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Sonnets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:30:26
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. The word “sonnet" means “little song&quo...
Shakespearean Sonnets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:28:16
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. The word “sonnet" means “little song&quo...
Couplets Posted on 2011-04-19 00:24:01
Couplets are any two lines working as a unit, whether they comprise a single stanza or are part of a larger stanza. Some examples of couple...
Couplets in Shakespeare Posted on 2011-04-19 00:22:41
A couplet is a pair of lines of meter in poetry. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter. Some examples of coup...
Onomatopoeias Posted on 2011-04-15 11:02:24
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it represents. Some examples of onomatopoeia are: Pow! Bang! Smash! Wham! Bam! Zip! Zap! B...
30 Hyperboles Posted on 2011-04-13 23:14:02
Hyperbole is a figure of speech which is an exaggeration. Persons often use expressions such as "I nearly died laughing," "I was hopping mad...
Diphthongs Posted on 2011-04-13 23:02:05
A diphthong is a combination of two vowels that make a sound which glides between the two, but sounds like neither. Examples of diphthongs:...
Triphthongs Posted on 2011-04-13 22:54:29
A triphthong is a monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a ...
Homophones Posted on 2011-04-01 09:21:25
A homophone ("same sound") is a word that has the same pronunciation as another word, but a different meaning. For example, punch and punch...
Homographs Posted on 2011-04-01 09:18:09
A homograph ("same writing") is a word that has the same spelling as another word, but a different meaning, are one type of homonyms. For e...
Homonyms Posted on 2011-04-01 09:16:21
A homonym ("same name") is a word that has the same pronunciation and/or spelling as another word, but a different meaning. For example, me...
Antonyms Posted on 2011-04-01 09:10:57
Antonyms are words which have opposite meanings. The words hot and cold are antonyms. So are up and down, and short and tall. A word can h...
Synonyms Posted on 2011-04-01 09:09:04
Synonyms are different words which have the same meaning, or almost the same meaning. For example, the words stones and rocks are synonyms. ...
Verbs ending -e Posted on 2011-03-26 22:06:24
If the base form ends in a silent -e, drop the -e before adding -ing and -ed inflections: create/creating type/typing shake/shaking For one...
Connecting Adverbs Posted on 2011-03-26 21:57:58
ccordingly: so He was very persuasive; accordingly, I did what he asked. also: in addition She is my neighbor; she is also my best ...
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