Phrase Essay Examples

Shift work

Origin: A person seeing a table piled high with sumptuous food has a tendency to get too many and/or too large a portion. Since the problem is brought on by the eyes and a lack of reason, the person is portrayed a one whose eyes are bigger than their stomach. Elephant in the room Meaning:… View Article

How Dickens uses language

There is a variety of repetition in the passage. Phrases like ‘Dead and Buried’ are repeated to remind us, as readers, that most of Pip’s family is dead. The word ‘buried’, suggests that it happened some time ago and that he never knew them, which makes us feel pity and sympathy for the character. Pip… View Article

The differences and the similarities between mitosis and meiosis

There are certain similarities as well as differences between mitosis and meiosis. The following discussion therefore illustrates the both cases where the differences seem to exceed the similarities. Beginning with the similarities, both are processes where cell division occurs and new organisms are produced as well as enhancing development. The reproduction occurs in two types:… View Article

Integrate a quote with a signal phrase that precedes the quote.

In his article “A Matter of Degrees,” Clive Crook illustrates the importance of literacy today: “Illiteracy has always cut people off from the possibility of a prosperous life, and from full civil engagement… Three out of ten seniors in public high school still fail to reach the basic-literacy standard” (30). 2. Integrate a quote with… View Article

“That Woman on the Lawn” by Ray Bradbury

In the poem “That Woman on the Lawn” by Ray Bradbury, the speaker experiences many different emotions throughout. His emotions seem to change from happy, sad, angry, or sometimes he is alright with the situation. You’d think that a person would be emotional when they see the ghost of their dead mother, and the author… View Article