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Subject: Writing

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Review: 1. What are the purposes of our ability to write? Remember- IPEE ! 2.What is the goal of all good writing? One word answers only!

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1. INFORM PERSUADE EXPRESS ENTERTAIN 2. Eloquence! Clarity or similar term.

Subject: Literature

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Quote of the Day: Many excellent words are ruined by too definite a knowledge of their meaning. - Aline Kilmer, American poet ( 1886-1918) Copy into notes> Explain in your own word what Kilmer means? How does this thought apply to the composition of poetry?

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ANSWERS WILL VARY: Much of the work a good metaphor does in a poem is how it makes a connection between two things we would never think to pair together. Often the poet puts new meaning into the words he uses, in ways they normally would not be. Kilmer implies words should be used and viewed with more scope, free of the confines that "ruin" them through conventional use,

Subject: English

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What problems can be found in this sentence: JOHN LIKES BORING OLD LADIES. How could you correct it to be less confusing.

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The problem is with the words, LIKES and BORING. Depending on context, we cannot be sure if they are functioning as an active verb combo or as a single verb (likes) and modifier (boring). Here is a great example where written language could use an assist from the speakers TONE? How can we get around this? John likes TO bore …. John likes ladies who ARE boring... prepositions, as we have discussed previously, often are the words needed to make our writing clearer.

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