In writing that's cluttered with clichés, loud noises predictably sound like thunder, while sweet voices are likened to honey, angels, or bells. But in writing that's fresh and daring, unfamiliar comparisons may sometimes surprise, delight, or enlighten us. This doesn't mean that all original similes are effective.
Definition In English grammar, sentence length refers to the number of words in a sentence. Most readability formulas use the number of words in a sentence to measure its difficulty. Yet in some cases, a short sentence can be harder to read than a long one. Comprehension can sometimes be facilitated by longer sentences, especially those that contain coordinate structures.
Studying endless lists of French vocabulary can get tedious, and it doesn't do language students or their teachers any good. One way to make learning vocabulary more interesting and interactive is with flash cards. They're so easy that anyone can make them, and they can be a fun project for students of all ages and levels.
The mantle is an important part of the body of a mollusk. It forms the outer wall of the mollusk's body. The mantle encloses the mollusk's visceral mass, which is its internal organs, including the heart, stomach, intestines, and gonads. The mantle is muscular, and many species have modified it to use for siphoning water for feeding and propulsion.
Legendary Mexican warlord Pancho Villa was a survivor. He lived through dozens of battles, outlasted bitter rivals such as Venustiano Carranza and Victoriano Huerta, and even managed to evade a massive US manhunt. On July 20, 1923, however, his luck ran out: assassins ambushed his car, shooting it over 40 times with Villa and his bodyguards inside.
Essays are brief, non-fiction compositions that describe, clarify, argue, or analyze a subject. Students might encounter essay assignments in any school subject and at any level of school, from a personal experience "vacation" essay in middle school to a complex analysis of a scientific process in graduate school.
If you've been tasked with writing an essay for a class assignment, the project might seem daunting. However, your assignment doesn't have to be a hair-pulling, frazzled all-nighter. Think of writing an essay as if you were making a hamburger. Imagine the parts of a burger: There's a bun (bread) on top and a bun on the bottom.
The English language features a variety of homophones-words that sound alike but have different meanings. Some of the most commonly confused are "there," "their," and "they're," three words with the same pronunciation and similar spellings. How to Use "There" "There" is a pronoun that's often used to start a sentence and also an adverb meaning "at that place.
A compound subject contains two or more simple subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that share the same predicate. In this exercise, you will practice identifying compound subjects. Practice Sentences Only some of the sentences below contain compound subjects. If the sentence does contain a compound subject, identify each of the parts.
There are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets. William Wordsworth defined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings." Emily Dickinson said, "If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry." Dylan Thomas defined poetry this way: "Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing.
Thermochemical equations are just like other balanced equations except they also specify the heat flow for the reaction. The heat flow is listed to the right of the equation using the symbol ΔH. The most common units are kilojoules, kJ. Here are two thermochemical equations: H 2 (g) + ½ O 2 (g) → H 2 O (l); ΔH = -285.
How much do you know about each of the first ten presidents of the United States? Here is an overview of the key facts that you should know about these individuals who helped form the new nation from its very beginning to the time when sectional differences were starting to cause problems for the nation.
Writing a letter of recommendation is a big responsibility that could determine the future of an employee, student, colleague, or someone else you know. Letters of recommendation follow a typical format and layout, so it is useful to understand what to include, things to avoid, and how to get started.
Brenda Andrew Classification: Murderer / Mariticide Andrew is on death row in Oklahoma after being convicted of killing her husband for insurance money. Susan "Sadie May Glutz" Atkins Classification: Murderer / Torture Susan "Sadie" Atkins is a former member of the Charles Manson family. She swore before a Grand Jury, that under the direction of Charlie Manson, she stabbed actress Sharon Tate.
After spending a year as a hunted man, Malcolm X was shot and killed during a meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, on February 21, 1965. The assailants, at least three in number, were members of the black Muslim group the Nation of Islam, the group with which Malcolm X had been a prominent minister for ten years before he split with them in March 1964.
"Ow!" "Ack!" "Yikes!" No doubt, anyone familiar with comic books is well versed in these pithy little utterances. Interjections (or, as they're sometimes-somewhat misleadingly-called, exclamations) are words or short phrases that stand apart from the rest of a sentence grammatically or appear on their own without a subject and verb.
True seals (Phocidae) are large marine mammals that have a rotund, fusiform shaped body with small fore flippers and larger rear flippers. True seals have a coat of short hair and a thick layer of blubber beneath their skin which provides them with superb insulation. They have webbing between their digits which they use while swimming by spreading their digits apart.
Like many decades before, the 1890's were filled with great achievements by African-Americans as well as many injustices. Almost thirty years after the establishment of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, African-Americans such as Booker T. Washington were establishing and heading schools. Ordinary African-American men were losing their right to vote through Grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and literacy exams.
The term "seal" is often used to refer to both seals and sea lions, but there are several characteristics that set seals and sea lions apart. Below you can learn about the differences that set seals and sea lions. Seals, sea lions, and walruses are all in the order Carnivora and suborder Pinnipedia, thus they are called “pinnipeds.
Georges Braque (May 13, 1882 - August 31, 1963) was a French artist best known for his cubist paintings and the development of collage techniques. He worked closely with Pablo Picasso as they broke down traditional rules of the use of perspective in painting. Fast Facts: Georges Braque Occupation : Painter and collage artist Born : May 13, 1882 in Argenteuil, France Died : August 31, 1963 in Paris, France Selected Works : "Houses at l'Estaque" (1908), "Bottle and Fishes" (1912), "Violin and Pipe" (1913) Notable Quote : "Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue or why it is sometimes another color, like green, instead? Here's the science behind the color of the sea. The Answer Is in the Light There are a few reasons why the ocean is blue. The best answer is that the ocean is blue because it is mostly water, which is blue in large quantities.