Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trifecta: Black, White, Gray


Trifecta wants us to give them a 33-word example of personification.  Here it is defined in case we've forgotten our English 101, which is entirely possible.  It's the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (http://literary-devices.com).


Worn like a snug, little, black dress.

Dressed down in

Jeans, white tee, flip-flops.

Their colors...

Black

White

Gray

Stylishly told

Always.

Watching her true-mirrored reflection

Wearing them believably.

Applaud

Veil

Refrain

Choose.


39 comments:

  1. So much to choose from, what to pick!

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  2. Pick the little red dress! lol

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    1. Oooohhhh! Red, the scandalous one! Should have used that color too.

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  3. I have used this comment before but it really applies here...........I am amazed by writers who pack sooooooo much story, so much emotion, so many layers of meaning into a mere 33 words! Incredibly good writing.

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    1. Tom, thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment. I really appreciate it. You are right. It's hard to tell a story in so few words. Love the challenge.

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  4. ahhh, Gina . . . so much, so much

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    1. So thankful you liked it, Barbara!

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  5. I like how you used the shape of the poem to give more meaning to your words as well.

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    1. I sure hope it did. That's what I attempted to do so thank you for noticing, Kristin.

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  6. Visual presentation matters, at least with this post! Beautiful job, as always!

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    1. Everything needs to look visually pleasing ;-) I appreciate your kind words, Tina!

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  7. choose..the shoes...I am a real fan of this minimalist poetry, I must say.

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    1. Managua, You don't even know what a complete nut I am over shoes. I would choose shoes any day over almost any fashion item. I like minimalist poetry as well. Thank you for commenting.

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  8. Ohh! I absolutely love this!

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  9. I like the structure of this poem. Nicely done!

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  10. That's very cool, Gina. I don't think I have the discipline to do something like that. Well done!

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    1. Well, thanks! You don't have the discipline to tell a story in 33 words? Oh yes you do. I know you can.

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  11. What a show! And yet, the little black dress can never go wrong!

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    1. I'm partial to jeans myself but when in doubt, wear the little black dress!

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  12. A classic, like that little black dress.

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  13. Nice! Between the structure and the language, you've created an excellent piece!

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. I really appreciate it.

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  14. Flash Fiction at its best! WEll done, GINA!

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    1. I appreciate your enthusiastic comment, Michael. It was fun to write for sure.

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  15. Pretty poem. Visually and otherwise.

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  16. I love these 33 word responses, so many great stuff with just 33 words! Great stuff here!

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    1. Thanks Kim. They are fun yet tricky.

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  17. I bet your in the tee, flip flops and jeans in sunny Fl. Great snappy poem. Btw, were not all old in Fl!

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    1. Exactly! Weather was a beaut today. Naples = Old people though. I've heard Tampa is different.

      Thanks.

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  18. Whatever you wear, do it believably! Great poem.

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    1. Lies are dressed all different ways. Thanks.

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