Familiar essay- Proposal
Your feelings about a particular place and what it has meant for me/ familiar objects that have come to symbolize strong emotions for me.
Personal experience: where I live almost all the time, also a place of comfort and relaxation to get away; feel free, built for me, filled with all of my memories
Personality: mood swings= messy room, stuff everywhere= disorganised, full of stuff=like to keep memories, billboard with loads of pictures=sentimental person, colours of my room=green for vibrant, white for perfectionist and blue for truthful
Fresh/original: anecdotes to include
B. Narrative elements:
Rich anecdotes: -Cheers root beer bottle=memories of Boston vacation keepsake, brother’s Iceberg salad. –ceramic unicorns=Aunt Colleen during her more senile years, fighting for the “golden unicorn”. – Mr. Jorvis= travelling teddy bear, where his name comes from. –allergy pills= constant reminder of who I am, the allergist visit. – Def leopard tickets=first concert, ran to my room once I got them…phone call from Rachelle at supper. –singing piggy bank= since I was a child, used to be scared of the creepy eerie song it plays. –nursery doors=storage place, “best hiding place EVER”.
Alluded to: -Lily “happy Easter”. – Hockey pictures. – dance trophies. – Bracelet strings. –Shoes in the closet. – Maple Leafs night light. – Photo albums. – Chicken soup for the soul books. –Passport picture. –Ballerina box. – Karlsson’s plastic bracelet. – Bucket of junk. –Breaking down in my room. – Song writing. -3 hour phone calls. –Leanne’s last drawing. –Mrs. Valerie’s letter. –Trip to Florida.
C. Narrator and characters:
Makes realisations: you can’t hold onto everything, people and things change, my room has meant so much to me for many different reasons, from a good hiding spot to a place to escape, a place to search myself and discovery that I really am.
Characters: Rachelle=best friend. Christian=brother. Aunt...