Idiom Tales

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Author: Megan Duhamel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0545212065

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Contains lessons and activities for use with the "Idiom tales" series of books about idioms that make use of various activities, animals, colors, and other aspects of life for creating idiomatic expressions, and includes eight mini-books that teach the usage of idioms in the English language.

Slam Dunk

Timmy Talbot's room is a tremendous mess! Will he sail through a cleanup or totally drop the ball? Find out in this laugh-out-loud tale that teaches 12 sports idioms!

Author: Justin McCory Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0545134773

Category: English language

Page: 16

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Timmy Talbot's room is a tremendous mess! Will he sail through a cleanup or totally drop the ball? Find out in this laugh-out-loud tale that teaches 12 sports idioms!

The Long Arm of the Law

Benny Beans has butterfingers, Sadie Dupree has a heart of gold, and Bart Blaine has a very, very, very long face. Meet the rest of the residents in this western tale that teaches 12 human-body idioms.

Author: Megan Duhamel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0545134803

Category: English language

Page: 16

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Dry Gulch is home to a lot of characters! Benny Beans has butterfingers, Sadie Dupree has a heart of gold, and Bart Blaine has a very, very, very long face. Meet the rest of the residents in this western tale that teaches 12 human-body idioms.

Shaking in My Boots

Uh-oh! Kevin is stranded on a desert island with a group of fellow passengers that includes a goody-two-shoes and an actress dessed to the nines. Will they buckle down and figure out a way to get rescued. Read this book to see.

Author: Tess Montague

Publisher:

ISBN: 0545224128

Category: English language

Page: 16

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Uh-oh! Kevin is stranded on a desert island with a group of fellow passengers that includes a goody-two-shoes and an actress dessed to the nines. Will they buckle down and figure out a way to get rescued. Read this book to see.

The Idea of the Canterbury Tales

30 the Reeve's Tale there is less of this . The references to the Knight's Tale that occur in the Miller's Tale , the allusions to courtly love , the idiom of popular poetry , and some references to the traditions of biblical exegesis ...

Author: Donald Roy Howard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520028163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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Discusses Chaucer's intentions concerning the genre, tone, morality, and unity of the Canterbury Tales as well as the realization of his design in style and structure

Folktales from Greece

First , we looked at the two pioneering volumes of tales collected by Megas ( 1994 , 1999 ) . In his collection , Megas kept the local idiom and the oral quality of the tales intact but removed some of the most violent elements in order ...

Author: Anthony L. Manna

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089084

Category: History

Page: 129

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Provides 20 newly translated Greek folktales, retold by the authors; perfect for storytimes and read-alouds.

Tales of the Congaree

White Harris wore a black mask (the language, the true-to-idiom inner tales) to describe with unusual accuracy his ravenous and racially torn society.” No doubt he did so also to project his own anger and bitterness over the way the ...

Author: Edward C. L. Adams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616179

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This volume brings back into print a remarkable record of black life in the 1920s, chronicled by Edward C.L. Adams, a white physician from the area around the Congaree River in central South Carolina. It reproduces Adams's major works, Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928), two collections of tales, poems, and dialogues from blacks who worked his land, presented in the black vernacular language. They are supplemented here by a play, Potee's Gal, and some brief sketches of poor whites. What sets Adams's tales apart from other such collections is the willingness of his black informants to share with him not only their stories of rabbits and "hants" but also their feelings on such taboo subjects as lynchings, Jim Crow courts, and chain gangs. Adams retells these tales as if the blacks in them were talking only among themselves. Whites do not appear in these works, except as rare background figures and topics of conversation by Tad, Scip, and other black storytellers. As Tad says, "We talkin' to we." That Adams was permitted to hear such tales at all is part of the mystery that Robert O'Meally explains in his introduction. The key to the mystery is Adams's ability -- in his life, as in his works -- to wear both black and white masks. He remained a well-placed member of white society at the same time that he was something of a maverick within it. His black informants therefore saw him not only as someone more likeable and trustworthy than most whites but also as someone who was in a position to help them in some way if he understood more about their lives. As a writer, O'Meally suggests, Adams was not simply an objective recorder of folklore. By donning a black mask, Adams was able to project attitudes and values that most whites of his place and time would have disavowed. As a result, his tales have a complexity and richness that make them an authentic witness to the black experience as well as a lasting contribution to American letters.

Teaching Poetry Level 6 9

... meanings Materials • Rug • Idiom key lesson label • Idiom etymology label • Idiom definition • Idiom examples written on white board • White board • Dry erase markers • Erasers • Computer/tablet • Recommended books • Idiom Tales, ...

