What Is Half Rhyme? Definition and Examples from Poetry

What Is Half Rhyme? Definition and Examples from Poetry

Reading poetry is a rewarding experience, thanks in part to the musical quality of the carefully-chosen words and phrases. Often, their rhyme plays an important role in helping us appreciate each line.  A rhyme occurs when similar-sounding words are repeated in...

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What Is a Book Hangover and How Can You Get Over One?

What Is a Book Hangover and How Can You Get Over One?

The morning after an epic binge-reading session may not find you on the bathroom floor wondering how a giant tiger got in your bathtub, but a book hangover can be just as painful and confusing as the headache that follows a night of revelry. If you've ever wandered...

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Naming Characters: 8 Tips for Choosing an Iconic Moniker

Naming Characters: 8 Tips for Choosing an Iconic Moniker

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." While Juliet may have had a point, it's hard to imagine Shakespeare's leading lady calling out to Jimmy, or Dalton, or anyone else besides her beloved Romeo. In real life, we know...

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33 Poems for Kids of All Ages

33 Poems for Kids of All Ages

Poetry is an art that people of all ages can enjoy, and children are no exception. If you are a parent or teacher, you can start exposing children to poetry even at a very young age through nursery rhymes, then move up to some of the longer works by history's greatest...

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How to Write an Appreciation Letter: Tips and Templates

How to Write an Appreciation Letter: Tips and Templates

Although it's not a very common practice today, learning to write a proper letter is still an important skill for both your personal and professional life. In business and in the workplace, appreciation letters are a great way to encourage your colleagues,...

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11 Brain Training Games to Try Right Now

11 Brain Training Games to Try Right Now

With the large selection of games available for your smartphone, you may want to try some that are designed to exercise your brain so you can put your game time to productive use.  Research shows that keeping your brain active is a sure way to improve performance...

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How to Use an Exclamation Point Properly

How to Use an Exclamation Point Properly

The exclamation mark, also known as the exclamation point, is a frequently used punctuation mark in the English language. Although it’s not as common as the period or question mark, it serves it own purpose in the written text.  How to Use an Exclamation Point...

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21 Best Psychological Thriller Books

21 Best Psychological Thriller Books

Different readers have different tastes: some want to spend two hours having a good laugh, while others want to gush over epic romances.  Still others enjoy sitting at the edge of their seats with the latest psychological thriller. After all, not only does this...

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