IB English IV Written Assignment Practice Essay
Discuss the structure of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. There are parallel plot lines and themes in the novel, and in the film we watched. How do these elements assist in character development? Are these elements necessary?
The plot of a story synthesizes the individual character subplots and subthemes and resonates with the overarching theme. And plot usually stems from character conflict – how do the characters deal with their conflicts and how do those conflicts involve the other characters?
Keep in mind the rhythm of multiple plots and how the story moves as a result.
words to use when discussing plot as a noun: tapestry, pattern, form, shape, color, threading, fabric, blend, braided, woven, entwined, knitted, united, interwoven – as a class, let’s come up with more:
plot is also a verb – moves, deepen, motors, teases out, layers, crafts, extends, develops, intensifies, accumulate, accrue, adds, paces – let’s come up with more:
Common Writing Errors Noticed!!!!!!
- numbers under 10 must be written as words
- you may start a sentence with a preposition
- avoid passive voice and the verb 'to be' as much as possible
- title not underlined
- we need to learn dashes
- subjunctive mood - the subjunctive mood is the verb form used to express a wish, a suggestion, a command, or a condition that is contrary to fact. A verb in the subjunctive mood may have a different form to one with the same subject which is not in the subjunctive mood.
- I wish it were still in use. Or if I were you, I would... (subjunctive mood - "it was" becomes "it were")
- The board recommended that the motion be passed immediately. (subjunctive mood - "motion is passed" becomes "motion be passed")
- She suggests that Mark work full time from Saturday. (subjunctive mood - "Mark works" becomes "Mark work")
- apposition is a relationship between two or more words or phrases in which the two units are grammatically parallel and have the same referent (e.g., my friend Sue ; the first US president, George Washington)