Expressive punctuation: Em dashes

Lesson
Expressive punctuation: Em dashes
12 pages
Purpose
Use em dashes as a piece of expressive punctuation.
Description
This lesson is an introduction to parenthetical dashes (em dashes). We talk briefly about the differences between three types of dash, and then use a series of snippets from Jeanette Walls' The Glass Castle to look at the effects we can create using em dashes in narrative.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Universal