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by glorybee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX

CLIMAX—That point in a plot that creates the greatest intensity, suspense, or interest. Poets (except balladeers) and non-fiction writers, sit back and relax. I’m focusing on fiction this week. In order to talk about CLIMAX, I need to give you a passing understanding of a few other plot-related ter...
by glorybee
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: cliche
Replies: 4
Views: 6701

Chely wrote:Mecca of cliches
Great allusion.
by glorybee
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Miss Amy! I'm shocked! (and delighted)
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

jodiebanner wrote:One more little question. If I wrote a story based on my family in which I used a different animal to represent the different members and their characteristics, Would that be an allegory or Anthropomorphism?
Both, Jodie--anthropomorphism is a tool used by many allegorists.
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Ann, I've never seen that quote--how wonderful! I'll have to remember that word.

You're the type of student who keeps us teachers on our toes.

We hate that.

(You know I'm kidding, dear.)
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

I love those "breakthrough" moments. A gold star for you.
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Hiya, Peej--

Yes, the entries you linked to work for anthropomorphism. And I agree--kids love that sort of thing.
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Yes, indeedy, Catrina! Thanks for the link.
by glorybee
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

That one did very well, too! Thanks for the link, Seema!
by glorybee
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Gerald, you definitely get the 5 extra points for satirical bite!

And I love your churchmouse, too.
by glorybee
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 15378

Jodie, it's hard for me too--but hey, I'm an equal opportunity teacher, and it came up on the list. Besides, even if you're never going to use a literary device, it's nice to be able to throw the terms around, and to recognize them when you see them.
by glorybee
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for EVANGELISM
Replies: 12
Views: 8857

Thanks so much, judges, and thanks for everyone who left lovely comments. "Flames" was a fun one to write, and in the process of writing it, I convicted myself. So it was a piece that needed to be written, I guess!
by glorybee
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for BAPTISM
Replies: 2
Views: 2942

Those of you who know me, know that I keep track of this kind of thing: all of the 10 top winners this week have placed for this first time this quarter, and several are names that are brand new to the Editor's Choice. I may be wrong, but I believe that Bonnie Way Esther Gellert Jack Taylor Nancy Wi...
by glorybee
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Confused.....
Replies: 18
Views: 12039

Well, I've been in meetings all morning, and when I finally got to my computer--you could have knocked me over with a fender.

Thanks, judges, and thanks to everyone who left gracious comments.
by glorybee
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for SAD
Replies: 29
Views: 18092

So happy for you Jan-your entry was well done! I am so looking forward to meeting all of you this weekend at the conference. Say, Jan, you know this stuff, is it true that highly commended gets to move up too or is it just 1st to 3rd level hon? Thx, Janice You may stay until you get a 1st, 2nd, or ...

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