This is a research based examination seeking the correct form or use between the contested terms "buck naked" and "butt naked." Research from the OED, academic debate, and a general academic search. Reasonable arguments and even some humor peppered in.
Elizabeth Bishop's poem begins with a critical outburst of disgust at the dirty little filling station but ends in relief and love, a sort of redemption being reached. With day to day language, keen observation and an eye for detail the speaker absorbs the working scene, declares a sense of wonder
A summary of the Arian controversy prior to the First Council of Nicaea, the doctrines espoused by the Arians, and the origins of their teaching.
How a book is printed and distributed can affect its sales, marketability and usability. Discover the most common types of book binding, as well as pros and cons of each for self publishing.
The felling of the banyan tree is both autobiographical and symbolic. Dilip Chitre's poem is all about roots and the struggle between masculine and feminine forces in life. Sacred tree? Mere object?
In the Italy of the 12th century beautiful aristocratic women were usually the pawns of powerful men. Sometimes they took their revenge. This tragic love story of Paulo and Francesca shows how a cruelly duped woman took the man she truly loved and paid for her love with her life.
In 1851, at a time when there were only 25 women in a booming mining camp of 5000 men, one of those women was accused of murder, and became the only woman in California ever to be unlawfully hanged.
Dickinson lived a rather reclusive life. She guarded her privacy. In her poetry canon, she often creates little poetic dramas exploring the great joy her solitude created for her.
Learn more about the trends and evolution of art in the twentieth century from Matisse and Picasso to Lichtenstein and Warhol!
This sadistic Transylvanian prince ruled Wallachia, impaled his enemies, and became the focus of the Dracula legend.
This article is an analysis of "The Dead" by James Joyce. It explores the themes of repetition and the "living dead."
James Wright's popular poem is both real experience and found love. Two men stop to visit two ponies just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. For the speaker this simple meeting is transcendent.
Kate is an amazingly strong character displayed in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. Here you can see how Kate may actually be the tamest of the sisters.
Richard Rodriguez shares his educational experience in the book Hunger of Memory. He shares his personal struggles and successes.
An analysis of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" and his view on the relationship between liberty and society, and humanity's desire to forgo their rights for security and peace.
The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.
Kim Addonizio's poem is sharp and provocative and concentrates on a red dress, a metaphor for independence and feminine expression. In simple, direct language What Do Women Want? conveys a hard truth.
The word epic has been derived a Greek word epikos, which means a word, song or speech. An epic is well-defined as a long story in verse dwelling upon an important theme in a most elegant style and language.
At The Bomb Testing Site is an anti-war poem that has no mention of war or politics. Instead it focuses on a lizard and builds a quiet suspense as this cold blooded creature prepares for what could be an atomic blast. Stafford's poem, a symbolic waiting game, leaves the reader wondering what's next
The famous Philippine fable, Ibong Adarna in English and Filipino / Tagalog versions are here. If you're looking for the summary and the characters, I've included them, too. I love this mythical story! Cheers for fairytale lovers!
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Womens Memorial are also in the park.
This article discusses the context of Yeat’s wistful poem about unrequited love and offers an analysis of the poetic form and techniques in the text
Full analysis of Byzantium, Yeats's great mystical poem. This poem's theme is that of the creative human soul and the spiritual struggle for purification. Eternity lies in perfecting Art. Based in Yeats's dream city Byzantium, where divine art, golden imagery and symbols create a unity of being.
Gas, guns and grenades weren't the only weapons in World War 1. Find out why sometimes primitive clubs, knives and daggers were more effective.
Analysis of "London Snow" by Robert Bridges, a poem that creates an image of the transformational enchantment of snowfall in London; which at the time the poem was created (1890) was noisy, crowded, and heavily polluted.
Even if you're just a beginner, there is some Spanish literature you can tackle at your level. Read on to find out 5 easy reads in Spanish for learners.
Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem is about reconciliation. Two soldiers meet in Hell, one having killed the other in battle, and their dialogue is a powerful and moving creation full of truth about humanity.
Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...
Dickinson's "There is a word" features one of the poet's many poems that may qualify as riddles. She keeps the reader guessing until the end when she finally reveals the "word" that "bears a sword."
