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Unformatted text preview: Imitating an Author's Style - !' Reread the first paragraph of Of Mice and Men on page 1 . This descriptive paragraph gives you a clear picture of what this place on the river is like . Although Steinbeck has mostly told you how the place looks , you can almost feel the warm water and the* damp sand and hear a lizard skittering through the leaves or a deer lapping water at the river's edge . Think of a place outdoors - it can be your own backyard , a favorite vacation spot , or a vacant lot. Close your eyes and spend some time imagining you are there . Make a few notes in the*" thought balloon " map below . Then write a paragraph describing your* outdoor place , using your notes and referring back to the Steinbeck paragraph as you try to imitate his style . ( Use the empty balloons for other ideas , thoughts , and feelings . ) Location ." Terrain ? Smells : E Plants , trees , etc .` Animals , birds, people :" MY PLACE Colors Sounds : Action ....
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