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As we discuss narratives this week, let’s talk about description, particularly sensory description (smells, sounds, sights, tastes and touch) and using specific details (instead of generic details) to make things come to life. So begin with your first reaction to these pieces. What moved you or interested you or surprised you? As a writer learning from other writers, what did either of these pieces do well that you might want to do as well?

Then, in addition to talking about these pieces as ways to use the personal to make a point, I want you to consider HOW they are engaging the senses and “putting you into the scenes” with the specific use of details to further their personal narratives. Did this work (or not) for you and why?

Responses to at least 2 posts (in this thread) must be up by Friday at midnight.

Remember: An original post should be roughly 200 words.