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor is saturated with symbolism and foreshadowing literary techniques. Learn more about unlocking the hidden meanings in her most successful short story about the detiorating state of faith in the South during the 1950s.
Are American and Chinese ginseng similar? If they are, what other similarities exist between the East and West? Find out about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and other connections between cultures.
A list of the current seven man-made wonders of the world. Each with simple, bullet pointed, quick facts.
Architects are in most cases not interested to design economical buildings for their clients. When you've plans to build a home for yourself, you should know some of the basics for cheap building.
John Charles Fremont was a great explorer but a poor Civil War general. His attempts to evade being replaced required Lincoln to take extraordinary measures to fire him.
Shakespeare's love sonnets have delighted and puzzled readers for centuries but there are unanswered questions. Who did he write them for? Who is the so called Dark Lady? This guide will help you.
The history and legacy of the Mongolian Emperor, Temujin (Genghis Khan). A list of 40 facts about his life, death, deeds, and how he became one of the famous, successful, enduring leaders of all time.
Analysis of the Old English poem "The Dream of the Rood," which examines the pre-Christian German Heroic elements present in the poem, as well as providing a speculative hypothesis as to the intended purpose or message of the poem.
Learn facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and read a summary of events that occurred during the fight. Find out why Gettysburg is considered the turning point of the Civil War.
Modernism represents a wave of cultural revolutions that propagated through society during the 20th century; it toppled traditions and encouraged innovation in all disciplines, especially literature.
Where I'm From is a poem all about identity and the places and things of memory that make us what we are. From clothespins to those special moments that create our uniqueness and George Lyon's.
Intro: Athens is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. With a rich culture and a legendary legacy it is one of the best known cities of the ancient world. The Athenians endured famine, plague, wars, and the destruction of their city but...
A biographical analysis of Virginia Woolf and her use of fictional characters to reflect the struggle of mental illness in her life and in her marriage.
Industrialization began in Britain in the middle of the 18th Century, radically changing the world forever. Here are 10 Facts on the Industrial Revolution.
Why Filipinos blessed to the elderly is a unique Filipino gesture called mano and is just one of many. Filipinos also used titles and honorifics in addressing relatives and strangers to convey respect. Lolo and lola, mang and aleng are just few examples of Filipino titles used.
The pagan tribes who authored the epic Beowulf and the characters within the story have a unique culture. There are four major parts of Anglo Saxon and Germanic culture that is vital to understanding Beowulf. Anyone looking to analyze the epic must first understand Bards, paganism, the warrior king culture and Anglo Saxon Christianization to form a complete analysis of Beowulf.
Hecate is the mature Goddess at the Crossroads, or a mature women whose children are grown, is ready to retire, and is deciding what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She also helps others!
Carl Sandburg, inspired by a book of Japanese haiku, wrote this little poem whilst passing near Chicago harbor. Fog is one of his best-known short poems. It captures the silent mystery of the cat.
An examination of religion in modern Japan, including sociological analysis of ideological conflicts, a short history of Japanese religion and modernization, and speculation on future societal changes
Dylan Thomas created a speaker to beg his father to rail against death in "Do Not Go Gentle"; in this poem, the poet's speaker dramatizes the truth that death cannot conquer the soul.
Summary of and commentary on The Pelican by Edith Wharton, a short story from the collection The Greater Inclination.
A summary of the main ideas of the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard and his influence on existentialism.
There are a number of deadly mythological creatures from different cultures around the world. Many of these monsters are the stuff of our worst nightmares. Let's have a look at 20 of the strangest and most dangerous mythological monsters.
Andrew Jackson's reputation is not the greatest, but was he really the Indian hater people claimed he was?
Do you know what message you send out when you wear or use black? And did you know that black can be a symbol for both luxury, poverty, humility and penance as well as evil, sex and power?
Elinor Wylie's Wild Peaches is a series of four traditional rhyming sonnets that convey the dreamy mind of the speaker as she contemplates escaping an upside down world with her male companion. But is she convinced that a good life can be had out in the wilds? Musical lines carry subtle imagery.
Everyone's heard of the Wild West, but what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on to find out.
