Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Double Take, 27 October 2018

Double take

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 27 October 2018!

This week we are seeing double with ‘Double Take’.

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our homophone sets this week are:

groan – reaction to hearing a pun
groan – has gotten larger

and

guessed – past tense of guess
guest – a visitor

You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use homophones in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.

Example of Homophones in Literature
This poem is filled homophones (marked in bold). They create a humorous effect in the poem through having the same pronunciation but altogether different meanings.

Sole owner am I of this sorry soul

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Scribblings by Sarah

Coiled

I am coiled tightly,
As I wait for the next wave.
You charge,
I bite.
You inspect the site.
Hit back with electrical force,

As I sink into despair.
You stick the needle in.
Trying to mask it with salty charm.
Your falsity resonates through us all.
You certainly pick your moments.
People without class.

By Sarah ©2018

The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 374

Other, Poetry by Sarah

Leaving

Burning.
Yearning.
Churning.
Turning.
You left me with burning, yearning lust.
In a squeal of churning, turning dust.

By Sarah ©2018

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 20 October 2018

Author’s note: A Tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 20 October 2018

Time to try a Tyburn?

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 20 October 2018 – Lucky Dip!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tyburn. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tyburn?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Tyburn

A Tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.

The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

Example of a Tyburn

Death
Blackest
Darkest
Coldest
Oldest
Burning in the Blackest, Darkest night
There in lives the Coldest, Oldest fright

Copyright © 2001 Mike McCann

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tyburn.html (accessed 20 October, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Tyburn’ – I can’t wait to see what…

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