Thursday, December 20, 2012

Food for Thought


Name:
Composition
Ms. Hoffmann
Date:
Food For Thought
Part I—Your Food Choice: Complete the exercises from your point of view. 

1.       Write a simile (a comparison using “like” or “as”) to describe how your chosen food tastes (or how you feel when eating it). 
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2.      Write a metaphor describing how your chosen food looks.  You could describe its shape, color, layers, etc.  (You should not use “like” or “as” to draw your comparison—e.g. “Juliet is the sun” (Shakespeare)). 
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  1. 3.      Write an alliterative line to emphasize a certain property of your food.  (Alliteration is the use of the same consonant sound at the beginning of multiple words close to each other in a text.  Example—My doughnut’s fabulous, fudge-flavored frosting tickled my taste buds.)

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  1. 4.       Write a hyperbole (an exaggerated statement not meant to be taken seriously) explaining how much you want to eat your food.   Example—I was so hungry I could have eaten a horse.  Or if you do not want to eat your chosen food you could write an example of litotes (understatement).  Instead of saying, “I hate x food.  If I have to eat it, I will die,” you would say something like, “I would prefer not to eat x.” 

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  1. 5.      Write a paragraph-long apostrophe to your chosen food.  An apostrophe is a statement to an inanimate object or a non-present person.  Example—Oh, wonderful doughnut.  I long for my hand to be one with your circular embrace and to melt into your sugary coating.  Be creative with this one!


Part II—Your character’s food choice.  Choose a food that your character would eat (or you could write about one that you know that they hate), and answer the following questions from their point of view. 

1.       Write a simile (a comparison using “like” or “as”) to describe how your chosen food tastes (or how you feel when eating it). 
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2.      Write a metaphor describing how your chosen food looks.  You could describe its shape, color, layers, etc.  (You should not use “like” or “as” to draw your comparison—e.g. “Juliet is the sun” (Shakespeare)). 
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  1. 3.      Write an alliterative line to emphasize a certain property of your food.  (Alliteration is the use of the same consonant sound at the beginning of multiple words close to each other in a text.  Example—My doughnut’s fabulous, fudge-flavored frosting tickled my taste buds.)

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  1. 4.       Write a hyperbole (an exaggerated statement not meant to be taken seriously) explaining how much you want to eat your food.   Example—I was so hungry I could have eaten a horse.  Or if you do not want to eat your chosen food you could write an example of litotes (understatement).  Instead of saying, “I hate x food.  If I have to eat it, I will die,” you would say something like, “I would prefer not to eat x.” 

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  1. 5.      Write a paragraph-long apostrophe to your chosen food.  An apostrophe is a statement to an inanimate object or a non-present person.  Example—Oh, wonderful doughnut.  I long for my hand to be one with your circular embrace and to melt into your sugary coating.  Be creative with this one! 


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