Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crazy Phrase-y (Word Game)


Rules of the Game : Starting with the given word, form a sentence, without using prepositions, pronouns or conjunctions. Poetic or wacky, it is entirely your choice. Points are not awarded, just based on the length of the sentence, vocabulary and expression also counts! The word given here is
Falling .....
Falling leaves swirl languorously gliding, swaying, creating a beautiful pattern, the blue sky, the canvas.

Falling down served many a purpose, including a smashed ladder, heralding a tinkling laugh, making matters worse indeed.
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Lets see who comes up with the phrasiest of the phrase-y sentences. Bring in the poetic streak, then on it becomes easy! Do pitch in, and have fun.

The following list, is not an exhaustive one, so some concessions have been made. But the specified words are to be skipped, or else will entail disqualification. Happy phrasing!!

Prepositions"about," "above," "across," "after," "against," "along," "among," "around," "at," "before," "behind," "below," "beneath," "beside," "between," "beyond," "but," "by," "despite," "down," "during," "except," "for," "from," "in," "inside," "into," "like," "near," "of," "off," "on," "onto," "out," "outside," "over," "past," "since," "through," "throughout," "till," "to," "toward," "under," "underneath," "until," "up," "upon," "with," "within," and "without."

Pronouns"I," "you," "she," "he," "it," "we," "you," "they,” "me," "you," "her," "him," "it," "us," "you," and "them."

Conjunctions - "and," "but," "or," "nor," "for," "so," or "yet", "after," "although," "as," "because," "before," "how," "if," "once," "since," "than," "that," "though," "till," "until," "when," "where," "whether," and "while."

12 comments:

intlxpatr said...

Whoa! That is really hard for a wordy person like me! I will have to give it a try, but that is real exercise. It took me back to eighth grade, and memorizing prepositions and adverbs, and adverb phrases . . . .

intlxpatr said...

Falling sand dims vision, creating new worlds challenging our senses, exotic, alternately terrifying, beautiful, sense-numbing; manifesting gritty surfaces, disappearing landscapes, blurred outlines.

I cheated; I used a semi-colon!

onlooker said...

that was great!! could almost see the falling fine sand doing all those stuff!

hmmm for the use of 'our' mebe some marks will be deducted!! :) semicolon ofcourse is allowed.

thanks a ton for making this more fun.

Siva said...

Watching things falling gracefully, gradually is a envious sight that is fascinating, be it rain, autumn leaves, a skyscraper being demolished, a child being playfully tripped by his frined, a pack of cards built carefully and patience, a pile of wooden blocks tumbling apart, a towering skyscraper being dismantled, the dangling round ball swinging rhythmically and undeterred.

Siva said...

Watching things falling gracefully, gradually is a envious sight that is fascinating, be it rain, autumn leaves, a skyscraper being demolished, a child being playfully tripped by his frined, a pack of cards built carefully and patience, a pile of wooden blocks tumbling apart, a towering skyscraper being dismantled, the dangling round ball swinging rhythmically and undeterred.

onlooker said...

that was a beautiful image, things falling gracefully, gradually!
More points except for few minor appearances of prepositons and pronouns, its almost perfect! :)

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drift wood said...

this is sooooo exciting...most of the blogger tag games are asinine to say the least. this is truly challenging. am gonna try my wits now. :-)

drift wood said...

"Stormy anguished tears falling across the face revealed much of the despair within, unmitigated grief that threatened to engulf all, trailing complete devastation in its wake."

onlooker said...

@ driftwood - such a pleasure to have someone respond to my absurd attempts at 'creating' word games, and being told it is not 'asinine'!! :-)

and great attempt too,and nice flow of emotions.

uma said...

I know this post is old but liked the idea:
falling rain drops create rippling waves, each droplet shimmering golden hues, making a scarlet moon-lit sky a beautiful backdrop, enriching a poetic mind.

vaidegi j said...

nice to know that the game still appeals to a few! :) that was lovely, keep coming!