By Harry Collis
Юмористические загадки с комическими иллюстрациями помогут студентам, изучающим английский язык, получить новую способность проникновения в суть американского языка и культуры. Каждая загадка сопровождается поясняющим текстом, который помогает понять основные лингвистические и культурные причины забавности шутки.Humorous riddles with comedian illustrations support ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. every one riddle is followed via textual content that is helping scholars take hold of and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural explanation why the shaggy dog story is humorous.
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Likewise, Benjamin’s success as a reciter of verse derived partly from his decision to set aside his propensity for Wordsworth 24 ™ Songs of Ourselves and instead give his audiences the more accessible rhythms of classical pentameter couplets. 9 By depicting the poet as seer and sage alike, one cultural effect of the Emersonian tradition was to afﬁliate poetry with the domain of the sacred and esoteric, while another of its consequences— whether by example or, for those such as Loring, by counterexample—was to reiterate the poet’s worldly responsibilities.
18 The same point can be made about verse that authors carted off to printers for private or small editions. Books produced in that way lacked the certiﬁcation bestowed by the editorial process; they evaded the “gatekeeping” function of the mainstream publishing industry. Authorial subvention also worked against the idea that the poet deserved the payment due any other professional.
As a guide to the reading public’s regard for the schoolroom group in the postbellum period, no one is better than Howells himself. At the home of Representative (later President) James A. Garﬁeld in Hiram, Ohio, one summer evening in 1870, Howells sat on the porch conversing about his life in Cambridge. ’ He ran down into the grassy space, ﬁrst to one fence and then to the other at the sides, and waved a wild arm of invitation to the neighbors. . ’ he shouted. ’ and at his bidding dim forms began to mount the fences and follow him up to his veranda.