Journey of the Magi is a reflective, dramatic monologue, that utilizes allusions, symbols and metaphors to produce a poem about birth, death, spiritual and cultural renewal.
How to understand the colloquialisms used in Wisconsin, without the need for a translator! Words and phrases commonly used in "The Dairy State."
This article explores the arguments for and against the idea that Charles Bukowski was a misogynist. It includes an assessment of Bukowski's background, criticism of his novel, Women, and the infamous kicking incident filmed during a Barbet Schroeder interview.
The work of controversial English author D. H. Lawrence explores human nature through explicit sexual descriptions and intense psychological dialogue.
Emily Dickinson's genius for capturing the unusual and transcendent is precisely expressed in this, one of her longest and best known poems. Summary and full analysis.
English grammar can be difficult and confusing at times, even for native speakers. Learn more about classifying sentences to improve your speaking and writing skills.
Tulsa's International Airport has a fascinating history that helped shape both the city and the state. Find out how the Tulsa Airport helped change the history of Oklahoma.
Types of Filipino verbs in their different tenses categorized as MAG verbs, UM verbs, I verbs and MA verbs with explanations on how to conjugate these types of Filipino/Tagalog verbs.
Robert Frost's "A Girl's Garden" dramatizes a little story often told by the speaker's neighbor, who enjoys telling her little tale about growing and nurturing a garden when she was just a girl.
During the 1800s, Oklahoma was a wild and rugged place, full of outlaws and almost devoid of law. These treasure tales from Oklahoma tell the story of a number of outlaw treasure gained and then lost again. Somewhere in the heart of Oklahoma lies several million dollars of buried loot.
maggie and milly and molly and may is a short poem from e.e.cummings that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full of varied rhythm and rhyme, it tells the story of four girls who go down to the beach, each one relating to an object or creature they discover. Experimental and entertaining.
Joseph Conrad was a famous novelist in the English literature. His famous novel “Heart of Darkness” (1902) is the exploration of complex human nature as well as the relevant matter of colonialism.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic speaking people whose main occupation was fishing, coupled with some farming and animal husbandry. Let us learn together the basics of their language.
what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.
This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.
Need help writing or teaching Summary, Analysis and Response papers? Use my worksheets for getting your ideas, editing, and grading.
The English language is a mixed bag of words, odd spelling rules, words that look alike, but sound different, sound alike but look different, and sound and look alike, but have different meanings!
This article suggests a list of the 20 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?
How could a reclusive person like Emily Bronte have created the complicated novel Wuthering Heights, a tale of twisted personal dynamics, passionate romance, and dysfunctional relationships.
An overview and analysis of the second tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," "The Miller's Tale," and a focus on narrative point of view, characterization, theme, symbolism, and allusion.
An in-depth article on the question regarding who is the hero of Milton's "Paradise Lost." The article takes into account multiple critical approaches to reach a final verdict.
Amelia Dyer, Victorian baby farmer, Ogress of Reading, and candidate to be Jill the Ripper, killed over 400 children to become one of the world’s worst serial killers.
Having A Coke With You is a fresh, conversational poem that captures the moment when ordinary things like Coke and an orange shirt with yoghurt become transcendental, immediate essences of love.
Tips on creating the perfect Medieval-themed meal for your next event! Tudor period focus, but great for general medieval parties, too! (Note: jousting and knights not included, but encouraged.)
Choose Life The poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, by Dylan Thomas is a son’s plea to a dying father. His purpose is to show his father that all men face the same end, but they fight for life, nonetheless. “Old age...
The Brummie accent is one of many regional accents spoken within the UK. There are millions of speakers, and yet little is known of it outside of Birmingham.
Robert Frost's Dust of Snow focuses on the most trivial event - a crow in a tree sending snow particles down onto an unhappy speaker. What is special is the way the bird does it, completely changing the mood. Frost uses ambiguous stressed keywords, rhyme, enjambment and symbolism. Nature helping man
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of people and safe places that enabled fugitive slaves to move in secrecy, from bondage in the South to freedom in the North.
Romanticism is one of the most influential movements in art, philosophy and literature. Discover who the Romantic Poets and Philosophers were and why they had such an impact on the world we know today.
