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English Poetry & Literature Translation Glossary

English term English translation
a good man William Lloyd Garrison is the good man in this context
Æneas Aeneas, same name
close call there is no doubt about it
D. A. R. friends Daughters of the American Revolution
Fifty-Four (days of) Studio 54 (disco)
flecked the off pony twice flicked her whip at the right-hand pony twice
free transportation from your Uncle George transportation back to Europe courtesy of the George V, King Of England
goyishe non-Jewish
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
lose its (one\'s) limbs (various meanings) war come to an end with fall of Saigon
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
persecution has its compensation There is a good side to persecution/persecution has its rewards
Entered by: JaneTranslates
spool of her design line of her planned action
Entered by: Peter Simon
tes fit to duff you It's enough to upset anyone
they tapped into photography’s roots drew on / the source of their inspiration came from
vignettes of a way of life individual remembered episodes of a former way of life
"Blades considers his poetry worthy of more than a cursory glance" Blades thinks his poetry deserves to be looked at in depth/studied closely
"driving authors off the Maynard Gate Bridge""fish...out of the drink " drive them off the end of the bridge
"Fast set" / The "fast set" People that are too wild / too crazy / troublemakers
"It is understood that Judas always stands ready with a kiss,But that I should have to kiss him back! it is understandable people will be dishonest to get something they don't deserve. However, I will not help them be dishonest!
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
"Sometimes I dream of a tree, and the tree is my life..." 230 Sylvia Plath Poems - good luck
Entered by: airmailrpl
"That I have fever, ..."what "that" means? conjunction/CONNECTİVE
'Twere absolution for the matricide, to strike one rivet from your chains there would be a pardon/forgiveness for the matricide to break even on rivet from the chains
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
(')bating [archaic preposition] leaving aside, barring, notwithstanding
Entered by: Tony M
(Conversation ...). (Conversation ...)
(difficulties are) not always to be wished away It is not always desirable to avoid all difficulties.
Entered by: John Alphonse
*** than thou! (from/referring to) holier than thou
.... the time ravaged
...on the moorings of its guy-ropes a simile: tent is being moved like a boat back and forth on its moorings
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
100 not out 100 years old and still going (cricket century)
42 the answer to everything
Entered by: Kristina Thorne
a blinding stroke of insight that would clear the air perceptive information will come to the surface, that would clarify things, and remove any mysteries.
a compromise of felony. compounding/exacerbating/adding to the crime
Entered by: Jenny Westwell
a deal jollier companion than X a much more pleasant companion than X
Entered by: JaneTranslates
a decent two-feet a wave at least two feet high
a family or a neighborhood is the bedside see fuller explanaton of sentence
a female Five the number five / could refer to age
a fresh, clear mind that is just waiting for its horizons to expand, to explode. A young mind which has not been affected by "cultural pollution"
a great sort of rush a terrific spurt of activity
Entered by: Tony M
a grocer’s shop in the village // a village grocer’s shop. a grocer's shop in the village
a Gropius glass box Walter Gropius 'glass box' building
a low-slung voice a voice with a hint/undercurrent of danger
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
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