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Essay 2: Essay on an Object

Due W-Th Sept. 11-12 (in class)

Write a short essay about an object—as small as a thimble or as large as a refrigerator—that you associate with your home culture: the place you grew up, or the place you consider yourself to be “from,” however you choose to define it. Needless to say, your essay should include a physical description of the object. You may appear as a character in the story, or you may not; it is up to you. See the sample pieces for inspiration.

Requirements for the assignment:

    • Your essay should be about 500 words long, short enough that it should be possible to read it out loud. (You can write longer if you wish, but if it’s particularly long, consider reading just a section of it to us.)

    • Your essay should have a title.