Memorable Quotations

Irish Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595183751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

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This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and sharp wit gleaned from the words of Ireland’s finest writers: William Allingham, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Marguerite Blessington, Elizabeth Bowen, Edmund Burke, Joyce Cary, Susannah Centlivre, James Connolly, John Philpot Curran, Maria Edgeworth, George Farquhar, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Oliver Goldsmith, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Emily Lawless, C. S. Lewis, Samuel Lover, Robert Lynd, Charles Macklin, George Moore, Thomas Moore, Arthur Murphy, Lord Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Sean O'Casey, Sean O’Faolain, Patrick Henry Pearse, George W. Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sir Richard Steele, James Stephens, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, J. M. Synge, Richard Chevenix Trench, Percival Arland Ussher, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats.
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
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Memorable Quotations

American Women Writers of the Past

Author: Diana J. Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595162304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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This impressive collection of quotations is a treasure of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit-gleaned from the writing of over 200 of America's best women writers of the past. This entertaining and thought-provoking book reacquaints the reader with famous writers-Louisa May Alcott, Faith Baldwin, Erma Bombeck, Margaret Bourke-White, Pearl S. Buck, Taylor Caldwell, Rachel Carson, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Edna Ferber, Zona Gale, Lillian Hellman, Zora Neale Hurston, Shirley Jackson, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Parker, Jessamyn West, Edith Wharton-and lesser-known authors, such as Elisabeth Marbury, Maria McIntosh, Agnes Meyer, Maria Mitchell, Margaret Preston, Evelyn Scott, to name only a few.
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
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Writing about Literature

Essay and Translation Skills for University Students of English and Foreign Literature

Author: Judith Woolf

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314442

Category: Education

Page: 172

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With a major emphasis on the craft of writing, discusses style, structure, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
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"Quote-a-Day" Writing Prompts

180 Thought-Provoking Quotations with Engaging Prompts to Spark Students' Writing Every Day of the School Year

Author: Jacqueline Sweeney

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439200073

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Provides a quote for every day of the year and a creative writing exercise to go along with it.
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Voice of the Past

Oral History

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192893173

Category: History

Page: 368

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'The Voice of the Past's success is a testament to a broader appeal- not only scholars and students, but museum curators, community and local historians, genealogists, indeed anyone interested in the past.. In the survey of work in the field, Thompson extends his prodigious capacity for sythesising a huge range of the sources available around the world, drawing from many different case studies to make his points.' -Paula Hamilton, Oral History Journal, 28/02, Winter 2000; 103.
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Inventing English

A Portable History of the Language

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our seemingly relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Seth Lerer's Inventing English is a masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, America, and literature. Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon learning to sing what would become the earliest poem in English. He then looks at the medieval scribes and poets who gave shape to Middle English. He finds the traces of the Great Vowel Shift in the spelling choices of letter writers of the fifteenth century and explores the achievements of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 and The Oxford English Dictionary of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He describes the differences between English and American usage and, through the example of Mark Twain, the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. Finally, he muses on the ways in which contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations. Each concise chapter illuminates a moment of invention-a time when people discovered a new form of expression or changed the way they spoke or wrote. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.
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The Idea of a Writing Laboratory

Author: Neal Lerner

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809386623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The Idea of a Writing Laboratory is a book about possibilities, about teaching and learning to write in ways that can transform both teachers and students. Author Neal Lerner explores higher education’s rich history of writing instruction in classrooms, writing centers and science laboratories. By tracing the roots of writing and science educators’ recognition that the method of the lab––hands-on student activity—is essential to learning, Lerner offers the hope that the idea of a writing laboratory will be fully realized more than a century after both fields began the experiment. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, writing instructors and science teachers recognized that mass instruction was inadequate for a burgeoning, “non-traditional” student population, and that experimental or laboratory methods could prove to be more effective. Lerner traces the history of writing instruction via laboratory methods and examines its successes and failures through case studies of individual programs and larger reform initatives. Contrasting the University of Minnesota General College Writing Laboratory with the Dartmouth College Writing Clinic, for example, Lerner offers a cautionary tale of the fine line between experimenting with teaching students to write and “curing” the students of the disease of bad writing. The history of writing within science education also wends its way through Lerner’s engaging work, presenting the pedagogical origins of laboratory methods to offer educators in science in addition to those in writing studies possibilities for long-sought after reform. The Idea of a Writing Laboratory compels readers and writers to “don those white coats and safety glasses and discover what works” and asserts that “teaching writing as an experiment in what is possible, as a way of offering meaning-making opportunities for students no matter the subject matter, is an endeavor worth the struggle.”
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