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Monday, 11 July 2011

For session 10

Kinds of movement
·        Animals:   cat stalking, horse galloping, seal lolloping

·        Indirect representation by describing how for the runner  fences,  trees,  move past in a blur, the breeze on the face,  ground underfoot, dizziness, falling

·        Fluent or jerky

                  Movement language
·       Sentence mimesis
·         that is making the flow of the sentence imitate the flow of the bird as it glides down

·         Starting with the main idea and allowing the
rest of the sentence to trail after (the bang following by the falling firelights)

·         Starting with a lead-up and ending with the climax  

·       Sentence flow
·         The movement of the sentence(s) jerky like the learner driver’s car,  the frog’s jumps, the sick person’s coughs

·         The movement fluent like a sleek swimmer through the water

·         Combining these in the model's fluent walk, pause, turn, fluent walk again

·       Words
·         Some words sound softer, harder, jerkier, smoother, faster, slower than others.   Think about this, which is not necessarily the same as out and out onomatopoeia. Fiction writers do this as much as poets, or should!

For next time
Compose (or revise) a passage of about half a page in which you concentrate on ‘mimesis’ (making language imitate meaning)

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