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Dylan’s assignment was to recall an event in his life that had a transformative effect on him. This assignment allowed the writer to experiment with tension (conflict), how to pull the reader through an event so she continually asks: What happens next? He needed to have three scenes (a beginning, middle, and end), and he had to create the illusion of place and person with concrete details. Dylan experimented with both external tension and internal tension. How does Dylan create tension in each of his scenes? What is the internal conflict Dylan’s narrator struggles with? In both the external and internal conflicts: What does he want? Why can’t he have it? How is it resolved?
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The Idea of an Essay: Vol. 1
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