Rhetorical Structures

Select one of the two options (Narrative or Description) and begin to tell your Miami Story. The key here is to capture a moment in as much detail as possible. Use the rhetorical structures you have learned so far.

(1 page, typed, double-spaced) FIRST PART:

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Tell a story of significance to your family. Tell it in a scene.

For Miami Stories Event:

What it’s like to live in Miami. . .”
Give us a scene about living in Miami now. Give sounds, colors, names of place and people. Give us a year, the season, the weather. Include dialogue, setting, gestures

The story you tell could be one that you witnessed or one that was told to you. Do not state the story’s significance. It must emerge from the details or actions narrated. Tell the story as it comes to you, but tell it in a scene, moment to moment. It could be a memory or a story of when you were a child or a story told about a relative or sibling or a parent.

Be sure to have:

setting/ location
time of day,
gestures (people sit, stand, move),
dialogue (one line per speaker, tags;he/she said;)

NOTE: Use past or present tense but be consistent.

******Keep in mind I am 24 years old and was born on 09/19/1995******

If it is possible can you write an essay about the Chinese Festival at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus on Sunday February 21, 2010 (I was 14 years old and with my best friend Princess who invited me and took me to the festival with her dad who is Chinese)

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