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Paying Attention

I have a hard time paying attention a fair amount of time when I’m reading. My mind tends to wander and I lose focus. Rhetoric can help me with this, keep me engaged with the text and thinking. 440 more words

Amoeba Piece

Ironically kitschy phrases and catchy rhythms, a slant rhyme that I’m proud of, and what do they add up to? It may be a bit of sporadic wit and a moment of acute observation. 733 more words

Writing Fluid Fiction: How To Use Italics

I’ve put on my editing hat before to break down the difference between passive and active voice, discuss grammatical aspect (the progressive and perfect forms of verbs), and even to give an overview of… 1,007 more words

Writing Advice

Typee, Chapters 1 to 9

Within these opening chapters of Herman Melville’s Typee, Melville makes distinct choices with the language he uses and the typographical formatting. Upon landing at the Marquesas, one sailor gives a speech on their landing while giving an overview of the cultural differences of the natives. 173 more words

Herman Melville