Good aphoristic definitions of words allow you to experience feeling and imagination
from the point of view of their originator. They convey a meaning and a truth that
dictionary definitions lack.
This exercise permits you to express and extend your own experiential quality and
flavor to a word, and what it individualistically means to you.
Marriage -- A lottery in which men stake their liberty and women
-- Madame DiRieux
One long conversation, checkered by disputes.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Now create and write an aphorism for each of the following words:
For example, Retirement is what men do when they die and women do when they
Retirement Politics Reality Happiness
Creativity Power Lov e Tidiness
An epithet is a descriptive word or phrase that expresses some real or implied
quality of a person or thing in place of the name (e.g. "Charles the Great" for
Charlemagne). Create a catchy epithet for each of the following:
Atlantis George Washington Columbus
Aztec Empire Roman Empire Ronald Reagan