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Slow and steady wins the race

“Slow and steady wins the race” is a proverb that suggests one is better off being methodical than rushing into something unprepared.

Miltonic Sonnet

The Miltonic Sonnet is one of the main sonnet forms and was popularized by the poet John Milton who was born in 1609 in London, England.

Transcendentalism

The most important part of Transcendentalism is the focus on nature and opposition to the destruction of the individual that came with industrialism.

Narrative Poem

Narrative poems contain all the elements of a story and are normally longer than average.

A picture is worth a thousand words

“A picture is worth a thousand words” suggests that a picture contains far more in its colors and content than 1,000 words ever could.

Freudian Slip

A Freudian slip is an error, usually in speech or action, that reveals something about one’s unconscious feelings.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire

“Out of the frying pan and into the fire” is a clever way of depicting a bad situation getting worse.

Morpheme

A morpheme is the smallest meaningful part of any language. It might be a word, or it might be part of a word.

Magical Realism

Magical Realism is a genre of fiction writing that is interested in imbuing the modern realistic world with magical, fantastical elements.

Antanaclasis

Antanaclasis is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used several times and the meaning changes.

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