Tag: figure of speech

  • Consonance Creates Atmosphere in Your Writing

    Consonance Creates Atmosphere in Your Writing

    We learn about consonants and vowels in elementary school, but what is a consonant in the context of writing? And how do consonants create consonance, which affects the overall style and mood of your text? What types of writing benefit from a careful selection of consonants? If you have ever been in a choir or…

  • Cliche Definition: It Is What It Is

    Cliche Definition: It Is What It Is

    I’ve spent most of my life in the Midwest; however, for a few humid years, I lived in Florida: the land of sun, surf and horrible souvenir shop T-shirts. You know the kind I’m talking about. Picture a polycotton cliche definition that you can wear; maybe a little tie-dyed number that reads “It Is What…

  • The Astute Art of Alliteration

    The Astute Art of Alliteration

    There’s a certain allure to the art of astutely employing literary techniques such as alliteration. It can be subtle or blatant, funny or beautiful, and as enjoyable to write as it is to read. It’s a technique most often emphasized in creative writing, but it’s also an excellent tool for any type of content title,…

  • Figure of Speech Definition and Full List of Examples

    Figure of Speech Definition and Full List of Examples

    Often, I find myself addressing my computer directly, begging it to cooperate with me. “My computer hates me,” is a common phrase I mention to people nearby. I also tend to complain about the ton of socks that need folding and the millions of things I have to do. Basically, I complain a lot, using…

  • Why and When To Use a Euphemism

    Why and When To Use a Euphemism

    Have you ever been drinking an adult beverage in a colorful bar while discussing a coworker who was recently let go? If you understood that sentence, then you’ve probably used a euphemism or two. Euphemisms are a figure of speech that have different denotations and connotations. When you read the above sentence, you understood that I asked…