), progress;} Black Moustache 2013 S1-09 English Language Blog: Expository Writing

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Expository Writing

Definition of Expository Writing:
Exposition is a type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform. The creator of an expository text can not assume that the reader or listener has prior knowledge or prior understanding of the topic that is being discussed. One important point to keep in mind for the author is to try to use words that clearly show what they are talking about rather then blatantly telling the reader what is being discussed. Since clarity requires strong organization, one of the most important mechanisms that can be used to improve our skills in exposition is to provide directions to improve the organization of the text. [Source: http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html]
It is like enriching the composition; more descriptive Language [Source: Me]

Purpose of Expository Writing:
The Purpose is to explain, inform, or even describe. [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_modes]
Gives the author to write more on the composition [Source: Me]

Examples:
by Julian Barnes
The panto has its historical roots in the harlequinade and was cross-fertilized by the Victorian music hall. In essence, it consists of a fairy tale--the story of Cinderella, Mother Goose, Alladin, Dick Whittington--that, while drawing on a traditional narrative line, is constantly updated by topical references, often of a satirical nature. Its central modes are farce and melodrama, with large openings for the miraculous and the sentimental; it aims itself simultaneously at small children, who follow its twists with an awesome directness of response, and at their accompanying parents, who are wooed by coarse double entendres supposedly above the heads of their offspring. It includes two elements with powerful appeal to the British: cross-dressing (the principal boy is always played by a girl, and the Pantomime Dame by a middle-aged man) and comic animals (who aren't played by themselves, either). It retains, if in an attenuated form, a worldview by which Britannia rules the waves and foreigners are are a humorous supporting act. Finally, it boasts a promiscuous permeability to modern culture, so that at any moment the stage is likely to be invaded by some two-minute television cult that the parents have barely caught on to. Darth Vader outfits jostle with TV magicians, old Empire racism with Green jokes, and all is resolved with much audience participation and a join-in-or-die singsong. Perhaps, on reflection, it isn't too surprising that the panto hasn't caught on in other countries.
It has always been a ramshackle, catchall, demotic genre. Parents returning to their first panto since they themselves were kids are apt to bemoan the debasement of this popular old British art form, but the truth is that it has always been debased--that's to say, various, eclectic, vulgar, referential, and topical. Whether one panto is actually "better" than any other is almost impossible for an adult eye to judge. Perhaps more to the point is that the pantomime is usually a child's first introduction to the theater, and that the allure of the tiered darkness, velvet curtains, and interval ice cream seems undiminished and undiminishable. Amazingly, the pantomime doesn't put kids off the theater for life. [Source: http://grammar.about.com/od/shortpassagesforanalysis/a/BarnesStyle.htm]
by Daris Ker

The dark and stormy night turned out to be a night that would change my future.....

That very night, it seems as if a heavy storm was brewing so quickly that it almost turned the world upside down. The smell of the rain clouds was so intense that it can be smelt at the balcony. The smell quickly sneaked through the front door taking reign in the house. That night was the night that changed everybody personality due to the incident---a hurricane.

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