Humor Poetry posted May 9, 2019


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Obscure Word contest entry

There's a Word For It?

by DragonSkulls

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There's a word for splicing words
into words and that word is Tmesis?

That's rifuckindiculous.

 



Obscure Word 7-9-7 writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
And now, just in time for the end of the school year, it's the OBSCURE WORD 7-9-7! Write a 7-9-7 poem that highlights, introduces, or just plain uses an OBSCURE word** in the English language! ;) :) There's no topic limitation except to say that you are to try to choose a little-known word that we all might like to use one day....so, it's your job to impress us into doing so! :) :) Make us laugh! Make us cry! But make us want to vote for (and, perhaps, utilize!) yours in one of our future offerings (prose or poetry)!

**BE SURE to include a definition of your word in your author notes! :) :)

A 7-9-7 is written such that:

first line is seven syllables
second line is nine syllables
third line is seven syllables



Tme-sis: The separation of parts of a compound word by an intervening word or words, heard mainly in informal speech (e.g., a whole nother story; shove it back any-old-where in the pile). Tmesis is derived from the Greek word tmesis, which means "to cut." It is a rhetorical device that involves the breaking down of a phrase or a word into two parts. In simpler words, tmesis is an insertion of a word between the parts of a word, a compound word, or a phrase (phrasal verbs usually). It is a practice of dividing a phrase or word into its components by inserting another word in the middle of that phrase or word.


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