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Looking for stream-of-consciousness-type poems with no rhythmic variation

May not be the best place to ask, but can anyone suggest some good poems that consist of a constant stream of words that could be spoken with virtually no breaks or pauses or variations in rhythm?
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How to stop using homophones in written English

I am not natively an English speaker, though it is a taught language from childhood and I have been using the language long enough. I have a problem though with using homophones instead of the actual ...
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'Citizen' is to 'citizenry' as 'subject' is to …?

What is the word for subjects (of a monarch or ruler) when regarded as a single entity? E.g. "The role of the citizenry"
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Definite Article with Prepositional Phrases

I am trying to learn how to correctly use articles in English. It is a bit hard for me since I do not have this concept in my native language. I am confused by two rules: the first rule is to use "a"...
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“I'll go with the candidate I'm used to” or “I'll go with the candidate to whom I am used?”

I'll go with the candidate I'm used to. I get that this is colloquial, but, c'mon. Ending a sentence with a preposition? However, is the alternative correct? I'll go with the candidate to whom ...
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What is the difference between “which is not to say” is “which doesn't mean”

I've been wondering what is the difference. Can the first one be generally replaced with the second one? Plus, I believe "which is not to say" is more informal and used less frequently, is that ...
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Alternate for “dead-end job” that is not disrespectful

A position with a company may be high paying with lots of perks, but otherwise offer no opportunity for growth. Some might consider this a "dead-end job" but that has a negative connotation. Is there ...
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“Adding motion” usage in sentence/slogan

english is not my tongue language and I am working on a new viral content website, where I am trying to come up with slogan. Would be correct to say: "Adding motion to your daily boredom"
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maiden names, unmarried woman

When a document asks moms maiden name, mom was adopted and never married, her last name has changed. Which last name is her Maiden name? The name before or after the change?
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I don't remember vs I don't recall

Which one is more suitable and in which scenario? Please advice. Thanks
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Is there a word for “unrealistically expecting immediate results”?

I was trying to describe my friend as being someone who gets upset in the absence of immediate gratification, but couldn't think of a good word. A good example would be someone who comes back from ...
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Noun to refer what I understand

Somebody mailed me something, and now I want to confirm if I understand him correctly or not. Hence, which of following sentence is correct? "To make your recent answer clear for myself, could you ...
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which prepotion could be used In or At?

I'm attending a class right now how can i say that?I"m in a class right now! or I'm at class right now! which is correct.
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To donate something you want to throw away

Suppose that a person buys a packet of sugar. On the way home, the packet falls off his hands and the sugar scatters on the ground. Nobody is expected to gather the sugar again, but that person does ...
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Identifying error [on hold]

Tomorrow he no go to store. Grammarly keeps telling me it should be goes instead of go, but it doesn't sound right? Please help
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What's a word for “a person who strives to be unique”?

English buddies! I've got presque vu today. I'm looking for an adjective or noun that connotes: A risk-taking individual A unique individual An individual who isn't content with following in the ...
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Word for someone who feels that they deserve all the bad things that have happened to them

Question is in the title, basically. Recently I was talking to a friend who feels like they deserve anything bad that happens to them. I thought this would fall under self-pity, but the person isn't ...
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what does “at best minimally successful” mean

I think it means "just barely meeting the targets and that's it! nothing more than that", or does it mean that somebody did such a great job that successful is too small to describe it? I'm a bit ...
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and, or usage in sentence

I just came across this sentence - "Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites were the sources of early Earth's volatile ...
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Term for words which can have the same or opposite meanings in different contexts?

For example, usually up and down refer to opposite directions. However, in American English, we could say we are "down" to do something or we are "up" to do it and mean the same thing -- that we want ...
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Is this grammar correct? [on hold]

Having achieved a solid foundation of knowledge in my career of accounting, I am interested in furthering my understanding by seeking new challenges in the accounting field.
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To fail one another: meaning/translation [on hold]

"To fail one another" I have found the expression in a review on the novel Never let me go as well as in ecclesiastic contexts. What does it mean? If someone has a German translation, it would also ...
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24 views

“Under the circumstances” [on hold]

Can I use "beneath the circumstances" except the version "under the circumstances.."? I'm askung so because I'm not a native English speaker😆.
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39 views

Name for the ceiling support rods

What is the actual name of those rods, which are hung from the ceiling, used to support walkways or overhead catwalks ? Note: I'm not talking about curtain or shower rods, I'm talking about the kind ...
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Does the phrase “I see” usually have negative inclination?

