Analogy is one of the literary devices in which there is a comparison between two different things. People do use analogies, either in writing or speaking, to describe one thing by making similarities with another thing. For instance, ‘all that glitters is not gold.’ The above example sentence is comparing fake attraction to the glitters. It means that everything that is shiny and attractive may not be valuable. It is not necessary that every shiny thing is a precious thing. People who are … [Read more...]
Dictionary: English Grammar Terms
In this category, I want to explain some grammatical terms. In order to become a better English writer, you should use each word correctly. You must be very careful with word choice. So, you need to be familiar of grammatical terms and you need to clear up your literary concepts.
Below is the list of some dictionary words that include a few important grammatical terms. Must read each post if you want to become an efficient writer.
Anagram can be a word or a phrase that is formed when you rearrange the letters of another word. For instance, if you rearrange the word ‘anagram’, it will make a new phrase ‘nag a ram’. Writers may use anagram in their writings very cleverly and readers, in return, must be very clever enough to understand an anagram within a text. You must be very careful while forming an anagram. It is compulsory to use the same letters of the original word or phrase to form an anagram, which is of a … [Read more...]
Allusion is a literary device or a figure of speech which is used to refer to an expression outlined to give a direct or indirect reference to a thing, place, person, or an event (mainly political, religious, cultural, or historical). Not only writers make use of this literary device, but allusion is often used by people in their daily speech as well. It is just an expression which does not include any details of the passing reference. That is why; the readers must be knowledgeable enough to … [Read more...]
Alliteration is a literary device in which there is a repetition of the same sounds that occur within a series or within a sentence. The same sounds should be the initial sounds occur close together in a sentence. For example, 1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. 2. Luke Luck likes lakes. 3. Bobby Bippy bought a bat. In the above examples, the initial sound of the letter ‘p’ in the first example, the initial sound of the letter ‘l’ in the second example, and the … [Read more...]
An allegory is synonymous with a symbol or a metaphor. It is a literary device in which characters, things or events represent something which is hidden or have some symbolic meaning. Allegory vs. Symbolism 'An allegory is different from symbolism.' It is far different from symbolism because symbolism does not tell a complete story. Unlike symbolism, an allegory can be a story, poem, or a picture consists of characters and happenings to represent an abstract thought. Allegory = A Story or a … [Read more...]