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Descriptive Reading

Descriptive Reading

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Think about the best hamburger you ve ever eaten.

Describe this experience in detail. If you don t eat hamburgers, think of a favorite sandwich you like and describe the experience of eating it.

y Descriptive Essay y Read in GW Introduction to the Narrative on

Page 58 including the essay Buck Fever

How writers use words to create images in your mind

y Think of an instance that you want to describe. y Why is this particular instance important? y What were you doing? y What other things were happening around you? Is

there anything specific that stands out in your mind? y Where were objects located in relation to where you were? y How did the surroundings remind you of other places you have been?

y What sights, smells, sounds, and tastes were in the air? y Did the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes remind you

of anything? y What were you feeling at that time? y Has there been an instance in which you have felt this way before? y What do you want the reader to feel after reading the paper?

y What types of words and images can convey this

feeling? y Can you think of another situation that was similar to the one you are writing about? How can it help explain what you are writing about? y Is there enough detail in your essayto create a mental image for the reader?

The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th-century Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is one of London's most-read books, and it is generally considered one of his best.

Handout The Football Experience

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
It is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is in many ways one of his most sophisticated works, combining deep psychological insight with rich social analysis. At one level it centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but in a deeper sense it also about 'human values'.

I need two volunteers. Sit with your backs together. Person A describes a picture while person B draws it. The twist is that A cannot tell B what the picture is. They can only use words like ³draw a line half way up your paper,´ or ³there¶s a dotted triangle towards the middle of the picture.

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