‘Willy-Nilly’ – Reduplication

Sharing Willy-Nilly by Roland. Now, this is my type of poem. 🙂

Roland's Ragbag

[ Wednesday Replay # 4 ] 

[  First posted on January 23, 2017  ]

bar-yellowreduplicationbar-yellowDefinition of reduplication in English …

Reduplication in linguistics is a morphological process in which the root or stem of a word (or part of it) or even the whole word is repeated exactly or with a slight change.  (From: Wikipedia)

bar-yellowMy word-play attempt (I’ve called it, quite arbitrarily, ‘Willy-Nilly’) at composing  a few Nonsense Verses to link together – however tenuously – a number of the very many examples of reduplication in the English language.

bar-yellow

My latest knick-knack
Is a handy-dandy
Criss-cross
Walkie-talkie,
With Wi-Fi;
Better than snail-mail,
It creates a real hubbub
And gives me the harum-scarum
Heebie-jeebies;
But here goes, willy-nilly.

I’m an arty-farty
Culture vulture
I’m not hoity toity
Nor am I a toy-boy;
I love the pell-mell
Hurly-burly
And I don’t shilly-shally;
But I’m really so easy-peasy.
Okey-dokey?

So, let’s…

View original post 172 more words

  9 comments for “‘Willy-Nilly’ – Reduplication

  1. 07/11/2018 at 10:55 am

    How fun. You do these so very well.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/11/2018 at 2:50 pm

      All the credit goes to Roland, the author. I’m only sharing his creative work.

      Like

  2. 07/11/2018 at 11:42 am

    Lol how wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 07/11/2018 at 11:52 am

    Many thanks for the reblog, Eugenia.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 07/11/2018 at 3:57 pm

    Never knew there was a word for it. Man, the things you learn in this job…

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/11/2018 at 6:27 pm

      I know – it’s fun, isn’t it! 🤣

      Like

  5. 07/12/2018 at 5:26 am

    Eugenia,

    Roland poem is quite whimsical. I had to wonder about his latest knick-knack if it was for real or just wordplay for his creation. lol Thanks for the share!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/12/2018 at 11:52 am

      I love this poem by Roland! He’s a very talented writer and this piece is a bit different for him.

      Like

Communication shows appreciation 😉

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Eva Newermann

Art and Books

History of King Royal Panwars

History, Architecture , Ancient Fashion and Beautiful Royal Palaces In India

Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

As I navigate through this life ...

Bella's Southend Community Resources

Take what you need, . give what you can

ALMANDYNE

Author/Screenwriter

Submit your story logline and showcase it on this network. Or, submit to get your story made into a Video Pitch

Submit your logline pitch and we'll make sure it gets seen be 1000s. Over 1 million plus combined twitter and facebook followers

Shop and Fly

Il Blog di Donatella e Michele

Written In The Ink

"A drop of ink may make a million think ~ Lord Byron

Sunniva Skaug

Influencer and blogger from Norway

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

Life in Portofino

Great poets live on the edge of sanity; mediocre ones reside in the suburbs.

The Lonely Author

Hoping to inspire the world one word at a time.

Rusted Honey

Poetry, haiku, tanka, and micropoetry

Kałuże i Róże.

Szukam sensu w Krakowie.

Violet's Vegan Comics

Vegan Children's Stories

whisp3rs

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.” —Catherine Drinker Bowen

Gerald Pilcher Blog

For Webpreneurs

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

We Each Have A Story To Tell

Dead Poets Society

Founded in 2016

Maria Kastner

walk w/ me

Avial

A mix of thoughts

lifebeyondimagination16

Journey towards Inner peace, Spiritual, Life, Blissfulness

The Zinormous Canvas

Make a Choice Adventourous Stranger

Light Motifs II

creating order out of chaos, and vice versa

%d bloggers like this: