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Friday, April 17, 2015


by Robert C. Hamilton

Walter Scott in memoriam

Choose the analogy that best fits the example provided. All answers may ultimately prove to be tentative and/or unsatisfying.

1). traffic : stop ::
a). black : white
b). feel : cop
c). fight : flight
d). floor : mop
2). phone : scene ::
a). proscenium : stage
b). atonement : hate
c). lens : insect
d). Woodward : Watergate 
 3). white : black ::
a). parasite : host
b). heart : attack
c). vampire : ghost
d). pistol : crack 
4). Walter : Scott
a). Rob Roy : Rowena
b). running : breath
c). lion : hyena
d). pigment : death

Robert C. Hamilton's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Blue Bonnet Review, The Curator, and the Eunoia Review. His work was twice selected to receive a Poetry in the Arts, Inc. award, at the Beall Poetry Festivals of 2011 (judged by John Koethe) and 2013 (judged by A.E. Stallings). He teaches English at a small college in Texas, where he is also the faculty advisor to the student literary magazine.