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What is Poetry- A Brief Insight into the Poetic Vastness

‘furor poetics’ was the term the ancient Greeks used to describe poetry as ‘divine fury’. And through centuries, poetry has continued to bemuse the humankind, by the beauty of its metaphors, symbolizing, the concrete words, or even the abstract sentences.  Poetry is what comes to a poet without warning, and the poet paints it in …

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Literary Devices Examples

17+ Powerful Literary Devices (With Examples) to Embellish Your Writing

A few years ago, when my creative writing teacher was explaining the use of literary devices in novels or poems, she showed us this picture: Yes, that’s a before-and-after shot of a movie scene — a fantastic example of special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) in cinematography.  So, the tutor asked us to look …

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Gustatory Imagery: Show Don’t Tell Examples

Gustatory Imagery: 80+ Show Don’t Tell Examples

If you’re a writer or you’ve studied creative writing, chances are you’ve come across the expression ‘Show, Don’t Tell.’ In literature and poetry, this is called ‘Imagery’ — the use of different expressions and figurative language to evoke a sensory experience in the reader.  What is Sensory Imagery in Literature? When authors use the imagery …

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Show Don’t Tell Examples

50+ Show Don’t Tell Examples for Olfactory Imagery:

As a new writer, we almost always fall victim to the situation where we ‘tell’ too much and ‘show’ too less; our writing is too narrative but far less depictive.  ‘Show, don’t tell’ is one of the most common (sometimes, over-emphasized) rules in fiction writing. And yet, it is neglected.  Check this info-graphic if you’re …

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Show don't tell examples

30+ Show Don’t Tell Examples for Auditory Imagery

New writers often struggle to understand the difference between showing and telling But, Most of the authors know these differences, and yet they fail to maintain the balance between showing and telling. If you’re one of them, bookmark this article that has over 300+ Show Don’t Tell Examples. These sentences are completely at your disposal. …

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Literary Devices Examples

300+ Sensory Imagery Examples to Master Creative Writing

As writers, we all struggle the most with bringing out how a character sees, perceives, smells, or feels. New writers often lag due to too much telling and too little showing. The rich imagery, the true essence, and a three-dimensional physical presence of everything around a character are what we find ourselves most entwined in. …

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Show, don't Tell: Know what this cliched statement means!

Show don’t tell: 7 Stupid-Simple tips to master this Golden Rule

Show don’t Tell. We often hear this from critics, readers, mentors, teachers in the writing field and they leave it up to us to understand what they mean by ‘show don’t tell’. Which ultimately leaves us, the writers with a never-ending struggle of ‘how to show and not tell’.  “Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into …

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