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Three Things to Remember by William Blake

September 27, 2013
Three Things to Remember by William Blake

William Blake, the accomplished English poet of the “Romantic Age,” dreamt of liberation and used the symbolic imagery of a caged bird in order to convey the yearning for freedom in several of his poems. Let us reflect upon and discuss the poem Three Things to Remember by William Blake. Read the following lines...
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Curriculum Vitae and Bona Fide | Two Latin Phrases Used in English

September 21, 2013
Curriculum Vitae and Bona Fide | Two Latin Phrases Used in English

Curriculum Vitae You may have seen your parents or an older person with a CV when they are searching for a new job.  Do you know what a CV stands for?  The expansion of CV is curriculum vitae.  Did you know that it is an almost direct representation of a Latin phrase? Curriculum vitae...
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Cliché and Blasé | Two English Words derived from French

September 20, 2013
Cliché and Blasé | Two English Words derived from French

Cliche Have your friends ever shared a joke so many times that you no longer find it funny?  It may even be irrelevant and a bit annoying to listen to.  How will you express this predicament? “This joke is so cliché.” Cliché means a word, phrase, expression or anything that has been overused to...
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Tryst with Destiny | Jawaharlal Nehru’s Famous Speech on India’s Independence Day

August 22, 2013
Tryst with Destiny | Jawaharlal Nehru’s Famous Speech on India’s Independence Day

The Tryst with Destiny is one of the most famous speeches ever given and was rendered by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s beloved first prime minister, when India became a democratic, socialist and secular nation.   It has moving and thoughtful lines and is a fitting tribute to the remarkable and inspiring non-violent freedom struggle which finally...
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Where the Mind is Without Fear | Let my Country Awake

August 14, 2013
Where the Mind is Without Fear | Let my Country Awake

The monumental literary work by India’s brilliant Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore, the Gitanjali, has beautiful verses which envision the freedom that our beloved Indian freedom fighters dreamt of. Let us discuss the verses of “Where the mind is without fear” and see how they relate to our country India and the world at...
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