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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was recently revealed to have written a crime novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling," using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. How she was found out involved a couple of linguistic experts analyzing the "little words" that are used in the novel's text. Continue reading...

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List of the Week: Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"

We've just posted three news lists of vocabulary to learn while reading Joseph Conrad’s Heart of DarknessSection 1Section 2Section 3.

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We've just added five new Vocabulary Lists based on Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner! Check them out here. Continue reading...
The title character in William Styron's novel The Confessions of Nat Turner uses words with Biblical heft; so many times, in fact, we were able to create a Vocabulary List from one sentence alone. Continue reading...
With Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby arriving in theaters, this week has been full of Gatsby talk. Online commentators have been writing about words coined or popularized by Fitzgerald, the slang of the 1920s "flapper" era, and even the name Gatsby itself. Continue reading...

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List of the Week: Jonathan Safran Foer

List of the Week: Jonathan Safran Foer

Test your vocabulary against Jonathan Safran Foer's with this new, interactive Vocabulary List of words from his novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
In the following description from her novel O My Darling (2005), Amity Gaige uses the words gloriole and mote to describe the effect of light and snow. Continue reading...
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