You’re Invincible

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Think bright and aim high,

Envision to reach the sky.

Put in your best in what you do,

It’s inconsequential you compete with who.

Success comes to those who try,

Not to those who complain and cry.

So spare no effort, and say with pride;

I’ll take the world in my stride.’

Fun facts about William Shakespeare — Creabealounge

William Shakespeare has always intrigued me to start studying English literature, and to become a writer myself, in a sense. Moreover, his adaptation of words usage is certainly very interesting, yet sophisticated in its own way. So, for today’s post, I thought that it’d be fun to share some fun facts about this man! His […]

Fun facts about William Shakespeare — Creabealounge

Revival of The Righteous

Let us fight the evil in us,
Let us fight the evil outside;
The world we’ll leave behind,
Should be worthy of our pride.

Evil like weeds grow fast,
And spreads far and wide.
To stop the weed of evil,
The good must always contrive.

Good things take time unlike evil;
To grow, spread and thrive.
We are the hands of God,
And must keep goodness alive.

Evil has more strength than good,
But grows when we fail to strive.
To nip it in the bud while we can,
For it mushrooms if it’s kept alive.

It’s our world and our duty,
To fight evil and help goodness revive,
It’s the complacency of the good,
That helps the evil survive.

Let the days of misdeeds end,
Let the days of goodness arrive.
Let us fight the evil in us,
Let us fight the evil outside.

How to Read a Novel Like a Lit Major

Pages and Papers

If you’ve ever analysed a novel in school, you probably know that reading a novel for analysis is different from reading a novel for pleasure. Especially as a literature student, you quickly have to get used to the fact that reading a novel isn’t the same as reading a novel well. The latter requires much more time and practice.

When analyzing a work of fiction, you should consider the following three steps:

1. First Reading: Comprehension

Read the full novel without dwelling for too long on single passages. Pay attention to things you notice about the text (e.g. reoccurring themes and motifs). Most importantly, block out distractions while you’re reading. If you want to understand the full meaning of a novel, you need to give your full attention to it.

It’s also helpful to write down a short summary of the main events of each chapter or part once you finish…

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Trying Times

Think not you are the one,
Chosen by God to be tested.
There are numerous like you,
Whose thoughts are just like yours.

 Challenges and opportunities,
 Waltz like couple in love;
 They always come together,
 To propel you forward in life.

 When a door closes at your back;
 Throwing out a bundle of memories,
 Pick the bundle and move ahead,
 Push open a door in front and walk.

Do not stop till you achieve,
What you had always dreamt of.
Dreams do come true if you try;
Try really hard, till you succeed.

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Modern Malady

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The world is full of people,
Who are a crazy lot.
Sometimes I do feel,
 I’d rather be a bot.

They talk useless trash,
And love to praise their own.
They are rude, rash and rowdy,
And love to blame and groan.

They pull down others,
To reach the very top.
They’ll harm their own brothers,
At a hat’s drop.

The world is getting smaller,
Yet smaller are the hearts.
You cannot find a fella,
Who’ll  make your sorrow part.

We’re alone in a crowd,
Of a billion masked men.
The noise is high and loud,
And silent  is our pain.

We are getting crazier,
Finding solace in our bots.
But the vacuum is escalating,
As the social structure rots.

GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL ABBREVIATIONS

abbr – abbreviation
act – active voice
add – additive case
adj/ Adj – adjective
adv/ Adv – adverb
aff – affirmative
ajc – adjacent
ant – antonym
appos – apposition
aprt – active participle / present participle
arch – archaic (old, no longer in use)
art – article
asrt – assertive mood
attr – attributive
aux v – auxiliary verb
bg – background
c – common gender
card – cardinal numeral
caus – causative
cent – centric case
coll – collocation
comp – compound
conj/cnj – conjunction
cmpr – comparative
dat – dative case
decl – declarative mood
def – definite
dem – demonstrative
dep – dependent (clause)
det – determiner
dim – diminutive
dir – direct case/ voice
distr – distributive case
dobj – direct object
emph – emphatic
epit – epithet
erg – ergative case
ev – evidential
exist – existential
f/fem – feminine
fin – finite verb
foc – focus
fut – future tense
ger – gerund
hyph – hyphenated
idm – idiom
imp – imperative mood
ind – indicative mood
inf – infinitive
int – interrogative
intr /i – intransitive
interj/ inj  – interjection
is – indirect speech
m/masc – masculine
mod – modal/ mood
n – noun
neut – neuter gender
neg – negation/ negative
nfin- non finite
nom – nominative
nom com – nominal compound
num – numeral
obj – object
onom – onomatopoeia
opp – opposite
opt – opative mood
ord – ordinal number
orig – origin
pass – passive voice
perm – -permission/ permissive mood
pers – personal
phr – phrase
phr v – phrasal verb
pl – plural
pp – past participle
poss – possessive
pprt – past participle/ passive participle
pred – predicative
pref – prefix
prep – preposition
perf –  perfect
prog – progressive
pron – pronoun
pres t – present tense
prtl – particle (adverb)
prtcl – participle
pst/ pt – past tense
sb – somebody
sing – singular
sth – something
subj – subject
suff – suffix
v – verb

My Father

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My father was my idol,
The most perfect being;
Who looked like a prince,
And lived like a king.

He was the strongest fellow,
The wisest of the wise.
The merriest of all fellows,
A being destined to rise.

I loved my dad to bits,
And hung to him all time.
He spoilt me with his love,
And helped me to shine.

He was a perfect person,
A genius and with midas touch.
I adored him with starry eyes;
And admired him so much.

I want every father to know,
That your daughters love you so.
All daughters have this image,
Of the perfect man their dad.

Do be the knight in their lives,
And value their priceless love.
Work hard to keep this image,
And be an awesome dad.

SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

This is a reblog of my previous post, hope you find it useful.

English Literature and Grammar

Heagrees with them.
Theyagree with him.

A Verb must agree with its Subject in Number and Person. A singular subject takes a singular verb; and a plural subject takes a plural verb.

Rules for Agreement of subject and verb:

1) Two or more singular subjects joined by ‘and’ usually take a plural verb.

E.g. – Raman and Harry work hard.

Air and water are necessary for survival.

Nancy and I were the hosts of the party.

The author and the publisher were in a meeting.

2) If two nouns suggest only one idea or refer to the same person or thing then it will take a singular verb.

E.g. Slow and steady wins the race.

Beans and rice is her favourite dish.

The horse and carriage is at the door.

Comfort and luxury has made him lazy.

Bread and butter is a wholesome breakfast.

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