwellings like the house I grew up in.

1 comment:

  1. Two intros to the same essay is what I really have in mind--if that seems hard, that is my plan!

    The first seems to be moving toward a contrast essay, the second toward classification. If you go with the second, look at the first half of the graf. Why tell us that something was exciting? Show us, take us with you to one of those houses, share your excitement.