Credit to the Phrase Finder website for much of the information on this topic. I love words, and one of the great joys of maintaining this blog is getting to learn about, think about, and write about them. I find particular (and perhaps unusual) joy in learning the names of various wordy phenomena. For example, I’ve written previously about feghoots, eggcorns, mondegreens, …
I posted a version of this spoken-word poem some time ago, but I’m a little fascinated with what they call kinetic typography — moving text that parallels the audio, so I thought I’d share this version too.
The first line of any piece of writing should hook the reader. In this article, we look as some famously great. and not-so-great, opening lines.
This is the first assignment in WriteAtHome’s Middle School Composition 3 course. It’s one of my favorites. It’s a great way to kick start a new school year.