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Masters in English Language and Literature: Conceits in John Donnes Poetry

Masters in English Language and Literature: Conceits in John Donnes Poetry | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it

A conceit is basically a simile, or a comparison between two dissimilar things. In literature, a conceit is an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem. By juxtaposing, usurping and manipulating images and ideas in surprising ways, a conceit invites the reader into a more sophisticated understanding of an object of comparison. Dr. Johnson pointed out that in metaphysical poetry, 'the most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together'.

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John Donne (1572 – 31 de março de 1631) foi um poeta jacobino inglês, pregador e o maior representante dos poetas metafísicos da época. Sua obra é notável por seu estilo sensual e realista, incluindo-se sonetos, poesia amorosa, poemas religiosos, traduções do latim, epigramas, elegias, canções, sátiras e sermões.

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25 Things You Probably Never Knew About The English Language

Do you know the oldest word in English? What about the shortest sentence? These are 25 things you probably never knew about the English language. https://twi...
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Games - Teaching English - BBC

Games -  Teaching English - BBC | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it

GamesHere you can find entertaining games which involve language use. If you have any favourite language learning games that work well with your students, why not contact us and send them in.

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Common mistakes – holidays

Common mistakes – holidays | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
The mistakes students make are ideal for learning. They are much more complicated than any mistakes in textbooks and it is more motivating to correct your own mistakes. Moreover, students often make m...
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Pic-your-wits

Pic-your-wits | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
What's the picture? You have 20 seconds to beat the clock. The faster you guess the more you score. A really fun way to learn vocabulary!
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Common mistakes – present perfect

Common mistakes – present perfect | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Students make a lot of mistakes in present perfect tense. I have tried to collect the most typical ones and I have put them into a mind map and tried to explain the rules there. Moreover, I have added...
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12 more English language schools could close - Irish Times

12 more English language schools could close - Irish Times | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Leinster College becomes ninth English language school to close this year but ICOS says more closures inevitable
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CristinaSkyBox: Games and Avatars for Halloween

CristinaSkyBox: Games and Avatars for Halloween | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
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Easy English ~ free online English tests

Easy English ~ free online English tests | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Free online English tests for ESL learners. Test your English grammar, vocabulary and level free. With answers and explanations.
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An Interactive Comic and Video Versions of The Pit and the Pendulum

An Interactive Comic and Video Versions of The Pit and the Pendulum | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: English Monstruo - Apps & Games for Learning Verb Conjugation

Free Technology for Teachers: English Monstruo - Apps & Games for Learning Verb Conjugation | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it

English Monstruo is a free app (iPad and Androidversions available) containing eight games designed to help students learn verb conjugation. English Monstruo was developed by researchers at Cambridge University who examined the results of 200,000 exams to determine the words that give Spanish speakers the most difficulty when taking an English exam.

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Sherlock Holmes: dispelling the myths

Sherlock Holmes: dispelling the myths | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
We think we know all about Conan Doyle's immortal detective, with his pipes, dressing-gown and cocaine – but do we really, asks Sam Leith
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Practise word linking and speech rhythm | DailyStep

Practise word linking and speech rhythm | DailyStep | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it

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Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak - Science AAAS

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak - Science  AAAS | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.
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MindShift's Guide to Digital Games & Learning

MindShift's Guide to Digital Games & Learning | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Digital games and their place in the educational landscape has been a hotly debated issue. Despite the debate, one thing is clear, students love games.

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PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts - Education Week News

PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts - Education Week News | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
A new report from PARCC shows that students found the field test in math more difficult than the one in English/language arts.
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More States In America Now Joining Movement To Make English The Official ... - The Inquisitr

More States In America Now Joining Movement To Make English The Official ... - The Inquisitr | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Over the course of this year, many states have argued if it should make English its official language. To some, such a move makes sense, especially since the
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English Vocabulary Quizzes - Easy (ESL, EFL)

Study English with Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles and other activities for students of English as a second language.

Via Inna Piankovska, Juergen Wagner
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Verb Machine

Verb Machine | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
You can make any English tense or verb form by clicking four buttons. Don't believe us? Have a go!
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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.
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Phrasal Verbs‏‎ in English

Phrasal Verbs‏‎ in English | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
How phrasal verbs and made and how they are used in English grammar. A guide for TEFL teachers.

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An excellent introduction to Phrasal Verbs for TEFL teachers.

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Where does the word Halloween come from?

Where does the word Halloween come from? | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Like Christmas, Halloween is a festival which contains both Christian and Pagan elements. It is celebrated on October 31, the day before the Catholic All Saints Day. 
What does the word halloween mean?

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Five tenses for learners of English

Five tenses for learners of English | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
We usually present just one tense to students. However, ever since I was a student I have always wanted to see a more complex picture and get more tenses at the same time. And as we have just finished...
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Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech | "English Language and Literature" | Scoop.it
Grammar course for students at levels B1-C2. Simple and clear. Learn English grammar for free!
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