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2250 Five poems

Consider these five poems. We will talk about them in more detail during class.

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4420 “Gimme a Map, Please”

From Elizabeth George’s Write Away, a brief consideration of plots.

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Fiction writing techniques in a scene

Consider this excerpt from a scene in Ben Winters’s excellent The Last Policeman. After reading it, answer the following questions: What methods of characterization are used? (Can you list five?) Describe the merits of the dialogue. How does the plot begin … Continue reading

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Modulating suspense

Consider these example stories. In a small group, rate the suspense of each section of Boyle’s story on a scale from one to ten. Discuss you’ve noticed about the modulation of suspense. As an individual, chart the suspense in William’s … Continue reading

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2010 Negative example

This is a negative example of an annotated bibliography. Which of the criteria does it fail to meet? What problems does it have? How can you be sure your annotation meets more of the criteria than this one?   By: … Continue reading

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2250 Tercets

Here are some examples of tercets.

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2250 Beginnings, middles, ends

Here are two examples for your consideration.

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