English 110 1

Read Chapter 9 in Argument Today to learn the particular considerations that we take into account when writing a narrative essay.  Then, read Eggers’ “The Long Road to Riyadh.”  One interesting element of this essay is the manner in which Eggers weaves his own travels through the Saudi desert with the larger geo-political make-up of the Middle East.  Identify at least two instances where he switches back and forth between “him time” and “global time.”  This is to say, how does he transition between discussing his own personal experience and the greater global concerns of the essay.  What technique(s) from the Argument Today reading does he use to transition?  How is this different from our understanding of a narrative as a, “first this, then that” chronological flow? Your initial post should be approximately 300 words and posted by Wednesday at 11:59 PM.

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