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Title: English Idioms

  • Total Pages: 13
  • Words: 4304
  • Bibliography:5
  • Citation Style: APA
  • Document Type: Essay
Essay Instructions: Hello,
I need a term paper of 13 pages on the topic of English idioms.
It is important that the term paper gives basic informtaion on what an idiom is and it has to include different approaches and classifications and compare them. It is necessary to use examples and citations to make things clear and prove points.
It would be good if at least 5 sources would be used. One or two of these could be more general( lexicology/syntagmatics), but at least 2 or 3 should be more specific. Some sources that could be used are: "Fixed expressions and idioms in English" by Rosamund Bloom, "The nature of idioms" by Leon Jaeger or "Understanding figurative language" by Sam Glucksberg because I have access to these, but you can also use others, of course.
Please include a bibliography page.
Please don't use footnotes.
Thank you

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Works Cited

"101 English Language Idioms." (n.d.). 6 October 2009,



Abel, Beate. (2003). "English idioms in the first language and second language lexicon: a dual representation approach." Second Language Research. 19(4), 329-358

Abu-Ssaydeh, Abdul-Fattah. (2004). "Translation of English idioms into Arabic." Babel. 50(2),

114-131.

Boers, Frank. (2007). "Presenting figurative idioms with a touch of etymology: more than mere mnemonics?" Language Teaching Research. 11(1), 43-62.

"English Idioms." (2009). 6 October 2009, <

http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms.htm>

"English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions." (2009). 6 October 2009, from

Folse, Keith S. (2004). "The Underestimated Importance of Vocabulary in the Foreign Language

Classroom." 6 October 2009, <

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/trans/articles/Underestimated%20Importance%20of%20Vocab.htm>

Guo, Shan-fang. (2009). 6 October 2009, < http://www.asian-efl-

journal.com/September_08_sfg.php>

"Idioms." (2009). 6 October 2009, < http://www.languagetutoring.co.uk/idioms.html>



Mahmoud, Abdulmoneim. (2002). "Interlingual Transfer of Idioms by Arab Learners of English." 6 October 2009, < http://iteslj.org/Articles/Mahmoud-Idioms.html>

Sanford, Daniel. (2008). "Metaphor and phonological reduction in English idiomatic expressions." Cognitive Linguistics. 19(4), 585-603.

Sportwissenschaftler, Diplom, Steines, Dirk and Goertz, Bernadette. (2006). "Idioms and fixed expressions - Implications of cognitive linguistics for the selection of web-based teaching exercises." 5 October 2009, < http://www.grin.com/e-book/74500/idioms-and-fixed-expressions-implications-of-cognitive-linguistics-for>

"What is an idiom?" (n.d.). 6 October 2009, http://www.idiomconnection.com/whatis.html

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Title: Figurative Language versus Literal Language

  • Total Pages: 3
  • Words: 1086
  • Sources:0
  • Citation Style: MLA
  • Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: Figurative Language versus Literal Language"
Using and misusing figurative language may make it more difficult for others to engage in productive thinking. Listed below are ten (10) types of figurative language. (If you are unfamiliar with these terms, you may research the definitions. Cite your sources using APA Style.)

Terms: (idiom, analogy, metaphor, simile, clich?, amphiboly, ?flame word?, hyperbole, euphemism)

Write a three (3) page (approximately 750 words) paper that discusses these different types of figurative language.

1. Define the meaning and function of each term.
2. Provide an example for each term. (The example may be created by you or taken from another source. Cite your sources using APA Style.)
3. Describe the appropriate circumstances for using the example for each term and when it might lead to misunderstanding.
4. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment.
The paper should follow these guidelines for effectively organized writing:

? Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph for the essay.
? Each of the terms should be addressed in a single paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
? Adhere to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
The format of the paper is to be as follows:

? Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format.
? Reference page
? Sources documented using APA style for in-text citations and listed on the References Page using APA style format.
? Wikipedia CANNOT be used as a source.

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Works Cited:

Bradshaw, Robert (2012). "Figures of Speech."

