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.