Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 28 September 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 28 September 2019!

This week we are hearing things, as we explore the use of ONOMATOPOEIA. You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our three words, using onomatopoeia are:

  • flutter
  • hack
  • mutter

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

Luckily, Your Dictionaryhas some examples for you.

The word onomatopoeia comes from the combination of two Greek words,onomameaning “name” andpoieinmeaning “to make,” so onomatopoeia literally means “to make a name (or sound).” That is to say that the word means nothing more than the sound it makes. The word “boing,” for example, is simply a sound effect, but one that is very useful in making writing or storytelling more expressive and vivid.

Many onomatopoeic words can be verbs as well…

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Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 21 September 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 21 September 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:

The tree was pulled down, and the birds lamented over its dead body.

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 warm and comforting fire”

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Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 7 September 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 7 September 2019!

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

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

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Trilonnet
Trilonnet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a 14-line poem made up of four three-line verses of 8 syllables (iambic tetrameter) and one rhyming couplet or four three-lined verses of 10 syllables (iambic pentameter) and one rhyming couplet.

Each 3 line verse is an unrhymed triplet. Each triplet has a rhyme scheme of abc. It is related to a sonnet in that it made up of 14 lines. There are 2 rhyme schemes for this form:

abc abc abc abc dd

or abc cba abc cba dd

This form is written in either iambic tetrameter or…

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