Glossary W

Glossary W

Wabi-sabi aesthetics

A Japanese aesthetic that values imperfection, simplicity, and the beauty of natural aging.

  • Haiku vs. Tanka: Japanese Poetry (Compared)
  • Wit

    Clever and humorous language used to entertain and engage readers.

  • Irony vs. Sarcasm: Clearing Confusions (Defined)
  • Satire vs. Parody: Humor in Literature (Explained)
  • Wordplay

    The use of words in a clever or humorous way, often involving puns or double meanings.

  • Oxymoron vs. Paradox: Contradictory Terms (Clarified)
  • Word sound effects

    The use of words to create specific sounds or effects in writing.

  • Onomatopoeia vs. Mimesis: Sound in Literature (Compared)
  • Worn-out saying

    A phrase or expression that has become overused and lacks originality or impact.

  • Idiom vs. Cliche: Understanding Phrases (Explained)
  • Wrap-up

    A conclusion or summary at the end of a piece of writing.

  • Epilogue vs. Afterword: Book Endings (Explained)
  • Writing conventions

    Standard rules and practices for writing, including grammar, punctuation, and formatting.

  • Epilogue vs. Afterword: Book Endings (Explained)
  • Writing craft

    The techniques and skills used to create written works of art.

  • Anecdote vs. Vignette: Small Stories (Clarified)
  • Writing style

    The unique way in which a writer uses language and literary devices to convey their message.

  • Analogy vs. Metaphor: Comparative Language (Explained)
  • Prose vs. Verse: Text Types (Clarified)