Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wild Wednesday

One plus of having my mom is around is for me to finally get the push I need to get going on a few things on my to-do list. The first one was to get someone in to look at a few of my annoying appliances. Fortune smiled on me most in the kitchen, where I had a broken-but-replaceable part in my fridge and discovered the storage drawer under my stove is actually a broiler drawer--who knew? 

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.

Haiku News

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.


Anonymous said...

Haiku News Commentary

But feeeelthy books
Might compel Our Country's youth
To f*ck like bunnies!

Hormonal urges
Could never have such effect
On a growing teen!
A sad thing, but true--
Race and ethnic prejudice
Are alive and well.


Minerva said...

Cicely--agreed on both counts. I was about ready to make sure that town was still in America. And the professor-arrest story only seems to be getting worse...