101 American English Riddles: Understanding Language and by Harry Collis

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 aid ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. each one riddle is observed by way of textual content that is helping scholars clutch and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural explanation why the shaggy dog story is humorous.

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What I’m really up to,” she wrote, “is recreating a sort of deluxe Nova Scotia all over again in Brazil” (Kalstone 152). — Katie Van Wert BIBLIOGRAPHY Bishop, Elizabeth. The Complete Poems, 1927–1979. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979. _____. One Art: Letters. Ed. Robert Giroux. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994. Costello, Bonnie. 2 (2003): 334–366. Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Kalstone, David. Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell.

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