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40+ Examples of Imperative Sentences

40+ Examples of Imperative Sentences

Imperative sentences are sentences that give instructions, directions, or requests. In this article, we break down what imperative sentences are, explain how to use them, and give examples.

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Analogy vs Metaphor: Understand the Differences

Analogy vs Metaphor: Understand the Differences

Do you know the difference between analogies and metaphors? In this article, we explain each literary device and how to use them in your writing.

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What is Verbal Irony? Examples and Definition

What is Verbal Irony? Examples and Definition

When a speaker says one thing but means something else, that's verbal irony. In this article, we break down how to use verbal irony and give you examples to see how it's used in other works.

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What Is Foreshadowing: With Examples

What Is Foreshadowing: With Examples

Authors use foreshadowing to give their readers a hint of what's to come later in the story. Learn more about foreshadowing and discover how to use it in this post.

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Alliteration: Definition and How to Use It to Improve Your Writing

Alliteration: Definition and How to Use It to Improve Your Writing

Alliteration is a literary device using multiple words that start with the same sound in order to create a pleasant ring in the reader's mind. In this article, we break down how to use alliteration in your writing.

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 What Is Figurative Language? How to Use It In Your Writing

What Is Figurative Language? How to Use It In Your Writing

What is figurative language? Figurative language means using literary devices, techniques, and figures of speech to heighten sensory response and add meaning, clarity, or impact to your writing. In this article, learn what figurative language is and see examples of how to use it in your work.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Sensory Detail

8 Ways to Improve Your Sensory Detail

As authors, we want our readers to feel as if they are there in the story. Sensory detail is the best way to do this. Here are eight ways to improve sensory detail in your writing.

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How to Use Rhetorical Devices Like Taylor Swift

How to Use Rhetorical Devices Like Taylor Swift

Ever wondered what makes Taylor Swift's songs so popular? Sure, the music is incredible—but it's the rhetorical devices she uses that make her lyrics shine.

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How to Correctly Use To, Too, and Two

How to Correctly Use To, Too, and Two

Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.

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What Is Allusion?

What Is Allusion?

What is allusion and how can it help your writing? We'll show you!

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7 Underappreciated Literary Devices To Make Your Writing More Poignant

7 Underappreciated Literary Devices To Make Your Writing More Poignant

The world of literary devices isn't limited to similes and metaphors. Here are seven lesser-known and underappreciated rhetorical tools to add to your wordsmith toolbox.

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What Is Dialogue?

What Is Dialogue?

Believable dialogue is the key to revealing your characters, establishing a scene's tone and atmosphere, and advancing your storyline. Learn to incorporate speech tags and action beats. Follow our ten tips to write effective dialogue.

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How to Use Alliteration in Your Writing

How to Use Alliteration in Your Writing

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers... but can you pick up on all of the alliteration in your text? Here's how to use ProWritingAid's Alliteration Report to make the most of your imagery.

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Set the Scene: How to Use Setting to Enhance Your Writing

Set the Scene: How to Use Setting to Enhance Your Writing

Setting isn't just a backdrop. Find out how to deepen and enrich your characters, plot, and theme by creating settings that stand out.

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How To Use Action Beats In Fiction

How To Use Action Beats In Fiction

Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!

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