MY TRUE STORY: WEEK 4!
Hey, everyone! This week we learned about using figurative language like: – similes (comparing things using “like” or “as” e.g. “He’s as fast as a cheetah.”) – metaphors (intentionally describing things as something else e.g. “She’s a fox!”) – personifications (giving inanimate, non-human things human-like qualities e.g. “The sky grew dark and angry.”) – hyperbole (exaggerating for effect e.g. “He practiced his jump shot a million times before the game.”) Such uses of language make your writing more unique and interesting. So, for homework this week, you will include at least TWO uses of each of the four types of figurative language listed above in your drafts. We also discussed the importance of having not only positive emotions but also negative ones in your essays-in-progress. Like the short film we watched, we want the people who read our personal essays to experience the same highs and lows that we experienced. So, for homework, also make sure that your personal narrative has at least one high and one low; in other words, your personal narrative should have a mix of negative and positive emotions. Now, we want to preview our personal narratives so far. So, you will type up all the writing you have done so far in a logical order and PRINT it for our next workshop.