Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 28 December 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip Fan Favourites, 28 December 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out some Saturday Mix history! I have been running the Saturday Mix Challenge now for a little over two years. I thought, seeing as it is the end of 2019, it would be a great opportunity to find out from YOU what your favourite Saturday Mix Challenge is!

So…this week, I want you to write on a topic of your choice, using the challenge format of your preference. Choose one, or two, or all! It’s up to you. If you are a little too busy during this silly season to participate, there is also the option of a poll (see below) so you can let me know which Saturday Mix Challenges you love best and what you would like to see in 2020.

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Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 21 December 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 21 December 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:

  • chortle
  • flop
  • murmur

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, 14 December 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 14 December 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 ship danced over the undulating waves of the ocean.

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”

Example of Personification…

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Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 7 December 2019

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 7 December 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:

The cut of your jib.

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…

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