Author: ETC Montessori Digital

Publisher: ETC Montessori Digital

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

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Finally, an effective approach to teaching poetry in Elementary I. We have created a unique approach to teaching poetry that allows the teacher to the freedom necessary without having to worry about their own needs. The material is designed to meet the CCS standards and each standard is outlined and listed by grade or level. A full manual with teacher lessons on how to present each concept is included, along with an answer key that will allow the students to check their work for any research or analysis questions. The Level 6-9 unit includes the following: Introduction lessonsAdditional resources listsCCS standards by level/gradeTeacher and presentation lesson for each conceptAnswer key20 Level 1 task cards20 Level 2 task cards20 Level 3 task cards

Fairy Tales and the Social Unconscious

However, a major change, which is of special interest, appears in the opening of the tale, in which a maiden is forced by her ... It is also possible that the Moroccan Jews knew this idiom in its French version: avalé des couleuvres, ...

Author: Ravit Raufman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429913549

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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The book combines two main perspectives: the study of the social unconscious and the study of fairy tales. Examining different versions of fairy tales told by different ethnic communities teaches us about the relations between universal and local/cultural aspects of the social unconscious. Exploring the unique status of fairy tales as located on the border line between concrete/somatic and abstract/linguistic realms sheds light on different levels of the human mind. The book focuses on a specific phenomenon common in fairy tales: a realization of idiomatic expressions - a phenomenon in which an abstract/mental idea is hidden behind a concrete event embedded in the plot. Deciphering the abstract idea out of the pictorial world of the fairy tale enables to understand the stories in a way which is not available otherwise. The book suggests interdisciplinary examination, reminding us the rich, deep messages hidden in fairy tales, and connecting us to early developments in the field of psychoanalysis, by suggesting new interpretation to old, ancient material.

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

1994 Jane Hamilton A Map of the World I try to imagine the land for the taking, and what it must have meant to have space for as far as the eye can see. tale For idioms containing tale, see the entry for the main word in the idiom (for ...

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584380

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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What is it to 'cock a snook', where is the land of Nod, and who was first to go the extra mile? Find the answers to these questions (and many more!) in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This dictionary uncovers the meanings of myriad phrases and sayings that are used daily in the English language, encompassing more than 10,000 figurative expressions, similes, sayings, and proverbs. More than 400 idioms have been added to this new edition, and comprise recently coined and common sayings alike. New additions include 'back of the net', 'drag and drop', 'go it alone', 'how come?', 'if you ask me', 'make your skin crawl', and 'woe betide'. Illustrative quotations sourced from the Oxford corpora give contextual examples of the idioms and their standard usage, and many entries include background information on the origins of the idiom in question. An updated thematic index makes for easy navigation, and anyone who is interested in the origins and diversity of English vernacular will have hours of fun browsing this fascinating dictionary.

Discourse and the Other

The substance of these tales and songs parallels and reinforces the blues idiom style: "... and sometimes they [tales] would be telling about some of the same old notorious rounders and roustabouts that the guitar players and the piano ...

Author: W. Lawrence Hogue

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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The central thesis of Lawrence Hogue's book is that criticism of Afro-American literature has left out of account the way in which ideological pressures dictate the canon. This fresh approach to the study of the social, ideological, and political dynamics of the Afro-American literary text in the twentieth century, based on the Foucauldian concept of literature as social institution, examines the universalization that power effects, how literary texts are appropriated to meet ideological concerns and needs, and the continued oppression of dissenting voices. Hogue presents an illuminating discussion of the publication and review history of "major" and neglected texts. He illustrates the acceptance of texts as exotica, as sociological documents, or as carriers of sufficient literary conventions to receive approbation. Although the sixties movement allowed the text to move to the periphery of the dominant ideology, providing some new myths about the Afro-American historical past, this marginal position was subsequently sabotaged, co-opted, or appropriated (Afros became a fad; presidents gave the soul handshake; the hip-talking black was dressing one style and talking another.) This study includes extended discussion of four works; Ernest J. Gaines's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Albert Murray's Train Whistle Guitar, and Toni Morrison's Sula. Hogue assesses the informing worldviews of each and the extent and nature of their acceptance by the dominant American cultural apparatus.

Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats II

Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats African Moonlight night folk tales, Proverbs and Idioms This is a collection of African traditional moonlight night stories.

Author: Chris Dahi

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798464938540

Category:

Page: 212

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Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats African Moonlight night folk tales, Proverbs and Idioms This is a collection of African traditional moonlight night stories. After the day's work in a typical African homestead, we gather in the centre of the compound under the full moon and the old one will tell us stories of the lion, the tortoise and other animals, tales of valiant and heroic acts and tales of failures and mischief. These stories are divided into moral stories, how and why stories and spiced with deep African proverbs, idioms and wise sayings.

500 Common Chinese Idioms

Next to be selected were a group of 75 idioms that were relatively high in frequency in corpuses 3, 4, and 5, ... It should be pointed out that, among the 500 idioms, there are 50 that derive from fables or tales from Chinese history.

Author: Liwei Jiao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136882562

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 309

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First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

English German Dictionary of Idioms

Supplement to the German-English Dictionary of Idioms Hans Schemann, Paul Knight ... Ernst : es an dem nötigen Ernst depression ... hineinsteigern sich in Är- tales fehlen lassen geringachten : etw./(jn . ) gerin- ger / eine Depression ...

