Crafting Periodic and Balanced Sentences Worksheet

Directions: There are three parts to this assignment. Read each section carefully and follow the
instructions for each part.
Part 1 – Use the following words to write 5 original sentences that follow a periodic sentence structure:

  1. Billow
  2. Compliance
  3. Consecrate
  4. Desolate
  5. Enterprising
    Part 2 – Use the following words to write 5 original sentences that follow a balanced sentence structure:
  6. Gossamer
  7. Guile
  8. Guise
  9. Interminable
  10. Subtleties
    Your sentences must do the following:
    Contain a context clue to demonstrate your full understanding of the word’s meaning
    Follow the sentence pattern as indicated
    Be free of comma splices, subject-verb agreement errors, and other serious grammatical errors
    Be free of spelling and punctuation errors
    Part 3 – Read the historical context below and answer the questions that follow to analyze Sojourner
    Truth’s diction and syntax.
    Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. She was born into slavery
    in New York but escaped with her infant daughter in 1826. She delivered the speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at
    the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851.
  11. How would the following sentiment be different if Truth used the word “should” instead of “better”?
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    “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside
    down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it
    right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”
  12. Truth uses periodic syntax and an allusion in the following quote: “If the first woman God ever made
    was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able
    to turn it back, and get it right side up again!” To whom does Truth refer? What is the purpose of the
    allusion? What is the effect of the periodic sentence?
  13. Now it is your turn! Rewrite the following sentence using balanced syntax. “If the first woman God
    ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought
    to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!”
  14. Discuss the effect of changing the sentence’s structure. Which structure is more effective? Explain.

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