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Dalam teori dan teknik Surah Yusuf, apabila menulis dialog, pekata dan aksi dituliskan sebelum ayat dialog. Ini berbeza daripada teknik yang lazimnya digunakan, di mana pekata dan aksi dituliskan selepas ayat dialog.
Perbezaan itu adalah seperti contoh di bawah ini:
1. "Kamu mahu ke mana?" tanya Mak Mah kepada anaknya, sambil dia bercekak pinggang di hadapan pintu. (TEKNIK BIASA)
2. Sambil bercekak pinggang, Mak Mah berdiri di hadapan pintu, lalu dia bertanya kepada anaknya,"Kamu mahu ke mana?" (TEKNIK SURAH YUSUF)
Di bawah ini adalah contoh bagaimana Grimm Bersaudara (Grimm Brothers) menghasilkan karya fabel (fables) mereka yang sangat terkenal dengan menggunakan teknik Surah Yusuf bagi menuliskan dialog:
THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE KIDS
There was once upon a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children.
One day she wanted to go into the forest and fetch some food. So she called all seven to her and said, "Dear children, I have to go into the forest, be on your guard against the wolf; if he comes in, he will devour you all — skin, hair, and all. The wretch often disguises himself, but you will know him at once by his rough voice and his black feet."
The kids said, "Dear mother, we will take good care of ourselves; you may go away without any anxiety." Then the old one bleated, and went on her way with an easy mind.
It was not long before some one knocked at the house-door and cried, "Open the door, dear children; your mother is here, and has brought something back with her for each of you."
But the little kids knew that it was the wolf, by the rough voice. "We will not open the door," cried they; "thou art not our mother. She has a soft, pleasant voice, but thy voice is rough; thou art the wolf!"
Then the wolf went away to a shopkeeper and bought himself a great lump of chalk, ate this and made his voice soft with it.
Then he came back, knocked at the door of the house, and cried, "Open the door, dear children, your mother is here and has brought something back with her for each of you."
But the wolf had laid his black paws against the window, and the children saw them and cried, "We will not open the door, our mother has not black feet like thee: thou art the wolf!"
Then the wolf ran to a baker and said, "I have hurt my feet, rub some dough over them for me." And when the baker had rubbed his feet over, he ran to the miller and said,"Strew some white meal over my feet for me."
The miller thought to himself, "The wolf wants to deceive someone," and refused; but the wolf said, "If thou wilt not do it, I will devour thee."
Then the miller was afraid, and made his paws white for him. Truly, men are like that. (sehingga tamat cerita....)