When Marie Howe's young brother died of AIDS complications, she wrote What the Living Do as a life-affirming poem. Despite the trivial day-to-day things we do, wanting more life, remembrance is vital.
Sonnet 55 focuses on time, immortality and the power of poetry. The essence of his lover will be preserved forever, in the poem. It will outlast fine monuments, wars, death and unclean time.
Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.
Didn't have time to read the story? Read this comprehensive plot summary instead. Contains the analysis of Rushdie's most important themes and features.
Young is Anne Sexton's early look back to her own adolescence, a time when her relationship with parents and the wider world was changing. Between childhood and adulthood; figuratively imagined.
There at least 25 large churches in America. Find out about them and discover how they got that way.
The themes of gender relations and traditional gender roles play an important part in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.
The Eastern Front in World War 1 was every bit as horrendous as the Western Front and the war in the west cannot be fully understood without appreciating the effect the war in the east had on it.
Seamus Heaney's Storm On The Island is a monologue poem in blank verse. The speaker describes how life is shaped by the storm, how the architecture withstands such forces. With powerful language and imagery.Some think the poem a metaphor for the historical troubles on the island of Ireland.
10 'nail houses' - examples of buildings which have remained in place long after their neighbourhood has changed - the result of great obstinacy or business acumen. A fun page of quirky buildings!
Revisions to classic fairy tales often hide a rich past of instructive, though morbid, lessons taught through the prominent use of cannibalism.
Early American pottery was not made for decorative purposes, but rather, were created for functional everyday-use objects in the home environment. They lacked finesse and style, neither did they have any known value.
The Great Charter of liberties, the Magna Carta, was approved by King John, one of England's most notorious tyrants. This document would later shape the development of western constitutional liberty.
“If, then, you sometimes fall, do not lose heart, or cease striving to make progress, for even out of your fall God will bring good, just as a man selling an antidote will drink poison before he takes it in order to prove its power.” ~ St....
Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.
Do you have trouble with writing and punctuating a long sentence? I explain how to correctly write difficult sentences correctly.
Follow these quick and easy tips to make your sentences sound more professional and well-written. Anyone can follow these tips to be a better writer.
Have you ever considered shagging lessons? Did you ever ask your teacher for a rubber? The differences between American English and British English can be quite funny!
The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest sleezemongers on any reality TV show.
A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.
Hermes was the Greek God, a trickster, messenger between realms, and a soul guide. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetype is a successful person.
Greek mythologies are not just stories; they carry moral values and allow glimpses of a culture long dead but not forgotten. It speaks of a culture that is still relevant even today.
We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!
How did Henry VIII feel about the six women whose lives he shared? Was he a monster without feelings, or did he love his wives?
Frost's blank verse poem explores the nature of reality and idealism using the symbolism of birch trees, a boy and an ice-storm. Acute observation, memory and imaginative thinking under tight control.
A definition for what is style in English Literature and why it is important. This article also provides quotes from authors about style in literature and information about the basic elements of literary style.
Romeo and Juliet is often thought to be a play about enduring love. However, what many casual readers of the play fail to realize is that the main theme of the piece is the violence and chaos encompassing Verona.
A description of the flags used by pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy. Symbols commonly seen on these flags are explained, and examples of flags flown by famous pirate captains are shown.
The structure of church leadership in the first century church with an explanation of the roles and titles of leadership during this period
Who is Saint Valentine and why do we celebrate him? Was he a hopeless romantic or just a man with a pretty sounding name?
China's 1st emperor, Qin Shihuang, accomplished staggering feats, from uniting the warring states to building the Great Wall. However, he could be draconian. Here are his top achievements and faults.
Would you be willing to sail on a ship run by a company with more than one major peace-time disaster to their name? What about a company with a record of mishaps spanning decades before the Big One? The White Star Line had such a record. That did...
A brief estimate of Nirad Chaudhuri's idea of nationalism, its various categories, and its practical implications as expounded in "The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian".
Different example texts in German of about 200 words you can use straight away and for free. With English translations to help you understand, and some handy vocabulary lists to save you some time!
