Reaction Paper—Nonfiction, English homework help

Read the following nonfiction selections

“Salvation,” Langston Hughes

“How I Became a Socialist,” Helen Keller

“About Men,” Gretel Ehrlich

“Waterloo” Andrew Lam

“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Select two of the nonfiction texts you have read this week.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper detailing your reaction to each selection. Include the following in your paper:

  • A summary of the strategies you think the writer used to convey a particular idea.
  • Describe how you personally relate to the theme and explain the intended purpose of each story and its theme.
  • Use quotes from each selection to support your paper. At the end of the paper, consider how you analyzed the stories and answer the following questions:
  • What makes each of the chosen selections nonfiction?
  • Is imagination required for writing and reading nonfiction? Why or why not?
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