Posts by Rebecca T.:

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks – Meaning and Analysis

Posted on: 10 Aug 2023

Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool” speaks to the power of poetic brevity and restraint. Though the poem is a little over 30 words in total, it taps into rich complexities and topics including rebellion, freedom, and oppression. By performing an analysis of “We Real Cool” we can open up the many layers of meaning […]

100 Tone Words to Express Mood in Your Writing

Posted on: 30 Jun 2023

Have you ever struggled to find just the right word to describe an author’s attitude in a sentence or character in a scene? Or do you worry about repetitiveness in your word choice? Here is where exploring a wide range of tone or mood words will come in handy. Generating a robust inventory of tone […]

To Be or Not to Be: Expert Analysis of Hamlet’s Soliloquy for Teens

Posted on: 07 Jun 2023

From Calvin and Hobbes to Star Trek to The Simpsons, Hamlet’s soliloquy “To Be or Not To Be” is one of the most commonly cited lines of Shakespeare. But beyond the evocative first line, what is the underlying meaning and analysis? We will dive into an analysis of Hamlet’s soliloquy shortly but first some brief […]

Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken – Analysis & Meaning

Posted on: 02 May 2023

“The Road Not Taken” is a poem of behemoth presence from high school English classrooms to motivational posters to the annals of New England poetry.  Before we dive into our The Road Not Taken analysis, meaning, figurative language, and literary devices, we want to point out that the origin story of Robert Frost’s famous poem […]