Abstract

Although Orwell's essays—particularly "Shooting an Elephant"—are used in freshman composition classes as stylistic models of clarity for student to imitate, this practice is pedagogically unsound because Orwell's essays are examples of the contemplative essay, whose aims are very different from those of the expository prose students learn to write in composition classes.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6255
Print ISSN
1531-4200
Pages
pp. 301-323
Launched on MUSE
2011-05-06
Open Access
No
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