Horace: I can't finish reading "War and Peace."
Horace: It's a long story...
It’s a real page-turner. Over 1400 pages to turn.
And pronouncing the names is no picnic either…
I just finished reading that! Having 3 different names for each character makes it difficult to follow as well.
When the Cliffs Notes version of a book is 300 pages, you know you’re in trouble.
baslimthebegger, I remember learning in English class about repetition for effect. That’s what you’re doing. :-)
Now, if I could just get over this AARP moment, and remember what the term was for “repetition for effect” is, I’d be doing great. Onomatopoeia is all I can think of, and I have a sneaky suspicion that’s not it, lol.
And if I’d proofread before I posted ….
Give peas a chance!
Great Scott, this is heavy.
I prefer the biography of Leo Tolstoy by Warren Pease.
(Credit to Prairie Home Companion.)
No doubt, Horace!
I agree with Jeff - I left off on War and Peace because the characters were too difficult to discern. I also did not find it interesting. I’m finding it much easier and more interesting to read the works of Chaucer. I’m in the last of the Canterbury Tales and I like the less ponderous/religious ones more than these others, but all show insight in the times etc. An enjoyable read!
Alliteration is only the repeating of beginning sounds of words, eg, founding fathers’ families, not necessarily done for effect. “Reiteration” might be a closer synonym to repetition for effect.
the world can’t either
July 31, 2015