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10 Petrarchan Sonnets with Examples

The misconception that Petrarchan sonnets are only those sonnets written by Petrarch does not hold much weight as of now when this poetic structure has global recognition in the poetic world. Also, several English poets copied Petrarch in writing sonnets.…

5 Best Sonnets About Nature

The journey of main idea of the theme in sonnets has traveled a long distance from love to conjugal love, religious love, and then love for nature. However, it has turned out that poetry related to nature or love for…

Four Main Types of Sonnets with Examples

Introduction  A fourteen-lined poem, a sonnet conventionally comprises a total of two parts one of which is an octave and the other is a sestet. Octave, too, has two parts, or two quatrains, each having four lines and a different…

Important Elements of Poetry

Introduction Poetry is not just a skill of words. It has several elements that make a poetic piece worth reading. Although a poet simply writes to give vent his feelings or expresses his thoughts on some person, idea or thing,…

Top 10 Rock and Pop Ballads

As a ballad is a powerful expression of emotions in verses meant to be sung with or without instruments, a rock ballad is somewhat distinct from a simple ballad. It is an extremely touching and emotional ballad having deeper meanings.…

Top 10 Power Ballads

There are several types and subtypes of ballads. Some are sung with a slow pace and peaceful tone, while some with the full intensity of music, emotions, and sentiments. A power ballad is also a love song that involves a…

Top 10 Modern Ballads

A ballad is one of the most popular structures of poetry written even today. Although it appeared in ancient times with no certain date, it has traveled histories, cultures, and contexts and reached this age when ballads still catch the…

Top 10 Ancient Ballads

Ancient ballads are mostly traditional folk songs as well as dirges and panegyrics meant to be sung at festivals or some funerals. They mostly narrate stories of the ancient folks involved in some emotional event or scene. Legends, myths, historical…

15 Best Shakespeare’s Blank Verse

Blank verses, comprising iambic pentameter and unrhymed verses, entered the English literary arena way back in the 16th century and instantly became a hit when poets like Shakespeare and Milton wrote their masterpieces in blank verse. In fact, this writing…

10 Best Latest English Ballad Songs

Despite their ancient origin, slow-paced tempo, themes of love, and minimalism in acoustic instruments, ballads have become highly popular due to their integration into various other genres. Some ballads may require dance, some rhythm, and some drumming. However, balladry stays…

10 Best Ballad Pop Songs

Typically, a ballad is a poem that tells a story of love or loss. However, sometimes, it could be a song that is intended to be sung at a low tempo. Therefore, a ballad song is a poetic ballad product…

10 Best 1980’s Ballad Songs

Ballad Songs are short poems for singing that tells a whole or a part of a story. More popular than any other genre, ballad songs have always set records in every decade. Some of the best and the most popular…

10 Best Blank Verse Poems

Using a blank verse in poetry means using iambic pentameter in the poetic output that shows the use of regular metrical patterns but with no fixed rhyme scheme. Despite having been inspired by the Latin usage of blank verse, Henry…

20 Best Cliché Examples in Literature

Introduction A cliché is a phrase or word that has been repeated so many times in writing and speaking that it loses its real appeal, impact, or even meanings. Its repetition seems merely a repetition. Originally, the term came into…

Importance of Analogy and How to Write with Examples

What is an Analogy? Analogy means a comparison of one thing with another thing for explanation, clarification, understanding, and comprehension in that the thing being compared becomes clear to the readers or audience. Although an analogy is used mostly in…

Seven Types of Ambiguity

 Introduction The book, Seven Types of Ambiguity is a masterpiece of William Empson, a British writer who laid the foundation of the new school of criticism. He was an influential figure in New Criticism mainly because of this book. The…

6 Types of Conflicts in Literature With Examples

Conflict is one of the major elements of stories and novels. In all narratives, conflict arises between different characters. It could be the different nature of the people, differences of opinion or thinking or creeds, or it could be between…

10 Best Euphemism Examples in Movies

Simple and direct language is very harsh and sometimes creates problems for the speakers. Therefore, euphemisms are used to gloss over the harshness of realities. Some of the best euphemisms used in movies are as follows. Example #1 From Forrest…

15 Best Understatement Examples in Movies

Understatement is a literary device that belittles something or makes it less important than it actually is. It means to make something less significant or less valuable or smaller than it actually is. Some of the best understatements in movies…

15 Famous Short Free-Verse Poems

Since its arrival on the literary horizon, free verse poems have set trends in poetic diction due to their forcefulness, their precision, and concision. Even the shortest poems were ever written have emerged on the literary scene. Any poem that…