As a follow-up to my previous post, here's a distilled version of the "No, that isn't bad English" spiel that I seem to give on a regular basis. All about language, and dialect, and what the purpose of an English class actually is.
No, that isn’t “Bad English.”
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- Now, is that a rhetorical or dialectical question?
;-)Jan 1, 2017
;)Jan 1, 2017
- "O, my America, my Newfoundland,
My kingdom, safest when with one man mann'd,
My mine of precious stones, my empery;
How am I blest in thus discovering thee !
To enter in these bonds, is to be free;
Then, where my hand is set, my soul shall be."
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/50340Jan 1, 2017
- Continuing the theme, can we find an example of a divine, persuasive, diplomatic, and sexually enticing poem?Jan 1, 2017
Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Also John Donne
;)Jan 1, 2017
- <applause>Jan 1, 2017
- Thanks, I never heard of that. I'll see if it is available on my keyboard.Jan 3, 2017
- There's a good article about it on Wikipedia.Jan 3, 2017
- What is you write 😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕Feb 20, 2017
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