Look at the lines and sentences below from the reading selections of this lesson. Find the best synonym for each bolded word and
use it in your own sentences. When I set my feet in glory I’ll have a throne for mine! (excerpt from Montages of a Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes) National coherence and solidarity is implicit in a thorough understanding of the various groups within a nation, and this lack of knowledge about the internal emotions and behavior of the minorities cannot fail to bar out understanding. (excerpt from "What White Publishers Won’t Print" Zora Neale Hurston) Books that deal with people like in Sinclair Lewis' Main Street is the necessary metier. (excerpt from “What White Publishers Won’t Print” by Zora Neale Hurston) She even thinks that up in heaven Her class lies late and snores (excerpt from "For a Lady I Know" by Countee Cullen)
Whales and dolphins are mammals and breathe air into their lungs, just like we do. They cannot breathe underwater like fish can as they do not have gills. ... After each breath, the blowhole is sealed tightly by strong muscles that surround it, so that water cannot get into the whale or dolphin's lungs.
In literature, symbols are words that carry a meaning that is deeper than their literal meaning. There are symbols that are easy to recognize and appear in many works. They are called universal symbols. For example, a rose is often used as the symbol of love or beauty, while a bird is often used as the symbol of freedom (or in the case of a dove - the symbol of peace). In order to understand a literary work completely, we need to pay attention to the symbols and analyze them.