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Word Confusion

There are some words that are all too easy to get confused. While there are entire lists debating how to keep them straight and offering helpful tips and tricks for pairs like lose and loose, there's always a few more than slip through. And, dependent on which words you know best, you might be surprised… Continue reading Word Confusion

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An Overview of Symbolism

There are a lot of powerful tools in literature and writing, and when you're discussing abstract themes, symbolism is absolutely one of them. If you want the dictionary definition, symbolism is using imagery, comparison and characterization to represent non-concrete themes. While that sums it up nicely however, symbolism goes a little farther than that. In… Continue reading An Overview of Symbolism

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Connotations

Not to be confused with annotations, connotations are those associations we create with certain words. This is actually the basis of word-association games, is working off those connotations to create a chain of words which would be otherwise, seemingly unrelated. For writers, connotations are a powerful tool to use, especially when dealing with symbolism. Often… Continue reading Connotations