Aww or Awe? What’s the Difference?

Aww or Awe

Homophones are Frequently Mixed Up When two words sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things, those are called homophones — and they can cause much confusion! A homophone that is frequently mixed up is “Awe” and … [Read More]

Tone vs. Mood: Definitions and Examples in Cartoons

How to find tone

What’s the Difference Between Mood and Tone? Oh hello! This is your friendly middle school teacher and artist, Lillie, here to explain one of the most common confusions in literary elements and English vocabulary. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, … [Read More]

The Magic of Context, Explained by Art

Context illustration

One of the first words I teach in my 7th grade English class is CONTEXT, because it’s pivotal to understanding what gives everything meaning — from literature to life. What is Context? The definition of the word “context” can be … [Read More]

How Can a Liminal Space Help You NOW?

Liminal space

Time to Define Liminality… If there is any vocabulary definition you need to understand right NOW, it is liminal space. Why? Liminality is defined as the in-between area between two situations, times, or places. Read on for how this can … [Read More]

Juxtaposition Examples in Sentences and Art

Juxtaposition example cartoon art: different moods

What Does it Mean to Juxtapose? One of my favorite literary devices — life as well as books and art — is Juxtaposition. Juxtaposing is when very different things are put close together, so the viewer or reader gets a … [Read More]