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1. Hologram- “We live in a holographic universe.” –Albert Einstein. What Einstein meant by this statement was that every part of a whole contains another whole inside of it. If a heart were cut in half, instead of having two halves of that heart, each half would be a new whole heart. In writing, this can be applied in saying that all of the large, monumental moments in life can also be adequately described in short, descriptive examples. For example, when writing about a life changing event such as a divorce, or domestic abuse, instead of writing about the four-year period that the divorce or abuse occurred over, the writer could put all of that intense emotion and feeling into one short descriptive piece that takes place in the family kitchen. The reader would still get the same feeling of pain and hurt and agony from the short reading, and it would possibly be more intense than a long piece describing the four year period would have been. Microcosm- The microcosmic author writes with extremely intimate detail and has a more personal writing style. A reader who is reading a microcosmic piece will attain a better understanding of the author and will most likely better understand hi or her point. The microcosmic events in our lives are the ones that occur within a bigger event, and often teach us more important lessons than the bigger moments in our lives do. Macrocosm- The macrocosms of our lives are the bigger, more cliché moments in our lives that we learn expected lessons from- we learn how to deal with loss by losing a parent to disease or death, but we also learn to deal with loss by observing a child saying goodbye to his mother as she drops him off at daycare, which would be considered a microcosmic event in life.
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2. Scene and exposition are both needed in writing, and are crucial to making a piece interesting and meaningful. Scene is written with a lot of detail and includes descriptions of things that the author sees, touches, hears, tastes, or feels, and also includes details of locations and/or dialogues that occur between characters. Scene is usually the detailed description that backs up the exposition, and the two do not necessarily have to be separate from one another with exposition at the end- they can be woven together throughout the piece, or unique form can be used to intertwine the two. The exposition of a piece relates the scene universally to the reader, and kind of sums up the point of the scene in a “lesson learned” kind of way. Pronouns are used to aid in bringing the theme to a universal level- for example, an author might write “Often times in life, we rely too heavily on others for support when we need to learn to deal with our problems on our own.” The author uses pronouns such as “we” and “our” in order to better relate the piece to the reader and help the reader understand the point of the piece more easily.
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