Many modern clichés were once fresh, new ideas! In this article on LitHub.com created by Erin McCarthy and the team at Mental Floss, Writer’s Relief learned the origins of some famous literary clichés. Some, like “an albatross around your neck” and “forever and a day” come from classic literature and well-known writers (like William Shakespeare!). And find out who first penned infamous literary cliché phrases that include ”it was a dark and stormy night” and “happily ever after.”
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