Task 1. Scan and Paraphrase. The first paragraph of this section, on page 362, offers an extensive definition of the essay based on three aspects: language, purpose, and point of view. Scan the paragraph for information that explains the role of each aspect in defining the essay, and paraphrase that information.
Task 2. Define. In the same paragraph that you read for Task 1, find the word Zeitgeist and define it.