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Description Exercise

Description Exercise - does it feel Smell Taste • What...

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Write a brief 250 word thick description of an object. It can be any object, but it must be something that you have in your possession (in your room, in your apartment…etc). The catch is that you cannot tell the reader what the object is; you can only describe it. However, this is not a riddle so it should not be written like one. Avoid phrases like “you use this to” or “you could find this object in…” because that makes your writing appear like you are trying to get the reader to guess what it is. Don’t do that. Instead, describe every last tiny, miniscule, seemingly unimportant, detail. Post this on Facebook—if you do not have Facebook, then bring in a paper copy. Try using all your senses: What does it look like? Describe it after looking at it from a different angle. How
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Unformatted text preview: does it feel? Smell? Taste? • What are the tiny details that one might miss at first glance? • Try describing the colors not just as “blue” or “green” but as types of blues or greens. • Style this up. Have fun. Write it in a poem or a song. Do whatever you want as long as it is describing your object. Very important: If you decide to use this as a piece of your artifact analysis, make sure that you tell the audience what your object is early. This is just an “Invention” exercise and does not necessarily indicate how you should write your artifact analysis....
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