A critical analysis of 'The Scream'. Adapted from a university essay I wrote in 2003. Includes full references.
Celtic Ireland, the time between the Bronze Age and before the coming of Christianity in the 4th century AD, is often looked on as something of a golden age in Irish history. At this time, the island was home to a rich and flourishing culture with...
The political structures that governed Japan and Europe during the Middle Ages had some interesting parallels, but there were also some important differences
Romans are known for all the weird food that they ate during their lavish banquets. Some, however, are stranger than most, while others are more delicious.
Beatrix Potter and her charming illustrations and tales of "little critters" have brought hours of joy to children since the early 20th century.
It may surprise many people to learn that most Cajuns under the age of 50 don't speak French; even those who do don't usually speak it as their first language. However, almost all of us grow up speaking some French, and our vocabulary is full of...
One of the biggest factors in what a person would wear in ancient Egypt was their social class. The richer you were, the lighter the garment you would wear.
Thomas More's Utopia was humanism in renaissance literature. How much was More influenced by the Renaissance? Like other humanists in the Renaissance, he looked to the future influenced by the past.
Writers often struggle to find the right word to capture the qualities of touch and texture. Here is a list to help you find the perfect word.
A brief examination of the correct grammatical use and origins of the phrase "bad rap." The purpose being to provide research based confirmation of its standard use and to show the grammatical basis for considering the phrase "bad wrap" to be incorrect.
The story of Frances Wills, Harriet Pickens, and Mildred McAfee–Three pioneering female officers who helped integrate the US Navy.
What is the best way to become perfectly fluent in a foreign language? Many recommend complete and total immersion, but others are concerned about reducing anxiety in students and providing only a positive experience. However, in order to become a fluent speaker, one has to internalize the language and change one's thinking, something that very few people want to do.
Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.
There are few couples in the history of America who have had as beautiful and influential a marriage as that of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. He is still renowned as one of the foremost theologians and preachers of his day, and widely respected as a...
Sylvia Plath's pregnancy poem "You're" is full of powerful imagery and metaphors. Her sensitive, creative nature comes out in this two stanza poem.
A thriving family once lived in this abandoned farmhouse. What happened to the farmer? Why did they all have to leave? Only the toys and objects are left to speak for those now absent.
The Salem witch trials have fascinated historians for centuries, largely because of their bizarre nature and the great uncertainty that surrounds them. One of the most intensely debated topics is the question of why the girls began to accuse seemingly random townspeople of witchcraft. However, there is little evidence to support any theory, and consequently historians are forced to rely heavily on speculation. Many, including author and scientist Linnda Caporael, have found the traditional theor
One of Frost's darker poems, about identity, full of the mystery of the night and the inner world of a speaker who is walking all alone, beyond the city lights.
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to discover the meaning of life through...
Immanuel Kant and the Categorical Imperative explained. The concepts of good will, moral duty, summum bonnum and the five rules of Kant's universal maxims alongside a brief discussion on how Kant's theory could be applied to the modern ethical issue of genetic engineering.
This article lists and describes the twelve ancient Greek gods and goddesses who were said to live on Mount Olympus.
When Germany invaded Poland, only 23 German divisions were allocated to defend against 110 British and French divisions in the west. For eight months, the Allies waited for the Germans to attack.
"Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?
Get help writing your Reading Response essay. See this sample paper and tips for how to write your essay.
A history of the Jack O'Lantern explaining the connection to old Samhain, the spirit realm, folklore, and religious attempts to stifle the old ways.
Based on my research of reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, they have cognitive abilities despite their lack of language.
I spent 14 years teaching watercolor art therapy classes to senior citizens. Here are about 7 of the things I learned that may help others start art therapy classes.
A mother deer is knocked over and killed on the road but when another driver stops to investigate he discovers this deer is pregnant, the fawn warm inside. What does he do? The poem will reveal all?
In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan is a major figure of the narrative. The poem’s intense focus on his temperament presents a psychological profile of someone with a conflictive personality. Among his fellow fallen angels, he is a...
Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant from Scotland and ended up becoming an American entrepreneur during the time of the Industrial Revolution.
