Project #54348 - English - openers

Opener 1: Using Sensory Descriptions to Engage your Readers

 

As you've seen in the Personal Essays that you've read, one of the goals of the Personal Essay is to engage your reader in your life. In this way, he or she will experience the personal revolution with you instead of feeling totally outside. One of the ways to pull the reader into the experience is to use rich sensory descriptions so that the reader feels like he or she is part of the story.

 

Freewriting: Spend 10 minutes freewriting. First, imagine a scene from the story that you are telling. It may be your aunt's kitchen or a fresh mown baseball diamond, a classroom (dank or lovely) or a prison cell. Once you have that scene, think first about the smells associated with the scene and describe them in as much detail as possible. Then, once you've discussed the smells, talk about the textures associated with the scene (what can you feel beneath your fingertips) or the feeling of the atmosphere (Is it warm or cold? Comfortable or uncomfortable?). Next, think about what you can hear and describe those sounds. Finally, focus on what you can see in that moment and describe it in as much detail as possible.

 

Paragraph 1: Once you've finished the Freewriting, edit your writing into a paragraph that you could use as an Opener. Try to include as much sensory information in your Opener as you can! 

 

Opener 2: Leading with a Quote

 

Freewriting: Spend 10 minutes writing down interesting, shocking, useful, or damaging things that another person has said to you (or that you have said to another person). At the end of the freewrite, choose one of these quotations to lead into your essay. Reread the first lines of Anzaldua for an example of how you might a quotation to begin an essay. 

 

Paragraph 2: Once you've finished the Freewriting, choose one of the quotations and edit your writing into a paragraph that you could use as an Opener. You might consider taking Trimble's advice and beginning with a "dramatically brief sentence" (28). 

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 01/21/2015 11:59 pm
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