Tuesday’s Writing Tips
The Elements of Style
This Tuesday kicks off another series of writing tips. Today, I am starting with Chapter Four from The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. Chapter four is titled, Words and Expressions Commonly Misused.
Aggravate vs. Irritate
The first means to “add to” an already troublesome or vexing matter or condition. The second means “to vex” or “to annoy” or “to chafe.”
It seemed logical to write a haiku using aggravate or irritate, but I wasn’t feeling it. So…
warmth drops an anchor
sunshine creeps from behind clouds
and drowns winter
Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!