Using Brush Strokes in Writing

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Writers can paint images for the reader using a writers brush strokes

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Using Brush Strokes in Writing Writers can paint images for the reader using a writers brush strokes Adding Absolute Brush Strokes an absolute consists of a noun and an ing verb Example of Absolute Brush StrokesJaws snapping, teeth grinding, the alligator lunged at the dog. D1 Absolute Brush Strokes Painted by the author, Anne RiceThe mummy was moving. The mummys right arm was outstretched, the torn wrappings hanging from it, as the being stepped out of its gilded box! The scream froze in her throat. The thing was coming towards her---towards Henry, who stood with his back to it-- moving with a weak, shuffling gait, that arm outstretched before it, the dust rising from the rotting linen that covered it, a great smell of dust and decay filling the room. --- The Mummy by Anne Rice D1 Can You Identify the Absolute Brush Strokes?Mind racing, anxiety overtaking, the diver peered once more at the specimen. D1 Absolute Brush StrokesMind racing, anxiety overtaking, the diver peered once more at the specimen. D1 Identify Absolute Brush StrokesJaws cracking, tongue curling, the kitten yawned tiredly, awaking from her nap. D1 Absolute Brush StrokesJaws cracking, tongue curling, the kitten yawned tiredly, awaking from her nap. D1 Add two Absolute Brush Strokes before you write, zoom in close with your visual and imaginative eye.________________, ________________, the puppy sprinted across the yard. D1 Identify the Absolute Brush Stroke ReviewI glanced at my clock, digits glowing florescent blue in the darkness ofnight. D2 Identify the Absolute Brush Stroke ReviewI glanced at my clock, digits glowing florescent blue in the darkness ofnight. D2 ______________, ___________, the skate boarder performed a stunt.Add two Absolute Brush Strokes before you write, zoom in close with your visual and imaginative eye. ______________, ___________, the skate boarder performed a stunt. D2 Add two Absolute Brush StrokesNerves wrenching, knees pulsating, the skate boarder performed a stunt D2 Add two Absolute Brush Strokes_____________, _____________, the father yelled at his son. D2 Add two Absolute Brush StrokesFinger pointing, nerves shattering, the father yelled at his son. D2 Add two absolute brush strokes_____________, ________________, the mountain climber edged along the cliff. D3 Add two Absolute Brush StrokesLips quivering, hands shaking, the mountain climber edged along the cliff. D3 ______________, ___________, the skier raced down the steep slopes.Add two Absolute Brush Strokes before you write, zoom in close with your visual and imaginative eye. ______________, ___________, the skier raced down the steep slopes. D3 Add two Absolute Brush StrokesLegs shaking, heart pumping, the skier raced down the steep slopes. D3 Cloze Activity Absolute Brush StrokeWhat is an absolute brush stroke? an absolute consists of a noun and an ing verb D4 Cloze Activity Absolute Brush StrokeWrite an example of an absolute brush stroke, using one of the following two images. D4 Appositive Brush Strokes after a noun in a basic sentence, you can add another noun phrase, set if off with commas, and paint a second image in the mind of the reader. D1 Appositive Brush StrokesThe race car driver, an exhausted father who feared crashing, was relieved when the race was over. D1 Appositive Brush Strokes by the author, Cornelius RyanPlowing through the choppy gray waters, a phalanx of ships,fast new attack transports, slow rust-scarred freighters, small ocean liners, channel steamers, hospital ships, weather-beaten tankers, and swarms of fussing tugs,bore down on Hitlers Europe. June 6, 1944: The Longest Day D1 Identify the Appositive Brush StrokeThe volcano, a ravenous god of fire, spewed forth lava and ash across the mountain. D1 Appositive Brush StrokesThe volcano, a ravenous god of fire, spewed forth lava and ash across the mountain. D1 Identify the Appositive Brush StrokeThe old Navajo woman, a weak and withered lady, stared blankly. D1 Appositive Brush StrokeThe old Navajo woman, a weak and withered lady, stared blankly. D1 Identify the Appositive Brush StrokeThe waterfall, a tilted pitcher, poured the fresh, pure spray into the creek. D1 Appositive Brush StrokesThe waterfall, a tilted pitcher, poured the fresh, pure spray into the creek. D1 Add Your Own Appositive Brush StrokeThe runner, _________________________________, couldnt help but feel that he was too old for this type of activity. D1 Add Your Own Appositive Brush StrokeThe runner, a retired basketball player who panted heavily , couldnt help but feel that he was too old for this type of activity. D1 Identify the Appositive Brush StrokeThe fish, a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligators giant teeth sink into its scales as it struggled to get away. D2 Appositive Brush StrokesThe fish, a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligators giant teeth sink into its scales as it struggled to get away. D2 Add Your Own Appositive Brush StrokeThe model,______, sashayed down the runway. D2 Add Your Own Appositive Brush StrokeThe model, a tall girl at 510 who just graduated from modeling school, sashayed down the runway. D2 Appositive Brush StrokeThe car,_________________, drove into the parking lot. D2 Appositive Brush StrokeThe car, a flashy speeding machine, drove into the parking lot. D2 Appositive Brush StrokeThe soldier, _________ ___________________ __________________, returned from the war a changed man. D2 Create two sentences with Appositive Brush Strokes using the following imagesD3 Create two sentences with Appositive Brush Strokes using the following imagesD4 Cloze Activity Appositive Brush StrokeWhat is an appositive brush stroke? after a noun in a basic sentence, you can add another noun phrase, set if off with commas, and paint a second image in the mind of the reader. D5 Adding a Participle Brush StrokeA participle is similar to an absolute brush stroke, but without the noun.It can be defined as an ing word (or an ing phrase) tagged onto the beginning, middle, or the end of a sentence. D1 An Example of a Participle Phrase Brush StrokeSwinging from limb to limb, Tarzan believed he was the king of the jungle. D1 An Example of a Participle Brush StrokesDrooling, yapping, and pacing,the dog hoped its owner would give it the