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Posted Today, 09:49 AM

Portmanteau is a device which makes the English language unique from many other languages around the world. It offers a way to blend words together to form new ones. It demonstrates a word play action giving diversity in definition. Usually it's done by fusing two or more words together and it must refer to a single meaning. Also, the blended word shares the meaning of the words used to coin the new one. The arts and media entertainment industries use this device extensively. 
A Portmanteau Generator


Posted Yesterday, 07:58 AM

Using the internet for social networking, blogs, and forums is a great medium to use Imagery. Instead of using just figurative language alone to represent ideas the new universe of cyberspace allows everyone to send out visual representations that also include a variety of visual aids. Along with auditory stimulus this goes a long way in creating images of communication.

Imagery in literature is used to convey mental pictures to the reader. It isn't just the visual aspect that creates true imagery. The other senses can be affected by Imagery too. Any word that appeals to the senses will aid the description. The trick is to create a graphic scene that appeals to as many senses as possible using simile, metaphor, and of course onomatopoeia.







Give it a tasty lick or two!




Try blending the site patterns...




Sometimes the right sound gets perfect attention:




Imagery can touch the imagination in many ways...







Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:19 PM



Don't cha just love the sound of this word? It's so sharp and snakey. Always good with an exclamation point! This word means a snide and sarcastic comment. They can be both wildly stupid or incredibly clever. Depending on the point of view. It combines cynicisms with blended wit. They'r usually quick little quips to tease someone into an emotional response. Derisive in nature they can and will at times cut deep into the psyche. It can be used as a defensive device to cut away at an individual like an ad hominem attack. Most of the time snarks are used to mask points of view.







A really effective rhetorical device we hear a lot in todays world is sarcasm. Most people know what it is, what it feels like, where to direct it; both on the sending and receiving end of things. It can be used as a witty comeback or an avoidance to an uncomfortable situation. It deflects attention away from embarrassing moments and can be used to hide uncomfortable feelings.
They are used to express a mocking attitude towards an object, person or an idea. They can be used in a satirical comment with the specific purpose of destroying another's opinion. Sarcasm can be cruel, amusing, pointed, and biting. It is used to dig into anothers emotional center of being. An attack on the spirit.
Delivery of Sarcasm is key.
There are 7 basic types of tone to consider when employing its biting commentary:
Self-Deprecating Sarcasm - Inferior, worthless
Brooding Sarcasm - Polite bitterness
Deadpan Sarcasm - Without emotion
Polite Sarcasm - Delayed effect; listener must think about it to get it.
Obnoxious Sarcasm - The kind that makes a listener wanna crack a skull.
Manic Sarcasm - Delivered with an unnaturally happy mood
Raging Sarcasm - exaggerated violent threats
Here's a decent link I've found describing these tones in more detail:


Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:54 PM

Parrhesia - Free and fearless speech. Being bold and assertive when telling the truth. Bombastically displaying it all for everyone to see. Ideally, It is used to gain the attention of an audience for moral purposes. Although negativity is often inserted to add extra firepower. 
It comes from the old Greek meaning 'to speak everything'. It also implies the obligation to speak the truth to all, even at personal risk. I guess Socrates would know all about that... 
It means more than just stating your own personal beliefs but a public commitment to those beliefs. It concerns the truth about his or her own being and displaying that light outward for others to see. It comes from the core of the very self. Your own awareness of being completely naked for all to see.
Parrhesia unleashes a torrent of ideas freely without compunction, without much forethought, without stiff composure. Letting the spirit move the the moment forward. Directly expressing blunt truth by using simple, clear words to gather attention. You can see this device used all the time by the politicians and the religious ministers.  
The truth spouting from their gobs is loaded with artificial sweetener....


Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:40 PM


Smart Ass!






A two word device that describes an object with metaphors. Kennings are used in poems and riddles to report characteristics in obscured detail. Painting pictures by compressing metaphors is a good way to describe something symbolically. They replace concrete nouns with a colourful display of figurative speech. Describing something in an indirect manner. They are like metaphors and similes. When combining them together in short lists they can create clever riddles. 


Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

33 Illustrated Literal Idioms, Puns and Proverb Jam Sessions Created By Keren Rosen


Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Idioms are figurative devices used to convey something literal in a more ornate way. They can add subtle meanings in both good and bad expressions. Idioms are two or more words used to describe a clearer sense of coherence. As always cultural differences do apply. Metaphorically, the quality of the idiom is a matter of degree. Idioms are shorter ways of expressing a complicated idea and they bring clear mental images to the mind. Idiom use in quality news reporting is limited but are common in advertisements and promotional materials. Tabloid press magazines and bombastic alternative news outlets use idioms constantly.  
Idiom Site
An alphabetical listing of common idioms


Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:00 AM








Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

The Palindrome effect
Palindromes are words and sentences that read both forwards as well as backwards. These take a bit of thinking to create. Usually for entertaining purposes. But, they do have an esoteric aspect. Their use can be traced to ancient and modern Magic spells because of the reversibility they offer. You'll find extensive use of the palindrome effect in numbers too. Great for poetic rhythm effects and they're seen in religious texts as well.


Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:57 PM


“Folks, our nation’s hen houses are on the attack. If we don’t act now, it’s no more fried egg and cheese biscuits for us. No more fried chicken. No more chicken noodle soup. No more Wendy’s Spicy Chicken sandwiches. It’s gone. All gone. As soon as these bastards get their hands on our chicken, the only thing we’ll have is either Curried Chicken or Chicken Tacos. And who eats that shit? This is America folks. If we let ISIS and illegal Mexicans get to our chickens, it’s over folks. The American dream is dead. But, I’m here to tell you folks, I’ve read on Twitter and Facebook that the best thing we can do to keep the chickens safe is guarding them with nature’s top assassin. The fox. The fox is a ruthless killer, heartless, and he’ll snuff out anyone trying to hurt our nation’s precious hens. God bless foxes, and God bless America!” said Trump. The crowd of news reporters and farmers erupted in a thunderous applause.




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