By Harry Collis

Юмористические загадки с комическими иллюстрациями помогут студентам, изучающим английский язык, получить новую способность проникновения в суть американского языка и культуры. Каждая загадка сопровождается поясняющим текстом, который помогает понять основные лингвистические и культурные причины забавности шутки.Humorous riddles with comedian illustrations support ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. each one riddle is observed by means of textual content that is helping scholars seize and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural the reason why the comic story is humorous.

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Horn, who always invites a well-chosen selection of artists to her parties, or Kendricks, the young literary reviewer from a good family. When Fulkerson, in A Hazard of New Fortune’s opening paragraph, says to March, “You ain’t an insurance man by nature. You’re a natural-born literary man; and you’ve been going against the grain,” his portrayal of March’s through-and-through literary disposition as alienating him from the philistine world of the insurance business (where March has been earning his living) touches a deep part of March’s own self-image.

19 Howells’s review columns, especially in the mid-to-late s, sometimes suggest that the use of dialect in regionalist literature offers to discerning American readers the opportunity to claim special forms of intellectual prestige more encompassing even than that he accords to middle-class authors of regionalist literature, in particular some of the women regionalist writers whose careers and work he himself promoted. Consider the September  “Editor’s Study” for Harper’s Monthly that Howells devoted to Mary E.

Nanny’s desire to exoticize Penelope’s flavor serves here as the opposite of an aesthetically disciplined gesture in its unashamed ignorance (“tortillas, whatever they are”) as well as in its almost boastful lack of interest in separating different aesthetic qualities and effects from each other. 25 Except for Tom, the Corey family fails to add to their otherwise valid panopoly of prestigious tastes an aesthetically disciplined appreciation for the flavors of the American real with which Howells’s novel aligns the Laphams.

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