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[Sharing] Allusions VS. Allegories

[Sharing] Allusions VS. Allegories allusions and allegories

Allusions and allegories are both literary devices and used widely by writers in literature. If you’re already familiar with these literary devices, you’ll know that their meanings are similar. Let’s break down the differences between them. By the end, you’ll know their definitions, their importance, and some famous examples in literature. Allusion An allusion is […]

5 Fashion Terms You Must Know for NYFW

5 Fashion Terms You Must Know for NYFW New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a fashion exhibition when international fashion collections are showcased to the press, buyers, and the public. The event is held in February and September of every year and lasts approximately 7-9 days. It’s one of the biggest fashion weeks in the world along with Milan, […]

Eloquent – Etymology

Eloquent – Etymology Eloquent

Eloquent Eloquent is an adjective meaning persuasive speech or writing. It has Latin roots which meant ‘speaking out’ and from the verb eloqui. It’s borrowed from the French word éloquent. When describing someone is eloquent, you’re saying that their way of speaking or writing is impactful. Someone who is eloquent is powerful in expressing strong […]

Writing Exercise: Building Suspense In Writing

Writing Exercise: Building Suspense In Writing building suspense in writing

Building Suspense In Writing A dominant theme of horror movies is the concept of the unknown. Who’s behind you? Who’s on the other side? Horror movies are famous for making people question continuously, a great way of building suspense in writing. In this writing exercise, you receive a call from someone who seems to know […]

Learn English Phrases Everyday [audio]

1. Add insult to injury  The phrase “add insult to injury” is a common English idiom. It means to make a bad situation worse. This phrase is usually used as part of a sentence. Here are three example sentences for your reference. “They told me I didn’t have enough experience, and to add insult to […]

Learn English Phrases Everyday [audio]

1. A blessing in disguise The phrase “a blessing in disguise” is a common English idiom. It means a good thing that appeared bad at first. In other words, it is used to describe something good that you initially thought was bad. Here are three example sentences for your reference. “Losing that job was a […]

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