by John Schacter, Ph.D.
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Master Teacher Series
Preface LESSON 1: Pretest and Portfolios LESSON 2: Introduction to Descriptive Writing...
was published in weekly form, with a cliff-hanger at the end of each instalment. The opening chapter is scene is set in a church yard and Dickens uses dark, mysterious and intimidating language to set the scene and introduce us to the characters.
In the opening chapter we are introduced to Pip who tells...
7) Poe focuses the reader´s attention only on the murderer, his madness, the murder itself and the old man´s eye. No superfluous elements 8) Story takes place at night, it´s dark; a violent crime; unexplained noises; a madman in torment all combined = GOTHIC!!!
SINISTER DRAMATIC GRUESOME MACABRE UNRELIABLE FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE...
last effectiveness of the story. Include specific reference to the set text and at least one other text of your own choosing.
Marele Day uses descriptive language to depict the city of Sydney in The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender. Day distinguishes the city of Sydney through various characters to...
techniques that Harper Lee predominately used in chapter six include short sentences and also dramatic and effective words. The author was also very descriptive whilst describing the setting, which is essential in building tension. Harper Lee was also telling the reader what the character was thinking.
gather once a week to bask in the glory of the arts. This short story by Walter Van Tilburg Clark holds hidden meanings and metaphors underneath the descriptive language and various literary techniques. The theme explores the idea that it is human nature to revert to primitive or basic instincts in a time...
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Compare and contrast the descriptive effects achieved in the selection of Tennyson’s poetry you have read
Alfred Tennyson is famous for using a wide range of descriptive styles to emphasise and enrich his poems. His poems often reflect on many of life’s difficulties and how...
strong setting that illustrates all three functions and has a tremendous impact on the mood, characters, and events in the short story. By using descriptive words and phrases to describe Montresor’s (the protagonist) catacombs, Poe was able to create an eerie atmosphere throughout the story. An example...
The tall red sod, the enveloping warmth, you can picture how his life was at this time fairly easily because of the extreamely well written and descriptive narration .
One of the other things that happens in this novel ,is that as the seasons change the narrators feelings correspond with the atmosphere...
story), distinctive vocabulary (to tell reader about the character and attitudes), contrast of dialogue (to show different attitudes in a situation), descriptive language (appeals to emotions to present the feeling of the current atmosphere). In this passage, the ideas that she communicates to the reader are...
what happens as they drive by the river, with the rest of the poem describing the thoughts of the narrator. The poem has a dark and ominous mood, with words such as “night”, “dark”, “dimmed” and “hollow” contributing to this, as these words are often linked with negative ideas and atmospheres. The thoughts...
A GATEWAY TO UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
One of my favourite hotel is Zeytindalı Hotel which is in the village called Çamlibel where thousands of years old olive trees begin to decrease and pine trees begin to cover all over the place. The hotel is fully restored with Stone...
blanks with descriptive adjectives, vivid verbs, and specific nouns. Remember the types of nouns we just reviewed. Do not use any word choice more than once. Try to be as descriptive as possible, and do not fall into the pattern of giving “pat” answers.
I’ll never forget the descriptive adjective...
to the sound and rhythm of words.
What is Descriptive Paragraph?
Descriptive paragraphs include details that appeal to the five senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. In a descriptive paragraph, the writer must convey information that appeals to all the senses...
Journey is the act of traveling from one place to another. It can also mean the exploration and discovery of the inner-self. One must first indulge through obstacles and challenges while in this...
revelation of things to come for the two. There is also a central theme of the anxiety of being in the dark that encompasses the younger brother throughout the tale. The scenes are very descriptive in establishing the setting, providing personal dialogue between characters, and developing the personalities...
representation of a place, a person or an event, real or imagined.
If you are asked to describe something, make your description as clear and as vivid as possible.
Part 1: Writing About Places
A. Look at this example of an actual students’ work. This first description is of a place:
I was born...
who dares to give the life changing advice to a man he see for the first time. - metaphors, for example: a prisoner in a solitary tower; prisoners; dark cloak of Destiny; finger of fate; the words were hardly out of his mouth.
5. Tonality is complicated, sounds speculating, engaged, curious, sympathizing...
The Sunny Beach Day
A descriptive essay based on something or somewhere that we have memories of could be a tough one! I have a few places that I could think of.
It makes me think of the good old days at North Beach down around Hampton, NH. My family has had a beach house there since my mom was...
The purpose of Descriptive Writing is to make our readers see,feel,and hear what we have seen,felt and heard.Whether we’re describing a person,a place,or a thing,our aim is to reveal a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.
Each of the paragraphs below responds,in its own way,to the guidelines...
yet different in the fact that they both represent a different environment and setting; Late Ferry takes place on a quiet and soothing harbour in a ferry while in contrast The meatworks takes place in a gruesome and sometimes considered inhumane environment. With the constant use of enjambment Gray effectively...
After reading the poem written by Theodore Roethke, entitled Root Cellar, I envisioned a dark, scary, ghost story. The poem was very understandable to read and on the surface it explains vegetables in a root cellar. The text has a literal meaning of that but the figurative language Roethke...
were stubborn they broke you.” (41). Shukhov refers to the guards’ harsh behavior towards the prisoners. “He’d managed to keep the cold out in most places though his hands were numb in is worn mittens. The toes of his feet were numb too.” (36). Here he tries to explain how cold he really is and the reality...
Gollum’s world as a dark place to create a mood of wickedness. Gollum is said to live in the very roots of the mountains “ deep down” by the “dark’ water. This provides a fearful atmosphere in Gollum’s home and builds up a predatory setting. Dark has an original color of pitch black but “dark as darkness”...
Denouement/Resolution - This is the final outcome or untangling of events in the story.
¤ The Four Different Types of Writing Styles are Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and Narrative
1. Expository Writing:
Expository writing's main purpose is to explain. It is a subject-oriented writing style,...
THE DARK BY LEMONY SNICKET & ILLUSTRATED BY JON KLASSEN
The Dark, a children’s picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is a brilliant model of how children picture books can help children overcome a common childhood fear. In the picture book, the theme of fear is shown...
supernatural, and dark, exotic locales such as castles and crumbling mansions” (Canada, 1997). In this paper, I will examine the imagery Poe has chosen in The Cask of Amontillado, and explain why it is vital to the furthering of the plot.
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe uses descriptive language and...
Samples of descriptive paragraphs:
Sample 1.The sample below is an opening paragraph from a student essay on the
development of entertainment media. In it, she describes TV-watching in her family to make a point about how central TV was as a form of entertainment in the 60’s.
(1) As I was growing...
Let’s meet our speaker and his old man. His dad gets up early in the morning every single day even on Sundays. The father gets up and lights the fire place and warms the house. Not only, does he work seven days a week, the speaker evens states that he gets no recognition for his work. The boy was afraid...
to decide for themselves how to judge the
The dark setting in “The Cask of Amontillado” that Poe has created only intensifies
once Fortunato is brought into the catacombs. He carefully chooses words that convey a
strong sense of place to readers and create more tension. For example, even though...