Literature & Language

Literature includes written works of an imaginative, journalistic or scholarly nature. Language is a system of spoken and written symbols by means of which people can communicate with each other. We invite you to ask and answer questions about languages and literature; including pronunciation, grammar, definitions, examples, acronyms, abbreviations, etc.

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Greeks beleived in many gods and goddesses. They believed each god created an aspect of life (refer to Greek mythology). Greeks are famous for their art & architecture. They often expressed their beliefs in paintings, sculptures, and other buildings.
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Words are an element of human speech: All words are made by people. God Almighty made all of the words in the world, believe it or not!!! Supposedly, Adam was told by God to name everything, so he did. Language seems to have been built upon the basic structure of the speech which God created in t…
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While it's true that some city names do get changed (London-Londres, Brussels-Bruxelles), most don't. New York is New York.
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nanna in greek is yiayia pronounced ya-ya
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Trees that can grow in salty water, like the mangrove, which grows freely along the coast in some areas.
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To 'bat your lashes' is a piece of 1920s slang meaning to make eyes at someone, the idea being that the enormous false eyelashes in vogue at the time looked like bats when your eyelids fluttered.
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Phonic based reading education begins with teaching children the alphabet and associating the sounds of the letters with the symbols, after this the child is taught to recognize the sounds in words and then to make connections of the word sound b = buh, and so on and link these sounds together wit…
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it is the way some thing is what way like a square .circle
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Semper Fidelis means "always faithful".
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Lancelot is in love with king Arthur's wife gwenivere. He doesnt want to betray the King because he trusts him and makes him a knight of the round table but he wants to be with gwenivere. Later the two are found kissing and Arthur punishes them both.
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The nose ring is the sign of a domestic animal such as a cow. In a human face, the ring was originally the sign of a slave or an odalisque; and today it is a mark of such low self esteem as to constitute a semi-unconscious request to be attached to a rope.
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Water represents the unconscious mind, and the unknown. Hundreds of years ago, when countries had yet to "discover" and map the globe, no one knew what was beyond the ocean, and in that sense it literally was the unknown. I'm not entirely sure why water is seen as reflective of the unconscious mi…
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She was the wife of Zeus. Her symbol is the peacock. She had other symbols too but, she did not like them as much. She was queen of queens and some say she was queen of jealosy.
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It is a trumpet.
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The word birthday need not be capitalised, but if someone's birthday is, for example, February 6th then the month is capitalised.Birthday should be capitalised when it is the first word in a sentence. It will also be capitalized if it is a proper noun. An example would be if someone's name was Birth…
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Adam couldn't find his dog nor his father
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Marathons are modern endurance ordeals named for an event in ancient Greek history. After the Battle of Marathon, a runner named Pheidippides took the news of the allied Greek victory over the invading Persians to Athens and Sparta. He ran about 150 miles in two days, and dropped dead. Cross-country…
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"Firsthand knowledge" is knowledge gained through direct experience or observation.
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A stile is a set of steps by which we may cross over a fence; a turnstile is a passage through a fence, or other barrier, that rotates to form an opening.
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The Roman official who registered the population for tax and voting purposes was known as the censor.
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There's no smoke without fire
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Last name first! This handle is sometimes incorrectly applied to the late ( she died l982 from complications of auto accident)- Princess Grace of Monaco, Nee, Grace Kelly. it was understood her middle name was Patricia.
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The main character in the Dickens novel "Great Expectations".
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Try speaking without them. Or if you mean Why do some words get some people so excited, it is a matter of their often erroneous understanding of the deepest sense of the words. For example, many Muslim fear the word Crusade because it recalls the slaughter of innocent people by Christians, just as…
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what are the hindrtances of communication what are the hindrtances of communication
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It really depends on the person, and how much they've learned. IQ's are more accurate for adults whom have completed school. Each IQ test is different as well, making it difficult to make a positive answer. However, i'd say between 90-120.Addendum:If you seek a number for an IQ, then the "average" w…
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oh gosh i hate speech education. its theropy to get pple talking how they shuld. i had to take many years of it cuz i lived up north and i had a southren acsent!!!