Sullivan, Frank. (1947). "The Cliche Expert Testifies." The Roosevelt Era. Boni and Gaer: New

York.

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Title: Theories of Race and Ethnicity

  • Total Pages: 3
  • Words: 1251
  • References:4
  • Citation Style: None
  • Document Type: Essay
Essay Instructions: Write a 3 page response paper on your exploration of these 4 articles Micheal Banton essay: The Idiom of Race A Critique of presentism; Micheal Bamshad and Steve E. Olson article: Does Race Exist?, Scientific American, Dec. 2003, Vol. 289 issue 6, p78-85; Sally Satel article: Medicine’s Race Problem, Policy Review, No. 110, Dec2001/Jan2002; and Henry E. Hale article: Explaining Ethnicity.

In your paper you should discuss the key points of the materials and what insights you draw regarding theory of race and ethnicity. Since one of the purposes of the course is that you develop your own framework for understanding and analyzing race and ethnicity, you should also cover in your paper how the materials influence your own developing framework.

The response papers will be graded on the following criteria:
o Ambition – the degree to which you explore the materials, pose questions, explore answers, make connections between the readings, and explore connections between your own life and the course material.
o Understanding – the degree of understanding of content.
o Analysis and synthesis – the degree of thoughtful, thorough analysis and synthesis of the reading material content.

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Banton, Michael. (1995). Rational Choice Theories (Theories of Ethnicity). American

Behavioral Scientist, 38(3), 478-498.

Banton, Michael. (2000). The Idiom of Ethnicity (Debate). Journal of Ethnic and Migration

Studies, 26(3), 535-543.

Bamshad, Michael J., & Olson, Steve E. (2003). Does Race Exist? Scientific American, Retrieved 14 Jan. 2007 at http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?articleId=00055DC8-3BAA-1FA8-BBAA83414B7FOOOO

Hale, Henry E. (2004). Explaining Ethnicity. Comparative Political Studies. 37(4), 458.

Satel, Sally. (2001). Medicine's Race Problem. Policy Review, Hoover Institution. Retrieved 15 Jan. 2007 at http://www.hoover.org/publications/policyreview/3462856.html.

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Title: poertry to analysis

  • Total Pages: 3
  • Words: 1108
  • Works Cited:4
  • Citation Style: MLA
  • Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: hi,
for this paper i want you please to analyze and examine the the following (lyrics/songs)of the artist ((2pac))in terms of poetry elements and vocabulary,namely tone, and word choice. Moreover, i want you to provide a bio paragraph of the arist ((2pac)).



first paragraph:
((first line interest intro beginning statement autor-title((2pac)) summary statements background - lead-in to thesis statement introducing titles,elements, and terms))

__________________________________________________________
second paragraph:
(((extended intro ((bio))artist((2pac))
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third paragraph:
first work`s analysis( poetry terms like idiom,rhythm,metaphor, word choice)and description of the following lyrics of the artist ((2pac))


"Dear Mama"
You are appreciated
[Verse One: 2Pac]
When I was young me and my mama had beef
Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets
Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face
Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place
Suspended from school; and scared to go home, I was a fool
with the big boys, breakin all the rules
I shed tears with my baby sister
Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids
And even though we had different daddy's, the same drama
When things went wrong we'd blame mama
I reminice on the stress I caused, it was hell
Huggin on my mama from a jail cell
And who'd think in elementary?
Heeey! I see the penitentiary, one day
And runnin from the police, that's right
Mama catch me, put a whoopin to my backside
And even as a crack fiend, mama
You always was a black queen, mama
I finally understand
for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man
You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it
There's no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

[Chorus: Reggie Green & "Sweet Franklin" w/ 2Pac]

Lady...
Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't cha know we love ya?

