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What is Foreshadowing? Types, Examples & Definitions

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:57:45


Introduction A drama or a movie has various elements to it used to make it captivating. These elements are called dramatic literary devices. Drama is a fictional presentation of reality, of life and these dramatic literary devices enable drama to become more believable and true to life. Some of the common literary devices used in drama are: Dramatic irony, Soliloquy and Foreshadowing. While Dramatic Irony points to an information known only to the audience and not to the protagonist, a soliloquy is an isolated speech by a character that is accessible only to the spectators. This further facilitates the Dramatic ... Read More

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:51:33


Introduction Nouns or naming words, when used repetitively over and over again, make the sentences long and boring. On the other hand, when Nouns are replaced by Pronouns after they are first introduced in the sentence, the sentences are easy to follow and have a flow to them. They make it easier for the message to be put across. These Pronouns have a number of sub divisions- over twelve but the most important among those are Relative Pronouns, Reflexive Pronouns, Interrogative Pronouns and Possessive Pronouns each of which have their distinct features. While some Pronouns may fall into more than ... Read More

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 04-Jul-2023 16:45:06


Introduction English language has eight parts of speech. The parts of speech with their various functions make English language what it is. Each part of speech has numerous sub divisions and types and each type has a set of characteristics. With the eight parts of speech being Interjections, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Nouns, Pronouns, Adverbs, Verbs and Adjectives, the most commonly required parts of speech without which even the simplest of tenses cannot be constructed are Nouns and or Pronouns and Verbs. In this tutorial, it is Pronouns that will be explored in detail. Pronouns are, simply put, words that inherently ... Read More

Figurative Language

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:29:13


Introduction Figurative language helps to make a literary piece more engaging by providing an imaginary effect to the writing. So, the reader gets more scope to think beyond the literal meaning. A detailed discussion will help you to understand figurative language. What is Figurative Language? A figurative language indicates words or word phrases that do not carry literal meaning. It makes written or spoken communication more engaging with an artistic touch. The ‘word’ or ‘word phrase’ conveys an exaggerated meaning that it does not exhibit, and it creates an impact on the reader. ExamplesThe mother said that her child was ... Read More

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 13:10:57

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Introduction English language has eight parts of speech − Noun: Nouns are used to name places, animals, things and people. Pronoun: Pronouns are used for the same purpose but in place of Nouns. Adjective: Adjectives are used to give a description of the Nouns and Pronouns. Preposition: Prepositions or ‘Pre-position’ indicates or is used to indicate its position prior to a Pronoun or a Noun to make meaning in a sentence possible. Verb: Verbs are words that do something or act something, Adverb: Adverbs are used to add to verbs and describe them. Conjunction: Conjunctions are used to ... Read More

Kinds of Nouns

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 13:00:47


Introduction Among all the parts of speech in the English language, noun plays an important role. Let's see what kinds of nouns are there and how they function in sentences. What is a Noun? At first, we need to understand what is a noun. To define, we can say that noun names person, animal, feeling, animate and inanimate object. Some common examples of nouns are man, dog, love, flower, etc. There are various kinds of nouns in the English language. Kinds of Nouns Noun plays a vital role in the parts of speech as it fulfils the ... Read More


Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 12:47:55


Introduction The role of determiners in the English language is important. Determiners specify the meaning of the sentences creating a more distinct explanation. We will know about determiners and the purpose of the same in this tutorial. What is a Determiner? A determiner precedes a noun or noun group to indicate a particular type, including number, quantity, position and so on. It helps to specify the meaning of the sentence. For example, a, an, this, that, first, my are determiners. Primary Classifications of Determiners There are primarily two types of determiners in the English language. These are − General ... Read More

Weathering the Storm in Ersama

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:45:55


Introduction ‘‘Weathering the Storm in Ersama’ is a story written by Harsh Mander. An Indian author, Harsh Mander is a well-known researcher, columnist, and social activist and has worked for the welfare of victims and survivors, who are homeless and orphans due to mass violence. Summary The story is about the cyclone that took place in the Ersama district, a coastal region of Odisha in 1999 and how a courageous nineteen-year-old boy called Prashant managed to come out and help others in that disastrous situation very well. When the cyclone occurred Prashant was at his friend’s place, witnessing ... Read More

Virtually True

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:42:08


Introduction Virtually True is a science fiction by Paul Stewart and it discusses computers, video games, virtual reality, three-dimensional modelling, etc. All of these are woven into the story of Sebastian Shultz. Paul Stewart, a children's book author who was born in London in 1955, is best known for three series that he wrote with the illustrator Chris Riddell. Summary This story is a science fiction and is about virtual reality. The narrator of the story purchased a computer and virtual reality accessories with several expensive games. The narrator learns of ‘Sebastian Shultz's miraculous recovery' while riding a train. Sebastian ... Read More

The Trees

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:39:08


Introduction The Trees is a poem written by Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore, in Maryland on May 16th, 1929. She went to Radcliffe College and graduated in the year 1951. She was selected by Sir W. H. Auden to win the famous Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for A Change of World that same year. The poetess wrote around 20 volumes of poetry. She is often addressed as a feminist and a radical poet. As the title of the poem suggests, The Trees is about the existence of trees. The poetess has expressed how humans ... Read More

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