Write speech or thought bubbles for the characters in "Nighthawks" or other of Hopper's works. Which is speaking and which is lost in private reverie?
Choose one of the characters in the painting and write their interior monologue. What has led them to the diner?
Imagine this is a scene from a film, and you are the script-writer. Use figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification) to describe one of the characters.