Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 27 July 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 27 July 2019!

This week we are diving into the depths of PERSONIFICATION. Our challenge is all about the use of personification in our writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our statement using, personification is:

His car suffered a severe stroke in the middle of the road, and refused to move forward.

You may be asking yourself, How can I use personification in my writing?

Luckily, Literary Deviceshas some examples for you.

Personification is one of the most commonly used and recognized literary devices. It refers to the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals.

Common Personification Examples

Personification is part of our everyday speech and is frequently used in writing and oral language.

  • “The raging winds”
  • “The wise owl”
  • “The…

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Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 20 July 2019

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 20 July 2019!

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of METAPHOR. Our challenge is all about the use of metaphor in our writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our metaphor this week is:

Give a wide berth.

You may be asking yourself, How can I use metaphor in my writing?

Luckily, yourdictionary.comhas some examples for you.

Simply put,a metaphoris a figure of speech containing an implied comparison. With metaphors, words or phrases that are ordinarily applied to one thing are applied to something you wouldn’t necessarily pair it with. Metaphors are members of thefigurative languagefamily, which also include elements likesimiles,onomatopoeia, andpersonification.

Common Metaphor Examples

Some famous metaphors have become part of our everyday speech and are frequently used in writing…

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Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 June 2019!

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

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is an Oddquain?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Oddquain
Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.

Oddquain variations:

  • oddquain sequences – poems made up of oddquain stanzas
  • crown oddquains – a five stanza oddquain sequence
  • reverse oddquains – an oddquain with a reverse syllable pattern of 1-7-5-3-1
  • mirror oddquains – a two stanza oddquain sequence of the pattern 1-3-5-7-1 1-7-5-3-1
  • oddquain butterflies – a “merged mirror oddquain” where the two stanzas of a mirror oddquain are merged together, one of the middle 1 syllable lines is dropped…

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