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The Scissors of Meter: Grammetrics and Reading
The Scissors of Meter concerns itself with the ways we read poetry. In it, Donald Wesling elaborates his influential theory of grammetrics, which argues that syntax and meter, like a pair of scissors, work together to separate lines of poetry into distinct units of meaning. The first part of the book provides a critique of modern theories of meter and poetic form, which the The Scissors of Meter concerns itself with the ways we read poetry....

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Grammar and Gender
A lively history of the sexual biases that exist in our language and a fascinating account of past and present efforts to correct these biases by reforming usage and vocabulary. Read...

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The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay
A tale of two sisters over seventy years that recovers the vibrant and unforgettable voice of Beverly Jensen In 1916, Idella and Avis Hillock live on the edge of a chilly bluff in New Brunswick-a hardscrabble world of potato farms and lobster traps, rough men, hard work, and baffling beauty. From “Gone,” the heartbreaking story of their mother’s medical crisis in childbir A tale of two sisters over seventy years that...

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The De Bono Code Book
Language has been the biggest help to human progress. But,, ironically, language has also become the barrier to its own development. we are locked in to words and concepts that are limited and out of date. These force us to see the world in a very old-fashioned way. Like any self-organising system, language has become bogged down in its own equilibrium. The marvellous flex Language has been the biggest help to human progress. But,,...

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For Love of Evil
The Man Who Would Be Satan Parry was a gifted musician and an apprentice in the arts of White Magic. But his life of sweet promise went disastrously awry following the sudden, violent death of his beloved Jolie. Led down the twisted path of wickedness and depravity by Lilah the harlot demoness, Parry thrived–first as a sorcerer, then as a monk, and finally as a feared inqu The Man Who Would Be Satan Parry was a gifted musician and an...

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Full Moon O Sagashite, Vol. 07
A bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy, and aspirations of pop-star fame. A spark of hope ignites to a blaze in twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama’s life when a comical pair of magical beings appears to prove to her that dreams really do come true.Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from A bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy, and aspirations of...

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The Structure of Complex Words
Empson elegantly demonstrates the weight of allusion and implication borne by even the simplest works of our language: Man, honest, quite, dog. He explores the complex play of such words in social situations and in literature, producing in the process brilliant critical essays. Read...

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Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers: A Parent’s Strategy and Activity Guide
A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby Babies can communicate with...