Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Get Listed! ~ The Compound Word Edition

Do you love words like superstructure, riverbank, carpetbagger as much as I do? I find they have a very satisfying effect upon the tongue and mind.



The word challenge for our month of April Madness is to use compound words in constructive and imaginative ways.

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Instructions:


Follow the link below to a site which offers 15 lists of well-known and also more unusual compound words. Select a minimum of three words to include in your poem of the day.

COMPOUND WORD LIST



26 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I do love compound words, especially the ones that (like you suggest) make funny pictures in my head, or interesting sounds in my ears. I can't remember how young I was when I felt in love with the word "backbone", but it was one of my first loves.

grapeling said...

dang, a word list. didn't find ones to fit my pen, so won't be playing today... but may come back to it later. Thanks, Kerry ~

Gemma Wiseman said...

This was an unusual challenge so I spun away from my usual comfort zone.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry--fun challenge--well, my poem isn't fun--it's a little on the strange and intense side-- but I thought the challeng fun--k.

Marian said...

Now THAT'S a word list!!

Gillena Cox said...

Compound words always give me a hassle, i always have to double check. Some sounding compound turnout to be two singles, some sounding singles turn out to be compounds

I turned this prompt into a silly treat

Hope you enjoy my write

much love...

hedgewitch said...

Compound words are wonderful things and you have probably noticed I am prone to making up my own a lot--this challenge actually seems like I may be able to write to it--we shall see. Thanks, Kerry!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm happy to know this is a fun challenge. Unfortunately, my own fun is being curtailed by a Parent-Teacher meeting this evening (There is a compound word I could live without!) I may have to come back to this one myself.

brudberg said...

I love compound words... and even more creating your own... But that might come in a future prompt :-) Let's see if I can come up with any..

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks for the challenge Kerry.

Jim said...

Compound words make life interesting, Kerry. Hyphenate if 'Google' says.
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Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

This was such a fun filled challenge :D sharing my poem "Burgess." Hope you all like it. Thank you Kerry for the wonderful opportunity!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Adam said...

I am enjoying all of this so much! Totally stretching out my poetry muscles and grateful for the awesome company of enthusiastic writers :)

Linda C. Folks said...

This should be a fun challenge, Kerry, thank you for the lists which were a big help.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

Oh my, that was fun!!

ccchampagne said...

At first I was stumped... Then I started throwing words together (which might not really have been the aim of the challenge) and had some real fun! Great prompt!

De said...

I freakin' LOVED this, Kerry. Thank you! So much fun to play with all the incredible words today.

De said...

PS: Can somebody remove number 19 Linky for me? I posted a link for a fellow poet at dVerse yesterday, and forgot to change my name info back. Sorry 'bout that. Gracias.

Marian said...

(gotcha, De.)

De said...

Thank you, Marian! :)

Raivenne said...

I posted up had an entirely different entry for today's NaPoWriMo. Then you guys compounded the issue with your prompt. My muse saw "fireflies" and it was over.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A little late getting here, but glad the prompt sparked a poem I needed to write.

Other Mary said...

Thanks Kerry! This was fun once I finally had a chance to sit down and give it some thought.

Hannah said...
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Hannah said...

Just the magic...thank you, Kerry!! :)

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

A few compound words while my cake is in the oven ...