Author: Hans Schemann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415172543

Category: Reference

Page: 554

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Containing 15,000 headwords, each entry in this dictionary provides the German equivalents, variants and contexts, as well as the degree of currency/rarity of the idiomatic expression.

The Land We Saw the Times We Knew

The title, “Kyoto Observed” (Mita kyō monogatari), literally “Tales of the Capital I Saw,” is a parody of the idiomtales of a capital unseen” (minu kyō no monogatari), a phrase referring to faked knowledge. This zuihitsu comprises a ...

Author: Gerald Groemer

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824877170

Category: History

Page: 376

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Japanese zuihitsu (essays) offer a treasure trove of information and insights rarely found in any other genre of Japanese writing. Especially during their golden age, the Edo period (1600–1868), zuihitsu treated a great variety of subjects. In the pages of a typical zuihitsu the reader encountered facts and opinions on everything from martial arts to music, food to fashions, dragons to drama—much of it written casually and seemingly without concern for form or order. The seven zuihitsu translated and annotated in this volume date from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Some of the essays are famous while others are less well known, but none have been published in their entirety in any Western language. Following a substantial introduction outlining the development of the genre, “Tales That Come to Mind” is an early seventeenth-century account of Edo kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara “pleasure quarters” penned by a Buddhist monk. “A Record of Seven Offered Treasures,” composed by a retired samurai-monk near the end of the seventeenth century, starts as a treatise on the proper education of youth but ends as a critique of the author’s own life and moral failings. Perhaps the most famous piece in the volume, “Monologue,” was drafted by the renowned Confucianist Dazai Shundai, a keen and insightful observer of life during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Dazai treats, in turn, poetry, the tea ceremony, comic verse, music, theater, and fashion. “Idle Talk of Nagasaki” is an entertaining record of a journey to Nagasaki by a group of Confucianists in the early eighteenth century. In “Kyoto Observed,” a mid-eighteenth-century Edo resident compares the shogun’s and the emperor’s capital in a series of brief vignettes. An 1814 zuihitsu classic written by a physician, “A Dustheap of Discourses” presents another colorful mosaic of topics related to life in Edo. The book closes with “The Breezes of Osaka,” a lively essay by a highly cultured Edo administrator contrasting the food, life, and culture of his hometown with that of Osaka, where he briefly served as mayor in the 1850s.

Giving Preservation a History

... they could root their blend of New Orleans, St. Louis, and other jazz expressions into a distinct Chicago idiom. Tales of heartbreak and adultery, the stuff of the blues, were perhaps more apparent at the Mecca because of the urban ...

Author: Max Page

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415934428

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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"Historic preservation has been one of the broadest and longest-lasting land-use reform efforts in this country. It is therefore ironic that we have so little understanding of its history." As the title suggests, this book sets out to change that situation, and editors Page and Mason focus "more on ... preservation as a process, than as a set of results...."

Giving Preservation a History

... they could root their blend of New Orleans, St. Louis, and other jazz expressions into a distinct Chicago idiom. Tales of heartbreak and adultery, the stuff of the blues, were perhaps more apparent at the Mecca because of the urban ...

Author: Randall F. Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429677472

Category: Architecture

Page: 440

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In this volume, some of the leading figures in the field have been brought together to write on the roots of the historic preservation movement in the United States, ranging from New York to Santa Fe, Charleston to Chicago. Giving Preservation a History explores the long history of historic preservation: how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation means for efforts to preserve national, urban, and local heritage. The second edition adds several new essays addressing key developing areas in the field by major new voices. The new essays represent the broadening range of scholarship on historic preservation generated since the publication of the first edition, taking better account of the role of cultural diversity and difference within the field while exploring the connections between preservation and allied concerns such as environmental sustainability, LGBTQ and nonwhite identity, and economic development.

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

But verisimilitude seems to me among the least important of artistic criteria , and I refuse to believe that the courtly idiom in the Miller's Tale accomplishes nothing more than that . Perhaps I should have made a larger effort than I ...

Author: John Julian Anderson

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 0333145240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Chaucer's discussion of marriage - Chaucer the Pilgrim - Interpretation of Chaucer's Knight's Tale - Idiom of popular poetry in the Miller's Tale - Irony in the Wife of Bath's Tale - The Nun's priest's Tale - The Canon's Yeoman's Tale.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms

no sign of James , but the suicide note and the pile of clothes on the beach told their own tale . tell tales ( derog ) to give away secret or private information about the ( usu wrong ) actions of others : You must never tell tales ...

Author: C. M. Schwarz

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853263095

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Has more than 600 phrases, sayings, and expressions and contains explanations.

German English Dictionary of Idioms

Märchen : ... , das ist wie im / ( ein ) Märchen path · to be like a fairy - tale Die Schiffsreise durch die ... Märchen glauben sal · to believe in fairy tales Du willst die Eiger - Nordwand im vergangenen Winter bestiegen haben ?

Author: Hans Schemann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415141990

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1253

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This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.