How To Identify Examples of “Simile” In A Poem or In Literature


A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, and it’s used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. “as strong as an ox”). Let’s check out some examples in poetry: Denise Rogers’ “Your Teeth” “Your teeth are like stars; They come out at […]

Popular English Language Idioms


These are some common English Language idioms that are sometimes used in everyday speech. “I’m all ears.” or “He was all ears.” – This essentially means that someone is/was listening intently.  Let’s say someone says “I’m upset about something.”  The other person could say I’m all ears meaning that I am ready and willing to listen […]

Famous Quotes About Language


“There is no mode of action, no form of emotion, that we do not share with the lower animals. It is only by language that we rise above them.” (Oscar Wilde) “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” (Albert […]