Idioms in “Firework”

It’s 4th of July, our nation’s birthday, a time for celebrations with friends and family and fireworks! I love fireworks. As I thought about this week’s blog, I, of course, went to Katy Perry’s awesome rocky song, “Firework.” I had thought to explore firework idioms, but upon listening to her song, I realized it was […]

Winter Poetry

As I have worked with many international students in my writing classroom, one of the complaints I often get is that they don’t have enough vocabulary to write meaningful sentences. It is certainly difficult to express complex thoughts with simple vocabulary; there is no doubt of that. Nonetheless, given care, beautiful images can be expressed […]