A Children s Almanac of Words at Play

An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year.

Author: Willard R. Espy

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 0517546604

Category: Literary recreations

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An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year.

Words at Play

The play is a celebration of women. Julia and Jane are attractive, witty, and
clever enough to reconcile their wild oats with their duty. If social convention
would not allow women to play the men's games aboveboard, they simply invent
their own ...

Author: Londre, Felicia Hardison

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809388588

Category: Creative writing

Page: 249

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The Muse at Play

Recited without the particle as, the halves have an equal number of syllables and
the repetition of -oq at the end of two words creates a catchy phrase whose
rhythm reinforces the paradox of Heraclitus' words. And while Heraclitus uses the
 ...

Author: Jan Kwapisz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110270617

Category: Literary Criticism

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Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.

At Play

... light until we get to the technical exercises. there was a Russian poet named
Osip Mandelstam who used to hum to himself—sometimes for days—until the
hum became words. At that certain point he knew his poem was ready to be
written.

Author: Elizabeth Swados

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374706980

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Young people and improvisational theater should be a natural combination—so why do we so rarely find this combo in today's classrooms? According to Elizabeth Swados—playwright, director, composer, poet, author of children's books and of an acclaimed family memoir—improvisational theater is the perfect creative outlet for junior-high and high-school students . . . if only they can be given the tools and the guidance to make the most of this natural yet rigorous art form. Drawing on her own experience teaching inner-city children in the groundbreaking musical Runaways and in teaching the techniques of improv theater in schools around the country, as well as on her own background in experimental theater, Swados provides a step-by-step guide to bringing out the natural creativity and enthusiasm key to young people creating—and enjoying—improvisational theater. Covering the basics—from freeing the imagination to learning about how to work with an ensemble, from how to master different forms of movement and sound to how to create different kinds of characters—this is the book for teachers and students eager to learn how to express fully the creative talent that all children are born with.

Words at Work and Play

Eminent anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath sets out to find answers to these and similar questions, tracking the lives of 300 black and white working-class families as they reshaped their lives in new locations, occupations and ...

Author: Shirley Brice Heath

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139504454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Childhood and family life have changed significantly in recent decades. What is the nature of these changes? How have they affected the use of time, space, work and play? In what ways have they influenced face-to-face talk and the uses of technology within families and communities? Eminent anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath sets out to find answers to these and similar questions, tracking the lives of 300 black and white working-class families as they reshaped their lives in new locations, occupations and interpersonal alignments over a period of thirty years. From the 1981 recession through the economic instabilities and technological developments of the opening decade of the twenty-first century, Shirley Brice Heath shows how families constantly rearrange their patterns of work, language, play and learning in response to economic pressures. This outstanding study is a must-read for anyone interested in family life, language development and social change.

Cousin Lucy at Play

The children all wanted to see what it was ; and they found , on holding it down
so that they could see it , that the plate contained the words , FROM FRIENDS . “
We thought that that would be better , " said Miss Anne , “ than to put all your ...

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN5EB3

Category: Amusements

Page: 180

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Rollo at Play

only when he does what his father forbids in words ? » “ I suppose so , ” said
Rollo . " What is disobedience ? " asked his father . Why , it is doing what you tell
me not to do ; is it not ? " “ That is not a sufficient definition of it ; for suppose you ...

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89006528988

Category: Boys

Page: 191

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Man at Play

Words that a medieval king or noble would have read with approval . One
discovery made in the course of the Crusades was that the Arab horse was much
lighter , quicker and more manæuvrable than the animal bred in Western Europe
.

Author: John Armitage

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015011254227

Category: Amusements

Page: 192

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Words at Play

In this encompassing and accessible introduction to dramaturgy, Felicia Hardison Londré promotes the dramaturgical essay as both an art form and as a method for improving creative writing skills.

