Archetypes: Definitions and Examples from Literature

Archetypes: Definitions and Examples from Literature

Archetypes are tools used in literature and film to represent common elements of the human experience and life in general. They’re universally recognizable, and even used in psychology to identify behavior patterns based on the symbols and myths of different...
What Is Imagery? 5 Types and Examples

What Is Imagery? 5 Types and Examples

Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you probably know that the best writing can make you feel like you’re right there in the scene next to your favorite characters. Authors who achieve this can make it look seamless, but it usually doesn’t just...
Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns: What’s the Difference?

Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns: What’s the Difference?

You most likely learned the difference between proper nouns and common nouns back in grade school, but did you know that there are other categories for nouns as well? Let’s take a look at the difference between concrete and abstract nouns, two groups that are...
What Does PS Mean? When and How to Add a Postscript

What Does PS Mean? When and How to Add a Postscript

You’ve probably seen the letters “PS” added to the end of some letters or emails, with a little extra bit of information or commentary attached. But in the age of emails, texts, and instant messaging, is a “PS” even necessary? And what do...