Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Writing: Creative Complex: Elddir

Hello, Srellet-Elddir.

I know we've done posts about riddles before, but today's is a little different. Today, make up a riddle or a little poem using stressed and unstressed syllables.
Riddles are a little bit like optical illusions. What do you see?

Here are some examples:
  • "Be bold, be bold, but not too bold, lest that your heart's blood should run cold." -Mr. Fox
  • "It is not so, it was not so, and God forbid it should ever be so." -"Mr. Fox" (Also quoted in Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare)
  • "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary" -"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe (And the rest of the poem)
  • "You heard as if an army muttered" -"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning
  • "Double, double, toil and trouble;/ Fire burn and cauldron bubble" -Macbeth by Shakespeare
    • Here is a link to the Hogwarts Choir singing a song based on the witches' potion in Macbeth
If you can't quite remember stressed and unstressed syllables, see Dragomir's post about them here.

Share your creations in the comments!
Spruce Nogard

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