Writing Assignment Week 1 Day 4

 

Thesaurus use

Only heaps of stone rubble were left of the whole solid edifice:

Heaps: jumble, stack, clump, ton

Rubble: debris, fill, scree, brash

Solid: strong, stable, sturdy, substantial

Edifice: construction, building, erection, monument

Only jumbles of stone debris were left of the whole sturdy erection

Only stacks of stone fill were left of the whole strong construction

The others would not listen to the pleas of the starving peasants:

Listen: attend, take notice, admit, hearken

Pleas: appeals, entreaties, petitions, supplications

Starving:hungry, craving, undernourished, starved

The others would not attend to the entreaties of the hungry peasants

The others would not take notice of the appeals of the craving peasants

Transforming nouns to adjectives and vice versa

Original: Hershey’s unique, fermented flavor has never sold in Europe

Hershey’s flavor of ferment and flavor has never sold in Europe

Original: In spite of his gentle face and his sweet and kind young wife, the king was unmerciful

In spite of his face of gentleness and his wife of youth, kindness and sweetness, the king was unmerciful

Original: A bright moon filled the world with soft light

A moon of brightness filled the world with light of softness

Original: The soldiers and sailors of the Armada hurried to the guns

The Armada’s soldiers and sailors hurried to the guns

Original: Imagine then, my thrill of terror when I suddenly heard the whistle in the silence of the night

Imagine then, my terrified thrill when I suddenly heard the whistle in the nightly silence

Original: The Colorado River picks up tiny particles of sediment along the way

The Colorado River picks up tiny sedimentary particles along the way

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Writing Assignment Week 1 Day 4

  1. Use “undernourished” rather than “craving.”

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:45 PM, jedwardjewell wrote:

    > jedwardjewell posted: “Thesaurus use Only heaps of stone rubble were left > of the whole solid edifice: Heaps: jumble, stack, clump, ton Rubble: > debris, fill, scree, brash Solid: strong, stable, sturdy, substantial > Edifice: construction, building, erection, monument Only ju” >

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  2. “silent night” would sound better.

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:45 PM, jedwardjewell wrote:

    > jedwardjewell posted: “Thesaurus use Only heaps of stone rubble were left > of the whole solid edifice: Heaps: jumble, stack, clump, ton Rubble: > debris, fill, scree, brash Solid: strong, stable, sturdy, substantial > Edifice: construction, building, erection, monument Only ju” >

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