paragraph below was written for a class exercise in Literature
and Composition Level 4. In the exercise, the students named a
number of words associated with the colour red. From this list (italicized
in the text), we then had to write a paragraph including
all the terms! It was lots of fun, but difficult.
A Red Lady
"red" words in a paragraph!)
Her boyfriend should have brought her roses to show his
love, but he brought her apples instead. His cheeks
burned as she jumped into her red car and
drove away past the Petro-Canada station on the
corner. The light turned red and she had to wait. His
girlfriend always wore red lipstick and a red belt.
Even the roof of her house is red! In the morning, she
loves to eat strawberries on her cereal; at night she
eats red meat, usually beef. In front of her
house, she has two flags, both red: a Chinese and
a Canadian one, with a bright maple leaf. In her
noodles, she adds chilies to warm her blood. At New
Year's, she loves to give the children lucky money envelopes.
In school, she uses a red pen to correct the students'
work. Once, one of her students wrote about a red monkey's
bum—what a surprise! At lunchtime, she drinks Coke,
eats tomato sandwiches and fries with ketchup. Her
father, who likes the red colour too, has a drunk's nose,
unfortunately, because he drinks too much red wine. One
day she hopes to wear a red wedding dress. What a lot of
red she has in her life!
(205 words; first draft written by Brad Hyde on
February 4, 2005)