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"Little Dog (or Cat) Name Poem"

Exercise #95 : "Little Dog (or Cat) Name Poem"

This is an exercise in using alliteration and rhythm.

The other day on C.M. Mayo's blog she posted this poem:
Little Dog Name Poem (To the Tin Whistle & Gamelan)
Tater, Tot, Louie, Boomer, Bridget, Bijou, Elpis, Roxy, Leader, Lucy, Lola, Coco, Chloe, and of course--- drum-rolllll--- Picadou.
Take a look at the alliteration:
Tater, Tot
Boomer, Bridget, Bijou
Leader, Lucy, Lola
Coco, Chloe (well, close...)
and the rhythms... (an easy way to get the feel for the rhythm of writing is to read it aloud, but with your hand covering your mouth).

The exercise is this: Make a list of some 10-15 dog names (or cat names or horse names, whatever you prefer)--- just slap down whatever names occur to you--- then, rearrange the names into a little poem using alliteration and some kind of rhythm.

GO!

Stream-of-conscious names:
Lily, Kitty, Zola, Maggie, Cocoa, Bushka, Ellie, Abby, Bella, Indigo, Chester, Max, Ally, Minnie, Molly, Charlie, Tootles, Cookie, Bijou, Louie, Sadie, Juju, Beebee, Lulu

Rearranged names:
Abby, Ally, Ellie, Sadie,
Maggie, Minnie, Molly, Max
Lily, Louie, Lulu
Charlie, Chester
Bushka, Bella, Bijou, Beebee
Cocoa, Cookie, Kitty

Ones that don't fit:
Zola, Indigo, Tootles

Hmm... I'm not sure what this one accomplished. Ah, well. At the end of the day, I got some pretty nifty animal names for any future pets I might have... :)

NaNo Update!
I'm on track today with just over 39,000 words. Woo! Like I've said before, it's a bunch of poorly-written hooey, but hey, I'm getting it all out in paragraph form. That's all that matters. :) Come December, I'm going to have quite a bit of editing to do, but that's ok! I'm actually a really big fan of editing. We'll only see!

I'm off to do a bit of writing! Woo!

Peace.
Stef.

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