Classical Composition VII: Characterization Set

Grades 10-12


Classical Composition Sequence

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The Characterization stage of the Classical Composition program is primarily concerned with the skills of style, although students continue to practice the skills of Invention and Arrangement. These exercises further develop the students’ skills of sequencing, and is told as a soliloquy—further honing their narrative ability. This particular style is achieved through continued mastery of paraphrase and confining students to an abbreviated word count. Student capabilities include:

  • the ability to write from unusual points of view
  • innovative expression
  • clear, concise, and colorful style

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