The Lowly Adverb

The lowly adverb lingered, ignored – spurned. Why did he even show up for class when this teacher was around? This unimaginative moron of a teacher who told students that adverbs – the most gracefully charming descriptors available – were the enemy. The enemy! Can you imagine?

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “the lowly adverb.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “The Lowly Adverb”

  1. The lowly adverb,
    so misunderstood.
    It gets to be deleted
    in all likelihood.

    The editing programs
    highlight them at will,
    for the lowly adverb
    will surely get killed.

  2. The Lowly Adverb is meaningful. The writing process needs adverbs even if considered lowly. Writers need to create complete images of expressed actions. Without this, readers are left behind. When they are left behind, readers form unfavorable opinions and will not go to the next page. Writers depend on this.

  3. The adverb
    isn’t lowly
    it is us
    and our folly

    the poor guy
    the obvious

    like my
    Aunt May
    at the
    thanksgiving table
    last year
    when she said
    John ate
    the fastest, by far

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