Albert Einstein wrote and spoke extensively about God and religion. What you think you know about his beliefs may not be true. What did he really believe and why?
These are eight Australian and Tasmanian Aboriginals that have made a lasting impression on me with their determination to pursue reconciliation of Aborigines and whites through government, first contact interactions, sports, music, fine arts, writing, and acting.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.
Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the true Anastasia. She went by the name Anna Anderson.
The differences between British and American English are reflected primarily in the use of vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This hub relates experience with Brits and British English.
In the poem The Lovers of the Poor, well meaning ladies from the Betterment League can't stand the poor people they give money to. Hypocrites? Brooks uses sarcasm and caricature to show them up.
A short story contains 3,500-7,500 words, while a novel contains 40,000 - 320,000. Learn all the differences between a short story, novelette, novella, and a novel.
The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.
Robert Smalls’ capture of a Confederate ship made him a Civil War hero. But during Reconstruction, he fought just as heroically for equal rights for African Americans.
Pat Mora is a leader in the field of Hispanic poetry. Her poem A Voice tells of a mother who was not allowed to speak English at home yet who overcame her fears to find a voice and new freedom.
Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.
In this lesson, we take a look at what the grammatical function of a noun is. We also take a detailed look at all five functions of a noun, and give simple examples to deepen your understanding.
Eleanor Oliphant, lonely and literally scarred by the past, is desperate to connect with someone. A woman who scorns the conventions of polite society,” Eleanor is hilarious, tragic, and triumphant.
The poem, a sonnet, is a tribute to a small falcon, the kestrel, a master of flight. Hopkins uses sprung rhythm and full rhyme to create a work of beauty and religious awe for the reader.
There are many different symbols representing bi pride and bisexual visibility that you may encounter at LGBT+ Pride events.
An adolescent love poem that looks back at a first date, with the emphasis on oranges and new potential. Full of images and contrasts, this insightful poem is an extended metaphor of sorts.
Gladstone and Disraeli are generally thought of as the two greatest British Prime Ministers of the 19th century. They absolutely loathed each other.
Emily Dickinson's "The Soul selects her own Society" features a speaker who cherishes her privacy and her intentional striving to live a spiritual life.
Carol Ann Duffy is the Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom. This is a poetry analysis of Tall from the Feminine Gospels - on the national A Level syllabus 2015.
Emily Dickinson's As Imperceptibly As Grief is a subtle and melancholic study of summer passing, as metaphor for life fading away. With varied meter, personification, full rhyme and slant rhyme the language reflects the day ending. Seasons pass, life transitions. Sad but beautiful.
For some, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, a noble or a serf.
The Fog of War documentary with Robert S. McNamara is about the Cold War, Vietnam War, and Cuban Missile Crisis. McNamara shares his role in these events, as well as his birth during WWI and service in WWII. Additionally, he applies his lessons to the Iraq War. I summarize and analyze the film.
I don't know about you, but I'm completely obsessed with finding out where words come from. The study of word origin is known as 'etymology.'
Simple explanation with examples to help you remember. Tips on how to edit your paper to find mistakes.
The fox in the poet's imagination eventually becomes the poem, emerging into the snow of the blank page as the poet sits writing a poem about a fox.
Snake, one of D.H.Lawrence's celebrated animal poems, is a personal account of a meeting with a Sicilian viper. This analysis will guide both student and poetry lover through the layers of meaning.
One of the most common word usage mistakes in the English language is confusing the words "worse" and "worst." Here's a clear explanation of the difference between these two words, with lots of examples.
Despite being one of Britain`s greatest ever generals, Monty was a very difficult person to deal with.
Get to know The Wife of Bath, one of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales. She is a strong willed woman, married five times and on the look out for number six! Never dull, she wants equality with men.
The wise ESL and EFL teacher should spend extra time making sure that his or her students understand common words used as homonyms, homophones, and homographs. This can only be done through practice.
Springtime makes us all act a bit silly. Reciting rhymes and poems seems to come naturally. Here are some old favorites. Many are well known, but I hope you discover some that are new to you.
This article gives some tips and tricks for how to write a paper, especially a thesis-driven paper. It offers tips for choosing a thesis, research, and citation.