Monday, October 14, 2013

Spicing up the News

Name:
Ms. Hoffmann
Creative Writing
10-14-13
Figurative Language in the News


Step 1--Look through some of the news sites listed below.  Choose an article--this could be an article that is on a topic that you find interesting or an article that you believe is well-written (though, not necessarily from a creative perspective).  Note: You should choose something that actually is written like an article rather than a top-ten list, a blog post, or a parody.  Another note: It should NOT take you the whole or even half the period to choose an article.  


Some sites to consider:


Step 2--Answer the following questions after reading your chosen article.  


  1. What is the title of your article?  Who is the author?  Provide a URL.
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  1. What is your article’s original topic?  What seems to be its purpose in discussing this topic?
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  1. Would this article work for an audience looking to read a creative piece?  Why or why not?
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  1. Are any literary or poetic devices currently in use?  Where?
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Step 3--Now it is your turn to re-write this article as though it were a creative piece written to entertain its audience.  Choose five different literary devices from your figurative language grid to incorporate into this revision. (Figurative language and style do not count; yes, you need to choose five different devices.)  This piece does not need to be composed as a poem.  



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