Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

Category: Poetry

What is the structure of Sandburg’s Chicago?

Sandburg wrote predominately free-verse poems, which are poems with no regulated rhyme or meter structure, and “Chicago” is no exception. This doesn’t mean, however, that the piece is without musicality. Many lines have a melodic flow that builds and climaxes with the staccato punch of one-syllable words. What is the form of the poem Chicago? […]

What is the tone of mother to son?

The tone of the poem “Mother to Son” is one of sternness and hope. A mother explains to her son that life will bring hardships and obstacles that he must face and overcome. She commands him to be resilient but adopts a nurturing tone. What’s the tone of the Mother to Son poem? The tone […]

What is an oral religion?

Oral Religions. Native Religions of People’s. Whose Culture Is Not Primarily. Written. What is oral tradition religion? a community’s cultural and historical traditions passed down by word of mouth or example from one generation to another without written instruction. What is an example of oral tradition? Rhymes are a common oral tradition tool for legends, […]

Shall I compare you to Summer’s Day Modern English?

Here’s a ‘translation’ into modern English: Shall I compare you to a summer’s day? You are more lovely and more moderate: Harsh winds disturb the delicate buds of May, and summer doesn’t last long enough. Sometimes the sun is too hot, and its golden face is often dimmed by clouds. Shall I compare thee to […]

What is an example of non literal language?

There are several different forms of non-literal language: A simile-a comparison between two ideas or concepts using “as” or “like”. With similes you express that one idea or concept shares similarities with another. “I slept like a baby”. What is non literal meaning and example? Kicked the bucket’ (non-literal meaning) means someone died (literal meaning) […]

What is assonance literary device?

Assonance, or “vowel rhyme,” is the repetition of vowel sounds across a line of text or poetry. The words have to be near enough to each other that the similar vowel sounds are noticeable. Think about the long “o” sound in: Go slow on the road. What are 5 examples of assonance? Examples of Assonance: […]

Where can you find romanticism in today’s world?

Romanticism Today Today, Romanticism can be found in a wide cross-section of film, television, literature, music, and art. Whether it is a focus on the eternal power of nature or an audience’s visceral reaction to a particular medium, contemporary society is ripe with Romance in the Romantic sense. Is Romanticism still around today? Romanticism is […]

How long can a sonnet be?

14 lines14 lines that reflects upon a single issue or idea. It usually takes a turn, called a “volta,” about 8 lines in, and then resolves the issue by the end. Shakespearean sonnets use iambic pentameter and an ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme, but don’t worry too much about all that. Can a sonnet […]

Who wrote The Hollow Men?

Who wrote We Are The Hollow Men? Thomas Stearns Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) is regarded as one of the most important and influential poets of the twentieth century, with poems like ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ (1915), The Waste Land (1922), and ‘The Hollow Men’ (1925) assuring him a place in the […]

Who developed the germ theory of disease along with discovering?

The French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur, the English surgeon Joseph Lister, and the German physician Robert Koch are given much of the credit for development and acceptance of the theory. Who discovered germs theory of disease? Still, it has been little more than a century and a half since Robert Koch made the discoveries […]