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Assassin's Creed A* Story Writing Masterclass

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Transcript of Assassin's Creed A* Story Writing Masterclass

How to Become A
(Literary) Artist...

1. We will...understand what the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy, and connotations are.

2. We will...understand some of the key effects
these artistic devices create on readers.

3. We will...apply the above knowledge, in a micro-writing piece that aspires to academic excellence.
Our Mission...
An Intro to AC...
Assassin's Creed is a massively successful video game that blends
epic narratives, with historical figures and locations such as 1455 Constantinople (now Istanbul)...
Going for the A?
Going for the A?
Rain or Shine...
It's All About the 5
Senses

Going for the A?
Think about the target audiences for
these videos. What effects does the
pathetic fallacy have here?
Going for the A?
Try to use Thesauraus.com to find words
with the right connotations
A Glimpse of (Kinda) Genius...
Showing Off What
We've Learned...

Now it's over to you to show all you have learned of the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy and connotations to our own Assassin's Creed artistry...
Going For the A?
Try to keep your work error free, with perfect
spelling, punctuation and
grammar.
Recap: So What Have
We Learned?

Q. What are the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy and connotations?

Q. If used well, what effects can they create?

Q. Can you give 1 example from your own writing that used a device and state the effect you were trying to create?

HWK: To apply more of the artistic methods
whilst drafting your own stories...
A* Genius at
Work...
"Amman was a captivating explosion of colours:
from the crimson of the saffron strands in the
Bazaar, to the azure blue of it's crystal-clear waters"
Connotations
Juxtaposition
Euphony
Tone
Alliteration
Metaphor
Adjectives
Mood
Going for the A?
Try to analyse the striking quotation with
every linguistic term above to understand how
an A* artist uses language...
Just watch the short YouTube clip below and jot down notes on what we learn about Constantinople in this Ottoman era...
Time for the theory bits:) We have 5 senses to experience the world which are:????? and the golden rule is to try to use a range of them when possible, or risk the reader getting bored...
Our second bit of theory is called the "pathetic fallacy", which means when we use the weather to reflect the mood in our stories...
Look at the following couple of YouTube clips and try to say how the pathetic fallacy is being used, and what mood it is creating...
1. We will...understand what the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy and connotations are.

2. We will...understand some of the key effects these artistic devices create on readers.

3. We will...apply the above knowledge, in a micro-writing piece that aspires to academic excellence.
How Are We Doing?
Connotations and
Stuff...

With the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy and connotations now wrapped up, let's just have a glimpse of how an artist can put these all together and see what the effects are...
Going for the A?
Try evaluating the artist's use of the 5 senses, pathetic fallacy and connotations. Did they work for you, or could they have been better?
Try to think about what this location
of Ottoman Constantinople brings to the
narrative.
Utilise the following Constantinople items and try to say how each sense experiences them...
Try to describe what mood would
be created by using these items in
our stories
Connotations are the ideas that are triggered when a certain word is said. E.g. connotations of the colour "red" are roses, love, Valentine's Day etc...
Try to rewrite the following two examples by taking out the weak words and replacing them with ones that have better connotations.
1. Romance Story: "Her Valentine's Day gifts were
a mug, a Pot Noodle, and a fork"
2. Horror Story: "He was walking up the stairs
before looking at the door, and
opening it"
Pretend your character has just arrived in Constantinople and is taking in their surroundings
and make it jump off the page by using the 5 senses,
connotations and pathetic fallacy.
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