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What unusual aspects can I highlight about a person in my essay titled "An Unusual Person I Met Recently"?

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I would say that you should write about an unusual person who you met recently. In other words, the event is recent and this person is unusual in some way. Write a list of questions which you, as the reader, might have about this person and then answer them one by one. Or make up a story that involves this person and tell it as if it were happening right now. It might be interesting to tell what happened after your meeting—for example, did you meet again? Did he or she call? How did the call go? Chapter 9: Making Up Your Mind About What to Say

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Try to imagine what your reader would want to know about your experience. Here is a little verse by the famous writer Rudyard Kipling which is worth remembering for almost any writing project:

I keep six honest serving men

(They taught me all I knew);

Their names are What and Why and When

And How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling


As your reader, I would like to know especially what is unusual about this person. I would like to see examples of what he or she does that makes him or her unusual. Is this person a male or a female? What does he or she look like? Is there some romantic aspect involved. How did you meet him or her? Where did you meet? Was it an accidental encounter or were you introduced? Are you going to become friends? What do you like about this person? What do you dislike, if anything? What does this person think of you? Are you unusual too? If so, in what way?

You might begin by making a list of answers to questions such as these just to get started and doing so without trying to fit your answers into an essay format. Then when you have a fairly complete list, you could think about arranging them into a narrative. I suppose your essay would have to be in a narrative form, since it is describing an event.


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