Writing – Finish the Story from Notes
Look at this list of topic markers. These topic markers are the keys to a story. They are like notes. Can you guess the story? What happened? What do you think? Write your idea of what happened. Write it in the comments section below.
The Lives of a Man – The Storm
the wind and the chicken coop
the dead cow
the dead chickens
Now go to the story and read it.
Read what happened. Find out the answer. Did you guess correctly? Were you able to predict the story? Were you able to predict what happened?
Passive Voice Variations in the Story
Passive Voice changes the style of a sentence. Look at these examples:
The wind destroyed the barn.
The barn was destroyed.
The barn was destroyed by the wind.
Note that the first one emphasises the wind. The second one emphasises the barn but we do not know about the wind. The third one emphasises the barn but we learn about the wind as a secondary fact.
Some times you can use active voice or passive voice. The voice changes the emphasis. It changes the perspective. It changes the viewpoint.
Look at some passive voice variations of sentences in the story here:
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