patterns [division and analysis, process, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, definition, exemplification]. The essay, like the preceding, will require that you make a formal �structural� choice [one of the expository modes], establish a thesis [or controlling idea], develop that thesis/CI in the body of the paper. Following is a brief breakdown of definition and exemplification writing, the last two modes.
paper idea:1. Discuss Thoreau�s idea in Civil Disobedience: �Action from principle, the perception and performance of right, changes things and relations. It is essentially revolutionary��
1. Essay on Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience