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Personal Metaphor Writing Assignment

Overview: For this assignment, you will be examining yourself and selecting an object that serves as a personal metaphor for you. Then, you will explain in what three ways this object represents you.

Purpose: To introduce yourself to me as a writer and student To begin recognizing strategies you use as a writer

Form: This is an essay that should take the form of three different parts. You should have a beginning, middle (development of ideas), and end that totals at least three paragraphs. Altogether, this assignment should be at least one page typed and double-spaced.

Special Considerations:
• You will complete this essay primarily out of class. For future essays, you can anticipate time in class to work on the essay.
• You will need to have the essay typed and printed at the beginning of next class. You will not have time to do that when class begins.
• You will be assessed to determine where your skills are at this point. You will not be awarded points on the rubric; however, you will be awarded points based on formatting and reasonable best effort standards.

• Begin this assignment by thinking of an object that could best represent you metaphorically. (Ex- rubber band)
• Then, brainstorm a list of ways that this object could represent you. (Ex- flexible, well-rounded, has many purposes, not easy broken, common object, everyone needs one)
• Compose at least three paragraphs detailing what object you selected and explain the reasons why the object symbolizes your life. Be very specific in your explanations using elaboration and specific examples.
• Orally revise.
• Submit the writing with any prewriting as well.

Type 3 FCA’s
____ /10 Presents a structured writing with a clear beginning, middle and end

____/ 10 Develops the topic through meaningful examples


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