Writing a WHY Paragraph

Hey Eunoians!

We have assigned you, our first ever Literature cohort, a short paragraph-writing exercise on ‘Strange Fruit’ (Multiverse p31). You can use one of the guiding questions on the page, or just select (What) an idea from the poem, (How) analyse a method and an accompanying set of images / metaphors, and their effects, and (Why) comment on the purpose of these images – what the poem essentially ‘says’ or ‘does’ in the light of lynching, racial terror, social injustice and concerns you can decide for yourself 😉

The slides for our first tutorial can be accessed here if you want them – U-T01 Imagery (Slides).

You can download and print the Multiverse Essay Planners (see p132 and onwards) if you need help, or if you need to refer to the W-H-Y structure for paragraphs. The “WHY Framework” on Multiverse p12 and the various writing samples in the pack provide you further help.

This is, alas, a handwritten assignment. You can label your points “What”, “How” and “Why” in whichever fashion you prefer. Labelling is optional and is meant to guide your writing, if you need that guidance.

For those of you who prefer electronic submissions, hang on! Mr. Lim (c’est moi) will be setting for his students (third-person is awkward) a set of guidelines (yes) for that in time to come, which you can use for subsequent full essays / assignments.

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