Department of English and Modern Languages Engl 102 â€“ 018 Prompts for Final Examination Write an outline for each of the following essay prompts. You will not know which prompt you will be responding to until the day of the exam. Be sure that your outlin e addresses all aspects of the question, and includes concrete examples and quotes from the text; essays that do not fully address the prompt and/or do not include examples from the texts (with proper citations) will not receive a passing grade. (A) Crit ical Analysis Authors often employ a variety of rhetorical modes in order to emphasize their arguments, however there is usually one tac tic they rely most heavily upon, be it logos, pathos, or ethos. Write an essay evaluating which rhetorical mode Arielle Bernstein uses most effectivel y in her article â€œMarie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutterâ€, and compare its efficacy with another author who employs the same rhetorical mode. (B) Comparison/Contrast In Between the World and Me , Ta â€“ Nehisi Coates discusses the notion of the â€œDreamâ€ and how this construct works to oppress and alienate minorities, particularly African Americans. Using concrete examples from Coatesâ€™ description of the Dream, write an essay comparing or contrasting the role of the Dream in Between the World and Me with two other texts we have read this semester. Consider how the Dream is used as a tool for alienating and â€œotheringâ€ individuals, and be sure to explore whether the characters in each text are victims or perpetrators of the Dream. (C) Argumentative We have disc ussed a variety of characters this semester who could be described as possessing solipsistic qualities and perspectives. Some characters thrive as a result of this self â€“ contained view of the world; others suffer. Write an essay analyzing how a solipsistic outlook can either help or hinder the trajectory of oneâ€™s life, using examples from at leas t two of the texts we have read.