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Dialogue lecture ppt

  1. 1. Dialogue Lecture Developed by Lee McKenzie For Creative Writing
  2. 2. Dialogue A conversation Kalan, Vojko. “Talk.” 13 Nov 2010 <http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=993&picture=talk>
  3. 3. Dialogue Model • Read “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. • http://www.scribd.com /doc/94569/Hills-Like- White-Elephants Picture of Earnest Hemingway. Theisen, Earl. “Hemingway 1953 Kenia.” 13 Nov 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hemingway_1953_Keni a.jpg>
  4. 4. Hemingway’s Use of Dialogue • An effective literary tool
  5. 5. • The inset text of each new paragraph for each new speaker. • New speaker = new paragraph
  6. 6. • The use of dialogue tags.
  7. 7. • The use of double quotation marks around words, phrases, and passages spoken by each character.
  8. 8. Punctuation placement • within the quotation marks when the dialogue is followed by a dialogue tag. • If the words spoken are a complete thought and would normally be punctuated by a period, a comma is used to separate the dialogue and the dialogue tag.
  9. 9. • When the words spoken form a question, a question mark is used inside the quotation marks.
  10. 10. • The use of a period after the dialogue tag to mark the end of the sentence.
  11. 11. • The tag is not punctuated or capitalized as a new sentence.
  12. 12. • When the tag comes in the middle of a spoken sentence, the dialogue tag is punctuated by commas.
  13. 13. The Last Word • vary the dialogue tags He said. She said. I said. He noted. She argued. I commented. Picture of Ernest Hemingway <http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage. php?album=88&pos=373>
  14. 14. References Special thanks to the following sources: For the text of “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, <http://www.scribd.com/doc/94569/Hills- Like-White-Elephants>. For images of Ernest Hemingway: Earl Theisen at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hemingway_1953_Keni a.jpg>. Other Images by Vojko Kalan at <http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php? image=993&picture=talk> and <http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php? album=88&pos=373>.

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