Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Letter A, featuring @rosieamber1, @tolkien418, and @bftReviews #AtoZChallenge

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We originally had a theme of our own, but life got in the way. Instead, I'm going to highlight other blogs doing the A to Z challenge.

It’s 1867 and 9 people are squashed inside a stagecoach as it beats it’s way across the hot dust of Texas. Inside are English trio Annie Haddon, her cousin Charlotte and Aunt Bea. In true British aristocracy style the ladies are broiling in their layers of clothing, gloves and hats, but it is against strict etiquette to be seen in anything less.


What is an anaphora? Anaphora is deliberately repeating terms at the start of sentences so as to build up to a climax. Not only is it used for giving prominence to ideas, but for adding rhythm to the writing like a song. It’s memorable.


Assassin [uh-sas-in]


1. a murderer, especially one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons.

2. (initial capital letter) one of an order of Muslim fanatics, active in Persia and Syria from about 1090 to 1272, whose chief object was to assassinate Crusaders.


Medieval Latin, Arabic


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