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  1. Couplets frequently rhyme and have the same length and rhythm, or meter. There are closed couplets, where the two lines are separate sentences, and open couplets, where the first line runs onto the second line. Couplets whether closed or open, the two lines belong together, forming a unit and sharing a thought. https://examples.yourdictionary.com/couplet-examples.html Perhaps the best place to start when looking for couplets is with the famous couplets from William Shakespeare. He often ended a sonnet with a rhyming couplet that summed up the main theme of the poem.
  2. There are so many things to look forward to in the new system. No more sickness, death, pain. Revelation 21:4. No more homelessness, no more hunger Isaiah 65:21-22. Over the years my husband and I have talked about all of the little things that very possible will no longer exist in the new system. I've been compiling a list and thought it would be fun to hear what not so obvious things you think will be gone in the new system. Light Pollution (I'll be able to see the Milky Way) Noise Pollution (How quiet everything is going to be) Refrigerators (All my food will be growing outside my door) Grocery Stores (Again, having my own fig tree) Traffic Jams Plastic Giant Concrete Cities Fat Jeans 🤣
  3. Post ideas for activities you can do while having physical restrictions, such as Covid-19, or requiring being physically distanced.
  4. I know this pandemic is putting a lot of stress on many. I was trying to think of way to bring some small "gift" to each of you that may bring you and your children some fun or relaxation or savings during this crisis. So below are current fun, free or good deals that you may really enjoy! Warning: You may need to take advantage of some these specials right away as some of these may go away soon. Have fun. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kids(3-Month Subscription) - Only $1 That's a savings of $29. unlimited access for up to four children for 3 months Unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, games and premium kid’s skills. https://www.amazon.com/ftu/home Tidal Premium or HiFi - 4 months for $4 Tidal offers four months of either Tidal Premium or HiFi for only $4. That's over 90% off! Browse a library of over 60+ million songs and 250,000+ videos. https://tidal.com/ Fender Play 3-Month Online Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Lessons - FREE Online access - That's a $30 value and a great way to pass the time at home. FREE Crocs Shoes for Healthcare Workers In response to COVID-19, Crocs is offering a free pair of Crocs shoes for Healthcare workers. There is a daily limit, and it is met fairly quickly, but is expected to continue replenishment. https://www.crocs.com/ FREE DOZENS of Krispy Kreme Donuts for Healthcare Workers on Mondays Krispy Kreme offers to provide all healthcare workers free dozens of their iconic Original Glazed Doughnuts every Monday. "Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need and show your employer badge. (No Greg, you don't qualify sorry ) National Geographic Kids Online Resources - Free With videos, quizzes, educational games about a range of topics https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Amazon Music HD 30 Day Subscription - FREE Costs $15 every month thereafter (or $13 for Prime members) https://www.amazon.com/music/unlimited/hd?ascsubtag=a15mbefwca14if1c9lmvrihgC7N5vRc7&tag=dealnewscom&camp=1789&creative=9325 Live Streams from the British National Theatre - FREE every Thursday Here are some productions you can stream from home. One Man, Two Guvnors, starting 7pm on April 2 Jane Eyre, starting 7pm on April 9 Treasure Island, starting 7pm on April 16 Twelfth Night, starting 7pm April 23 https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home?queueittoken=e_safetyevent25mar20~q_6a696f23-8ebb-46a0-9ceb-de540756e08d~ts_1585438325~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_f8ff5a4b4a6214fdb48c18be9ea6e4d0d04424201a96920d8258d751b840915e iPhone/iPad App Workouts at Home: Peloton - FREE 90 Day trial Peloton may be known for pricey fitness equipment, but its app actually offers a slew of different audio and video workouts across that you can use without the fancy bike. The company is offering a free 90 day trial to new users. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peloton-at-home-fitness/id792750948 Apple offers free 90-day trials of Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X! If your music creation needs are greater than what GarageBand can provide or you would to try a professional video editing program, then you will like this offer. Apple this week activated free trials for its professional media creation apps Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, presenting potential users a 90-day period to see if the software is a right fit for their workflow. Available through Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X webpages, the free trials offer potential buyers a chance to use the pro-level apps without committing to a relatively expensive purchase price. Apple's traditional Final Cut Pro X free trial period lasted 30 days. Those who are currently taking advantage of the 30-day trial can tack on an additional 90 days with the new offer. As a limited time event, the 90-day Final Cut Pro X trial will eventually revert back to its original 30-day period at some point in the future. Final Cut Pro X retails for $299. The free trial is available to users around the world. Though not currently denoted on its webpage, Apple will also roll out a 90-day free trial for Logic Pro X in the next few days, reports MacRumors. Like the Final Cut Pro X special, the upcoming 90-day Logic Pro X trial is a limited time offer. Logic Pro X is normally $199. https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/ https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/ Foreign Languages - Rosetta Stone - FREE for Students and Parents for the next three months Offer is available to parents and guardians of K-12 students who either attend a school that is closed in response to COVID-19 or are homeschooled. Offer includes a 3-month, no-cost Rosetta Stone for Students subscription for new users (3-month period begins upon delivery of the access information email) and a no-cost, 3-month subscription added to the end of the current subscription term for eligible Homeschool product subscribers. https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/ Apps for Reading, Audio - SCRIBD - Scribd is now offering a 30 day free trial with no credit card requirement. They host over a million titles, including e-books, magazines, audiobooks and more. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scribd-audiobooks-ebooks/id542557212 If you come across any free offers or specials, please post these below and then the many brothers/sisters here on our forum will have even more fun and savings to enjoy, thanks.
  5. I have been thinking more seriously about getting into amateur radio and am looking for some of my Brothers and Sisters who can give me some advice on how to best get started. I know you are all out there so join the conversation and give me some of your wisdom.
  6. So the title says it all. Choose 3 words that sum up the daily text. You can explain them if you want to but it isn't required. You can get the daily text from here, that is posted faithfully by @GrumpysWife So let's start. Monday March 5th: Others are first. Have fun!
  7. I have no idea if their are any young ones here like myself. Hopefully I can get responses from some. It's nice to talk to people my age who are both jw and somewhat young. However age doesn't matter feel free to start a random conversation. Or ask me questions haha.
  8. I love learning something new every day. It can be theocratic or not. But it has to be little know in my region. Here's one I found and was pleasantly surprised at the answer. If there is another thread like this please move me, I looked but didn't see anything. WHO IS THE LARGEST TIRE MANUFACTURER? One of the oldest tire manufacturers is Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, founded in 1898 in Akron, Ohio. A couple years later, Firestone Tires and Rubber Company was also founded in Akron. It’s unclear why both companies formed in the same city, but there’s no question they were the kings of the tire world for over 75 years. If you ask someone which company makes the most tires, they’re likely going to answer Goodyear or Firestone. Goodyear does have one Guinness World Record, although it’s for fuel economy. But, the company that produces the most tires is LEGO. It seems reasonable once you think about it, but the number of tires they product is absolutely stagering. The first LEGO set with tires shipped in 1962 and that set was one of the top sellers in 1967 with 820,400 units sold. In fact, nearly half of all current LEGO sets include a tire of some kind. That adds up to about 318 million tires per year or 12 tires every second.
  9. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation’s OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific. Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal. Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria. Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation (think of Psyche!) Is a paling stout and spikey? Won’t it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It’s a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough, Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!! English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité

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