Style on Fire Worksheet

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S t y l e o n F i r e S t y l e o n F i r e “Style is as much under the words as in the words. It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work.” —Gustave Flaubert You’re standing on the HB pier with the Person You Adore—plus two rivals. As the sun begins to set, your rivals utter the two sentences below, vying to impress your Beloved with their poetic sensibility. You, however, triumph with the third. . . 1. This sunset is beautiful really quite striking. 2. Look! The sky is. . . luminous with color! 3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ . Your art history teacher has sent you to a Bonnard exhibit and asked you to write a report on it. You draft the first two sentences, but then decide you need to be more descriptive. So you write a little more. . . 1. Pierre Bonnard’s paintings are beautiful—really quite striking . 2. Bonnard’s art sings to us in a rich array of vibrant colors . 3. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ .
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2 S t y l e o n F i r e S t y l e o n F i r e W o r k s h e e t W o r k s h e e t “Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” —Henry James Warm-up: Direct : “Deadlines really bug me; I dread that awful feeling when I fail—so frequently—to meet them.” Irony Humor : “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” —Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Your turn! Communicate this idea —“Writing is hard work” or “Writing is agony”— by filling in the blank : “Writing is like ____________________________________________________________________________ .” For starters, try thinking in pictures : “Writing is like: “playing basketball in leg-irons” or “trying to breathe with Saran-wrap plastered on your face.” ( Why would Writing is like having a root canal not be satisfactory? ) q b “How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?” E. M. Forster A . 1 . a. General , Parallel : We should learn to guide our lives by timeless principles , not by fleeting fads . b. Specific, Concrete , Parallel : We need to learn to set our course by the stars , not by the lights of every passing ship. —Gen. Omar Bradley, Commander, US First Army, WWII c. General , Parallel : If people just go out and enjoy nature, they risk being thought lazy. But if they “successfully” exploit nature, others praise them, calling them not “destroyers” but “developers.” d. Specific , Concrete, Parallel : If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. —Henry David Thoreau, Author, Environmentalist
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