This WordPress site is built on the “Verb” template.
What a wonderful template for writing, posting, promoting. It made me wonder how much like a verb each day is. Which made me wonder about other parts of speech.
Verb– A verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being.
A verb day is active. You are ing ing. This can be physical or mental. Striving towards the state of awareness is double verby. Things are not fixed on verb days. Running, writing, meditating, judging, accepting. Internal or external there is a lot of change on a verb day. It cannot be pinned down. That is for nouns.
Noun-A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea.
A noun day might be the start of something that you can label. A new house day. A new baby day. A milestone day. Or perhaps it is the end. There is less motion in a noun day. It stands alone in the overall flow of life, some sort of stake in the ground. Representing that one thing. The noun. Wedding. Funeral. Puppy. Graduation. First steps.
An adjective day can be effortless or effortful. Whether it is conscious or not it is a subtle adjustment to a noun day. Your noun day begins to have nuance and identity. Where the funeral was a fact, the poignant funeral begins to tell a story and weave itself into all other days.
Interjection- An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion. It is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.
This is pure feeling. No milestone, no relationships, no action. Depressed days. Feeling relief after hitting a deadline. Being paralyzed by fear. These are interjection days. Oh My!
Before, Beyond, beneath, between. The B’s abound. Preposition days highlight relativity. You are beyond tired. This run takes you toward you goal of a marathon. Its not about the run (verb day) or the marathon (noun day), but your progress.
Adverb-An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as “how,” “when,” “where,” “how much”.
An adverb day is an integrated narrative day, it relates to all other days and adds style, emotion and time frame to them. Plus it answers questions. How will you have that conversation with your mother? Carefully.
What is today? Is it any one thing? Or can you make an entire sentence?
Definitions of the parts of speech taken from the University of Ottawa. Who has an excellent google page rank.