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Conventions of Literary Writing

By Douglas D. Patterson

Copyright 2011 by Douglas D. Patterson



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Table of Contents

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Introduction

Part 1 – Rhetoric
Lesson 1 – Words
Lesson 2 – Rhythms
Lesson 3 - Sounds and Melody Lines
Lesson 4 - Sounds and Meanings
Lesson 5 - Techniques for Creating Musical Interest
Lesson 6 - Literal and Figurative Analogy
Lesson 7 - Symbols and Allegory
Lesson 8 - Irony and Ridicule
Lesson 9 - Other Rhetorical Figures
Part 2- Description, Narration and Commentary
Lesson 10 - Voice and Point of View
Lesson 11 - Action and Setting
Lesson 12 - Characters
Lesson 13 - Commentary
Lesson 14 - The Writing Process
Part 3 Models and Assignments
Section A – Paragraph Development
Paragraph 1 - Focus on Setting
Paragraph 2 - Focus on Action and Setting
Paragraph 3 - Focus on Dramatic Action
Paragraph 4 - Focus on Process
Paragraph 5 - Focus on Causes and Consequences
Paragraph 6 - Focus on Relative Magnitude
Paragraph 7 - Focus on Illustration of an Abstraction
Paragraph.8 - Focus on Illustration by analogy
Paragraph 9 - Focus on Inductive Inference
Paragraph 10- Focus on Deductive Inference
Section B - Literary Reports
Report 1 - Narrative Poem
Report 2 - Dramatic Monologue
Report 3 - Dramatic Dialogue
Report 4 - Surprise Ending
Report 5 - Framework Story
Report 6 - Science Fiction
Report 7 - Stream of Consciousness
Report 8 - The Historical Novel

Section C – Imaginative Commentaries
Commentary 1 - Fixed Form Verse
Commentary 2 - Free Form Verse
Commentary 3 - Personal Essay
Commentary 4 - Biography
Commentary 5 - Literary Criticism
Commentary 6 - Policy Proposal

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