Monday, February 28, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting is what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Internal Rhyme-In poetry, internal rhyme, or middle rhyme, is rhyme that occurs in a single line of verse. Internal rhyme is also used extensively in modern hip hop music, being pioneered by Rakim in the 1980s.


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Sunday, February 27, 2011

QUICK LIT TREND OF THE WEEK It's All About Novellas!

This "quick lit trend" will always be on every writer's mind. It's a trend in writing that any writer can dream up and create into a facinating and sometimes steamy work of fiction. Yes, we are talking about "novellas!"

Novellas-A novella (also called a short novel) is a written, fictional, prose narrative longer than a novelette but shorter than a novel. The English word "novella" is derived from the italian word "novella", feminine of "novello" which means new.

A novella has generally fewer conflicts than novels, yet more complicated ones than short stories. The conflicts also have more time to develop than in short stories. They have endings that are located at the brink of change. Unlike novels, they are not divided into chapters, and are often intended to be read at a single sitting, as the short story, although white space is often used to divide the sections. They maintain, therefore, a single effect.

*All in all, the novella will always a "literary trend" because the format is very easy, and you can tell a great story without being under so much pressure to write so many words. It's a trend that's sure to stay around and stay on the creative list of all writers.


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Parable- is a succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a lesson. It is a short tale that illustrates universal truth, one of the simplest of narratives. It sketches a setting. describes an action, and shows the results. It often involves a character facing a moral dilemma, or making a questionable decision and then suffering the consequences.


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Saturday, February 26, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting is what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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RHYTHM & RHYME

*Rhyme-is a pattern of words that contain similar sounds. It's not only a recurrence but a matching of sounds. The pleasure of pairing words to make a kind of musical echo is as old as mankind.

*Rhythm-is "a movement with uniform recurrence of a beat or accent." In its crudest form rhythm has a beat with little or no meaning. In poetry, rhythm, broadly speaking, is a recognizable pulse, or "recurrence," which gives a distinct beat to a line and also gives it a shape.



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Friday, February 25, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 2/25/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS!

Going Under-Going Under-Lost U.S. (Ronald T, MD)

No Education-For Students-Equals Stupidity (Pam D, NV)

True Compassion-Not Here-In America (Casey W, MD)

*Times Ticking-U.S. Government-Act Now (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Rabbinic literature-is in its broadest sense, can mean the entire spectrum of rabbinic writings throughout Jewish history. But the term often refers specifically to literature from the Talmudic era.

The more specific sense of "Rabbinic literature"—referring to the Talmudim, Midrash, and related writings, but hardly ever to later texts—is how the term is generally intended when used in contemporary academic writing


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Henri-Louis Bergson- was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that immediate experience and intuition are more significant than rationalism and science for understanding reality.

He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented".

Bergson considers the appearance of novelty as a result of pure undetermined creation, instead of as the predetermined result of mechanistic forces. His philosophy emphasises pure mobility, unforeseeable novelty, creativity and freedom; thus one can characterize his system as a process philosophy. It touches upon such topics as time and identity, free will, perception, change, memory, consciousness, language, the foundation of mathematics and the limits of reason.


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Marshall McLuhan-was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar—a professor of english literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist. McLuhan's work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of medial theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.

McLuhan is known for coining the expressions "the medium is the message" and "the global village" and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. He was a fixture in media discourse from the late 1960s to his death and he continues to be an influential and controversial figure. More than ten years after his death he was named the "patron saint" of Wired magazine.



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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Aesthetics-is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgements of sentiment and taste. More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature."


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Monday, February 21, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Sound poetry-form bridging between literary and musical composition, in which the phonetic aspects of human speech are foregrounded at the expense of more conventional semantic and syntactic values; "verse without words". By definition, sound poetry is intended primarily for performance.


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

QUICK LIT TREND (S) OF THE WEEK It's All About Writing!

This "quick lit trend" is always in no matter what. Yes, it's all about writing!
















Writing-is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system). It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio.

Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities.

Writing systems
The major writing systems– methods of inscription – broadly fall into four categories: logographic, syllabic, alphabetic, and featural. Another category, ideographic (symbols for ideas), has never been developed sufficiently to represent language.

*Writing is a tradition that will never go out of style. Many writers, and people alike depend on writing to communicate their message. It's important to remember that writing has a place in our society. When there are issues with literacy writing is usually the other part that you need to complete your literacy and to fully be literate. Again, very important and a must to live and achieve in this society.*


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Orality-is thought and verbal expression in societies where the technologies of literacy (especially writing and print) are unfamiliar to most of the population. The study of orality is closely allied to the study of oral tradition. However, it has broader implications, implicitly touching every aspect of the economics, politics, institutional development, and human development of oral societies. The study of orality has important implications for international development, especially as it relates to the goal of eradicating poverty, as well as to the process of globalization.


