June Casagrande writes Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide To Language for Fun and Spite to empower the average English speaker to reclaim their language. Casagrande is candid about the reality of using grammar in the English world; her most reassuring point being that a native speaker already knows how to speak and write but, “[They] just don’t know [they] know” (7). Each chapter of her book uses humor to teach explicitly the grammar rules the “Grammar Snobs” exploit to embarrass those who do not speak perfectly. A “grammar snob” is a person who finds pleasure in insulting those who do not understand the rules of English even though they speak it. She uses this snobbery to create clever examples that center around situations that
Have you ever thought about what living in a world with talking animals and foods that can change your size would be like? Well, in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main character, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place filled with strange people, animals, and odd encounters with these characters. Some major events in this story are when Alice first finds the door to the garden, drinks the strange liquid so she would shrink, then she meets the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. It is also important when she plays croquet with the queen. Another important event is when Alice finally makes it into the garden.
Have you ever thought about what living in a world with talking animals and foods that can change your size would be like? Well, in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main character Alice falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place filled with strange people, animals, and odd encounters with these characters. Some major events in this story are when Alice first finds the door to the garden, drinks the strange liquid so she would shrink, then she meets the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. It is also important when she plays croquet with the queen. Also, it is crucial when Alice finally makes it into the garden.
Montgomery has remained a perennial favourite because of its spunky heroine and late 19th century small town charm. Though not measuring up to the original, it’s abridged version by Archie Oliver is also worth noting as a well-written shortened and simplified text. While the reader initially falls in love with Anne, it is also quite clear that she grows to become a thoughtful woman. Loved by many, this character went on to inspire multiple sequels to the book, though none as compelling as the first. However, little Anne’s spirit is carried on and loved for she did not change but only grew up.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, the story Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland gets told from a different perspective. Beddor takes Alice’s story and shakes it up a little bit. This time, Alyss is the princess and soon-to-be Queen of Wonderland. But she has to take a sharp curve when her evil Aunt Redd takes over their queendom. Her mother, Queen Genevieve tries to protect Alyss for the sake of the queendom so she can one day defeat Redd and become the Queen of Wonderland.
Shakespeare is saying even though she not as good as all the things he compared her too, she is still rare to him. He expresses how she is misrepresented by the ridiculous comparisons any woman is subjected to. Likewise to Sonnet 116, I not only enjoy the topic he addresses in this sonnet but agree with his response to it in relation to being in love. Shakespeare 's profound expression of his love is breathtaking and I enjoy how he is able to find words that so perfectly communicate what he is trying to
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet “Love Is Not All” describes truth and destroys the notion that, love brings enduring happiness by solving all problems. She aims to convince the reader to accept love with a bit of irrational logic. At the beginning of the poem, Millay's cynical thoughts eventually turn out to be dramatic highlighting her real intentions. This sonnet structure has great elements that make it pleasant to read. It is made up of fourteen lines in English/Shakespearean style.
On the one hand, if one goes deeply into Dickinson’s poem “This is my letter to the world”, where one can say that this poem can be appreciated that the speaker is complaining about the way that life has gone on. At first sight it is possible to observe that the language used by Dickinson was very simple because it was easy to understand. However, it was more complex than it seems to be, because a different meaning could have been given to the poem if it is analyzed in a deeper way. Moreover the poetic devices that she uses make the poem very attractive for the reader and also easy to follow because of the musicality that her rhymes produced in the way it is read, as in the ones used in the verse 2: “That never wrote to Me”, compared to verse 4: “With tender Majesty”, where the endings have the same sound. (Dickinson, poem #441: This is my letter to the
The Victorian society regarded Ernest as a popular and respected name. Also, the meaning it implies, which is ‘serious’, ‘honest’, and ‘earnestness’, was seen as a serious value for the upper class people. In the play, Gwendolen and Cecily’s attitude towards the name Ernest is remarkable. When the two girls were asked whether they would still love the men engaged to them if their name was not Ernest, both of them definitely showed their attitude. For Gwendolen, she said “the only safe name is Ernest” (The Norton Anthology English Literature, 2303) and Cecily replied, “I fear that I should not be able to give you my undivided attention” (The Norton Anthology English Literature, 2320).
Whereas, Elizabeth married Darcy because she fell in love with him, Elizabeth gaining all the wealth and security Charlotte wanted, even though she was not looking for it. Austen did a great job in introducing more than one perspective of relationships. All things considered, ideal and practical relationships were demonstrated clearly throughout the novel with great contrast and
Throughout the novel, Carroll helps us to better understand the character of Alice. This young, Victorian girl who falls into a rabbit hole and doesn 't understand why she 's there, and how she 's supposed to get out of this topsy-turvy world. Carroll reveals the character of Alice by telling of her journey through the magical place called Wonderland. The first place she arrived at after falling down the rabbit hole, was a dark place, and the first thing she saw was a door (that later leads to the garden). She asks the rabbit what to do, but he just runs away, which causes her to figure things out on her on.
Oh my, I see. Well then, no, how could I think of you as a mere child when you express yourself so clearly and eloquently? I 'm a bit reminded of Alice from Lewis Carroll 's classic books, reading your little bio there. Ha, well the closest I get to Alice is twofold, 1. I do have an Alice band in my hair occasionally, 2. my adversary in school debates is affectionately known as “Atheistic Alice”, she is actually very nice and very funny at times, we are only advisories when we are debating against each other, we often do each other’s hair, even borrow each other’s clothes, once she finds out I’m on here she will turn up to make sure I have the hardest time possible lol.
Angela’s dad cannot even speak English, but her mom is a self-taught English speaker. Spelling is something which Angela has taught herself, and she has discovered new methods of studying to help her learn new words. The documentary, Spellbound follows kids through their journey to the national spelling bee. Through Angela’s story the documentary exemplifies a theme of hard work and determination. Angela exemplifies that by showing that
The king decides he wants to choose a bride from the most worthy and beautiful in the land, so both Mufaro’s daughters travel to the capital, but in the end only one of the daughters can be chosen. I loved the illustrations in the book, they definitely brought each page to life. Steptoe’s paintings compliment the story as they expand characterizations and setting, they also add depth to the text. Like most stories that are based on a fairytale just like this one, they are fairly predictable, but nonetheless this book was still entertaining. Even though the story line was quite predictable, you still have the need to continue to read to see who the king chooses as his bride.
Alyss came back to Wonderland and tries to convince herself it is not real. In the novel Beddor adds, “ I had to turn my back on all my Wonderland memories’, she said. ‘ I had to shut my mind to them in order to survive in a world that didn’t believe.” (Beddor 134) Now she must regain her memories in order to help the Alyssians and herself. She has gone into the Looking Glass Maze, and has to decide whether to save the Alyssians or herself. Beddor writes, “ They had fought on the behalf of White Imagination for thirteen years without Alyss.