Sunday, September 23, 2007

This week's practice exercise

Exercise: Sayings (Version 3)

Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Reposted, revised, on: September 23, 2007

Exercise: In less than 400 words, write a scene to illustrate the point of
some folk saying. End with the saying, so that we will know what you were
trying to show us.


We've all heard the old sayings, like the ones from Aesop's fables, or
maybe from the Bible or Shakespeare. Things like "Slow and Steady
Wins the Race," or "Do Unto Others as You would Have Them Do
Unto You," or "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Most of these are
based on a story or a parable that illustrates the saying.

If you want examples of more of these sayings, you'll find a lot of
Aesop's fables here, and Shakespeare here.

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