Essay on Night by Elie Wiesel

1280 Words Sep 5th, 2014 6 Pages
THE CONTEXT ESSAY
Written response to a prompt- a statement about the theme which you are required to “break open” in your response.
Theme – “rites of passage”
Example of a prompt: “Rites of passage presents obstacles which must be overcome”
The context essay can take three forms:
Expository
Persuasive
Imaginary
THE PROMPT
The prompt or stimulus is what must be addressed in relation to the texts you have explored.
Sometimes there may be an image as well as text
Discussion of the prompt is the prime task of your writing
You can agree or disagree with the prompt
You can give a point of view as well as a personal reflection/experience.
TWO TASKS
CONTEXT WRITING:
Over the next three weeks, you will write one piece in each of
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Having just viewed Billy Elliot, you will use this text to support your reflection of the prompt
400-600 words.
PROCEDURE:
1. Brainstorm the prompt
2. Now add to the brainstorm from the core text (Billy Elliot)
3. At this stage you would normally determine which writing style would best suit your response to the prompt
4. Complete the cover sheet: purpose, audience, form and language
5. Plan your written response, in terms of paragraph structure.
6. Draft your Essay
Use - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249462/quotes

IMAGINATIVE
TYPICAL FORMS OF IMAGGINATIVE WRITTING a radio play or interview script letter from one character to another fable or allegory eulogy or obituary prologue o epilogue a narrative (story) a poem a novel a journal or diary entry a piece of descriptive writing
IMAGINATIVE WRITING CAN INCLUDE a narrative and description reasoning, argumentative and persuasion reflection and dialogue…
This will depend on the particular form you decide to use
HOW TO WRITE AN IMAGINATIVE PIECE decide what ideas in the ‘prompt’ you want to explore plan the plot or narrative have an engaging opening
Be descriptive. Include imagery (similes, metaphors) which show the reader how things appear, sound, taste, smell and feel vary sentence length create believable characters by showing their flaws, likes and fears use dialogue to develop your characters (but only sparingly)
Include some sort of

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