Tag: words

A Word on Wednesday: Bread

Walking into a kitchen with freshly baked bread offers one of the most soothing and comforting smells. It subtly invites gentleness and goodness. The aroma calls, “you are welcome here.” Concretely, “bread” is a noun naming the food made of flour or meal mixed…

Guest Word: Stylus

Thank you to my friend Nissa Enos for writing a fantastic essay and poem about the word “stylus.” Ms. Enos lives with her family in Manitowoc, Wis. She likes science, nature, and art. These pieces are about aword and about a boat. I hope…

A Word on Wednesday: Caesura

Caesura is the main pause of a poem. The word originates from 16th Century Latin, literally translating to a cutting, from caedere to cut.   The stop or pause in a metrical line, is often marked by punctuation or by a grammatical boundary, such as…

A Word on Wednesday: Vacillating

  Low confidence can result in the inability to make a decision causing the consequences. The verb vacillate sums up this inability to decide. A person who vacillates alternates or wavers between different options or actions and is described as indecisive, hesitating, and not…