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Lecture 8

Lecture 8

3 pages106 viewsWinter 2010

Department
English
Course Code
ENG213H5
Professor
Tracy Moniz
Lecture
8

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March 03, 2010
Lecture Eight WRI203
Assignment 5
Present a portrait of a person a character sketch
It needs to be incident based to help show the person
Present a person through detail
Read chapter, people in Make it New
TIPS:
You want to show conflicting details
You want to show quirks
You want to show complexity in a person
Avoid telling, let details show a persons character
Collect as many details about a person that you can
Avoid idealizing the person
Exercise 15:
Hierarchy of Detail
ACTION:
You want to use the persons actions to show the personality of the person
The details of what a person does is more telling than what a person says
EVIDENCE OF ACTION:
Information
Example: what is in a persons house, what does a person wear, what is in a
persons office
SPEECH:
Content what a person says
Style how a person says it
You what to let to reader observe what a reader says and how they say it
REPUTATION:
What do others say
Enhancing Factors
NP = noun phrase
VP = verb phrase
OP= object phrase
There is a natural sentence order = NP + VP + OP
Example: Joan drinks wine.
oJOAN = noun
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