Dialogue and Imagery in Writing - Mrs. Burns

Dialogue and Imagery in Writing - Mrs. Burns

Using Purposeful Imagery in Writing * I can use sensory language and descriptive details to create imagery in my text. Agenda MUGShot Sentence Notes on Imagery GEN: Read Persepolis ADV: Revisit I am Malala to analyze imagery

Practice writing images for your memoir MUGShot Sentence Complete todays MUGShot Sentence What is Imagery in Literature? Imagery is the use of vivid, descriptive language that describes the sensory details of setting, character, or action. Think of it as helping your reader SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TASTE,

and TOUCH exactly what is happening in the story. Types of Imagery in Literature There are 5 major types of images that writers use (they correspond to the 5 senses!) Visual Images (help reader SEE things in the story) Auditory Images (help reader HEAR things in the story) Tactile Images (help reader FEEL/TOUCH things in the story)

Olfactory Images (help reader SMELL things in the story) Gustatory Images (help reader TASTE things in the story) How Do I Create Images in Writing? You create vivid images by using strong, specific nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Nouns: a person, place, thing, or idea Adjective: a word that DESCRIBES a noun or other adjective Verb: An action word

How Do I Create Images in Writing? You create vivid images by using strong, specific nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Look at the difference: 1) My dog is happy. 2) My Poodle, Joe, leapt into the air, spinning in ecstatic circles and yelping with glee. How Do I Create Images in Writing?

General Nouns Specific Nouns General Verbs Specific Verbs Tree Car Flower Boy

Radio Station Building Drink Maple Toyota Lily Jacob 107.9 Courthouse

Mountain Dew Run Cry Drink Walk Drive Clean Look

Sprint Sob Gulp Meander Speed Scrub Stare The more specific you are with your nouns, verbs, and adjectives, the clearer the picture is going to be for your

Why Imagery (what is the purpose?) Flash back to IDEA DEVELOPMENT: authors use narrative elements (like imagery, dialogue, etc) to develop the audiences understanding of the authors main idea/purpose. Imagery can: 1) Help audience understand important details about the characters, whose conflicts will ultimately reveal the main ideas. 2) Establish the authors TONE toward major subjects (does the imagery paint a positive or negative picture of characters, settings, etc?)

3) Orient the reader by painting pictures of settings and events, so they understand the importance of them to the overall point of the narrative. GENERAL: Read Persepolis ADVANCED: Revisit I am Malala Look for 2 vivid images, identify the type of image, and explain the purpose of that

imagewhat does it help the author accomplish toward his/her point? Writing Assessment: Practice looking at the details in Persepolis and creating vivid images. Then, write two vivid descriptions for your memoir: one about character, one about setting. ADVANCED Homework:

Read section 5 of Persepolis: The Key-The Passport p.94-125

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