**Softening the Stones for Children”
What is the major proposition of the essay? Is it stated dearly in the text? Is it restated? Mark ' fragment(s) in the text if possible.
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How is the main proposition supported? Paraphrase minor propositions.
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3. List all the kinds of stories/books for children mentioned in the essay.
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4. What is the modem altemative for traditional stories for children mentioned by Leacock? What is his attitude to it and what are his arguments?
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5. Is tbere any concession in the essay?
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6 Up to paragraph 31 what regularity in the structure can you noticc? What is the modę of development used by Leacock? Mark proper fragments in the text.
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7. Gne three most effective examples of the use of irony in the text. Mark proper fragments in
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