Love Triangle · NovElla · Quotes · Shakespeare · Supernatural

A Midsummer Night’s Trochaic Tetrameter

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most light-hearted and whimsical comedies. I recently discovered that fairies speak in trochaic tetrameter! At least, Shakespeare’s often do… but what is that? I had to find out. In Iambic Pentameter with Macbeth, we learned about iambic pentameter. One of the main differences is that a tetrameter has… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Trochaic Tetrameter

Education · Historical · NovElla · Shakespeare

Iambic Pentameter with Macbeth

If you’ve ever studied William Shakespeare, you’ve probably heard of iambic pentameter. Many of the characters in his famous plays use it when they speak. That’s why I wanted to learn more about it! You can find a lot of it in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Iambic pentameter is a common meter in poetry. Meter is a… Continue reading Iambic Pentameter with Macbeth

NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · Supernatural

Starlight

Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight. Have you ever seen a shooting star? Legends say they’re magical! I’ll never forget the first time I saw one; it traveled across the sky in a bright arc. Given my interest… Continue reading Starlight

NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit · YA

Mixed Prose

What do you think about mixing different styles of writing? About adding songs and poetry into a fictional book? Sometimes it feels as though every new YA novel is using poetry epigraphs at the start of each chapter. Authors have actually been mixing it up this way for centuries! Even Shakespeare frequently used poetry in… Continue reading Mixed Prose