EXAMPLE: Illustrating Ideas 125
Defining Examples 125
Thinking Critically by Using Examples 127
Reading and Writing Essays That Use Examples 128
Student Essay: Examples at Work 132
Some Final Thoughts on Examples 134
Example in Review 134
ANITA RAU BADAMI My Canada 136
What constitutes your Canada? In this essay from the Imperial Oil Review, Anita Rau Badami uses a multitude of examples to make her Canada come alive and to explain why it is now her home.
SHARON BUTALA The Myth: The Prairies Are Flat 145
Prairie writer Butala tackles a common misperception about her region of Canada.
CECIL FOSTER Why Blacks Get Mad 150
Using strongly affective examples drawn from his own and his family’s lives, Foster speaks forthrightly and personally of the insidious presence of racism in everyday life in Canada.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER Life Without Go-Go Boots 160
What fashion item was essential to you when growing up? Barbara Kingsolver discusses the role of fashion in her life.