First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 3: Sounds of the night

Lesson
First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 3: Sounds of the night
9 pages
Purpose
Learn how first person point of view and resonant details can add richness and complexity to otherwise simple action.
Description
In this lesson, we break down one of the most complex descriptive passages in the That Eye, the Sky course. We model a snippet in which Winton's narrator listens to the sounds of the night, mixing perception, commentary, thoughts, and metaphor, all of which combine to build resonance and foreboding. There is a single portfolio piece at the end in which students can either write a new version of the piece, or polish their writing from the lesson.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Growing up, First person, Foreshadowing