A golden shovel is a poetry style in which the final word of each line produces a second, previously written poem (or piece thereof) to which the author pays respect. The term comes from the idea that these poems are like gold buried in literary sand. When dug up, they reveal more gold.
People who write golden shivs include William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, and Edward Lear. Writing a golden shovel requires writing two complete poems, which then are combined into one final poem. The result is a collection of poems about poems.
Many people believe that the golden shovel technique was invented by William Shakespeare. However, evidence suggests that he only wrote about half of them, probably because he ran out of time or money. The other writers included John Donne, Michael Drayton, Thomas Wyatt, and Henry Howard.
Dr. Gary Phillips of California Pacific University has written an entire book about golden shovels titled Shakespeare's Golden Shovel: New Evidence.
Borrow a sentence or phrase from someone else and use each of their words as the final word of each line in your new poetry to compose a Golden Shovel. You must maintain the original word order and attribute the author of the original sentence or phrase. For example, if the original sentence was "Shovels are used to bury gold", your poem would be called "The Uses of a Golden Shovel".
Here are some more examples of how others have composed golden shovels:
"Gold can be melted down and reused." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
"It's wise to save your money; but if you don't, maybe someone will give you something worth saving." - Mrs. Betty Snyder Leebron.
"We keep hoping that someday we'll find a way to repay our debt to society, but so far we've just managed to escape execution." - Charles Baudelaire.
"I'm rich! I'm rich! Oh, it doesn't matter what I am, I'm rich!" - Jay Williams.
"He could afford a spoonful of honey. She could eat her shoe and be hungry again before nightfall." - The Turners.
"Sleep when you can, say what you want... Someday you'll be dead." - Mark McGwire.
The Golden Shovel is a more advanced version of the shovel. It allows the player(s) to dig up more powerful and unique objects from dig sites, such as strong weaponry, empty perk bottles, and a golden helmet that shields the player from being pushed down by the enormous robots' boots. It is acquired by digging 30 holes in a game. However, if the player uses it on ground that already has an object, the shovel will break.
There are two ways to obtain the shovel: through achievement or reward. If the player chooses to go for achievement, they will have to successfully complete "Digger" with a silver shovel to unlock the gold version. If players choose to go for reward, they will need to kill all the robots on Digger without using any weapons other than the shovel itself. The player will receive a message saying that they have been given a golden shovel as a gift. There are three types of gifts that can be given when playing as a robot: special items that can only be obtained by giving gifts, experience points that help the robot advance through the level, and gold coins that allow the player to buy upgrades for their character.
In addition to regular enemies, there are also giant robots that appear at certain times during the level. These robots are much stronger and can push the player down if they get close enough. To fight them, the player needs the shovel because there are no other weapons available. Once one of these robots is destroyed, another will arrive to take its place.
The shovel represents your desire to unearth something from your past, whether it was a horrific occurrence or something that made you joyful, but it was significant and a learning lesson in either case. The shovel is used to prepare your road to inner understanding on a spiritual level.
When used for digging out roads, the shovel signifies that you are going to remove some dirt from your past and use it as fertilizer for your future growth. The more massive the rock, the deeper its meaning.
If the rock is small, the significance is also small. But even so, every experience is valuable when you go about analyzing it. The smaller the experience, the more obvious it is. But even so, there's no need to worry about such details. What matters is what you learn from them.
The main thing is not to let any experience escape you. Always analyze and understand it thoroughly before moving on. This will help you grow into a complete person.
Now, dig those roads!
The shovel has two handles, one for each hand. This is important because it means that you are able to work with equal strength in both right and left-handed people. Working together, we can accomplish anything!
Also, notice that the blade of the shovel is flat.
A shovel is a tool or object that may be used to assist us discover what is spiritually proper. Because a shovel or spade may imply reflection or concealment, what is being moved is significant. We must be aware of the content of our life. When we are shoving things under the surface of our consciousness, we are avoiding dealing with them.
People use tools to help them see themselves and their world more clearly. Looking at ourselves honestly with the aid of a mirror or a journal allows us to grow and change. Tools such as these can also help us move memories that are painful or difficult to deal with.
Spiritually, a shovel means that we should use instruments that help us look deeply into ourselves and our lives.
It's important to have the right attitude when using tools like this one. We should be willing to look deep inside ourselves. This requires courage. However, once we do so, we can better understand ourselves and others.
Have you ever tried to explain something to someone but couldn't get it out in words? Maybe you showed him/her how you felt about it? That's like trying to shovel an emotion that we can't put into words! But since emotions are very powerful, they need to be dealt with and understood before being shunted off to the back of our mind.