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Throw the cliché in the trashé




Rafael Gama
By the way, what is a cliché?




                       Adapted from
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clich%C3%A9
Where can I find cliché?
Kids movies, teens movies, romantic
  comedies are mostly predictable.
Clichés and Writing
• When it comes to writing, a cliché needs to be
  avoided, or even better, not used. Because…
     • ...
Substituting Clichés…




           Why don’t you try instead…

           “We sold out the whole stock in just a week. ”...
Substituting Clichés


     Maybe it is better if you say…
• Don’t dwell fatuously on past misfortunes.
Substituting Clichés


   Try instead….
    Her eyes were like deep lakes of blue
reflecting the imponderable sky.
And Remember…..
BE CREATIVE!!!

Use your imagination and
  intelligence to create
  something fresh and
  exciting that no...
Works Cited
• Ac-nancy-metz. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.ac-
  nancy-
  metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/cliches.gif>.
• The Cit...
Works Cited
• DVDtown. 30 Apr. 2009
  <http://www.dvdtown.com/images/displayimage
  .php?id=7867>.
• Flickr. 30 Apr. 2009
...
Works Cited
• quot;Grammar Girl :: How to Avoid Clichés.quot; Quick
  & Dirty Tips :: Grammar Girl. 05 Aug. 2008. 30
  Apr...
Works Cited
• Marten, Melanie. quot;Avoid Cliches to Make Your
  Writing Sparkle - Associated Content.quot; Associated
  C...
Works Cited
• Mrbey. 30 Apr. 2009
  <http://www.mrbey.com.br/media/produtos/
  petit_gateau_chocolate.jpg>.
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  1. 1. Throw the cliché in the trashé Rafael Gama
  2. 2. By the way, what is a cliché? Adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clich%C3%A9
  3. 3. Where can I find cliché? Kids movies, teens movies, romantic comedies are mostly predictable.
  4. 4. Clichés and Writing • When it comes to writing, a cliché needs to be avoided, or even better, not used. Because… • It’s not creative • It’s boring and flat • It can sound like something your grandmother would say • It’s too colloquial and when you are writing you need a certain formality • Need more reasons? Here is the last and most important: Who wants to read the same tired expressions used over and over? People want fresh and exciting! Adapted from http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/how -to-avoid-cliches.aspx
  5. 5. Substituting Clichés… Why don’t you try instead… “We sold out the whole stock in just a week. ” http://www.copyblogger.com/eliminate- cliches/
  6. 6. Substituting Clichés Maybe it is better if you say… • Don’t dwell fatuously on past misfortunes.
  7. 7. Substituting Clichés Try instead…. Her eyes were like deep lakes of blue reflecting the imponderable sky.
  8. 8. And Remember….. BE CREATIVE!!! Use your imagination and intelligence to create something fresh and exciting that no one has ever seem before!
  9. 9. Works Cited • Ac-nancy-metz. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.ac- nancy- metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/cliches.gif>. • The City College of New York. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://origin.admin.ccny.cuny.edu/library/ex hibitions/CinematicAllusions/images/clueless/ clueless3.gif>.
  10. 10. Works Cited • DVDtown. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.dvdtown.com/images/displayimage .php?id=7867>. • Flickr. 30 Apr. 2009 <www.flickr.com/photos/i5prof/2601773991/>. • Friedman, S. M. quot;Cliche Finder.quot; The Homepage du jour of S. Morgan Friedman. 11 Dec. 2000. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.westegg.com/cliche/>.
  11. 11. Works Cited • quot;Grammar Girl :: How to Avoid Clichés.quot; Quick & Dirty Tips :: Grammar Girl. 05 Aug. 2008. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/how- to-avoid-cliches.aspx>. • Istockphoto. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbvie w_approve/854148/2/istockphoto_854148- don-t-cry-over-spilt-spilled-milk-2.jpg>.
  12. 12. Works Cited • Marten, Melanie. quot;Avoid Cliches to Make Your Writing Sparkle - Associated Content.quot; Associated Content - associatedcontent.com. 24 Nov. 2006. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/870 25/avoid_cliches_to_make_your_writing.html?ca t=4>. • Mpimages. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.mpimages.net/mp/compressed/pro motional/SleepingBeauty-Photo1sb_c_259.jpg>.
  13. 13. Works Cited • Mrbey. 30 Apr. 2009 <http://www.mrbey.com.br/media/produtos/ petit_gateau_chocolate.jpg>.
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