Basic literary terms
A literary analysis requires you to break down the story into its different elements and analyze what they mean. Whether you’re analyzing a novel or a poem or a play, you need to know the basic literary terms and what they mean.
Beautifying Language 101: The 12 Literary Devices You Must Know
Literary devices make a paper sound better and can provide vivid descriptions. The best writers utilize these devices in a way similar to how painters use different colors. If you are a student or a newbie writer, consider learning about basic literary devices.
Pro-Tips On Writing The Best Flash Fiction
Short but powerful, flash fiction is hard to write. But once mastered, it can be pleasantly challenging.
How to Write Creative Non-Fiction
Creative non-fiction is a literary genre that deals with real events and people, emphasizing on emotions and realizations. If you need to write a creative non-fiction piece, read our tips first. The writing process will be much easier.
What Are the Different Genres of Literature - Definition, Types, and Examples
Literature spans different formats and topics. Get to know the four main genres of literature and the 14 main literary genres. Use this knowledge of literary genres to write a great literary analysis.
Full Guide on How To Write a Sonnet
The sonnet may be one of the oldest poetic forms out there, but it is still one of the most romantic ways to get to someone’s heart. Sonnets have wooed dames from the 13th century up until today. Sonnets have wooed dames from the 13th century up until today.
How To Write A Short Story
Follow the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, Virginia Woolf, and Anton Chekhov and unleash your creativity.
Novels are powerful enough, but remember that flash fiction is equally moving. Also, it doesn't demand as much time.
Guide on How To Write a Hint Fiction
Hint fiction is a story told using only 25 words or less. A writer must be creative enough to express a story using this strict limitation. The shortest hint fiction is only 6 words long. Can you write a story in only 6 words?
Elements of a Short Story
Every short story features five basic elements, and knowing these can enrich your reading experience and strengthen your analysis.
The Three Types of Irony
Irony is everywhere, from literature to real life. Plato used irony in his plays, as did Shakespeare. You yourself may be using it regularly.
How to Write a Creative Essay
One of the joys of creative writing is the author's freedom to use words and phrases without the strict restriction of academic standards. Crafting a creative essay is an exercise of both memory, vocabulary and mind.
Tips on Writing a Memoir
Many say that writing a memoir is a therapeutic experience. It lets you reminisce on important life events with rose-tinted glasses. While looking back part can be pleasantly sentimental, the writing part can be gruesome.
A Short Guide on Idioms for English Language Learners
The English language is made colorful by the myriad of idioms. Aside from that, idioms help make communication clearer. Improve your speaking skills by mastering the most common and basic idioms of the English language.
The ESL Student's Guide to the Types of Figures of Speech
Figures of speech are another way English speakers express their thoughts and ideas. Find out what the figures of speech are, their examples, and how to use them correctly in your daily life and in your essays.
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