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

QUICK LIT TREND OF THE WEEK! ORAL LITERATURE! 2/13/11

This interesting "quick lit trend" of the week is used often and in amazing ways! Yes, we are talking about "Oral literature!"

Oral literature-corresponds in the sphere of the spoken (oral) word to literature as literature operates in the domain of the written word. The Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu introduced the term orature in an attempt to avoid an oxymoron, but oral literature remains more common both in academic and popular writing.

Pre-literate societies, by definition, have no written literature, but may possess rich and varied oral traditions—such as folk epics, folklore and folksong—that effectively constitute an oral literature.

Literate societies may continue an oral tradition - particularly within the family (for example bedtime stories) or informal social structures. The telling of urban legends may be considered an example of oral literature, as can jokes.

*When it comes to this "quick lit trend" it's about tradition, in the oral sense. Oral literature is the most common form of literature out there known to date. It's still common in many parts of the world to teach international development, especially as it relates to the goal of eradicating poverty, as well as to the process of globalization.

It's broad, bold, important and very innovative in the popular sense. As time goes on, it will be one form of literature that will be forever long lasting.

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Tell-all on WikiLeaks' Assange coming out in March!

(AP)More leaks about the WikiLeaks founder will soon be published.

The Cogito Media Group is releasing "Julian Assange — WikiLeaks: Warrior for Truth," an unauthorized biography by Sophie Radermecker and Valerie Guichaoua (gee-SHAW'-wah).

Cogito announced Friday that the book will come out in March and feature "graphic testimony from the women that Swedish prosecutors plan to use" against him in their investigation of possible rape.

Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden on sex crime allegations stemming from a visit last summer. He denies wrongdoing and hasn't been charged.

Another Assange book came out last week: "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website," by former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The book presents Assange as an "emperor" who has become the kind of public figure he is trying to expose.


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Aide planning tell-all about time with Palin!

(AP)One of Sarah Palin's trusted advisers is planning a tell-all memoir, drawing upon thousands of personal e-mails during his time with the former Alaska governor to paint what his agent calls an expose of the inner workings of her operation.

Frank Bailey rose from a campaign volunteer to administration official and figure in the "Troopergate" scandal that fixated the public's attention during Palin's vice presidential bid in 2008. A preliminary draft of the unpublished book, tentatively called "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years," was leaked to reporters, with excerpts making the rounds on the Internet.

Messages to a Palin aide and attorney weren't immediately returned Friday.

Ken Morris, a California-based writer who worked with Bailey on the manuscript, said in an e-mail that the material is preliminary, subject to copyright protections and not authorized for use.

The New York-based Carol Mann Agency, in an e-mail promoting the manuscript, said the "revelations and insights" that Bailey offers "are more necessary than ever, as the public will seek to learn as much as possible about the woman who seems to have her sights set on the national stage."

The agency referred calls to Morris, who said that he, Bailey and co-writer Jeanne Devon did "tons of research" for the book, which still has no publisher. Devon, an Alaska blogger, is a frequent critic of Palin

Morris said he believes the manuscript paints an accurate portrait of Palin but declined to elaborate. "I think we should leave it at that," he said.

The manuscript, which Morris said is subject to change and "may not materially reflect the eventual product," states that Palin, before resigning partway through her first term, wrote to Bailey and another aide, "I hate this damn job."

This isn't Bailey's first attempt at getting published. He has been working on a book since at least 2009, when Palin resigned. At least one previous effort fizzled. Bailey left state government shortly after Palin.

Bailey was embroiled in an investigation of Palin's firing of her police commissioner over allegations he wouldn't fire a trooper who had a bitter divorce with Palin's sister. Bailey, in a recording made public, questioned a state trooper official about why Palin's former brother-in-law was still employed.

Once Palin's friend, Bailey is now among those criticizing her.

"Since leaving the Governor's office, Frank has been forced to reconsider his actions on Palin's behalf in terms of his deep Christian faith and his allegiance to her as the standard-bearer for the conservative causes he still champions," Mann wrote in her e-mail.

Mann also describes the manuscript as "the story of one man's slow drift from his most cherished beliefs and his ultimate redemption."

Efforts to reach Bailey weren't immediately successful.


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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Lope de Vega-was a Spanish playwright and poet. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature.



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"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 1/18/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Change This-Change That-Please Hurry (Noel C, CA)

Wrong Way-Go Back-Start Over (Sharon S, MD)

You Argue-You Fight-You Lose (Tim C, IN)

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Friday, February 18, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Black comedy-is a term coined by surrealist theoretician Andre Brenton in 1935, to designate the sub-genre of comdey and satire  in which laughter arises from cynism and skeptism. Black humour is often a satire on the topic of death.

