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Literature Study Guides - SparkNotes. Examples of Funny Puns (and Punny Funs) On a good day, if you have the right friends and coworkers, you can expect to hear or read many examples of funny puns.

Examples of Funny Puns (and Punny Funs)

Whether intentional or accidental, a pun is the use of a word or words that either have multiple meanings or sound like other words, the result of which is humorous. There are several different ways to make a pun. One-Word Puns There aren’t really any stand-alone, one-word puns as they all need some kind of context to create the word play. However, in many cases, the pun is formed within the context by one simple word that sounds like a different word or has another meaning. Poems - Quotes - Poetry. Poems - Quotes - Poetry. John F. Kennedy's Favorite Poems: "Ulysses" (Tennyson) The Hollow Men Poem Text. Mistah Kurtz—he dead.

The Hollow Men Poem Text

A penny for the Old Guy IWe are the hollow menWe are the stuffed menLeaning togetherHeadpiece filled with straw. Figure of speech. A figure of speech is the use of a word or a phrase, which transcends its literal interpretation.

Figure of speech

It can be a special repetition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, or synecdoche. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from their use, as any figure of speech introduces an ambiguity between literal and figurative interpretation. List of forms of word play. This is a list of techniques used in word play with Wikipedia articles.

List of forms of word play

Techniques that involve the phonetic values of words. Literary Devices. BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English. The Era of Queen Victoria I THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Chapter One - Down the Rabbit-Hole. - ESL English Listening - Audiobooks for ESL Students and Adult Literacy - Nottingham and Robin Hood. Dead Poets Society.

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Limericks. A Form of Poetry?


Limerick Poems? Limericks the genre? The form of poetry referred to as Limerick poems have received incredibly bad press and dismissed as not having a rightful place amongst what is seen as 'cultivated poetry'. Best of History Web Sites. Short stories. A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor.

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British Library-Language & Literature. The Literature Network. Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature. KS2 Literacy. Different types of words can be used to make your writing more interesting and easier to read.

KS2 Literacy

You need to know when to use them and how to spot them. In writing, words are grouped together into phrases, sentences, clauses and paragraphs. Linking these building blocks together in the right way makes your writing easy to understand and interesting to read. Stories/songs/literature. Political Literature. Learn English through Story 11: Picture of Dorian Gray. Read literature. POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: 10 FUN ACTIVITIES. Looking for fun activities to explore the art of poetry and use it to support language learning?


Try these simple and fun activities. Is your favourite activity missing from this list? If you are thinking about using poetry in the classroom or looking for some fresh ideas, check out these resources: Enjoy and happy teaching! ENT Gallery: Bringing Text to Life. King Philip Regional School District Bringing Text to Life OVERVIEW The title of this unit "Bringing Text to Life" reminds us that understanding and communicating a literary text is a creative process.

ENT Gallery: Bringing Text to Life

"Bringing text to life" emphasizes the distinction between speaking and communicating , between reading and reading for meaning, and between writing and writing for discovery. Bringing text to life implies a layering of language types for reader and audience. This unit is designed to develop speaking, reading and writing for meaning and communicating interpretations of text using videotape technology. The overarching year-long goals or "throughlines" are for students to understand how to read different genres of American literature and communicate their interpretation. During each step of reading, reflecting, and rehearsal, students assess their work using feedback from the members of their acting group.

Samuel Beckett. F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Virginia Woolf

Poems. The Norton Anthology. English 101: English Literature Course. Literary Periods Timeline. The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips. The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It (1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in to see how different authors have written about the same place at different times.

Most interestingly of all, for me at least, you can ruminate about what those differences say about American travel, American writing, American history. A word to close readers: I hand-typed most of these 1,500-plus entries and located their coordinates as best I could. Some were difficult to track down. To be included, a book needed to have a narrative arc matching the chronological and geographical arc of the trip it chronicles.

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well. Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847. While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn't. "Jane Eyre" is not just a gothic romance novel. The 100 best novels written in English: the full list. 1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678) A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic. 2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719) By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations.

BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English. OSBORNE. The imoprtance of being Earnest.

History of the English language

Video gallery – Storia e… - La Storia Viva. Robert Francis Kennedy Former U.S. Senator commonly known... Electing a US President in Plain English. You are a young Maryland slave... Home - DreamreaderDreamreader. Ellis Island Interactive Tour With Facts, Pictures, Video. World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island. World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people.

The United States was fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan (also known as the Axis Powers), and the U.S. government decided it would detain certain resident aliens of those countries. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. Famous People English Lessons: Biographies and ESL Lesson Plans. – Learn English. Audio Books & Poetry : Free Audio : Download & Streaming. Charlotte Brontë. Elements of a Story. Lalli's World Home - Lalli's World. The complete Sherlock Holmes. Exploration and Trade. Tools developed in the Middle Ages for exploration continued to be used during the Renaissance. One of these was the astrolabe, a portable device used by sailors to help them find their way.

By measuring the distance of the sun and stars above the horizon, the astrolabe helped determine latitude, an important tool in navigation. Another tool, the magnetic compass, which had been invented in the twelfth century, was improved upon during the Renaissance. Maps, too, became more reliable as Portuguese map makers, called cartographers, incorporated information provided by travelers and explorers into their work. Shipbuilding also improved during the Renaissance, as large ships called galleons became common. Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels.

Myth Map Viewer. Magical Recap: The Harry Potter Saga in 5 Minutes. Best Free Podcasts. The Chronicles of Narnia - Ancient Faith Radio. Millstone Education: World Literature. Works in the William Blake Archive. Respondo! - Creative Literature Response Questions. Hemingway. Famous Writers' Small Writing Sheds and Off-the-Grid Huts. Previous image Next image. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Darwin vs God? Did the Origin of Species cause a clash between church and science? On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin, the bearded Victorian sage on the ten pound note, was born. Historical facts, features, quizzes and podcasts.

Queen Elizabeth I for Kids. History: British History in-depth. The History of Britain. History of English. Poetry. CommonLit. Learning English with adventure games. By Tomasz P. Szynalski © Tomasz P. Szynalski, Grim Fandango — possibly the greatest adventure game of all time.

What is an adventure game? An adventure game is a kind of computer game which is similar to a movie. Lamb to the Slaughter. How to Analyze a Short Story - Internasjonal engelsk. Ripper index. Part 2. Ghost Stories - [English website of the Académie de Toulouse] Billy Elliot. The largest mobile/online teen poetry community.

From Canon to "Fanon" : Fan Fiction and the Democratization of Literature.

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Charles Dickens. Shakespeare. Shakespeare. Oscar Wilde. Charlotte Bronte. Literature. Let's read together! - Billy Elliot - Mia Smith.