The #Write #Words? Post 2

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Let’s look at Onomatopoeia, Simile, and Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions of those, click here to read the introductory post to the series.

This week’s words: Sizzle, Black as a fascist’s heart, Army, Judge.

Onomatopoeia: Sizzle

‘The sizzle of savoured scraps and stolen eggs’

Here, the cooking sounds of the food are enhanced by the alliteration in this line, taken from a poem I posted earlier, here.

Simile: Black as a fascist’s heart

The fascist movement, an evil group, has a love of ‘black’, their colour of choice, so this simile doubles its impact as a description of something very dark. See whether you can use it in a sentence.

And ‘black as’ similes to avoid because they’re clichés? ‘Black as coal.’ ‘Black as pitch.’

Collective Nouns: Army

Army: is a collective noun used of:

ants, caterpillars, eagles, frogs, herrings, and, of course, soldiers.

Delusional Dictionary: Judge

Judge: any person without qualifications deciding on the fate of others; a famous individual, often without talent, hauled into a contest to determine who should win; someone so out of touch with normal life that the only place left in the justice system is the role for which they’re the most unsuited.

For those learning English as a language, there’s a useful guide to pronunciation here, and Facebook hosts a great group you can join here.

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