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"Death, be not proud" by John Donne

This poem is one of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, a series of nineteen connected poems in which Donne...
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This Week in Words: April 14 - 20, 2018

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"To an Athlete Dying Young" by A. E. Housman

This poem commemorates the early death of a young athlete. The speaker notes that, because the...
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"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This narrative poem, written in a meter that recalls the sound of a galloping horse’s hooves, tells...
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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the...
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The Vocabulary.com Top 1000

The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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Great Expectations Chapters 1-9

25 vocabulary words from Chapters 1-9 of Great Expectations.
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GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
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Some Helpful Poetry Terms

One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world....
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The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1

How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the...
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ASVAB Word Knowledge

The Word Knowledge subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a vocabulary...
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The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1

On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading...
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"Death, be not proud" by John Donne

This poem is one of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, a series of nineteen connected poems in which Donne...
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"To an Athlete Dying Young" by A. E. Housman

This poem commemorates the early death of a young athlete. The speaker notes that, because the...
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"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This narrative poem, written in a meter that recalls the sound of a galloping horse’s hooves, tells...
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"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's uplifting poem affirms the power of resilience, self-love, and joy in the face of...
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"I Am Malala," Vocabulary from the Prologue-Part One

Her full name is Malala Yousafzai. She was a girl just like any other, until the Taliban took...
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"March: Book One" by John Lewis, pages 1-75

Written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, Congressman John Lewis's award-winning...
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"World Without Fish" by Mark Kurlansky, Introduction and Chapter 1

In this book, Mark Kurlansky explores threats to the world's oceans and fish populations and...
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The Launch of Sputnik 1

On October 4, 1957, Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into orbit....
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Let There Be Light: Lum and Luc

Here's a bright idea: learn these words that contain the roots lum and luc, which come from the...
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Lead the Way: Duc and Duct

Learn these words derived from the Latin roots duc and duct, meaning "to lead" or "to guide."
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You Can Say That Again: Dic and Dict

Practice this list of English words derived from the Latin roots dic and dict, which mean "say" or...
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Stay Strong: Forc and Fort

Test your strength against this list of vocabulary words that use the Latin roots forc and fort,...
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"On Women's Right to Vote" by Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was arrested when she illegally voted in the 1872 presidential election. She...
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19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Around the mid-nineteenth...
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13th Amendment: The Abolition of Slavery (1865)

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary...
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"Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)

Imprisoned in April, 1963 for protesting segregation, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote this letter to...
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Dr. Martin Luther King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" (1968)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this, his last speech, on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple...
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Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman?" (1863)

Sojourner Truth's speech at the 1851 Women's Rights Convention in Ohio asked a question that could...
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Trump's State of The Union Address, 2018

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address on January 30, 2018. President Trump...
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Figurative Language in King's "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)

Learn the vocabulary that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used to inspire a generation to break free...
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Friday the 13th

If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), you may want to stop reading now....
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Smoke and Mirrors: The Lingo of Illusion and Deception

Whether or not you're practiced in the art of deception, learn these words related to tricks, traps...
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Spring Words

Spring is season of rebirth and renewal in the natural world. These words conjure images of greenery...
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Ides, Eon, Epoch, and Era: Time-related Words

Beware the ides of March, and other obscure time-related words that you only see once in a blue...
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This Week in Words: April 14 - 20, 2018

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Barbara Bush (1925 -2018) Tribute List

Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 on April 17, 2018. Barbara Bush has the...
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This Week in Words: April 7- 13, 2018

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This Week in Words: April 1 - 6, 2018

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