treat he had just removed from the plastic container. D1 Participle Brush Strokes Painted by the author, Ernest HemingwayShifting the weight of the line to his left shoulder and kneeling carefully, he washed his hand in the ocean and held it there, submerged, for more than a minute, watching the blood trail away and the steady movement of the water against his hand as the boat moved. --- Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway D1 Identify the Participle Brush StrokesMelody froze, dripping with sweat, hoping with all her might that they wouldnt hear the noise. A beam of light swung out into the darkness, searching. D1 Participle Brush StrokesMelody froze, dripping with sweat, hoping with all her might that they wouldnt hear the noise. A beam of light swung out into the darkness, searching. D1 Identify the Participle Brush StrokeFlying through the air on the wings of a dream, the Olympic long jumper thrust the weight of his whole body forward. D1 The Participle Brush StrokeFlying through the air on the wings of a dream, the Olympic long jumper thrust the weight of his whole body forward. D1 Add Your Own Participle Brush Stroke-ing, -ing, -ing, __________________________________, the young boy wailed in fear. D1 Identify the Participle Brush StrokeThe clown, appearing bright and cheerful, smiled and did his act with unusual certainty for someone who had just injured a man. D2 Find the Participle Brush StrokeThe clown, appearing bright and cheerful, smiled and did his act with unusual certainty for someone who had just injured a man. D2 Add Your Own Participle Phrase BrushstrokeThe car, __________________________ landed between the trees. D2 Add Your Own Participle Phrase BrushstrokeThe car, flying gracefully through the air, landed between the trees. D2 Add Your Own Participle Phrase Brushstroke__________________________, the python chewed the electric fence. D2 Gnawing and writhing in agony, the python chewed the electric fence. Add Your Own Participle Phrase Brushstroke__________________________, the surfer tackled the mighty wave. D3 the surfer tackled the mighty wave.Knees locking on the short board, the surfer tackled the mighty wave. D3 Add Your Own Participle Phrase BrushstrokeThe Olympic diver,___________________________________, made the perfect dive. D3 The Olympic diver, entering the ocean triumphantly , made the perfect dive. Create two sentences with Participle phrases using the following imagesD4 What is a participle phrase?Cloze Activity Participle Phrase brush Stroke What is a participle phrase? an ing word (or an ing phrase) tagged onto the beginning, middle, or the end of a sentence. D5 Cloze Activity Participle Phrase Brush StrokeWrite an example of a participle phrase brush stroke, using one of the following two images in the MIDDLE of the sentence. D5 Adding Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Strokes(Two consecutive adjectives are positioned AFTER the noun) D1 Review: What is an adjective?an adjective is a word that describes a noun Tall woman Scared child Dirty pond D1 How can we use an Adjectives Out-of-Orderbrush stroke to improve this sentence?His soiled, wrinkled, and calloused hands portrayed a life of hard labor. D1 Use an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke!His wrinkled hands, soiled and calloused, portrayed a life of hard labor. D1 Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Strokes written by the author, Sir Arthur Conan DoyleAnd then, suddenly, in the very dead of the night, there came a sound to my ears, clear, resonant, and unmistakable. --- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle D1 Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Strokes written by the author, Robert Newton PeckI could smell Mama, crisp and starched, plumping my pillow, and the cool muslin pillowcase touched both my ears as the back of my head sank into all those feathers. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck D1 Another Example of an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush StrokeThe cheetah, determined and hungry, chased the gazelle, which would soon become his dinner. D1 Another example of an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush StrokeMatilda Smith, exhilarated, proud, and speechless, held her newborn great-grandson. D1 Use an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke to enliven this sentence.Sad-eyed, goofy Jim couldnt get a date to the prom. D1 Using an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush StrokeJim, sad-eyed and goofy, couldnt get a date to the prom. D1 Use an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke to enliven this sentence.The young, nimble, and well-trained gymnast clearly outclassed her amateurish opponents. D2 Using an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush StrokeThe gymnast, young, nimble, and well-trained, clearly outclassed her amateurish opponents. D2 Use an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke to enliven the sentence.The twisted and tormented boxer felt no compassion for his contender. D2 Using an Adjectives-Out-of-Order Brush StrokeThe boxer, twisted and tormented, felt no compassion for his contender. D2 Write an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke sentence by filling in the blanks with adjectives that create a visual image. The______ student, ___________ and _____________, cried on her way home from school. D3 Write an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Stroke sentence by filling in the blanks with adjectives that create a visual image. The______ student, ___________ and _____________, gnawed the spine of his ancient history book. D3 Write 3 of Your Own Adjectives Out-of-Order Sentences. Cloze Activity Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush StrokeWhat is an Adjectives Out-of-Order Brush Strokes? When two consecutive adjectives are positioned AFTER the noun. D5 Review Cloze Activity The following excerpt, taken from Ray Bradburys novel, The Sound of Thunder, contains FOUR of the five brush strokes. On your paper write the following colors: Blue Purple Red Orange And next to each color write which of the following brush strokes is being used: Action Verb Absolute Adjectives out of order Participle phrase Appositive Phrase Example of all five brush strokes in one paragraph Use this image for the closing paragraph on the next page Cloze Activity Copy the following paragraph and fill in each brush stroke.