The terms black comedy or dark comedy have been later derived as alternatives to Breton's term. In black humour, topics and events that are usually regarded as taboo, specifically those related to death, are treated in an unusually humorous or satirical manner while retaining their seriousness; the intent of black comedy, therefore, is often for the audience to experience both laughter and discomfort, sometimes simultaneously.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Applied Drama- is an umbrella term for the wider use of drama practice in a specific social context and environment. This practice doesn't have to take place in a conventional theatre space. It can be shared with, or created for, a specific audience, making them the starting point and the driving force for what is often a personal based exploration.

Applied Drama can be a therapeutic medium, using narrative and both real or imagined story as a tool to examine shared experiences through a dramatic framework. It uses symbols, role play and improvisational theatre to allow us a point of entry into the 'self', and as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between knowledge and action.



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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Pierre de Ronsard-was french poet and "prince of poets" (as his own generation in France called him).

The character and fortunes of Ronsard's works are among the most remarkable in literary history, and supply in themselves a kind of illustration of the progress of French literature during the last three centuries.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Sacred language or Liturgical Language-is a language that is cultivated for religious reasons by people who speak another language in their daily life. The concept of sacred languages is distinct from that of divine languages, which are languages ascribed to the divine (i.e. God or gods) and may not necessarily be natural languages. The concepts may however overlap, as expressed for example in Devanāgarī, the name of a script that means "urban(e) [script] of the deities."



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Monday, February 14, 2011

THOUGHT PROVOKING LIT: "My Orgasmic Eye"

Wet, dripping, and shaking is my eye as it goes into a cosmic orgasm.

Juiced up and ready to look at the world, is my eye as it rolls to an egomaniacal beat of splish splash with tingly twitches and hardcore rocks in its bed of hot holy juice.

It screams and gives off an uncanny squirt as its ready to get its next fix.

Oozing for love and seduction it stares uncontrollably to lock in the flavor of lust, love, and that feeling of “I need it.”

Shaking to a nasty beat of wet orgasmic waves, it’s ready for more as it get’s its rocks off and drips to the music of Bach’s concerto in D minor.

Eye going psychotic, crazy and squirting out small but wet hot drops of cosmic steam; it goes mad then retreats like a shy child.

As it hits, it hits like the speed of light but ends with a soft smooth tip toe of driving Ms Daisy.


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"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 2/11/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Your Late-Wait Who-Get Out (Ronny G, PA)

Can't Trust-Won't Forgive-Men Suck (April W, NM)

Gossiping Bitches-Always Yapping-Step Off (Saleena K, CA)

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Philosophy of language-is the reasoned inquiry into the nature, origins, and usage of language. As a topic, the philosophy of language for analytic philosophers is concerned with four central problems: the nature of meaning, language use, language cognition, and the relationship between language and reality. For continental philosophers, however, the philosophy of language tends to be dealt with, not as a separate topic, but as a part of logic, history or politics.



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Sunday, February 13, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Cacography-is deliberate comic misspelling, a type of humour similar to malapropism.
The term in the sense of "poor spelling, accenuation, and puncuation" is a semantic antonym to orthography and in the sense of "poor handwriting" it is an etymological antonym to the word calligraphy.


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Catachresis-A rhetorical term for the inappropriate use of one word for another, or an extreme, strained, or mixed metaphor, often used deliberately.

Catachresis is a very common habit, and can have both positive and negative effects on language: on the one hand, it helps a language evolve and overcome poverty of expression; on the other, it can lead to miscommunications or make the language of one era incompatible with that of another.


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Friday, February 11, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Marco Polo-was a christian merchant from the venetian republic who wrote Il Milione, which introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China. Il Milione was translated, embellished, copied by hand and adapted; there is no authoritative version. It documents his father's journey to meet the Kublai Khan, who asked them to become ambassadors, and communicate with the pope.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Travel literature-is travel writing of literary value. Travel literature typically records the experiences of an author touring a place for the pleasure of travel. An individual work is sometimes called a travelogue or itinerary. Travel literature may be cross-cultural or transitional in focus, or may involve travel to different regions within the same country.

The systematic study of travel literature emerged as a legitimate field of scholarly inquiry in the mid-1990s, with its own conferences, organizations, journals, monographs, anthologies, and encyclopedias.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Anti-proverb-is the transformation of a stereotype word sequence – as e. g. a proverb, a quotation, or an idiom – for humorous effect. To have full effect, an anti-proverb must be based on a known proverb.

Stereotype sequences are essentially defined phrases well-known to many people, as e. g. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. When this sequence slightly changed (Don’t bite the hand that looks dirty) it is termed a transformation.



