Preparing to Emulate/Innovate/Compose:
Most of you will simply work directly from the sample sentence and emulate it directly. However, if you have difficulty generating content for emulating the sentence, and as a means to generate a wealth of material to work from, take these three actions:
So, working from our example from Forsyth:
The result of this work should be the context and purpose of what I call a controlling value. And once this is done, it becomes possible to unfold the full antithesis of two opposing controlling values beginning with the most crafty of maneuvers: paradiastole.
Paradiastole is the rhetorical scheme of distinguishing two similar things as different, using redescription to do so. For instance, when we take a virtue and recast it as a vice, or a vice as a virtue. So, we have to look and see: how could honor be recast as a vice? And how could shame appear in the light of a virtue?
Shame could be redescribed as vulnerable intimacy, connection, relationship. Honor could be redescribed as self-centered-ness that destroys relationships.
Then back to aetiologia and prosapodosis: adding a sufficient rationale to each:
To begin this step, you will construct a network of controlling values, beginning with the "unwritten" version of the figure, placing it according to its negative or positive charge as a context or purpose of a controlling value. You will then proceed to write out the three other terms of the full network, each time just writing out what the figure means, innovating from it with each iteration.
Download the Power Point document (to the right here), which you can use to display a given network.