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ERIC Number: ED024669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 13
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Teaching Descriptive Style.
Brashers, H. C.
Journal of English Teaching Techniques, (Colorado State Univ.) v1 n2 p1-12 Spring 1968
As the inexperienced writer becomes aware of the issues involved in the composition of effective descriptive prose, he also develops a consistent control over his materials. The persona he chooses, if coherently thought out, can function as an index of many choices, helping him to manipulate the tone, intent, and mood of this style; to regulate the stylistic features of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and organization; to depict sensory and conceptual experiences in language; and to successfully combine character, action, and scene or setting as he tells his story. Through such assignments as writing three descriptions of the same object or place from the point of view of three different personae, the student can discover both the "unity of subject matter" and his own particular descriptive style. (JB) This article also appears as Chap. I of "Creative Writing for High School Students," by H. C. Brashers and others, published by the Bureau of School Services, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, copyright 1968 by The Regents of the University of Michigan. (Author)
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