12/1 – Memoir Techniques & Lab Book Entry

Today we’re going to read one more excerpt from the yellow packet. It’s called “Hair” and it’s from A Girl Named Zippy.

Our goal is to compare/contrast with the excerpt from Why I’m Like This and look at some of the tools these writers employ:

  • Repetition
  • Hyperbole
  • Rhetorical Questions
  • Metaphor/Simile/Personification
  • “Showing” instead of “telling”
  • Imagery

And talk about what makes those tools effective. Hint: I’m encouraging you to try these in your memoir revisions. 🙂

Then the rest of the period you’ll get to work on a lab book entry for the first half of your memoir (see image below):

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