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3. Does the effect of this description depend on color, sound, or form?

4. Are the sentences simple, complex, or compound? 5. Explain the syntax of each noun.

6. Are the "Four W's" sufficiently clear?

7. Explain the reason for each mark of punctuation. 8. Make a list of the color words.

9. Explain how each sentence is hooked to that which precedes. Make a list of the transition words.

10. Why do we put commas between the adjectives in this sentence, "We saw a red, white, and blue flag," and yet omit them in this: "Three gay young men came down the walk."

11. Has this paragraph unity? If so, what elements produce it?

12. Find and copy into your notebook a better color description.

13. Find and copy into your notebook descriptions that depend on sound, taste, smell, touch, and combinations of one or more of these.

IV. Composition Subjects

1. Examine one of the pictures in the school and describe it orally, basing your work on its colors. 2. Make a similar description of some scene which you see between now and 6 P.M. to-day.

3. Describe according to the same plan the cover of some current weekly or monthly magazine.

V. Suggested Time Schedule


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Thursday (a) Written Composition; (b) Reviews.

Friday - Speaking.

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VI. Memorize


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd, -

A host of golden daffodils
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle in the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay;
Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee;
A poet could not but be gay

In such a jocund company;

I gazed and gazed but little thought
What wealth to me the show had brought.

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude.
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.


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I. Problem

DESCRIBE any building in the range of your personal observation-house, store, theater, school, churchold or new - good or bad. In John Burroughs's “RoofTree" you will find some good examples of the way in which a master artist can do this.


II. Model


SIR: Hold! No one who has seen it dare deny that the very obsoletest railway station is the dippo in New V———. As a landmark it is unique. Some believe that it was built by LaSalle to commemorate his visit to St. Joseph valley; others claim it was slung together by Daniel Boone for a blockhouse. The latter theory is borne out by the many battle scars still visible on its hoary walls. The style is principally Gothic, with a little Hun and a bit of Cuckoo Clock. The interior is done in the quaint rustic style peculiar to lumber camps, the mural decorations departing somewhat from the original idea, being a clever interweave of marine and Kickapoo Indian. They were executed by Al Fresco. He died.

In the matter of furniture a pursy self-satisfied stove that apparently never had any use for Flynn's hip-reducing movements radiates hope from the center of the room. It has a charging door small enough to prevent small children and pet dogs making an excursion into the interior, and located high enough to discourage any one who is of a mind to put coal into it. The women's room has three Queen Anne rockers. One marvels at the shape Queen Anne must have had.

A yielding wooden platform surrounds the structure, with the planks placed near enough together to prevent trunks and other small objects from falling through. Tastefully arranged here and there is a herd of hump-backed baggage trucks laden with milk cans, and, being in the down town district, this lends a very metropolitan touch to our growing city.

The population of New V- is 60,000. Exactly 59,999 citizens agree that the dippo is the very obsoletest. The 60,000th is the crossing flagman, who won't commit himself for fear that the superintendent will make him use the dippo for a shelter. - SIB. (Chicago Tribune.)

III. Topics for Oral Discussion

1. Obsolete and Obsolescent.

2. Depot and Station.

3 La Salle.

4. Daniel Boone.

5. Gothic, Hun, and Cuckoo Clock.

6. The Kickapoo Indians.

7. Al Fresco.

8. Queen Anne.

9. Dangling Participles.

10. Metaphors in the Model.

11. The Paragraphing of the Model.

12. The Unity of the Model.

13. The Best Railroad Station You Know.
14. Modern Conveniences in Railroad Travel.

IV. Written Composition

Write a description of a building which you have opportunity to study with your own eyes. Adapt the tone of what you write to the character of the building. Use the following framework:

Paragraph 1. Strike the Keynote.
Paragraph 2. Exterior.

Paragraph 3. Interior.
Paragraph 4. Surroundings.
Paragraph 5. Conclusion.

V. Memorize


Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

Come see the north wind's masonry.
Out of an unseen quarry evermore
Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer
Curves his white bastions with projected roof
Round every windward stake, or tree, or door.
Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work
So fanciful, so savage, nought cares he
For number or proportion. Mockingly,
On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths;
A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn;
Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall,
Maugre the farmer's sighs; and at the gate
A tapering turret overtops the work.

And when his hours are numbered, and the world
Is all his own, retiring, as he were not,
Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art
To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,
Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work,
The frolic architecture of the snow.


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