In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Minnesota's first poet laureate, Margarette Ball Dickson, crowned herself queen bee of poesy in 1934.
- How can motherhood, being ‘bodily’ occupied by the everyday common chores, be compatible with lyric flights of poesy?
- This little epigraph is nothing more than a physical reflection of what scooted across so-and-so's mind while sitting and reflecting on a difficult passage or poesy or prose.
- Barron Field wrote off Australia as ‘prose-dull’, and hoped that the wings of poesy - as he fatuously put it - would soon whirl him away to a more amenable clime. There was no question of Australians being permitted to create art of their own.
- Littlewood's vision was not based on Shakespeare as the pinnacle of the English poesy, nor on the literary angry young men being championed by George Devine's Royal Court.
- Their miniatures purposefully blur the lines between poesy and prose - short lyric stories that are stylistically reminiscent of the verse-libre.
- I bet you have your own sheaf of pathetic poesy you want to bore us with.
- Some of his attempts at poesy almost end up counter-productive.
- We are enchanted by Bauby's poesy; we wonder at the courage of a man who can mentally survive his ordeal; and we experience frissons of there-but-for-the-grace-of-God horror down our spines.
- Superstitious turtle Churchy LaFemme was the putative author of many of these gems, though the rest of the cast could be just as prone to poesy.
- This anti-visual rhetoric of interiority is prevalent in much Romantic writing, from Keats's longing to escape on ‘the viewless wings of poesy,’ to Coleridge and Wordsworth's denunciation of the ‘despotism of the eye.’
- John Keats described poesy as a ‘drainless shower of light‘.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.