While researching examples of the two literary devices for this installment of Intersections, metonymy and synecdoche, I came across the line “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” from Shakespeare’s… Continue reading "Intersections: The Language of Disguise, Part 2"
In a previous post, we covered Dr. Angela Duckworth’s conception of “grit”; and in another post, the implications of her research findings on the talent vs. effort debate. Duckworth has been… Continue reading "When grit is not enough to overcome obstacles"
One of the trickier parts of the SAT Reading Test involves interpreting figurative language: metaphors and other writerly devices that work by indirectly comparing one thing to another. These devices… Continue reading "Understanding and interpreting figurative language"