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"Everyone knows what happened after that."
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If you are male - your sister is your tuahine. If you are female and younger - your sister is your tuakana. If you are female and older - your sister is your teina.
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MIA
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That's from the Pied Piper. In the tale, the Pied Piper was called in to rid rats from the town, which he did by playing his pipes and luring them to their death by drowning. When he returned to the town for payment, he was not paid, and he took it out on the townspeople by again playing his pipes…
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Economics has this connection to mathematics: It is a jumbled heap of beliefs and statistics. Our beliefs tell us which numbers to add up, and which to ignore. Footnote: For the past 50 years, economic theories--principles, practices, and predictions--have been described in highly refined mathematic…
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A glass ceiling in an organisation is an unofficially bar to the promotion of certain types of staff, normally women. It is called glass because its not obviously there, but it is in fact.A glass escalator is an unofficial fast track promotion of certain types of staff, usually men, within an organi…
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Cabo is the Spanish word for Cape eg Cabo San Lucas = Cape St Luke Cabo is a Spanish word meaning end, tip, handle; piece of rope; cape or headland.
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Process of getting a book published:1. Write book. This can take a long time and lots of re-edits.2. Send into publishers. This can be hard if they reject your masterpiece and hurt your self-confidence.3. If it gets published, you may get around $10,000 which is only 3-5 months worth of pay. After a…
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I heard the Drunken Monkey Mafia is the new reinging champ of South Central
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The Code of Kalantiaw was a mythical legal code in the epic story Maragtas. Though some say is was written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, a chief on the island of Negros in the Philippines. It was actually written in 1913 by Jose E. Marco as a part of his historical fiction Las antiguas leyendes de la I…
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12 Signs of the Zodiac
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The emancipation of women is a campaign to give women equal rights and status with men. At one time women could not vote. Now they can. At one time women could not own property. Now they can. At one time men could not be accused of beating or raping their wives. Now they can be. At one time wome…
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Things like "bi" "tri" and "quad" that refer to a certain number. Example: bicycle, two wheels. Just think polygons. Quadrilateral, triangle, decagon, octagon...
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Spiderman isn't real, hes fictional.
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grammatical lead- they start with various grammatical structures which achieve paper relationship between facts and add vigor to the sentence structure.
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music
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it means violet!
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The three types are block square and circle. Rubbish. They are : Letter Of Introduction (e.g Job Application) Letter Of Complaint Letter Of Request (e.g To order something, to ask why an order hasn't been sent etc
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I can't answer that for you. You must look within to see the true self. You must listen carefully to your own heart.
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Where at old age parents can live and die peacefully without any insults and atrocities from their children.
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The dajective daunting means tending to overwhelm or intimidate, such as a daunting task, one that is so complex that you may be reluctant to attempt it.Climbing Mount Everest has be said to be a daunting challenge.
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its done on purpose - with direct intention in ambition to make a specific effect occur
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A nymph is a female nature spirit. A male nature spirit would be a faun.
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sincerely is used after you have addressed someone by name faithfully is used after Dear Sir or Dear Madam
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I know a Felix who calls himself "Phil." I know another who goes by "Happy", which is what Felix means in Latin.
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They are an authorized Workhorse warranty center. Not sure what other companies use them.
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If you meant Shone ( as in song from Flo Rida's hit song) it is nicer word for hoe. If it is just shone it is past tense for shine. Hope this is ok!! Thx SinΒ©
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how do you paginate on word document
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my hands are wet with blood. they are crimsoned with the blood of a man i have just killed. i have come here today to confess. i have committed murder, deliberate, premeditated murder. I have just killed a man in cold blood. that man is my master.i am here not to ask for pity but for justice,simple,…
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hellooooo :)
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epistrophe - repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc. eg Are we downhearted? - No we are not! Are we defeated? - No we are not! Are we depressed? - No we are not! eg from Shakespeare: She is a woman, therefore may be woo'd; She is a woman, therefore may be won; …
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Yes I want to watch Second Chance Telenovela
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childhood is not a hindrance to success
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He's Belgian / from Belgium.
