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In this writing form, brevity is key

Tantasqua Junior High students describe their lives in six words

Tantasqua Regional Junior High School students were asked to describe their lives in just six words. The results were posted around the school as part of its celebration of Literacy Week. (click for larger version)
March 20, 2012
STURBRIDGE — Can you describe your life in only six words?

It's a challenge that students and staff at Tantasqua Regional Junior High School accepted this month as part of the school's celebration of Literacy Week.

Six-word memoirs have gained popularity worldwide over the last six years, as several books have been devoted to the subject while hundreds of famous celebrities, politicians and athletes have tried their luck at summarizing their lives in half a dozen words. Some of them divided their allotted word count into short phrases; others composed six-word sentences. Regardless of the style, it's definitely a task that is easier said than done.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News

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