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Misha
  • Walk Along Riverbank
  • Walk Along the Riverbank ... or ... Walk Along the Embankment|Dike|Levee
  • When I do an image search for 河堤 in Google or Baidu what I see are what people in the U.S. call embankments or levees. The difference between a riverbank and a river embankment is that a riverbank can be totally natural, just the way the river happens to flow in the country, and its location can change as the river cuts its banks into more and more curved meanders. A riverbank as such wouldn't usually have paved walking, although it might have dirt footpaths. In cities, it's often undesirable to let a river continue flowing just in whatever channel it would like to. An embankment is something that's been built up by people to channel the river and define its course so its location can't change; to contain and control it, typically to keep it from flooding or from carving out its own meanders, and typically an embankment is sloped (banked up). The sides of the Seine River in Paris are embankments (but the sides of the Seine river twenty miles upstream are just natural riverbanks); the sides of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis here where I walk my dog and go hiking are natural riverbanks, not man-made anywhere, but the sides of the Mississippi River further south are typically embankments (levees). There are regional variations in the U.S., but everyone knows what "Drove my Chevy to the levee" involved, in the song "The Day the Music Died." You could also say "the river embankment" and that would be clear.

Jul 28, 2016 23:46 Public Walk Along Riverbank
Josh
  • The poem is full of beautiful and bright atmosphere.
  • The poem is full of beautiful and bright imagery,
  • or, The poem has a wonderful atmosphere,

Jul 23, 2016 19:08 Public Reading poetry2: I Wandered...
Josh
是的,简而言之,这故事试图突出,最明显的东西也往往是最紧要的生存的。还有这些东西的方式总是被想当然的。Yeah, in a nutshell, the story tries to highlight how the most blindingly obvious things are also often the most essential for survival/to live. And also how these things are always take...

Jul 22, 2016 14:10 Public 两条年轻的鱼在游泳。
OrangeNest
  • For example, the paragraph, “And I watered it in fears, Night & morning with my tears,And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles.
  • For example, the paragraph, “And I watered it in fears, Night & morning with my tears,And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles.
  • The formatting is strange. You are not talking about a paragraph, you are more talking about a passage. Could say, "For example, consider the following passage: [include the passage indented here]"
http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-passage-and-paragraph

Jul 21, 2016 15:37 Public Reading poetry: A Poison Tr...
OrangeNest
  • Anger is normal emotion, but when people suppress anger, it will become noxious.
  • Anger is a normal emotion, but when people suppress anger, it will become noxious.
  • Awkward to have three segments. Could say: Anger is a normal emotion that, when suppressed, becomes noxious.

Jul 21, 2016 15:34 Public Reading poetry: A Poison Tr...
OrangeNest
  • It is a poem depicts the dark side of human’s anger.
  • It is a poem that depicts the dark side of human’s anger.
  • Could say: It is a poem that depicts the dark side of man's anger. or of mankind's anger. Human by itself sounds odd.

Jul 21, 2016 15:33 Public Reading poetry: A Poison Tr...
OrangeNest
  • When I first time read the poem, I could not catch the meaning very well.
  • When I first time read the poem for the first time, I could not catch the meaning very well.
  • Could say: When I read the poem for the first time, I was unable to fully understand the meaning. "Catch the meaning" is a more colloquial phrase less appropriate for literature analysis.

Jul 21, 2016 15:32 Public Reading poetry: A Poison Tr...
Misha
  • Today my work was preparing a courtesy call from Korean guests.
  • Today my work was preparing a courtesy call from Korean guests. (i.e., as is) or Today my work was preparingto arrange a courtesy call from Korean guests.
  • The second sentence offers the option of the infinitive instead of the -ing form; and offers another verb option. A third verb choice could be "to set up." Besides your original "from" and the suggested "for," another option might be "by Korean guests."

Jul 21, 2016 12:43 Public A Courtesy Call
Chihori
  • Poetry is a form of literature that highly integrates contents and forms and reveals aesthetic sense.
  • Poetry is a form of literature that highly integrates contents and forms, and reveals aesthetic sense.
  • The extra comma is because you are staring on a new subject.

Jul 19, 2016 20:49 Public Reading poetry
Chihori
  • Reading poetry
  • Reading pPoetry
  • In English you capitalize every word in the title except for prepositions.

Jul 19, 2016 20:48 Public Reading poetry

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