Chiasmus: Definition and Examples

Chiasmus: Definition and Examples

Strong communicators know how to create lines that hit a point and stick with their audience. To achieve this, many writers and speakers use literary and rhetorical devices, including one called chiasmus. The good news is this is a skill you can learn in order to...
Consonance: Definition and Examples

Consonance: Definition and Examples

When you read poetry, you might notice the rhyme and musicality of the piece, particularly when it repeats certain sounds over and over. For example, the tongue twister “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper” grabs our attention and is fairly easy to...
Possessive Case: Rules for Nouns and Pronouns

Possessive Case: Rules for Nouns and Pronouns

When you want to show that someone or something owns another thing, you use the possessive case.  Nouns and pronouns can be written in the possessive case. For nouns, this usually involves adding ’s to the end of the noun, but there are also have other rules,...