Shorts and Sweets…Week 5…

Summer Short And Sweets – Week 5

Woo-hoo!  Time for Summer Short & Sweets! 🙂

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So let’s have some fun, shall we?  Let’s see what we can think up today…

First, choose an emotion.

Got one?

Second, choose an animal that emotion makes you think of – either similar or opposite – but you can also go random and see what you come up with 🙂  Again, a list for anyone who’s feeling uninspired 🙂

Okay.  Here’s what we’re going to do:

1. Pick an adjective that compares/relates/associates your animal to your emotion (e.g. if you chose angry and cat, you might choose hissing, spitting, or twitchy for your adjective)
2. Write an action filled phrase describing how the animal moves (e.g. if you chose cat you might say slinking, slitted eyes shifting suspiciously)
3. Write a phrase telling where the animal lives (e.g. if you chose monkey you might say in the crown of the rainforest)
4. Write a phrase that either tells readers why the animals acts the way it does, or possibly how others react to it (e.g. if you’re writing about an angry monkey you might say screeching for the baboon’s banana)

Put it all together like this:

Emotion
is [a/an/the] adjective from #1  animal
action filled phrase from #2
phrase telling where animal lives from #3
phrase telling why animal acts that way or how others react to it from #4

and you have a) a short poem and b) great practice in simile/metaphor!

  • My brain hurts…not used to doing these little exercises…I’m not complaining…haha…I’m glad I did it…

    Anger…
    Is a growling dog…
    Teeth barred, muscles tensed…
    Waiting waiting…
    in a cold damp basement…
    Hungry and lonely…

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