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1 Parallel Structure Day 1 Label your page with “Parallel Structure” and today’s date. Make a list with the heading “What I Notice:” and list (using bullets, please) everything you notice about the sentence Imitate the sentence by changing the nouns, verbs, adverbs, and/or adjectives. "A storyteller can attempt to tell the human tale, can make a galaxy out of the chaos, can point to the fact that some people survived even as most people died." - The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen pgs

2 Learning Target: I can use parallel sentence structure to create symmetry in my sentences and add force to my writing. W ETYMOLOGY: Latin symmetria, from Greek summetri, from summetros, of like measure Parallel Structure

3 Parallel Structure Day 2 Label your page with “Parallel Structure” and today’s date. Make a list with the heading “What I Notice:” and list (using bullets, please) everything you notice about the sentence Imitate the sentence by changing the nouns, verbs, adverbs, and/or adjectives. "Her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain made us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we had a sense of humor. Her inarticulateness made us believe we are eloquent. Her poverty kept us generous." - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morris Page 205

4 Parallel Structure Day 3 Label your page with “Parallel Structure” and today’s date. Make a list with the heading “What I Notice:” and list (using bullets, please) everything you notice about the sentence Imitate the sentence by changing the nouns, verbs, adverbs, and/or adjectives. “A tie that was so hideous, so old, so wide, so unmatchable, so thick, so stained, that Brian made me wear his.” The Pleasure of my Company by Steve Martin pg. 108

5 Parallel Structure Day 4 Label your page with “Parallel Structure” and today’s date. Make a list with the heading “What I Notice:” and list (using bullets, please) everything you notice about the sentence Imitate the sentence by changing the nouns, verbs, adverbs, and/or adjectives. "Nothing. No heart beats, no blood moves, no breath inflates the sails of her lungs. Silence." - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Page 324

6 Parallel Structure Day 5 Quiz 1. Which of the following sentences demonstrates parallel structure? A. Yolanda couldn’t decide between going to the mall or to take a nap. B. Meredith walked to the store, bought some apples, and returned home. C. Hamlet struggled with the decision to live or dying. D. Being homesick, finding a nice roommate, and to make friends were Kathy’s biggest worries about college. 2. Review the imitations that you wrote this week. Which one is your favorite? Write down your favorite imitation and highlight the focus feature. Then, explain what it is you like about your writing.


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