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
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!
Jenny from Michigan shared her daughter’s beautiful dictation and illustration from Primer One. Well done, Abigail! We would love to feature your students’ work too. Visit the link below for details.
For a help in building copia, bookmark this handy little link: The Phrase Finder. You can search for any phrase—sometimes hard to do in a dictionary! There is also a Phrase Thesaurus which gives you a list of phrases related to the Continue Reading
Wearing out a grammar handbook is part of being a committed writing student, isn’t it? Those much-thumbed corners, and occasional flagged pages marking the sections on diagramming verbals, or when to use ‘that’ or ‘which’ testify that the trusty manual Continue Reading
Astrothesia is another figure of description we cover in Cottage Press Language Lessons and Language Arts. Recall that a figure of description is a vivid portayal – “a bringing to life” in the mind’s eye of the reader. Figures of description are classified by Continue Reading
Poetics & Progym II– Language Arts for Upper School – is the second in a three-level composition and rhetoric high school course from Cottage Press. Lessons are structured around classical literature and progressing exercises of the progymnasmata. Poetics & Progym Continue Reading