Thursday, February 14, 2008

SOME THOUGHT REQUIRED

RIGHT/RITE/WRITE/WRIGHT

All of the above words have the same pronunciation in common usage. (Purists, please relax.)
What is the meaning of each word?
Use each word in a sentence that illustrates its meaning.

A REALISTIC PHILOSOPHY

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

I am sure you can identify the author and source of the quote.

Who is the speaker?
What is the meaning?


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "bravura".
Define "bravuro" and use it in a sentence.

3 comments:

KFJ said...

"Purists please relax." requires a comma after the first word.

The quote is from William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar".

Cassius tells Brutus not to blame the heavens, the gods, fate, etc. for their shortcomings in life. Man is responsible for his own actions and consequences, including any faults and inadequacies.

Brad W said...

Not having read or seen "Julius Caesar" for almost 17 years, my wife and I grasped at straws here and wrongly attributed the quote to either Portia or Caesar. Despite being incorrect, I can't tell you how much I enjoy playing the "explain-that-quote" game. I was very happy to find this here.

fred t said...

on the right hand
the rite of passage
to write a letter
a tradesman , usually a maker of wheels