Category Literary Terms

What is Enjambment?

Enjambment is the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the next, without any specific pause, despite the break in the line, and can even run over multiple lines or stanzas. The term originates from the… Continue Reading →

What is a Metaphor?

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a description is applied to something, typically in a way that would not be expected, or by switching a standard description with something more unusual. This technique is usually achieved by saying… Continue Reading →

What is a Simile?

A simile is a figure of speech in which two things are compared, normally in a way that is unexpected or unusual. Most commonly this technique is achieved by saying something is like another thing. Similes are often confused with metaphors…. Continue Reading →

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