Example Dialogue - Explore a wide range of dialogue and determine if this device is present.
Maxim, Aphorism, or Epigram? - This exercise provides you with a series of situations that you are asked to classify.
Ins and Outs - Take your time and see which terms should be positioned in the blanks.
Close Concepts - Explore all of these different concepts to see where the connect and do not.
The Premise - This can be used as an introductory or review sheet, as a class, depending on where you are within your school year.
Qualified? - Briefly discuss why each of the following quotations qualifies as an epigram.
Organizer - This is an organizer that covers all the major aspects of this technique.
Lots of Examples - We provide you with many different examples of this technqiue used in dialogue to help you get familar with it.
Maxim - Compare and contrast these two different approached to writing. When should use one over the other?
The Wisdom - Read all of the dialogue that is provided. Think about the wisdom it may contain, as well as how that wisdom is expressed.
Picture of Dorian Gray - A classic that often uses this course of action to engage readers.
Composition - Think of an idea you would like to express. Think of a brief saying that gets across the idea.
Analysis - You can use this as a workflow to breakdown just about any text you may want to explore.
The Power - Why can epigrams have a lasting effect on readers.
Be Prepared - Write down three epigrams that you are familiar with, and that you feel communicate something important and worth remembering. If you do not know any (or you don't realize that you do), put some time into research.