7 Answered Questions for the topic wording choice

Wording Choice English Short Stories


What did G. K. Chesterton mean by this sentence from the first chapter of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?

> Walking in wind and sun in the very landscape of liberty, he was still young enough to remember his politics and not merely try to forget them.I want to make sure that "the very landscape of... more


Why are pronouns used in this way in Nalo Hopkinson's "Shift"?

I just read the short story "Shift" by Nalo Hopkinson, which is [freely available online](http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/shift/). It's a modern, Caribbean-themed story inspired by... more


Why does Mersault say "Hello image!" to his girlfriend?

I have read the novel *A Happy Death* by Albert Camus. In this novel Mersault (the absurd hero) at one point says to his girlfriend, "Hello, image!". I am wondering why he calls his girlfriend... more


A real meaning of a Bramarbas or a Holofernes?

> Before long the madness of intoxication broke out; they attacked one another with fists and knives, and it looked as if they would do murder. Suddenly the Saltmaster’s son, who had stood... more


What does 'Gilead' mean in The Raven?

Poe's poem *The Raven* contains the following words in the fifteenth stanza: > [...] tell me truly, I implore— Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!" **What does... more
Wording Choice Literature Poetry Meaning


What does "kettle at the heel" mean in this Yeats poem, "The Tower"?

> What shall I do with this absurdity — O heart, O troubled heart — this caricature, Decrepit age that has been tied to me As to a dog's tail? > Never had I more Excited, passionate,... more


Comparing frequency of word use across Shakespeare's plays?

There are numerous concordances that list all of the words, and their frequency of use within each of Shakespeare's plays. However, I am interested in the presence and frequency of use of words... more

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