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Structural Irony

Our generation is quickly advancing in all ways, from the simplest things such as our lifestyles to more complex things such as our perspectives on life. The world of literature has not been spared from this change. With a lot of creativity being pumped in...

Meaning and Examples of Anticlimax

Surprising your readers can make your narrative more appealing. And anticlimax can help you insert an element of surprise in your writing, making your story more fascinating or creating humor in your prose or essay. In this article, we analyze the meaning and effects of...

How To Use Symbolism To Improve Your Novel

"My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it; I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath a source of little visible delight, but necessary." - Wuthering Heights by Emily...

Character-Building and Other Characters

Character building is a lot like world-building and the advice for it is very similar. We need certain types of characters for certain stories. We need a couple of them to make a story really work. I am not just talking about our main character...

World-Building and Detail

There are certain things that you can do when you are world-building. First, what do we mean by world-building? It means that we look at the world we are creating for our characters to live in. When is our story set? The 1940s? Future? Dystopian?...

Understanding Antanaclasis: Definition, Functions and Examples

Antanaclasis is a literary device that can make your writing more humorous and compelling. Its effect is evident in memorable quotes and slogans. And in literature, they can create striking and funny statements that make an idea remarkable. In this article, we examine the definition...

Reviewing Poetry

Reviewing poetry is a form of therapy, as much as reading. As readers, we are transported to another world and we carry with us the torch to reveal a story to new readers. We trace our eyes like fingertips across the pages of literature in...

What is Anadiplosis? Meaning, Functions and Examples

Anadiplosis employs repetition in creating impressive effects in writing. This literary device makes your prose sound more conversational and engaging. It also makes speeches and poetry powerful, evocative and rhythmic. In this article, we examine the meaning of anadiplosis and how it creates remarkable effects...

Jungian Archetypes

Novelists, poets, music artists, artists, and writers involved in the world of literature and art all have one thing in common. They create content that imitates life. Or I could also simply say they make content about life. One remarkable thing about this is that...

Platonic Archetypes

Archetypes are an essential item in the literary world. Archetypes provide writers with the luxury to entertain and even educate their audiences. Archetypes are among the few literary tools whose major use is in fiction. We are going to learn about a particular type of...