Read this VERY carefully. This task is SIMILAR to Task 2 but it is NOT the SAME.
With Task 2, you had to use a piece of music to inspire a narrative - a self-contained extract from a story. Atmosphere, plot, tension etc. were all important, and all had to be extracted from the music itself.
Task 3 is purely DESCRIPTION. Whilst what you write could appear in a much longer piece of fiction, it will work on its own as a single description - of a place, a (fictional) person or an object.
As with the best writing recently, I am looking for description which:
- makes creative but careful use of sonic devices such as rhyme and alliteration
- embraces the potential of figurative language (similes and metaphors) and personification to bring an image to life
- avoids cliche and pursues originality - of lexis (vocabulary) and syntax (sentence structure)
- is structured carefully and consistently, with a clear opening and a deliberate finish
As before, please listen carefully (and several times) to ALL 20 extracts - before you select the one which most powerfully makes you imagine the person/place/thing you will describe. Please tell me if you would like me to email them to you again. And make sure you choose a DIFFERENT one from last time.
The deadline for this task midnight on Tuesday 9th November.