Tutor profile: Alexandra H.
What is the proper use of the semi colon?
A semi colon is used in a sentence that seems to have two separate but related thoughts. For example: "We can go to the pizza place for lunch; they're open on Mondays."
What is the difference between Shakespeare's Comedies and his Tragedies?
Shakespeare's Comedies involve romance, and often have cases of mistaken identity, or some element of the fantastic such as magical transformations, or mischievous spirits. These plays very often have an "all's well that ends well" mentality, with the story being resolved and many characters ending with something they were looking for, whether it be love or a new purpose in life. Shakespeare's Tragedies typically deal with the downfall of a noble character, usually a man. There are several major character deaths along the way, and the main character themselves usually dies at the end after having undergone some transformative lesson. While these types of plays can contain humor, the humor is often dark. Magic can be an element, but often as something to be feared, or something not understood by the character or the audience
What are several ways an author can help convey the mood or tone of a story?
Weather cues, time of day, as well as how detailed they chose to make the speaking voice of the characters
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