Struggling to understand the structure of a sentence or paragraph? Or rhythm and meter in poetry? Or, how about techniques for memorizing vocabulary lists? Understanding the various components of English grammar? Onomatopoeia?
English can be a challenging and complex subject to study. Who better to help you understand it than teachers and people crazy enough to major in English or Journalism at college? You’ll find hundreds of articles at Bright Hub Education designed to help you with your English homework, all written and edited by English teachers and professional freelance writers and editors.
On August 21, 1872, Brighton England took on a delicate child. Aubrey Beardsley was born to Ellen Pitt and Vincent Beardsley under what his horoscope would later say was under “a strange configuration of the moon.” Learn about the life and art of Aubrey Beardsley.
Do you know what your English teacher is talking about? It’s time to find out! Browse this glossary of poetic terms and devices to better understand your next English class or ace a poetry or literature analysis.
If similes, metaphors, hyperbole and other non-literal uses of language leave your head spinning, this study guide can help you. Because figurative language can express meaning on deeper, richer levels than literal text, you will enrich your experience of texts as a reader — and as a student.
Need to brush up your grammar? Teach ESL? Have a grammar quiz? Confused by language terminology? This list of 40 articles gives a reference point to start your research into the complexities of English grammar and parts of speech.
The parts of speech are taught in every grade. So why do so many students not know or understand them? It’s because the parts of speech are only learned by those who are motivated to do so. You’re here, in fact, because something has motivated you. Congratulations!
Some English words have roots that travel all the way to the tiny country of Hungary, a land of beautiful terrain, spirited horses and toe-tapping music. Peruse a list of English words of Hungarian origin, and you will learn a bit about the culture of this European country as well.
In understanding the characters of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” you can appreciate the book much better. Knowing the characters will better exemplify Chaucer’s purpose for writing the stories – and also make the stories' underlying meaning clearer.