Create a narrative, descriptive paragraph of a society under reality control using one of the following literary devices: metaphor; simile; personification; imagery; synesthesia.
Once you finish writing your descriptive paragraph, provide an additional 2-3 sentences reflecting on the following: Explain the way in which you employed the specific literary device; Identify what analytical concept compelled you to use the device (audience/ purpose; content/ theme; tone/mood; structure; stylistic device); Now, write a summative sentence using a to-infinitive phrase with a marker verb, such as "employing the metaphor of . . . , I intended to demonstrate [persuade, explore, satirize] . . . .
Example: First week of school (imagery) As I walked into my English class for the first time this year, I didn’t know what to expect. As I quickly scanned the room, a few new faces in the class carried expressions of anxiety and nervousness like my own. The others I’d seen for so many years hadn’t changed at all. The odor of freshly painted walls and slippery, waxed floors indicated that the summer crew had done its job. As usual, the teacher had her desks and chairs arranged in perfect rows.
I provided details of the classroom and the expressions of the students, the smell of the paint, and texture of the floor using visual, olfactory, and tactile imagery.
I hoped to create a nostalgic tone via my details/imagery.
I wanted to highlight that nervous, at times awkward, feeling we all tend to feel when introduced to something new.