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					SHORT STORY ASSIGNMENT A) Write your own, original short story. OR B) Complete one of the two unfinished short stories “First Guitar” or “Zoo”. Keep in mind the following steps and be sure to include all of the elements listed below.

1) Begin with a rough draft(use an editor) 2) Length – between 350 and 750 words 3) Must include at least 2 different literary devices (at least three of the following: alliteration, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, simile, hyperbole) 4) Include at least 3 of the following sentence starters: -ly, -ing, -ed, or a prepositional starter 5) Have at least 2 lines of dialogue (correctly punctuated) in your story/story ending using words other than said. 6) Mark/Identify the previous as follows: Underline – Dialogue Circle – Literary Devices Box - -ly/-ing/-ed/prepositional Sentence Starters 7) Remember to also use strong verbs, vivid and descriptive language and a variety of sentence lengths. Make your writing interesting and inviting. 8) Create and interesting cover for your story.

DUE DATE: Friday, November 28


				
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