The Lullaby

Inspired by the joy of watching my 11-month old daughter fall asleep in my arms, I decided to write this personal narrative. Embellished with imagery and a number of other literary devices, such as the occasional use of rhythm and rhyme, the narrative reflects the ambivalent feelings that parents might …

Slowing Down – Linda, Grade 11

This personal narrative is written by one of my grade 11 students. Her essay opens immediately, flows well, and rises to the climax step by step, adding to the suspense. She presents the thesis clearly at the end of her essay in the form of a very inspirational quote by …

Story of a Motion – Tim, Grade 7

This short story is written by one of my grade 7 students. It has an incredibly touching theme, which resonates with lovely moms. The theme is revealed right at the end, creating a sense of suspense that you would enjoy when you read the story. There is a lot of …

When Love Strikes – Candy, Grade 10

This poem is written by one of my grade 10 students. She has applied strikingly deep similes and metaphors along with many sound devices, such as alliteration and assonance. She has also tried to make the poem sound rhythmic at times, which makes it fun to read.