Paraphrase of “all of life has been a farce”, etc [closed]

Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post. Closed 2 years ago. Improve this question In her collection of short stories, “Homesick for Another World,” a little girl is convinced … Read more

What does “he wasn’t very subtle about” mean here?

I am wondering what “he wasn’t very subtle about” means in the following sentences: Hannah speaks first. ‘Olivia.’ The cave replies in a whisper: Olivia, Olivia, Olivia. ‘God,’ Hannah says, ‘that echo. Did your ex . . . did he do anything to you? Someone I know—’ She stops, starts again, ‘my sister, Alice. She … Read more

Should I capitalize Satan in my paper? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 3 years ago. Improve this question I am writing an essay on Paradise Lost, and the character satan comes up frequently. I know in the bible … Read more

Meaning of “eventlets”

What was the thing? They pointed out these eventlets to each other. They did not discuss or pass judgment, but defined themselves against the attitudes revealed by the unwitting characters in these dramas. They wanted to know each other less than they wanted to agree. Harmony! To be each other. What is the meaning of … Read more

Meaning of “lit from behind through a cloud of metallic steam” and “strain a person’s sense … ” [closed]

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Does “it argues ill” mean the same as “augurs ill”?

Does “commend” mean “praise”? Does “it argues ill” mean the same as “augurs ill” or not? Dr. (afterwards Professor) Balfour Stewart, in a communication to Nature, commended the boldness and honesty which had led Mr. Crookes to take this step. Crookes himself took the view that it was the duty of scientists to make such … Read more

What is ‘assonance’?

What is the exact definition of the literary device assonance? This web site Literary Devices explains it as: Assonance takes place when two or more words, close to one another repeat the same vowel sound, but start with different consonant sounds. Example:  “Men sell the wedding bells.” The site says that the assonant words should … Read more