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Eng 107 Week 1 Notes 1/23/16

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Eng 107 Week 1 Notes 1/23/16 ENG 107-001

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These notes cover chapters 1, 2, and 8 of "Imaginative Writing"
Introduction to Imaginative Writing
Michael W. Carter
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ENG 107, english, writing, Imaginative Writing
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Date Created: 01/23/16
Imaginative Writing Notes Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:09 PM Ch.1 "Imaginative Writing" pg. 1-14   -we respond to rhythm and rhyme -all writing is biographical as well as inventive -"between the two impossibilities- of perfectly capturing your experience in words and of avoiding it altogether, lies the territory that we call 'creative'."   studying a piece of writing: What does it mean? How does it work? Why has the author made this choice of imagery, voice, atmosphere? What techniques of language, pacing, character contribute to this effect?   2 definitions of Genre: 1. Different forms of literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) 2. Certain traditions within fiction (western, detective story, romance, etc)   Freewrite: Stein called it "automatic writing", writing without any plan   Focused Freewrite: focus on one topic and write for 5-10 minutes   Brainstorm: start with What if….?   Use the World ----> a journal is NOT a diary. Skill yourself to observe outside world   What to think about during a Workshop What is the conflict in this situation? This reminds me of…. Its like… I think this character wants… What if…? The rhythm is… Could this be expanded to…? The atmosphere seems….     Ch. 8 pg. 225-228  Imaginative Writing  "Creative Nonfiction"   Literary/Creative Nonfiction: kinds of essays that may begin with a personal experience or the merely factual, but which reach for greater range and resonance   Memoir: a story retrieved from the writers memory, with the writer as the protagonist- the I remembering commenting on the events described in the essay   Personal Essay: usually has its origin in something that has happened to the writers life but it may have been something yesterday, that day, present   -Image -Voice -scene -character -setting -interpretation -research   Authorial Intrusion: a degree of direction and interpretation in fiction       Ch.2 pg. 15-33 "Image" • Evoke the senses • "hook" the reader • Imaginative writing ---> poetry, song lyrics, play scripts, film scripts, personal essays, memoirs, stories, novels  - exist fundamentally as re-presentations • They portray people, places, and objects as if physically present • What readers see, hear, smell, taste, and feel • An image is a word or series of words that evokes one or more of the five senses • Flat writing (without an image) is full of abstractions ---> actually, affection, power, vitality, before • And generalizations ---> everything, all, consequences, verses • Judgments ----> valuable, important, best, unjust, no vitality, unattractive, stale • Replace these things with nouns that call a sense image and verbs that represent actions we can visualize   Abstractions: names of ideas or concepts, which cannot in themselves  be experienced directly through one or more of our senses, such as intelligence, criticism, love, anger   Generalizations: can only be vaguely visualized because they include too many of a given group: something, creatures, kitchen equipment   Judgments: tell us what to think about something instead of showing it: beautiful, insidious, suspiciously   Denote: literally refer to their meaning Connote: suggest or imply through layers of connection in our experience and culture   Concrete, Significant Details ---> vivid writing "show, don’t tell"   Concrete: there is an image, something that can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted, or touched   Significant: the specific image also suggests an abstraction, generalization, or judgment   Detail: means that there is a degree of focus and specificity   Figure of Speech: expressions not meant to be taken literally but as standing for something related in some way (trope = twist or turn)   5 Major Tropes • Metonymy: in which one thing is represented by another thing in association with it, as in all the crowns of Europe (where crowns stands for kings) • Synecdoche: in which a part for the whole, as in all hands on deck (where deck stands for men) • Personification: in which human characteristics are bestowed on anything nonhuman, as in the breathing city of gentle breeze • Metaphor: a comparison as in the woman is a rose ----> presents us with a comparison that also conveys an abstraction or a judgment • Simile: a comparison as in the woman is like a rose   Other Tropes: : e l obrep•yH extreme exaggeration :noro m yxO which links two contradictory words   -the major danger of a metaphor is using a "cliché' -so familiar they no longer hold any interest Ex.) "windows of the soul"


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