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Reading and Writing Definition Essays    313

Student Essay: Definition at Work    316

Some Final Thoughts on Definition    318

Definition in Review    318

KEN WIWA Say It With Numbers    321

In this essay from the Workopolis website, Ken Wiwa introduces us to a new language. Learn about Alphanumerish—the language of the future.

DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR Pretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of a Blue-Eyed Ojibway    326

Like Kermit the Frog, Drew Hayden Taylor doesn’t always find it easy to live with the way that he looks. In this essay he discusses the difficulties of not “looking the part.”

WAYSON CHOY I’m a Banana and Proud of It    334

“Banana” is the affectionate nickname given to children of Chinese heritage who have assimilated into North American life. In this essay Wayson Choy talks about the history of Chinese immigrants to Canada and his role as a “banana.”

MICHAEL CLUGSTON Twice Struck    340

Michael Clugston investigates the phenomenon of lightning to discover how it generates the universal responses of wonder and respect.

LAWRENCE HILL Don’t Call Me That Word    346

Lawrence Hill makes a powerful argument against a single word on the basis of the hateful racist sentiments it carries.

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