Author: Felicia Hardison Londre

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: UOM:39015062816114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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In this encompassing and accessible introduction to dramaturgy, Felicia Hardison Londré promotes the dramaturgical essay as both an art form and as a method for improving creative writing skills. Words at Play: Creative Writing and Dramaturgy includes Londré's essays on plays produced at several regional professional theatre companies interspersed with instructive examples for writing more clearly, economically, and compellingly. Beginning with an introduction that outlines the purpose of the dramaturgical essay as well as its usefulness as a tool for teaching how to write for the theatre, Londré provides numerous examples of this specialized literary genre culled from program essays she has written for Missouri Repertory Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, American Heartland Theatre, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Words at Play: Creative Writing and Dramaturgy contains more than sixty complete essays and pertinent selections from twenty others. Drawing on personal and professional experiences as a teacher and dramaturg, Londré considers plays from timeless classics, including those of Shakespeare and Chekhov, to contemporary favorites and a few unusual and largely unknown pieces. Words at Play: Creative Writing and Dramaturgy furthermore incorporates introductory paragraphs that are informal and personal yet cogent and critical, providing readers with object lessons in both writing style and analysis. Taking the reader into her confidence, Londré also shows how a dramaturg develops a print relationship with other theatre artists and the community. A foreword by Royal Shakespeare Company associate artist Barry Kyle addresses the evolving role of the dramaturg in Britain and America. Dakin Williams, brother of playwright Tennessee Williams, provides a letter.

Great Men at Play

He was known as an enthusiastic snuffer , and on one occasion in the pulpit ,
when uttering the words My soul cleaveth to the dust , ” he took a huge pinch of
snuff . At another time , when vigorously proclaiming in the words of Scripture that
 ...

Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWDZF6

Category: Games

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The Public at Play

not , in the words of one professional member , a “ grass - roots movement ' but '
an assembly of devoted , interested community leaders . In other words , the ORA
was identifiably an interest group , consisting of the ' recreation - minded ' and ...

Author: Shirley Maye Tillotson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802082963

Category: Recreation

Page: 235

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In Ontario in the 1950s play was a serious business. "The Public at Play" brings to light a forgotten moment of failed political idealism, when leisure meant much more than fun. Between 1945 and 1961 the government funded the hiring of a cadre of recreation directors in the villages, towns, and cities of Ontario. Liberal thinkers saw this funding as a way to foster a democratic and participatory society; working with these directors, municipalities could start grass-roots community activities, in the process conditioning mind and body for active citizenship. The ideals were high: women and men would play equal roles; volunteers would be integral to the shape local recreation would take; and the whole effort would be guided by and instilled with the democratic spirit of the emerging welfare state. From this high ground, the movement went rapidly into a tailspin. Volunteers fell into petty roles or simply slid into consumerism, leaving power in a few familiar hands. Women and girls were pushed out of the process. As Tillotson examines just what went wrong, the intrinsic connection between the sidelining of women's leadership and the calcification of regional recreation schemes into bureacracies becomes all too apparent. Yet while Tillotson fully develops the central motif of gender, she is never reductive. Scholars and policy makers will value her sophisticated examination of the many lines of force involved when high politics meets the entrenched value systems of communities.

Another Almanac of Words at Play

Palindromes, limericks, puns, satires, anecdotes, and other kinds of word play are included in this humorous sequel to Espy's first almanac

Author: Willard R. Espy

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 0517531879

Category: Literary calendars.

Page: 362

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Palindromes, limericks, puns, satires, anecdotes, and other kinds of word play are included in this humorous sequel to Espy's first almanac

Sanders New Speller Definer and Analyzer

Boys must not spend too much time at play . You must not play with bad boys .
Bad boys will teach you to lie and cheat . They will teach you to swear and steal .
While at play , make use of no bad words . Flee from those who use bad words ...

Author: Charles Walton Sanders

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435002963270

Category: English language

Page: 170

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Verbatim

3 Willard Espy , Another Almanac of Words at Play , Clarkson N. Potter , New
York , 1980 . “ The Lama ” in Ogden Nash , Free Wheeling , Simon and Schuster ,
New York , 1931 . My son provides “ My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015216091

Category: English language

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