Monday, March 22, 2010

This Week's Practice Exercise

Sayings (Version 5)
Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Revised, reposted on: March 21, 2010
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Exercise: In less than 400 words, write a scene to illustrate the point of a folk saying or adage. End with the saying so that we will know what you are showing us.
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We've all heard the old sayings, like the ones from Aesop's fables or maybe from the Bible. Things like slow and steady wins the race, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, or still waters run deep. Most of these adages stem from 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: http://www.aesopfables.com/ Or Shakespeare here:
http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/
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Exercise: In less than 400 words, write a scene to illustrate the point of a folk saying or adage. End with the saying so that we will know what you are showing us.
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In critiquing the work submitted for this exercise, tell the author why or why not the piece satisfies the requirements of the exercise and what worked and what didn't. Be sure to tell why it didn't work.

These exercises were written by IWW members and administrators to provide structured practice opportunities for its members. You are welcome to use them for practice as well. Please mention that you found them at the Internet Writing Workshop.

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