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The Retreat by Henry Vaughan - Summary and Questions 3

The Retreat by Henry Vaughan – Summary and Questions

The Retreat by Henry Vaughan About the Poet Henry Vaughan was born in Brecknockshire, Wales. He received his early education in Wales and in 1638 matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford. He left Oxford without taking the degree and started studying law in London. He fought Civil war and served on the Royalist side in South …

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Summary and Questions 4

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard – Summary and Questions

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray Introduction “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is one of Thomas Gray’s most popular poems Structurally, this poem is not an elegy as it is not written in elegiac couplets that involve a hexametric line structure followed by a pentametric line, but thematically, it is an …

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We are Seven: Summary and Question Answers 5

We are Seven: Summary and Question Answers

We are Seven” is one of the beautiful poems by William Wordsworth which was published in his Lyrical Ballads. The subject of life and death is the main theme of the poem. The poem speaker meets a child in rural areas and asks her how many siblings she has. She claims, “Seven in all,” which implies she’s one of seven children. However, it comes to light that two of the seven siblings were dead but the girl counts them as well.

Modal Verbs (and other expressions) to express Ability 6

Modal Verbs (and other expressions) to express Ability

Today we are looking at ways of expressing ability. 

Can is the modal verb used to talk about present ability. E.g. I can swim. 

Verb to be and able to are also used to talk about present ability. E.g. I am able to swim. In the present, able to is a little more formal than can, but they have the same meaning so it doesn’t matter which one you use.

5 Secret Ingredients Uncovered For Delivering Killer Presentations 12

5 Secret Ingredients Uncovered For Delivering Killer Presentations

“Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.” – Gerald R. Ford In this fantastic article, I’m going to teach you how to conquer the fear of public speaking and give outstanding presentations. This post will also teach you how to captivate the public in the first 5 minutes of your …

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