Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases by Robert Allen

By Robert Allen

Allen's Dictionary of English words is the main accomplished survey of this zone of the English language ever undertaken. taking on 6000 words: it explains their that means: explores their improvement and offers citations that variety from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written: the ebook is jam-packed with memorable and spectacular aspect: no matter if displaying that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra: that 'flavour of the month' originates in Nineteen Forties American ice cream advertising: or maybe that we've been 'calling a spade a spade' because the 16th century. Allen's Dictionary of English words is a part of the Penguin Reference Library and attracts on over 70 years of expertise in bringing trustworthy: invaluable and transparent details to thousands of readers world wide – making wisdom everybody's estate.

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Saying that you’re “hotter than the sun” is a very basic metaphor, and it’s also kind of a cliché, kind of played out. We can make it much stronger by making it more specific. One way I can do this is I can figure out what specific part of the sun is hot. So, I’m going to go online and look up “the sun”. org (the online Encyclopedia) and this is some of what I found: “The Sun is the star at the center of Earth’s solar system. It is the closest star to the planet Earth. Approximately 5 million tons of matter are converted into energy within the Sun’s core every second, producing neutrinos and solar radiation.

DP bringin the funk Let the bassline rattle your trunk, uhhh! Punk pig with a badge wanna handcuff me cuz my pants they tend to sag Dead Prez, “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop” Flow 107 Check out the example from “It’s Bigger than HipHop”. It’s some wild stuff. The rapper M-1 uses lots of in-rhyme, lots of syllables and words, and a few multies. Where he really differentiates himself from other rappers, though, is how his rhyme scheme is all over the place. None of his rhymes fall on the same beat in the next measure.

A big problem for some beginner emcees is that they try to front like their vocabulary is bigger than it really is by using huge words that they don’t really understand. Don’t use a big word that makes no sense just because it rhymes, like this: I’d like to live on the moon, fly in space ships, always be by myself like it’s loquacious The word loquacious means talkative or chatty, so that rhyme makes no sense. It’s an interesting slant rhyme with “space ships,” but all it does is detract from the 72 The Rapper’s Handbook meaning of the bars.

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