Unit-1 Writing Paragraphs-1
The aim of this unit is to help you in a systematic manner to write good paragraphs.
We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of America’s mind….
That loss has occurred with distressing frequency over the years, often coming in times of hysteria and fear, often involving the demonization of some American subset for the actions of those with whom they share some cultural, racial or religious trait.
For instance, Americans of German descent were bullied and beset during the First World War in a nation that found it necessary to rename sauerkraut “Liberty Cabbage.” Americans of Japanese descent were imprisoned during the Second World War, many of them losing their homes and livelihoods.
You’d think that sordid history would make us wary of en treatments to blindly castigate our fellow Americans. And you would be mistaken...
Write at least one transitional word or phrase in the excerpt. What is the effect of that word or phrase?