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Friday, October 9, 2009

Music to My Ears

Sometimes words and phrases are fun just to hear and feel. The best words (that don't have to be connected to emotions or thoughts) are words with sounds that make language delightful.

I'm talking about words that have rhythms or melodies when they roll off your tongue. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers....feels good when I say it out loud. So does the word, serendipity. I don't even have to know what that word means for this writing exercise. It just feels good to say.

What word or phrase can you think of that has rhythm, rhyme, or melody! Let's see how long our list can grow. The nice thing about our lists is that when we need to find a word for something else we are writing, we can refer back to our own creative thesaurus!

Writing Activity:
List a word or phrase that has rhythm, rhyme, or melody! Have fun!

29 comments:

Jan Mader said...

List a word or phrase that has rhythm, rhyme, or melody!

Jan Mader said...

1. bamboozled

Jan Mader said...

2. gingersnap

Jan Mader said...

Hop on Pop! (Dr. Suess)

Evergreena said...

Lollygag

Carolyn said...

serendipity

MelRoXx said...

hullabaloo

chicamom85 said...

Poppycock

chicamom85 said...

gargantuan

chicamom85 said...

nirvana

RIZZI said...

HI JAN,
HOW ABOUT....HOP, SKIP, AND A JUMP!
LEAPING....TOPPLE OVER......BEWITCHING
ENCHANTMENT....

Carolyn said...

Kerfuffle

Carolyn said...

brouhaha

Carolyn said...

I see serendipity was already in your post Jan! But I've always liked it :>)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

cuppatea....I know not one word.
corgidogmama...there now, that sings to me!

RIZZI said...

HI JAN,
SALLY SELLS SEASHELLS AT THE SEASHORE.

HAVE A GOOD ONE! RIZZI

2cats said...

To quote my favorite bear, "It's a blustery day."

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

hogwash

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

splendoriously

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

georgy porgy pudin pie

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

luminous

MAX said...

Hey there Jan!
My favourite word is 'MUSING'...so 'favourite' that I wrote an entire blogpost about it, entitled: AMUSING MUSING!
Please go and take a look:
http://perhapsintime-cam.blogspot.com/2009/09/amusing-musing.html

^..^Corgidogmama said...

wonderment

Evergreena said...

Humongous

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

hickory dickory dock!

gaelikaa said...

Omnipotent! Omnipresent! Potentially!

AL said...

HOOLABALOO!

Jan Mader said...

I want all thses words for my very own and that's no popycock! Let's keep going....this is too much fun!!!!!

That was my EPHINANY for the day!
Now I'm going to go try to find my cornucopia to put on the dining room table...

EPHINANY
CCORNUCOPIA

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

That's the icing on the cake!

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