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If you’re a writer looking to self-publish—whether it’s your first book or your ninth—you may want to consider starting your own publishing company.

Jul 7, 2020


Whether you’re a first-time high school essay writer or a professional writer about to tackle another research paper, you’ll need to understand the fundamentals of essay writing...

Jun 29, 2020


Verbal irony is one of six types of irony that can imbue a film or literary work with humor and shine a light on the contradictions of human existence.

Jun 22, 2020


Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are ornamental flowering plants that may be either biennial or short-lived perennial with flowers in shades of pink, white, yellow, and red. Not only ar...

Jun 18, 2020


Poetry writing comes in many different forms, structures, and rhyme schemes. Whether you choose to write free verse, sonnet, or haiku poetry, some of the best poems are those th...

Jun 2, 2020


A thesis statement defines a work of writing. If you produce a solid thesis statement to kick off an argumentative essay or piece of academic writing, you instantly frame the ob...

May 13, 2020


If you’re new to studying English poetry and English literature, there are many literary devices to acquaint yourself with. The pantheon of English verse contains poems of all d...

Feb 14, 2020


One of the most exciting parts of studying poetry is discovering new, exciting poetic forms. The rondeau—along with other fixed forms of poetry types such as the haiku, villanel...

Feb 14, 2020


A rhyming couplet is one of the simplest examples of poetic form: a pair of lines with end rhymes. Rhyming couplets can be found everywhere from the lyrical English poetry of Sh...

Feb 14, 2020