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21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

Literature

Best Picture Winner Posters: Every Movie to Win an Academy Award

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All 90 Oscar best-picture winners, ranked from worst to best by movie critics

With the 90th Academy Awards now a wrap, we have a new Oscar best picture winner: Guillermo del Toro's fantasy love story "The Shape of Water" took home film's top prize Sunday.<p>Business Insider ranked all 90 films — from the first winner "Wings" from 1927 to "The Shape of Water" — based on their …

Rotten Tomatoes

Prosody - The Systematic Study of the Meter of Poetry

Prosody is a technical term used in linguistics and poetry to describe the patterns, rhythms or meters of a language.<p>Prosody can refer to the rules …

Language

Spondee: Definition and Examples from Poetry

A Look at the Spondee Metrical Foot<p>A spondee is a metrical foot in poetry, composed of two stressed syllables in a row.<p>But let's back up for a …

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

Breast Cancer

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Why Ancient Rome Staged Epic, Violent Sea Battles

Performed by hundreds of men, mock naval battles thrilled audiences in ancient Rome with high drama and bloody spectacle.<p>The people of Rome threw a party in 46 B.C. that would be remembered for many years to come. Julius Caesar had just returned, having crushed the followers of his great rival, …

Found: 30 Lost English Words That May Deserve a Comeback

A treat for all you snout-fair wordsmiths.<p>A team of linguists at the University of York has excavated 30 “lost” words from the English language. …

Language

How to solve cryptic crosswords

According to new research, training the brain with puzzles and crosswords may well delay the onset of cognitive decline in old age, keeping the mind of an 80-year-old as sharp as someone 10 years younger.<p>Cryptic crosswords traditionally offer the best mental workout but are difficult to grasp. Here …

David Cameron's ex-speech writer: Churchill would likely be appalled by today's tedious political sound bites

“Strong and stable leadership”. “For the many, not the few”. “Coalition of chaos”.<p>These modern political soundbites, created for the recent general election campaign, have been repeated to the point of mind-aching tedium. Each phrase was intensively crafted by political strategists. Each word was …

Honoré de Balzac, el realismo francés

Considerado a menudo como el fundador de la novela moderna, Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) es un escritor realista, cuyo estilo influyó en la posterior …

Cuando el suicidio es convertido en “fascinación”

Literatos y filósofos han abordado el suicidio desde la antigüedad, a veces creando una mortal seducción. ¿Siguen el cine, Internet y los videojuegos …

An important caveat about dictionary definitions

<b>When the Wicked Witch</b> flies over Emerald City in <i>The Wizard of Oz,</i> spelling out “Surrender Dorothy” in broom smoke, the terrified and nonplussed …

14 Points To Consider Before You Write The Ending

<b>The end is near</b><p>Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most …

Seneca on True and False Friendship

“Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul.”<p><i>“Friendship is unnecessary,”</i> C.S. Lewis wrote, <i>“like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… it has no survival value; rather</i> …

Analizamos brevemente la obra “Romancero gitano” de F. G. Lorca

Ahondar en la vida y obra del autor granadino <b>Federico García Lorca</b> es una auténtica maravilla, porque siempre se descubre algo nuevo. Hoy hemos …

Emily Dickinson Quotes: 20 Famous Sayings By Reclusive American Poet On Her 131st Death Anniversary

Monday, May 15, marks the 131st death anniversary of prolific American poet Emily Dickinson. Often known to be reclusive, Dickison received less fame …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

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Literature

La intertextualidad literaria

<i>Ya lo dijo Borges: “La lengua es un sistema de citas”. Después, otros poetas, como Claudio Rodríguez, José Ángel Valente, Gil de Biedma o Blas de</i> …

John F. Kennedy Explains Why Artists & Poets Are Indispensable to American Democracy (October 26th, 1963)

The Greek word <i>poesis</i> did not confine itself to the literary arts. Most broadly speaking, the word meant “to make”---as in, to create anything, …

Literature
Language

Los 100 mejores libros de todos los tiempos según 100 escritores de todo el mundo

Elegir los mejores libros de todos los tiempos es una titánica tarea, sin embargo el Club de Lectura Noruego tomó este enorme reto hace algunos años. …

Día del Libro 2017: frases célebres de los libros más leídos de la historia

Este domingo 23 de abril se celebra el Día del Libro, en conmemoración de la muerte de dos escritores clave para la historia: <b>Cervantes y Shakespeare.</b> …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

Diez recomendaciones para celebrar el Día del Libro

El 23 de abril se conmemora el Día del Libro. Para celebrar esta festividad, te recomendamos una selección de obras elegidas por el equipo y los …