Friday, January 25, 2013

Personification

Inseparable socks wrestling,
raising fine dancing hair
An embrace that stings erratic
Conflicted, clinging underwear

Quick, cutting snaps are nestling,
betraying deep under cover
Welcome back, dear surly static,
winter's lonely, elusive lover

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Today I am linking up with the weekend Trifecta writing challenge, Trifextra:

This weekend, we're sending you back to English 101 to revisit the concept of literary devices.
We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification

To read the other entries, click on the button below.  I highly recommend it.  Plus, each one is only 33 words...

37 comments:

  1. aha! You should see my hair! Hate what winter can do to baby fine, straight hair. :) Well done.

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    1. My little girls always look like mad scientists these days.

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  2. Quick, cutting snaps...............darn static! Winter's lover can hit the road anytime, thank you very much. Very cleverly written. Well done!

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    1. I agree! Static is quite bothersome. Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Static cling is such an annoying visitor! I laughed at the image of socks wrestling :)

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    1. Static makes my least favorite chore (laundry) even more grumble-y.

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  4. Ec-static read!Loved the dance of the hair & the socks wrestling-conflicted clinging underwear,lol!My daughter has this problem though Winter is not that severe here,she is always cribbing.Enjoyed this thoroughly Kristin:-)

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    1. Haha, thanks! I am glad you little my little poem so well.

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  5. Yes! The hair too! That's one of the things I don't care for about winter. Oh and the cold but otherwise, I like it. Very well done.

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    1. Yeah, I often feel I could take winter or leave it.

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  6. Excellent consonance -- the "s" sounds truly bring out the snappy, crackling that static makes.

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    1. I adore alliteration! I am glad you enjoyed it in this piece.

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  7. I would have never thought to personify static! Awesome job (:

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    1. Thanks! Funny, last night I could think of personifying nothing else :)

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  8. I love this! The line "Conflicted, clinging underwear" is perfect. Fantastic use of the prompt!

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    1. That is my favorite line too. I just love thinking about the underwear not being sure where to go.

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  9. Winter's lonely, elusive lover! This was wonderful!!!

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    1. I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for reading.

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  10. Personification with laundry... I love it!

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    1. I like a challenge ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Static electricity... IT'S ALIVE!!!

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  12. What a brilliant idea for a response - personifying static. This was fantastic!

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  13. Yeah, static. I know it well. As does my long haired cat.
    Well done!

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  14. Cool poem. It's always the unmatched ones that cling to each other so fiercely. :)

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  15. Word. Yet another reason winter bites a big one.

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