Illustrations Of Unusual And Rarely Spoken Words. Recumbentibus—A knockout punch, either verbal or physical.
The Irish illustration duo of James and Michael Fizgarald, or also known as The Project Twins, have come up with a series of illustrations that visually represent rarely spoken and heard of words. In their series called ‘A-Z of Unusual Words’, the meaning of the words have been visually defined in the form of a whimsical poster—which can be purchased on their website. 100 Exquisite Adjectives. By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue.
Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives: Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed!
18 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Perfumes Inspired By Dead Writers. Originally posted on Book Riot: Falling down the Etsy rabbit hole is one of my internet-ish weaknesses, and upon one of these bottomless falls I came across this Dead Writers Perfume, which is made with "black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and tobacco.
" The combination reminds me of an old, worn book and maybe a dude with a dusty velvet jacket using a feather pen to write an opus, and I got to wondering what perfumes based on individual dead writers might look like. A few ideas: Ernest Hemingway: Salt water, rum, coconut and lime, cigar smoke, Spanish wine F. Jane Austen: Darjeeling tea, snowdrops and pansies (flowers from her garden), meadow grass. My Kryptonite by Katrina Wendt. I had built a wallLayer by layerMortar and stone Until it was so highAnd so strongI thought no one could break it.
But I overlooked somethingBecause when I was doneThere you were. You just slipped right past my wallWithout even noticing its presence.I was too surprised to push you out. And then a funny thing happenedI was happyAnd at peace with the world And reconsidering my wallReconsideringWhat I was protecting myself from. I didn't have much of myselfTo give awayBut I gave you some of what was left But not so muchThat it would destroy meTo have to take it back.
Because I'd been though that beforeI gave away so muchAnd still most of it is gone.
Tips. Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations. Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson.
The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Then, he would take those "snippets of text and ideas" and "let the words be a springboard for an illustration. " As he told Huffington Post, "The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye. " Here are 12 of our favorites. Update: Check out more clever illustrations in Part II of this story.
Dagger Also called an Obelisk. This bad boy (on the left), and its two-headed friend (on the right) the Double Dagger or Diesis, represents a javelin, which is cutting out extraneous stuff from your text. Its primary use through the ages has been to mark out superfluous repetitions in translation, though nowadays it mostly just stands in as a kind of footnote. 2. Good Life Eats - StumbleUpon. Bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks.
I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. But I don’t ever dog ear my pages. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web.
The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. The Top 10 Banned books of all time - ShortLists - ShortList Magazine - StumbleUpon.
Out of Print Clothing - StumbleUpon. Common Themes in Literture. Common Themes in Literature It has been argued that there are anywhere between 3 and 40 main themes in literature that continue to be explored by each successive generation of writers.
No one knows for what the real number is--it depends on who you ask--but below is a list, not necessarily inclusive, of the most common ones. There are many variations, and there are often overlaps as well. So, right or wrong, in no particular order, here they are. The Great Journey This follows a character or characters through a series of episodic adventures as they travel. Loss of Innocence Sometimes called the "coming of age story," this most commonly introduces an “innocent” character to the evil or complexity of the real/adult world.
The Noble Sacrifice The sacrifice can be for any reason except self--a loved one, an enemy, a group of people, the whole of humanity, a dog--but the bottom line is that the protagonist sacrifices himself or herself in an effort to save others. The Great Battle Revenge. Watch CliffsNotes Episodes - Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and More.