Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Words Count With Mama Zen

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Personification - the attribution of human nature or character to animals, things, or abstractions. 

Dearest Toads, I regret to inform you that the wind does not really whisper, flowers do not really dance, and the sun never, ever smiles.  These are examples of personification, a favorite literary device of poets since dirt was young.  Through personification, we can give verses and a voice to an animal, feelings to a toothbrush, or even physical characteristics to a feeling.  

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Since this is the first day of October (a witchy fun month), let's throw some personification her way. Personify October in any way you choose.  Just keep it to 53 words or less.

17 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I aced the word count! For once! Yayyyy!

Susan said...

Why 53? Here's 30. I wish I had stopped my car to take a photo of the surreal scene.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Can't believe I got 53 words on the nose! That never happens.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I managed to squeeze out a few words. Thanks, MZ.

Margaret said...

Short and sweet. My favorite way to write poetry. Thanks!

hedgewitch said...

A 53 to slip in before this weekend's 55. And I even came in under--that's a first. Thanks for the challenge MZ.

Other Mary said...

Hey, I've been gone chasing words for ages, but finally caught a few. It's good to be back! Thanks for the writing suggestion Mama Z.

Magaly Guerrero said...

53 for you on the dot.

Now I better go and tell October to stop talking, or I'll get him some therapy!

Lolamouse said...

I've had the autumn blahs today, so this is a perfect prompt!

manicddaily said...

A very clever prompt, MZ. Thanks. k.

Katy Magee said...

Just found your blog through the talented Magaly - what an awesome way to start my October!

I got 50 words, though further editing might get me to 53. We'll see. I can't decide whether I'm happy with it or not.

Thanks for the inspiration!

~Bones

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

just finished mine...tapped out at 56 words.

this was fun, and october is my fave month...

can't wait to see what you other toads came up with! :)

Susie Clevenger said...

I am late and over wordy...forgive me Mama Zen. :)

Hannah said...

Thank you for the challenge, MZ! That was fun!

Gail said...

It's rather primitive but I'm in with 53 exactly.

Thanks for your wonderful prompts.

Marian said...

late and sad.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

What a great challenge for October!