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    "Parched are the plains and bare" - A B "Banjo"...

    "Parched are the plains and bare" - A B "Banjo" Paterson, General Drought and General Rain, 1902
  2. Thread: Metaphors

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    Those metaphors sound like something I'd read...

    Those metaphors sound like something I'd read when my teacher asks me to help her edit drafts of kids' assignments! lol
    Except I don't think I've ever read any metaphors as intelligent as what those...
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    I always liked Ranger from the Stephanie Plum...

    I always liked Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. He's a bounty hunter.
  4. Sticky: Ok...Another question....What are the Morals of...

    Ok...Another question....What are the Morals of Animal Farm? New essay - "Write an explanation of Animal Farm’s key moral or morals. Support your
    explanation with specific examples and plot elements...
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    7410 - This is an interesting thread...A very...

    7410 - This is an interesting thread...A very original idea..
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    I sympathize with you Symph!! All of the entries...

    I sympathize with you Symph!! All of the entries are very good this time round...It's obviously going to be hard for you to pick a winner from all of the entries so far, and whichever are entered...
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    C'mon guys and girls!! You've only got 11 days!...

    C'mon guys and girls!! You've only got 11 days! Well, 12, depending on where you live....
  8. Sticky: OK...Thanks, Guys!

    OK...Thanks, Guys!
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    Pop Goes The Weasel - James Patterson

    Pop Goes The Weasel - James Patterson
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    "Galahad....soldier that perished...ages ago," -...

    "Galahad....soldier that perished...ages ago," - Galahad, Knight Who Perished, by Vachel Lindsay
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    Thanks, RPMI! I do spend a fair amount of time...

    Thanks, RPMI!

    I do spend a fair amount of time on each poem, and it's always nice to have someone look at it and say "That's really good! Well done!"
  12. Shattered, Broken pieces Scattered over the...

    Shattered,
    Broken pieces
    Scattered over the floor
    All such a jumble; such a mess!
    My heart.
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    A Few of My Own...

    Brumby

    Old Brumby was a racehorse,
    The king of the course.
    He ran lap after lap
    Beating even Phar Lap.

    But of course to this happy tale,
    There’s a sad and sorry end
    For Brumby one day...
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    Oh, I'll definitely continue!! :) I was...

    Oh, I'll definitely continue!! :)
    I was actually writing the story for a friend to begin with, then I posted it on MySpace, and it sort of ended up all over the net, with a lot of different people...
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    Ok, cool...I don't like titling my own work...

    Ok, cool...I don't like titling my own work because it's often hard to choose from the many different titles I come up with, so unless it's an important piece I don't title it until I've had input...
  16. Hello Mona and Cactus!! I'm relatively new as...

    Hello Mona and Cactus!!
    I'm relatively new as well, but I thought I'd say welcome anyway!
    Do either of you like Matthew Reilly or James Patterson? Or are you more into the (for want of a better...
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    The Magpie and Her Friend Perched there, upon...

    The Magpie and Her Friend

    Perched there, upon his back
    The magpie's talons dig in,
    Penetrating cover and hide
    For she is gurdian of
    The blanket covered mass
    That was once her friend.
    ...
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    Hatred dwells in life lost with shattered sanity...

    Hatred dwells in life lost with shattered sanity
    When only love lights your shadow cast across
    Fissures criss-crossed latticework.
    Receding beneath their hastily garlanded vines
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    Oh, and another thing....I couldn't help but notice that the pigs (Devious little devils!) changed the Seven Commandments a couple of times throughout the book. Obviously in the dead of the night,...
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    OMG!! You guys are awesome!! I just read this whole thread, from the first post the the last, and I think I finally understand the book properly now!
    For my Yr 9 English class we are required to...
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    The happy screams of excited children rang out in the amusement park like a passing freight train in the middle of nowhere. Zack, Kody, Christine and Roxxanne wandered around, eating fairy floss and...
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    Sticky: Hi all, Just thought I should pop by and say hi,...

    Hi all,
    Just thought I should pop by and say hi, and tell you all a bit bout myself.

    I'm from Australia...I "kill time" by writing short stories (I don't like to write poems very much, though I'm...
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