Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form Continue Reading
The Latin adage Repetitio mater memoria (Repetition is the mother of memory) is an adage that endures because it is true; one proof is the prevalence of literary devices, rhetorical devices, and figures of speech employing the scheme of repetition. One such Continue Reading
A few days ago, we shared a review of the Cottage Press Primer One Series from Allison at Little Paper Crown. in which Allison mentioned an upcoming video review. Well, here it is — a hands-on, close-up look at the Primer Continue Reading
Anna (in Ireland!) shared her daughter’s narrations with us, from Primer One, Weeks 1 and 2. Nice work, Amber! And your drawings are very well done. We especially love the crab. 😀 We would love to feature your students’ work Continue Reading
Alliteration is the repetition of beginning sounds in words which are adjacent or very close to each other. It was a distinguishing feature of Old English poetry: No guest on God’s earth would he gladlier greet. ~ Sir Gawain and Continue Reading
Recently, we had the pleasure of receiving a review of the Cottage Press Primer Series from Allison at Little Paper Crown. I don’t know if you’re like this, but I’m one of those homeschool mothers who will search for months Continue Reading
LuAnn from California shared her son’s reproduction of Giotto’s painting from his work in Primer One. Excellent work, Elias! We would love to feature your students’ work too. Visit the link below for details.
Cicero said that the figure of irony is “saying one thing and meaning another”—thus, it is a trope of semantic inversion. Irony is often used to mock, ridicule, or jest. As with pun, recognition of irony requires a great deal of perception Continue Reading
Did you ever fall in love with a literary term? I’ve grown fond of certain words before – names of flowers, places and even food (I don’t know if I’ve ever actually eaten eggs benedict, but I’d still like to Continue Reading
Scholars young and old profit by the traditional practice of diagramming and parsing well-written sentences drawn from worthy books. Sentence Sense, the Diagramming Resource Handbook from Cottage Press, provides help with this enjoyable exercise!