The American Dream is a popular concept in American literature, and perhaps an even more popular study topic for high school English students.
Most people can’t tell these 4 literary devices apart: your guide to paradox, oxymoron, antithesis & contrast
Following my post on comparative devices (simile, metaphor, analogy and conceit), some readers have asked me to write a post on contrasting devices.
Looking at war poetry (I): Wilfred Owen’s ‘Insensibility’ & Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘War Photographer’
Across the ages, war has always been a popular theme in poetry.
Should I ever use passive voice in writing?
Ah, the age-old dilemma – to passive voice, or not to passive voice?Read More »