[second and third chorus, "And dear mama" instead of "Dear mama"]

[Verse Two: 2Pac]

Now ain't nobody tell us it was fair
No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there
He passed away and I didn't cry, cause my anger
wouldn't let me feel for a stranger
They say I'm wrong and I'm heartless, but all along
I was lookin for a father he was gone
I hung around with the Thugs, and even though they sold drugs
They showed a young brother love
I moved out and started really hangin
I needed money of my own so I started slangin
I ain't guilty cause, even though I sell rocks
It feels good puttin money in your mailbox
I love payin rent when the rent's due
I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
Cause when I was low you was there for me
And never left me alone because you cared for me
And I could see you comin home after work late
You're in the kitchen tryin to fix us a hot plate
Ya just workin with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin
But now the road got rough, you're alone
You're tryin to raise two bad kids on your own
And there's no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

[Chorus]

[Verse Three: 2Pac]

Pour out some liquor and I reminsce, cause through the drama
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I'm hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy there's no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act craaazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there's a brighter day
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
It's a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
And there's no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

[Chorus]

Sweet lady
And dear mama
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paragraph four:
second work`s analysis( poetry terms like idiom,rhythm,metaphor, word choice)and description of the following lyrics of the artist ((2pac)):

"Changes"
[1]
Come on come on
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm black
my stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a nigga he's a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship 'em dope & let 'em deal the brothers
give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey's dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin' changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that's how it's supposed to be
How can the Devil take a brother if he's close to me?
I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
but things changed, and that's the way it is

[Bridge w/ changing ad libs]
Come on come on
That's just the way it is
Things'll never be the same
That's just the way it is
aww yeah
[Repeat]

[2]
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let's erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
and only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhh
It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
the penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
Now tell me what's a mother to do
bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
"I made a G today" But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin' crack to the kid. " I gotta get paid,"
Well hey, well that's the way it is

[Bridge]

[Talking:]
We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

[3]
And still I see no changes can't a brother get a little peace
It's war on the streets & the war in the Middle East
Instead of war on poverty they got a war on drugs
so the police can bother me
And I ain't never did a crime I ain't have to do
But now I'm back with the facts givin' it back to you
Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimp smack you up
You gotta learn to hold ya own
they get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can't touch this
I don't trust this when they try to rush I bust this
That's the sound of my tool you say it ain't cool
my mama didn't raise no fool
And as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped
& I never get to lay back
'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some punk that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh

[Bridge 'til fade:]
Some things will never change

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paragraph five:
third work`s analysis( poetry terms like idiom,rhythm,metaphor, word choice)and description of the following lyrics of the artist ((2pac)):

Little somethin for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Kerim

[Verse One:]

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don't need him
And I ain't tryin to gas ya up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can't make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up

[Chorus]

Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
ooooo child things are
get brighter [2x]

[Verse Two:]

Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough
And though we had it rough, we always had enough
I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
And I realize momma really paid the price
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
And in the end it seems I'm headin for tha pen
I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
Last night my buddy lost his whole family
It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
It seems tha rain'll never let up
I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
You know it's funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
Say there ain't no hope for the youth and the truth is
it ain't no hope for tha future
And then they wonder why we crazy
I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup
And even though you're fed up
Huh, ya got to keep your head up

[Chorus]

[Verse Three:]

And uhh
To all the ladies havin babies on they own
I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin all alone
Daddy's long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I'm sure
And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
Cause ain't nuttin worse than when your son
wants to kno why his daddy don't love him no mo'
You can't complain you was dealt this
hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
Because there's too many things for you to deal with
Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
While da tears, is rollin down your cheeks
Ya steady hopin things don't fall down this week
Cause if it did, you couldn't take it, and don't blame me
I was given this world I didn't make it
And now my son's getten older and older and cold
From havin the world on his shoulders
While the rich kids is drivin Benz
I'm still tryin to hold on to my survivin friends
And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
please... you got to keep your head up
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paragraph six: i want this poem to be analyzed in the same terms as the three previous ((lyrics)) which are ((poetry terms like idiom,rhythm,metaphor, word choice)), this poem is written by LINDA PASSTAN


My husband gives me an A
for last night’s supper,
an incomplete for my ironing,
a B plus in bed.
My son says I am average,
an average mother, but if
I put my mind to it
I could improve.
My daughter believes
in Pass/Fail and tells me
I pass. Wait ’til they learn
I’m dropping out.
_____________________________________________________________paragraph seven:
conclusion , ending strategy/author title statement /thesis restatement.



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