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What Is Antimetabole? Understand the Rhetorical Device with Examples from Literature New!

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Who can forget those powerful words by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy? Antimetabole has helped in crafting so many more remarkable expressions. And in this article, we...

Archetype Examples and Functions in Literature New!

An archetype is any story element repeatedly appearing in stories from various cultures, symbolizing something universal in the human experience. It can be a type of character, situation, setting or symbolic object. In this article, we explore the various forms of archetypes in fiction and...

Exploring the Humor and Wisdom of Aphorism in Literature New!

Writers throughout history have made their work remarkable by employing aphorisms. These concise, insightful, and sometimes humorous expressions give your writing depth and universal appeal. In this article, we explore the meaning, lasting effects, and prominent examples of aphorism. What is Aphorism? Aphorism is an expression of...

What is Anthropomorphism? Definition, Functions and Examples New!

Many famous and compelling tales prevalent among people of various cultures are mostly not about humans. Humanity's early storytellers told stories about animals and objects with human traits and experience. This storytelling technique, called anthropomorphism, has continued in modern fiction writing, giving writers the means...

What is Mood? New!

You had been having a bad day, then after reading a book you felt happy. Or maybe you read a book that made you feel really sad. Are you familiar with that? Well, maybe you felt something different from what I’ve mentioned, but the most...

Let's Talk about Rhyme New!

What is rhyme? Some writers may describe rhyme as a repetition of similar sounds that occur in two or more words at the end of lines in poems or songs. Some may simply say rhyme refers to the pattern of similar-sounding words used in literature. Others may...

What's Epiphora? New!

Take an example of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (November 19, 1863), when he said; “… that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." First, even without...

Exploring Anastrophe: Its Meaning, Functions and Notable Examples New!

Anastrophe is a syntax inversion technique that rearranges a sentence’s standard syntax structure for effect. These effects make a sentence and its meaning more outstanding and profound to the reader. In this article, we explore the unspoken beauties of anastrophe with notable artistic examples. What is...

Explore the Rhetorical and Literary Effects of Anaphora New!

Anaphora is a rhetorical device where a writer or speaker repeats a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or sentences. Employing this device in your writing can help you reiterate the messages in your work. In this article, we explore the meaning...

What are Anachronisms? Meaning, Types and Examples New!

It's not so rare to see odd time placements — anachronism — in creative fiction, and these misplacements can serve an artistic purpose. Some anachronisms are errors due to lack of research; others are added intentionally to add humor or make a statement on a...