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|Joseph Brodsky, a poet and essayist, wrote a small book about Venice, Italy, one of his favorite places.
Read the following passage in which Brodsky describes a morning in Venice. As you read, think about what kind of impression or feeling his description evokes.
Step 1: What impression or feeling does Brodsky's description evoke? What is Venice like on a Sunday morning? Write your response in the box below: Step 2: Often when we write descriptions, we use imagery that appeals to the five senses.
What images does Brodsky use to show what Venice is like in the morning? Step 3: Brodsky compares the city of Venice to a teaset. Why do you think he uses this particular comparison?
Have you received an assignment that calls for description? Do Your Own is a section that can help you get started. We also have some samples of CUNY assignments that ask for description.
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