The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

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Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.simile (siM-uh-lee) A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. ... sonnet A lyric poem of fourteen lines, often about love, that follows one of several strict conventional patterns of rhyme. ... The stanzas of a poem often have the same internal pattern of rhymes. stereotype A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as aquot;Football players areanbsp;...

Title:The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Author:Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2002


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