You remember these from Kindergarten? Here’s the definition. Make sure to read all the examples. Here’s one from John Keats:
Give me your patience, sister, while I frame
Exact in capitals your golden name;
Or sue the fair Apollo and he will
Rouse from his heavy slumber and instill
Great love in me for thee and Poesy.
Imagine not that greatest mastery
And kingdom over all the Realms of verse,
Nears more to heaven in aught, than when we nurse
And surety give to love and Brotherhood.
Anthropophagi in Othello’s mood;
Ulysses storm’d and his enchanted belt
Glow with the Muse, but they are never felt
Unbosom’d so and so eternal made,
Such tender incense in their laurel shade
To all the regent sisters of the Nine
As this poor offering to you, sister mine.
Kind sister! aye, this third name says you are;
Enchanted has it been the Lord knows where;
And may it taste to you like good old wine,
Take you to real happiness and give
Sons, daughters and a home like honied hive.
(John Keats, “Georgiana Augusta Keats”)
Write one using your own name.
Then write one using the name of your MC. Get creative. Make it complex. Or simple. Or horrible. Or romantic. Also, read it out loud and listen to the rhythm of your words.
Have a wonderful day! Love and candy.