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Friday, September 13, 2013

My Sweet Apostrophe

This weekend's Trifextra challenge: Write a 33-word apostrophe. About.com defines apostrophe as, "A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding." 

So, of course, my first impulse was to write an apostrophe about the punctuation mark of the same name. Yep, that's how my mind works. I've learned to just go with it.


O, my sweet apostrophe!
Show me thy versatility.
How I love when you’re possessive. 
Join two words as one. Impressive!
Do pluralize that single letter,
But not whole words. (“S” does that better.)

53 comments:

  1. Excellent job there Ivy. Makes me think something funny and rhyming is the way to go this week. Good one!

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    1. Thank you, Paul. :) "Funny" will probably be in the minority this weekend, but I had lots of fun writing this one ... especially since my last few pieces were darker.

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  2. Fun take on the prompt, very creative.

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  3. I agree-fun, creative, and I'm a little jealous I didn't think of this too;)

    Seriously, though-I always know you will kick the pants off the prompt, Ivy. Well done!!!!!

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    1. Too funny! Everyone's writing beautiful/meaningful/touching pieces. And mine? Yeah, it's about punctuation. Can't get much deeper than that. ;)

      I LOVE that you expect me to "kick the pants off" prompts. Don't know that I always deliver, but I'm honored you give me that much credit. Thanks for the awesome compliment!

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  4. This was funny! I could see it being used in elementary school to make kids remember punctuation :)

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    1. That's a very cool compliment. Maybe I'll pass it on to some teachers I know. :) Thank you, Janna!

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  5. So clever Ivy. What a way to approach this!

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  6. and this is why you are one of my favorite writers. SO creative, so much fun for a Friday. :)

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    1. Kir, you are so sweet! Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed my silly little poem. And it's nice to find out one of my favorite writers considers me a favorite too. :)

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  7. I thought of that too but yours is way more clever and rhyme-y than minevwould ever be.

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    1. I seriously doubt that but thank you, Gina! :)

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you, LaTonya. :)

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  9. Brilliant an apostrophe apostrophe - can I apostrophe that?

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    1. Maybe. How about Ivy's apostrophe's apostrophe? :)

      Thank you, Bjorn!

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  10. So you took the meta road and rocked it, Ivy!
    Love the rhyme, and it really is a cool piece.

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    1. Thanks for the wicked cool comment, Kymm! :)

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  11. An apostrophe about an apostrophe... How cool is that! Super-fun ;)

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  12. Nice job! I love the apostrophe about the apostrophe!

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  13. Good line of thinking...bright and cheery..enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you, Sini! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  14. oh thy dour rhyming mama
    change the channel watch the drama
    send kittens off to meet their maker
    steal brownies from the baker
    your blog is still powered by google
    the angry cow would just say moogle

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    1. Great effort, but I'm afraid you've exceeded the word limit. ;)

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  15. An apostrophe about an apostrophe... I had an inkling towards this. I couldn't have pulled it off like this, though. This was brilliant!

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    1. Awww, thank you! But I'm sure you would've done something wonderful--like your usual work. :)

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  16. I love it.. and a teaching tool as well. Nice take!

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  17. SOOOOOOOOOO clever!!!! Winner?

    xxo
    MOV

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    1. did I say I'm jealous? because, you know, I kinda am.

      brilliant!

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    2. Thank you, MOV! Your feedback means a lot to me.

      And I LOVE that you came back to let me know you're kinda jealous. You really shouldn't be. It was all in the subject matter. I mean, anyone could make the amazing apostrophe sound awesome. But you? I bet you could even make the common comma sound epic. :)

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  18. Clever and a great take: an apostrophe on an apostrophe!

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. This was a fun one to write. :)

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  19. Brilliant idea (apostrophe on an apostrophe) superbly executed!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, P.I.!

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  20. How cute and apt is this!Wow Ivy,this is really awesome:-)

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    1. Atreyee, thank you for the lovely comment!

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  21. Ha, that's cute! The S line made me laugh.
    Thank you for linking up!

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  22. This is great! Really fun and clever!

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  23. OK - this is brilliant, and should be published for bloggers everywhere. Or, you know, for anyone who ever holds a pen. :)

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  24. Hahaha! Love it! You're quite a clever one!

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