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jonie

Matchmaker, matchmaker

I believe someone might have put up something similar to this exercise a while back. I'm trying it again, with a little more explanation of how it's done.

Start by listing five of your own random adjectives. For example,

Adjectives

clear

slick

leafy

coarse

dirty

Next, come up with 5 random concrete nouns

Concrete Nouns

wood

water

rain

light

people

Finally, 5 abstract nouns

Abstract nouns

honesty

death

perfection

illusion

abuse

Combine 1 adjective, 1 noun and 1 abstract noun to come up with metaphors.

The clear water of honesty

Rain slick illusion

The leafy wood of perfection

Death is a dirty light

The coarse people of abuse

Another go,

Death is a coarse rain

The leafy light of illusion

The dirty people of perfection

The slick water of abuse

Honesty is a clear wood

Not all of them will be good, of course, but some may start you off on a good lyric or poem idea.

Post up your lists and results. Highlight your favorite.

If it leads to something more, post that up too.

Maurreen has supplied us with a random word generator.

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Adjectives

Sunny

Transparent

Elastic

Sweet

Smoky

Nouns

Hat

Corporation

Book

Orchestra

Bar

Abstract nouns

Feelings

Corruption

Communion

Sin

Sex

So..

The sweet bar of corruption?

The elastic orchestra of sex?

The smoky book of feelings?

The sunny hat of communion?

The transparent corporation of sin?

I'm quite liking the sex one.. :)

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I agree, the elastic orchestra of sex is a winner.

Adjectives

bitter

flimsy

shadowy

old

mellow

Concrete Nouns

curtain

oven

song

bed

feast

Abstract nouns

infamy

confusion

pleasure

frustration

alarm

Frustration is a bitter oven :)

The flimsy bed of infamy

Pleasure is a mellow feast

The curtain of shadowy confusion

Old song alarm

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I'm using a random word generator.

Adjectives

effective

forgiving

linear

related

relevant

Concrete Nouns

arcade

blood

city

fire

publication

Abstract Nouns

detail

illness

mainstream

obligation

taste

Phrases

Effective arcades of details

Forgiving blood of illness

Linear city of the mainstream

Related fires of obligation

Relevant publications of taste

Poem?

Mainstream city.

Relevant publications.

Obligation saturation.

Arcade details

effective illness.

Not linear.

All related.

Forgiving blood.

Lacking verbs.

Needing nerve.

Seeking fire.

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Great phrases and poem, Maurreen.

In playing with your list, a bit

Forgiving fire of obligation

Effective blood of the mainstream

Your random word generator is fabulous. Would you mind if I posted it up for all to use, if they wish?

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Thanks, Jonie, glad you like.

Please do share the random word generator. That's what I was trying to do.

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From the random word generator...

Adjectives

Invasion

Sensible

Considerable

Full

Novice

Noun

Pilot

Bolt

Chemical

Bending

Backlog

Abstract Nouns

Justice

Love

Bravery

Sympathy

Hatred

Phrases + meanings:

Considerable chemical bravery: dodging trains while high on drugs

Full backlog of justice: So many crimes, not enough courts

Novice pilot sympathy: Poor guy crashed into the mountain on his first flight

Neal

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Great topic! Got those from the Random Word Generator.

Adjectives

Returnable

Rainy

Deceased

Riddled

Sewn

Nouns

Ballroom

Dynamite

Collision

Keystone

Heartache

Abstract Nouns

Relationship

Smile

View

Difficulty

Promise

Found Combinations

The rainy ballroom of relationships

The deceased dynamite in your smile

The riddled keystone of a promise

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Could we have more of these please

All the best

Mike

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