Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Sentences

Dear Readers, Today's post is on first sentences
my dad and I recently went to Barnes and Noble
to purchase some books we searched the store for my
favorite topic classics out of these we chose
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  A Tale of Two Cities
and Pride and Prejudice  while there we got to talking about
first sentences first sentences are usually very good and here
are a few in particular "It is a truth universally acknowledged 
that a single man in possession of a great fortune must be in want
of a wife" that was from Pride and Prejudice "It was the best of times it was the worst of times" that was from A Tale of Two Cities.
We also talked about how we should practice fist Sentences putting them into our own words several times each time do it differently practicing this will help to perfect your penmanship and will help your sentences to be the very best they can be (Example....It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man with very few possessions must be in want of a rich wife..... as you can see it's similar with a slight twist if you read A Tale of Two Cites you will see that Charles Dickens changes his sentence a very many times but he keeps them all in his book that is a very good example of what you should do with a good sentence take a famous sentence and change it put your own words in it so that it sounds familiar yet it's different this will help your writing.

Goodbye for now
Poem Girl.


  1. It is a universally acknowledged truth that a sentence several pages long must be in want of a few periods. Heehee. I'd like to see a list of famous first sentences.

  2. Check this out:

    Famous first sentences.

  3. A well-written sentence causes the reader to think on what was written, to test it, or to add it to his own knowledge. A well-written sentence can many times be so beautiful that the reader wishes he/she had written it.

    This was an interesting post.

    And after reading Scott's first comment, I went back to read again, and I agree with him. *smile*

  4. Dear WhiteStone
    yes I've often wished
    that a sentence or Poem in which
    I have read could have been written by my hand.
    -Poem Girl