Define an abstract concept using exemplification and one other definition strategy.
- Choose any sentence from your response. Underline the complete subject and double underline the simple subject in this sentence; write “SUBJECT” in the margin.
- Choose any sentence from your response. Underline the complete predicate and double underline the simple predicate (the verb) in this sentence; write “PREDICATE” in the margin.
To define an abstract concept, you will need to choose an abstract idea (truth, justice, love, evil, friendship, kindness, hope, etc - I encourage you to choose one that isn’t on this list) and define it.
- Define by exemplification by finding an image that shows an example of your word in action (a police officer for “Justice,” for example). Try to find a color picture if possible; look through magazines if you have access. Glue or tape this image above the paragraphs that follow.
- Explain your example in a paragraph that begins with “[Abstract concept] is [description of picture” (example: “Justice is a policeman in uniform.”) and then explains why this is an example of your concept.
- In a second paragraph, define your concept using a different concept - Function, Negation, or Classification.