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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

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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

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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

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Whether you’re a Hollywood screenwriter or a novelist, mapping out your main plotline is a big task. While a traditional three-act structure is good for an audience to follow th...

Feb 14, 2020

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It’s an age-old question and the source of a common mistake in the English language: When should I use “lay,” and when should I use “lie”? There’s a good reason they’re often mi...

Feb 14, 2020

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Antiheroes are far from the role models we associate with traditional heroes, but they are often driven by a sense of justice just the same. An antihero is a character who is de...

Feb 14, 2020

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In the real world, everybody has their own unique personality, worldview, and manner of speaking. So too should the characters in a novel. A strong character voice is the means ...

Feb 14, 2020

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Ever wonder who comes up with the hilarious ads you see during the Super Bowl, or who writes the blog posts that teach you how to cook or fix your car? Most likely, it’s copywri...

Feb 14, 2020

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Sometimes the only thing standing between you and the realization of a life-changing idea is money. Not everyone who wants to make the world a better place has all the resources...

Feb 14, 2020

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