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.
‘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.
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