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If you write with a POV character (e.g. first or third person POV) your descriptions should always be colored by what that character is thinking and feeling. For example, if the character is driving her car through a neighborhood and this is where she grew up and she knows everyone and has memories from many parts of the place, the description will be of one ...


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I think in your example you are personifying the 'Forest' because The forest thought that these branches could be good for hanging myself (suicide). the forest is thinking. And, the thoughts the forest is thinking The forest thought that these branches could be good for hanging myself (suicide). are clumsily expressing the forest's idea. You can ...


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Chiasmus “I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.” (Teddy Roosevelt?) In a chiasmus the words are repeated in reverse order to achieve a desired effect (there are far too many to list, anything from simply sounding good to emphasizing relationships). Here are some other examples: "Fair is foul and foul is fair" - Macbeth &...


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In this case, that "of" doesn't start a verse, but a line. Breaking a line in the midst of a grammatical unit is so common that it has a name -- enjambment -- and so does the situation where the unit and lines match -- end-stop. Of opening a verse (or sentence) with a preposition such as "of", we can only say that the grammatical ...


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