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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Eggcorn-is an idosyncratic substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker's dialect. The new phrase introduces a meaning that is different from the original, but plausible in the same context.

 The term eggcorn was coined by Geoffrey Pullum in September 2003, in response to an article by Mark Liberman on the website Language Log, a blog for linguists. Liberman discussed the case of a woman who substitutes the phrase egg corn for the word acorn, arguing that the precise phenomenon lacked a name; Pullum suggested using "eggcorn" itself.



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QUICK LIT TREND OF THE WEEK! It's All About "Puns!" 2/6/11

This "literary trend" has humor, word play and often used as a punch line of a joke. Yes we are talking about "puns."

Puns-is a form of word playwhich suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. Puns are used to create humor
and sometimes require a large vocabulary to understand.

In literature puns were and are a standard rhetorical and poetic device in english literature. Puns and other forms of word play have been used by many famous writers such as William Shakespeare, who is estimated to have used over 3,000 puns in his plays.

Puns can be classified in various ways:

The homophonic pun, a common type, utilizes the exploitation of word pairs which sound alike (homophones) but are not synonymous.

A homographic pun exploits words which are spelled the same (homographs) but possess different meanings and sounds.

Homonymic puns, another common type, arise from the exploitation of words which are both homographs and homophones.

A compound pun is a statement that contains two or more puns.

*So create an interesting "pun" for your story today."


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Monday, February 7, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Natya Shastra-is an ancient Indian treatise on the performing arts, encompassing theatre, dance and music. It was written during the period between 200 BC and 200 AD in classical India and is traditionally attributed to the Sage Bharata.

The Natya Shastra is based upon the much older Gandharva Veda (appendix to Sama Veda) which contained 36000 slokas [1]. Unfortunately there are no surviving copies of the Natya Veda. Though many scholars believe most slokas were transmitted only through the oral tradition, there are scholars who believe that it may have been written by various authors at different times.



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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW! 2/6/11

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Thomas Browne-was an English author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric.

Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry. A consummate literary craftsman, Browne's works are permeated by frequent reference to classical and biblical sources and to his own highly idiosyncratic personality. His literary style varies according to genre resulting in a rich, unusual prose that ranges from rough notebook observations to the highest baroque eloquence.



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Saturday, February 5, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 2/4/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Love Him-Want Him-Desire Him (Sicily T, NC)

Time Matters- For Me-Here Now (Tamela C, SC)

Sweet Love-Ferocious Lies-He Cheats (May S, NY)

*The Flowers-Great Chocolate-Happy Valentines (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Ovid-was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of erotic poetry: Heroides, Amores, and Ars Amatoria. He is also well known for the Metomorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem; the Fasti, about the Roman calendar; and the Trista and Expistulae ex Pono, two collections of poems written in exile on the Black Sea. Ovid was also the author of several smaller pieces, the Remedia Amoris, the Medicamina Faciei Femineae, and the long curse-poem Ibis. He also authored a lost tragedy, Medea. He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin Literatue.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Joseph Conrad-was a Polish-born English novelist. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical or seaboard setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour.

Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors.


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Matthew Lewis- was an English novelist and dramatist, often referred to as "Monk" Lewis, because of the success of his classic Gothic novel, The Monk.Lewis defined himself by disclosing the details of the gruesome scenes, earning him the title of horror-gothic novelist. For Lewis, by giving the reader the information, he provides a more fulfilling experience.


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Publication moved up to April for ElBaradei book!

Publication has been moved up for a book by Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR'-uh-day), the Nobel peace laureate and Egyptian opposition leader.

ElBaradei's "The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times," will come out April 26, not in June, as originally scheduled.

Henry Holt and Company imprint Metropolitan Books announced Tuesday that the change was made in response to the massive uprising in Egypt, where ELBaradei has emerged as a leader of anti-government protesters.

ElBaradei, the former head of the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Anthony Burgess-whose real name is (John Burgess Wilson) was was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The dystopian satire "A Clockwork Orange" is Burgess' most famous novel, though he dismissed it as one of his lesser works.

Burgess was an accomplished musician and linguist. He composed over 250 musical works, including a first symphony around age 18, wrote a number of libretti, and translated, among other works, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King and Carmen.




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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY

Regina Maria Roche-is considered today to be a minor Gothic novelist who wrote very much in the shadow of Ann Radcliffe. She was, however, a best seller in her own time. The popularity of her third novel, The Children of the Abbey, rivaled that of Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho.

The Children of the Abbey was one of the period’s most popular novels, a sentimental Gothic Romance. Her book, Clermont¸ was Roche’s only real attempt at writing a truly Gothic novel, and is decidedly darker in tone than anything else she wrote. Both novels went through several editions and were translated into both French and Spanish. Clermont was one of the Northanger Horrid Novels satirized by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey.





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