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Because we so constantly and automatically use language day to day, we very rarely pause to examine the ways that it can affect and shape our lives. The authors we have read so far have illustrated some very important ways that language has functioned in their everyday lives. Now it's your turn. For homework, you have been asked to respond informally to a series of questions dealing with the ways language (whether it be reading, writing, or speaking) has functioned in your own life. Now take one of these informal writings, focus it so that it describes a PARTICULAR event and its importance, and develop it with detail so that it accurately and engagingly tells a story about a time in your life when language has affected you in some significant way.