Writing Dialogue

Write a dialogue that explains/describes an abstract idea. Follow the directions as outlined below. When complete, present your dialogue in class.


  1. Choose an example of an abstract idea. Use the list of suggested abstract ideas or create your own.

    Virtue: beauty, truth, justice, honesty, generosity

    Emotion: pain, fear, envy, sadness, happiness, anger

  2. Choose a concrete example to help explain your abstract idea.

  3. Your dialogue must be eight to twelve individual lines long. It should be written for two to three characters.

  4. Be creative and imaginative. Use props if needed.

Dialogue Organizer

Abstract Concept:

Concrete Example:

Primary Character:

Secondary Character: