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anthropomorphism

These lessons, by one of our most consistent FaithWriters' Challenge Champions, should not be missed. So we're making a permanent home for them here.

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anthropomorphism

Postby jodiebanner » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:27 pm

Hmmmmm.... "Why the long face?" Now thats funny!

This one is hard for me. While I like animals and even love my cat. The statement "Animals are people too" Drives me nuts. Hopefully I haven't ostracized all of the animal lovers out there with my revelation.I will give this a try.

I'll turn my homework in later.
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master class

Postby debbiew » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:29 pm

"Oh that Eve, she makes me so mad. Walking around the garden like she owns the place. I'll make her see it my way."

"I can see that she is considering my propositon, wait, wait, once she takes the bite the deal is done. Stupid Eve, you have no idea what that bite has cost."

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Postby glorybee » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:52 pm

Jodie, it's hard for me too--but hey, I'm an equal opportunity teacher, and it came up on the list. Besides, even if you're never going to use a literary device, it's nice to be able to throw the terms around, and to recognize them when you see them.
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Postby glorybee » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:23 pm

Gerald, you definitely get the 5 extra points for satirical bite!

And I love your churchmouse, too.
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Postby srashmi » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:59 pm

Here is one of my previous challenge entries: Bonnie Bunny Searches For A Friend

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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 am

That one did very well, too! Thanks for the link, Seema!
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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:56 am

Yes, indeedy, Catrina! Thanks for the link.
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Postby Anja » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:17 am

This is not one of my favourite things... I don't care much for anthropomorphized letters, birth announcements, etc. I do like the commercial with a dog making a sandwich and discovering there's no Miracle Whip, so he heaves the whole thing in the trash. (Of course, it belongs in the trash WITH the Miracle Whip, too, but that's another topic... and jmho.)

Are you going to tell us how to pronounce Anthrop... anthro-po-mo....


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Be so feisty and mean.
On his way to the 'forum'
With so little decorum.
Dawdling and strolling
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Reading replies
And re-dotting the i's.


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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:45 am

Hiya, Peej--

Yes, the entries you linked to work for anthropomorphism. And I agree--kids love that sort of thing.
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Postby jodiebanner » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:45 pm

I think my old, tired, Mommy brain may actually have figured out what an allegory is. I knew the definition but I didn't "Get it" until just now.
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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:46 pm

I love those "breakthrough" moments. A gold star for you.
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Postby Ben_Poet » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:52 pm

Here's one from me:

Robin Redbreast

I spend my life in tune with joy,
I harmonize her lively song,
I see the people rush on by,
I see them push their life along—

They rush to find their happiness,
They cannot see their routine’s wrong;
They walk by bliss, and cannot see
All they must do is join my song…
Ben Graber

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When words are drops of color
Which blend into a work of art,
They enter in your garden
And cultivate the heart.

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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:54 pm

Ann, I've never seen that quote--how wonderful! I'll have to remember that word.

You're the type of student who keeps us teachers on our toes.

We hate that.

(You know I'm kidding, dear.)
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Postby glorybee » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:04 pm

jodiebanner wrote:One more little question. If I wrote a story based on my family in which I used a different animal to represent the different members and their characteristics, Would that be an allegory or Anthropomorphism?


Both, Jodie--anthropomorphism is a tool used by many allegorists.
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Postby GShuler » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:08 pm

Here is an sample of Anthropomorphism taken to the extreme from the Senior Master Writer Himself, God from His Holy Bible:

Num 22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
Num 22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
Num 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.


I think it is very applicable to this lesson to realize that God even sees that sometimes humans don't understand the spiritual unless they are told by an animal.
I had something really memorable to write here but I forgot what it was.
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