In both stories for this week, the element of setting adds a lot to “the overall
In both stories for this week, the element of setting adds a lot to “the overall effect or impression.” The way Poe writes about the catacombs of the Montressors and O’brien writes about the landscape of the Vietnam War convey a lot of feeling and influences the way we understand the stories. This week I want you to practice writing this way:
Think of a place that evokes strong feelings for you (either positive or negative). Using descriptive language, try to write about that place in a way that conveys those feelings, but don’t ever come right out and say what the feelings are.