My Wednesday post…:) where are you?
I am looking for it and when I find it, I will bring it back here..
It is almost Thursday and I finally got around to locating my lost Wednesday post and updating it.
For ABC Wednesday’s letter of the week, E, I am continuing my theme of women authors: George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss – an abridged version
was a required reading book for us in middle grade. I remember enjoying that
book and we also had discussion questions at the end of the book which almost
led me to read the book all over again.
This year, I plan to read Middlemarch. Suzanne Enoch – Historical romances are among my favorite
type of books to read and Suzanne Enoch is a writer whose books I enjoy.
For 3WW:(cumbersome, morbid, rampage) and We Write Poems:the prompt is to write a poem from the viewpoint of a fairy tale character.
So here is what one lucky grape from ‘The Fox and the Grapes’ from Aesop’s Fables thinks. There I was, hanging on the vineWith my whole family, What a cumbersome life, I whineTo the vine, as I clung tightlyIs this my lot in lifeTo hang on here?I have heard stories of wineand would love to be part of oneI would have continued to whineWhen I was shushed by everyone.As I looked around to see whyI spied a fox, he looked hungryHe looked up, looked me in the eyeHe seemed to be, at least to me on a morbid rampage
for foodHe jumped up, almost reached meMy heart reached down to my kneesI prayed, I decided to stop whiningI wanted to stay here, on this vineNot end up in a bottle of wineNor be a part of Mr.Fox’s mealThe vine now had lots of appealHey, he looks tired! Yay, he gave up!(Hey! We heard that, we are not sourBut that is OK..you can go eat that flower!) For Wondrous Words Wednesday, the words this week are again from Bleak House by Charles Dickens as are the usages in the sentence for each of them purblind adj. having impaired or defective vision. FIGURATIVE slow or unable to understand; dim-witted. pur·blind·ness n. Middle English (as two words in the sense ‘completely blind’): from the adverb PURE ‘utterly’ (later assimilated to PUR-) + BLIND.
The purblind day was feebly struggling with the fog when I opened my eyes to encounter those of a dirty-faced little spectre fixed upon me.
overweening adj. showing excessive confidence or pride: overweening ambition.
He had no objection to honey, he said (and I should think he had not, for he seemed to like it), but he protested against the overweening assumptions of bees.
Myrmidon n. a member of a warlike Thessalian people led by Achilles at the siege of Troy. (usu. myrmidon) a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate: he wrote to one of Hitler’s myrmidons. late Middle English: from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Murmidones.
He sends his myrmidons to come over the fence and pass and repass.
3 thoughts on “World of Words Wednesday”
Love the new words! Must try and include them at least once in conversation today! lol!
I remember reading Middlemarch at university but it was a tough one!
cute play on the words love the story in it.