During conversations I noticed people respond “I see”. What exactly “I see” means? I feel that it is quite loaded response and could mean either of the following items: I understand your point, but ...
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Is there any initiative or movement trying to abolish capitalization of I, nations and religions? [on hold]

Certain movements and ideas would with regard to their spirit or ideology in doubt decide against stressing the individual (in favour of community), the nation (in favour of cosmopolitism) and ...
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Tense agreement in a sentence

The following sentence contains a past simple and present perfect tense - took and have created. Can someone please help me explain why this is the case as I thought the tenses have to be similar in a ...
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Validity of the phrase “I had wrote to her”

I recently got corrected on another community on this platform. I wrote: "An email I had wrote to her", and it was courteously changed to "I had written to her" which still makes sense, however, I ...
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What phrase is used to determine that your departed loved one has left an empty spot?

"You left an empty spot (or space)" "Your empty space is showing" Which of these is grammatically correct? If none of the above, how would you lay that phrase out? P.S. They don't have to be dead. ...
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“Going green” and “getting green”

From "English Grammar Today": "Get" and "go" are both used to mean ‘become’, but they combine with different adjectives. We often use "get" with words like "dark, light and late"; we use "go" with ...
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Name of an unaware person with awareness of his lack of awareness

If he knows, but knows not he knows, he is asleep. Awaken him (Part of an Arab? proverb) By what word can we call him using one or two words? A sleeper? An unaware person ? Incognizant? or what?
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Person who doesn't know his/her own position

It's like that person isn't aware of his/her own position and yet asking too much favor or help from someone or relying on someone else too much. I think word like shameless isn't really suitable ...
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What is different between 'under' and 'less than'? [on hold]

I am wondering the difference between under 1 hour and less than 1 hour... For example.. Under 1 hour recipe Less than 1-hour recipe Thanks!!:D
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Why is “pint” spelt with the same last 3 letters as “hint, lint, mint, tint”?

The words hint, lint, mint, tint are all pronunced with a short-i sound. The vowel in pint is a diphthong however. Why ?
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Where do you come in your family? [duplicate]

I am looking for some common questions used to ask about a person's birth order in their family (to ask if he/she is first, second, third, etc. child). Do the following questions sound natural? Where ...
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16 views

Is the sentence correct or not [on hold]

What I did was give my son the money. or What I did was to give my son the money
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Bringing your sick to Jesus

Does this Bible verse sound as weird to American ears as it does to my British ears? The photo is taken from the 1984 translation of the (US) NIV. It looks as though the UK edition of the 1984 NIV ...
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What does the phrase 'a virtual onslaught of material' mean? [on hold]

Each of the two publishers, where I've worked, consider or accept unsolicited manuscripts. Because of the poor quality of these submissions, most major publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts....
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if or when or because

The answer of the following question is (c) but I wonder if it is okay to answer (a) or (b). ____there were so many options, everyone was satisfied. a) When b) If c) Because d) Why Thank you ...
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Broad / Depth or Breadth / Depth?

I recently saw this image: https://www.google.pl/search?tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSHQkY_1wo-9gUZnBoSCxCwjKcIGgAMCxCOrv4IGgAM (in context of personal skills, T-shaped set of copetencies, if that is of ...
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Mirror mirror on the wall

I've been listening to some music and I ran into this line of lyrics in a song: Mirror mirror On the wall Show me the truth: Of them all Which one am I? I kind of get the meaning of the ...
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How can I abbreviate the word “Assessor”?

I need to reduce the character count on a document I am preparing and the word "Assessor" appears many times. What would be an appropriate abbreviation for this word?
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What word did Middle English have in place of “light" as in: “light blue”, “light green” etc.?

In English, we often use the adjective light before another colour to express a whiter shade of hue. For example, light blue, light green, light brown, etc. The term pale is used in a similar way, e....
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has seen vs have seen [duplicate]

Consider the following sentences: The last few years has seen the building of the new church. and The last few years have seen the building of the new church. As a native speaker, both of ...
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Name for letter U in words like 'suede' and 'penguin'

What is the letter U called when it says the /w/ sound in words like suede and penguin? I've read that y and w are semivowels but the U in suede and penguin doesn't really conform to the definition of ...
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Present Perfect vs. Simple past in this situation

if somebody hasn't answered my question, what will be the difference of these two response in meaning? "You haven't answered my question!" "You didn't answer my question!" thanks
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Simple past passive voice [on hold]

Simple past passive voice, In below sentence who is a speaker and who is a listener. Muthu was heard by Kumar.
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parasitical subversion

The following context is about sniffing CCTV's. What does "Video sniffing’s form of parasitical subversion" mean? And what is its difference from " tapping into live feeds"? Nicholas Whybrow, Art ...

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