Enjambment: How to Bring Fluidity to Poetry

Enjambment: How to Bring Fluidity to Poetry

Enjambment is a literary device used in poetry where a line is continued on through the next line without any grammatical cues to indicate a stop, like this: This train of thought will keep goingDespite the line already ending. That’s a terrible couplet, but it...
Caesura: How to Vary Rhythm in Poetry

Caesura: How to Vary Rhythm in Poetry

When we speak, there is a rhythm of pauses between the natural breaks in our sentences. These pauses also occur in poetry, and are called caesura (suh·zur·uh). These rhythmical pauses often occur in the middle of a poetic line or sentence but are also found at the...
What Are Anagrams? Definition and Examples

What Are Anagrams? Definition and Examples

Anagrams are a form of wordplay where the letters of a word or phrase (the “subject”) are rearranged to create a new word or phrase. The resulting rearrangement must consist of real words; otherwise, they’re just gibberish. The goal of creating...
What are Homographs? Definition and Examples

What are Homographs? Definition and Examples

Homographs are words that are spelled the same, but differ in meaning. They may or may not be pronounced the same way too. In order to discern the intended meaning of the word, you must first analyze the context in which the word was used. List of Homographs Here is a...
Portal Fantasy: The Gateways to New Worlds

Portal Fantasy: The Gateways to New Worlds

Human imagination has always been enthralled with the concept of hidden worlds and alternate universes. This fascination is evident in the way we create our own stories, where gods have their own domains, people accidentally enter a land of magic, and heroes are...