Wednesday, February 13, 2013

World of Words Wednesday

My Wednesday post...:) where are you?

I am looking for it and when I find it, I will bring it back here..

It is almost Thursday and I finally got around to locating my lost Wednesday post and updating it.

For ABC Wednesday's  letter of the week, E, I am continuing my theme of women authors:

George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss - an abridged version was a required reading book for us in middle grade. I remember enjoying that book and we also had discussion questions at the end of the book which almost led me to read the book all over again.  This year, I plan to read Middlemarch. 

Suzanne Enoch - Historical romances are among my favorite type of books to read and Suzanne Enoch is a writer whose books I enjoy.


For 3WW:(cumbersome, morbid, rampage) and We Write Poems:the prompt is to write a poem from the viewpoint of a fairy tale character.

So here is what one lucky grape from 'The Fox and the Grapes' from Aesop's Fables thinks. 


There I was, hanging on the vine
With my whole family,
What a cumbersome life, I whine
To the vine, as I clung tightly
Is this my lot in life
To hang on here?
I have heard stories of wine
and would love to be part of one
I would have continued to whine
When I was shushed by everyone.
As I looked around to see why
I spied a fox, he looked hungry
He looked up, looked me in the eye
He seemed to be, at least to me
 on a morbid rampage for food
He jumped up, almost reached me
My heart reached down to my knees
I prayed, I decided to stop whining
I wanted to stay here, on this vine
Not end up in a bottle of wine
Nor be a part of Mr.Fox’s meal
The vine now had lots of appeal
Hey, he looks tired! Yay, he gave up!
(Hey! We heard that, we are not sour
But that is OK..you can go eat that flower!)


For Wondrous Words Wednesday, the words this week are again from Bleak House by Charles Dickens as are the usages in the sentence for each of them

purblind adj. having impaired or defective vision. FIGURATIVE slow or unable to understand; dim-witted. pur·blind·ness n. Middle English (as two words in the sense 'completely blind'): from the adverb PURE 'utterly' (later assimilated to PUR-) + BLIND.
The purblind day was feebly struggling with the fog when I opened my eyes to encounter those of a dirty-faced little spectre fixed upon me.

overweening adj. showing excessive confidence or pride: overweening ambition.
He had no objection to honey, he said (and I should think he had not, for he seemed to like it), but he protested against the overweening assumptions of bees.
Myrmidon n. a member of a warlike Thessalian people led by Achilles at the siege of Troy. (usu. myrmidon) a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate: he wrote to one of Hitler's myrmidons. late Middle English: from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Murmidones.
He sends his myrmidons to come over the fence and pass and repass.

 

3 comments:

  1. Love the new words! Must try and include them at least once in conversation today! lol!

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  2. I remember reading Middlemarch at university but it was a tough one!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. cute play on the words love the story in it.

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