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by glorybee
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Cleo, that's a gorgeous poem, and show us what a master poet can do with simple words mostly of one syllable, arranged perfectly. Thanks for posting it!
by glorybee
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Chely, I loved reading your writer's insight into "The Stalker's Curse." You did exactly the right thing--it was like dissonance resolving into unison.

Thanks too, for the passages from Revelation. The Writer of scripture sure knew what He was doing!
by glorybee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Excellent examples, Teresa. That poem is quite nice! Thanks so much for your contributions to this class.

Don't worry about the old classes. I've got all but three of them, and within a few days I'll have them ready to send out to anyone who wants them.
by glorybee
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Thanks for the reminder of a truly beautiful Psalm, Allison! Your "Except God" essay is very touching, and the repetition is extremely effective. I wonder how it would be if each "Except God" ended a paragraph? I was quite moved by your story--it actually hits home a bit with me. No one knows the "w...
by glorybee
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Holly, your examples cracked me up, as usual. And congratulations on your soon-to-be mother-in-law status.

And thanks so much for the link to the poem. I love the way the phrase "It Sure Looked Good" switches gears in the last few stanzas--masterful!
by glorybee
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Happy trails, Steve!

Despite your slam on cats-- :P --I really like your example of using a logical syllogism (I think that's the word) to create interesting repetition in your writing.

And of course, every time I read your poetic prose entry, I'm touched by it. Lovely, lovely.
by glorybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Sonny, lovely use of the repetition of "He loves you" in your linked poem, and also of "Thank you Lord" in your example. Repetition can indeed create strong emotion in your writing, and you've demonstrated that very well.

Thanks!
by glorybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Verna, thanks for the reminders of Frost and Poe, and for your VERY beautiful homage to Frost's poem (which I had to memorize in 4th grade and still remember today--mostly). Yours is just gorgeous!
by glorybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Carole, your post fascinated me on so many levels! First, I didn't know any of that historical material about Shostakovich, so I loved learning something new--and your repetition of "celebrate" worked so well there. I should have mentioned, I think, that repetition is a time-honored educational tric...
by glorybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Re: Repetition

Hi Jan - I've just found this lesson! Jn 1vv1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of...
by glorybee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Gerald, I like these examples even better than last weeks--even "Tick Tock" again! You are fast becoming one of our more literary writers.

Do you think you can bring back "Tick Tock" for all of the remaining classes? :D
by glorybee
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Great points, Dianne. I really think that reading one's piece aloud is key, not just for catching unintentional repetition, but also for catching any number of errors. I do it with almost every piece I write. My cat looks at me as if I'm weird. So does my husband. And I love repetition in poetry--on...
by glorybee
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 39101

Jan's Master Class--REPETITION

Repetition is exactly what you’d think— using a word, phrase, or even a sentence more than once for the effect it will have on the reader. I did a little bit of research for this term, and discovered that there are fancy words for all sorts of repetition—how do you feel about epizeuxis, conduplicati...
by glorybee
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: What are the basics?
Replies: 7
Views: 11184

On the Writing Challenge Page (accessed by clicking "Writing Challenge" from the FaithWriters home page), there's a link that says "submit your entry". Click that. You'll be taken to a new page where everything will be clear...you'll choose a level, type in a title, and then cut and paste your entry...
by glorybee
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Onomatopoeia
Replies: 3
Views: 4722

Yes, Holly, that delightful story will indeed work for both weeks. I guess you get off easy next week, unless you've got more personification up your sleeve.

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