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altimeter altimeter
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Whatever the rest of Europe felt, they felt it too. Britain, cold war wise, was part of Europe.
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If it is Spanish it means key. As part of the English word autoclave it also means key Also, "conclave" refers to the "locking up" of the Roman Catholic cardinals when they have the task of electing a pope.It means "key" in Spanish, but usually it refers to a "Password".
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52 cards in a deck
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Well Sound Devices are figures of speech. Sound Devices are: alliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, and rhyme.
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The Plot.
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The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence
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Loudness is affected by sound pressure, frequency and its bandwidth, and duration (time). Loudness is a subjective measure, which is often confused with objective measurements of sound pressure in decibels with a sound level meter. A-weighting filters attempt to adjust sound measurements to corre…
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cry, fly, ply, pry, shy, sly, try, wry
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Leather patches on sport coats is not limited to only teachers . If you look at some vintage tv ( leave it to beaver)you will find that fathers in those days wore that type of jacket . The patch was not limited to leather as other materials were also used . The reason for the patch was so the jack…
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Literally it means "Water of the Evening" but it is just a type of perfume, presumably for evening wear.
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Does blood and sterile water mix
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The fact is that science and Hindu mythology are intimately bound up with each other. As science as well as mythology cannot survive without each other.their very existence is possible only because of the relation bshared between them which is believed to be fake!______________Hindu mythology is bui…
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Victorian twits used to say it about any statement that smacked of actual learning by the light of a study's lamp or any display of knowledge that hinted the speaker may have applied the discipline of memorization to some facts.
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someone needs to do there school :D
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Haha, no.... In the end of the novel, " The Clay Marble", "After all, the magic isn't in the marble. It's in me!," ( 160).
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Asian theatre began in 1700s
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Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season.
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why do they? its boring
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When the concept of Cultural Literacy first came before the American public in a strong way, in Cultural Literacy:What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch, 1987, it referred to knowing just enough about concepts to understand what we read and hear, without necessarily knowing everything in d…
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The symbol above 6 on the main part of the keyboard is called the caret.
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an anecdotal narative is a type of writting.
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EACH -adjective 1. every one of two or more considered individually or one by one: each stone in a building; a hallway with a door at each end. -pronoun 2. every one individually; each one: Each had a different solution to the problem. -adverb 3. to, from, or for each; apiece: They cost a dollar…
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Que es = What is it?
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they are the people that were living in the stone age (paleolithic age) and are the first to adapt to their environment and begin creating tools, learned what to hunt, and more.
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write on/in stone, metal,paper;enter a name in a list write on/in stone, metal,paper;enter a name in a list write on/in stone, metal,paper;enter a name in a list
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1.with applicable examples, differentiate between informal and analytical reports. 2. describe the format and the requirements in each of the part of an analytical report
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Bathsheba finding Gabriel suffocating encouraged his attraction. The loss of Gabriel's flock led him to Weatherbury. The flipping of the Bible led to the valentine being sent to Boldwood and began his infatuation of Bathsheba which ended in Troy's death and Boldwood's imprisonment The chance meet…
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Georges Batailles. French philosopher and writer.
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An Altaic language is one of a family of languages used in Asia and southeastern Europe - the name comes from the Altai mountains. These include Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic and Manchu (and maybe more).
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to store food
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; Date: 1532 transitive verb 1 : to give advance thought, discussion, or treatment to 2 : to meet (an obligation) before a due date 3 : to foresee and deal with in advance : forestall 4 : to use or expend in advance of actual possession 5 : to act before (another) often so as to check or counte…
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