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 . )
Plants , trees , etc .`
Animals , birds, people :"
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