My luck ended when the guy took a look at my washer and dryer. Apparently it's a miracle that my house hasn't burned down yet, since my vent and dryer were packed full of lint. If you haven't had your dryer vent cleaned lately, please do me a favor and have it cleaned!! He showed me a handful of scorched black lint from the bottom of my dryer...scary stuff. Long story short: we became the owners of a brand-new washer and dryer. At least now they'll work. Sigh.
Grammar Geek-out Wednesday #3
3. Define verse, stanza, and paragraph.
Great, a nice short one this week. I'm not sure if I'll know exactly what the 1895 definitions are but I'll just do the modern ones, OK?
Verse has a lot of definitions. Let's list a few.
1. a line of a poem
2. a poem
3. metrical writing.
4. metrical writing distinguished from poetry by its inferior quality
5. a particular type of metrical writing, such as elegiac verse.
6. the collective poetry of an author, nation, etc: Shakespearean verse; American verse
and so on.
a stanza is like the paragraph of poetry--it forms its divisions. It is usually at least four lines and has meter, a rhyme scheme, or both.
a paragraph is a portion of written matter dealing with a particular idea, signified by an indent in the text.
Book challenge whips up
debate over sex content;
what freedom of speech?
Judge rules the exam
to become New York's Bravest
After riding train,
dragged behind homeless's bike,
shark found in the street.