The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
People are never satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better.
One of These Words is Not (Exactly) Like the Other
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The Other Kind of Apostrophe
When you hear apostrophe, you probably think of this ’, right? Today, we’re talking about the literary device, which is completely different. A literary apostrophe is when a speaker addresses an absent party as if they were present. Literary apostrophes are great for conveying emotion. They allow the speaker more expression and offer a better view of the their inner thoughts and feelings. In Greek, …
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