Words of the Day

subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

adversary
-one that contends with, opposes, or resists : enemy

misbehave
-Behave badly.

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:

Didactic poetry

Poetry designed to teach an ethical, moral, or religious lesson. Michael Wigglesworth’s Puritan poem Day of Doom is an example of didactic poetry.

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Words of the Day

subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

imbue
-1 : to permeate or influence as if by dyeing
-2 : to tinge or dye deeply
-3 : endow

pooh-pooh
-(verb) Reject with contempt.

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Writing Picture Prompt

Combine all images to form an idea.

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Onomatopoeia

A term referring to the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes. Buzz, rattle, bang, and sizzle all reflect onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia can also consist of more than one word; writers sometimes create lines or whole passages in which the sound of the words helps to convey their meanings.

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Words of the Day

subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

snitty
-disagreeably ill-tempered

enshrine
-Hold sacred

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Writing Picture Prompt

Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo , Writing Picture Prompts and Words of the Day!

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Contests

Here are a few contests for writers and readers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

 

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Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Personification

A form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things. Personification offers the writer a way to give the world life and motion by assigning familiar human behaviors and emotions to animals, inanimate objects, and abstract ideas. For example, in Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” the speaker refers to the urn as an “unravished bride of quietness.”

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