Had I been given an assignment to write about my favorite word last year, or the year before that, I’m sure that I would have spent hours looking through websites for the most exquisite sounding, difficult-to-spell word I could find. But the problem with that approach is that I would only being choosing the word to fulfill the assignment; I’m sure I would promptly forget about it as soon as the assignment was completed. So, with this in mind, I decided instead to choose a word that I already know and frequently use: “wonderland.”
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “wonderland” is defined as “a place that is filled with things that are beautiful, impressive, or surprising.” That’s exactly the feeling I have when I hear it. It gives me hope that something happy is waiting for me, just up ahead. I also like how the word can be used in so many different ways. “Wonderland” could be used to describe a world filled with candy, like the factory in the movie and book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When the children see the candy wonderland for the first time in the movie, we in the audience get to see how happy and surprised they are that everything is so colorful, edible, and delicious. Or it could be used to describe a place of magic, like Narnia or the world that Alice discovers when she falls down the rabbit hole. This word recalls the happy and curious parts of my imagination, and that must be why it is such a special word to me.Tags: my favorite word okemos okemos high school
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