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Learning Target: I can use parallel sentence structure to create symmetry in my sentences and add force to my writing. Parallel Structure
#1 "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 169-170
Imitation 1 A cat may chase a mouse, may drink milk from a saucer, and may need to be rescued from a tree by a fireman.
#2 "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
Imitation 2 His anger frightened us, his sadness made us cry, his happiness made us smile, his love made us feel that we were important. His support made us want to succeed. His aid helped us keep going.
#3 “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
Imitation 3 A dog that was so dirty, so smelly, so mischievous, so adorable, so sweet, so loving that Mrs. Rennie had to adopt him.
#4 "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
Imitation 4 Christmas. No creature stirs, no dog barks, no caroler sings sweet songs. Peace.
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.
Review: Review the imitations that you wrote. Which one is your favorite? Circle it and highlight the focus feature. Then, explain what it is you like about your writing.