Fun with English

How to Analyse a Poem: Writing Poetry Reviews

How do you analyse a poem? There is a common notion that writing poetry reviews is for intellectual geniuses and critics alone. But the fact is that anybody who can read and enjoy a poem can write a very nice poetry review. The first step in analysing a poem is to read it many times. Reading some

How to Write a Love Letter

“Amor Vincit Omnia,” so goes the ambiguous inscription on the brooch worn by Chaucer’s Prioress in ‘The Canterbury Tales.’  It means “Love Conquers All.” Love has the power to conquer even the hardest of minds. But it requires great linguistic skill to write an enchanting love letter. As Mark Twain says, “The frankest and freest

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