I. State the type and function of literary words in the following examples:
1. “Well, that depends,” Bob answered, being deliberately vague to keep a rein on his own emotions. (E. S.)
2. His success amounted to the estate in Hampshire, and his children lacking for nothing, and himself of some importance in the world: and basta! – Basta! Basta! (T. P.)
3. His blood was strong even to coarseness. But that only made the home more vigorous, more robust and Christmassy. (D. H. L.)
4. Liliana rewarded her with a smile. Friendship was restored. (I. P.) 5. She looked at her traumatized daughters. This was all Bob’s fault. They were innocent victims whose lives had just been disfigured by the shrapnel of his infidelity. (E. S.)
6. “Okay, what?” Bob demanded the instant they had left the room. “Peritonitis”, said the intern. “A burst appendix. There is purulent fluid all over his peritoneal cavity.” (E. S.)
7. The Kings were what made the place special. They gave the place a bit of glamour. Noblesse oblige, or whatever it was that Michael always said. (I. P.) 8. "I must decline to pursue this painful discussion. It is not pleasant to my feelings; it is repugnant to my feelings." (D.)
9. Nevertheless, despite her experience, she hadn’t yet reached the stage of thinking all men beastly; though she could readily sympathize with the state of mind of any woman driven to utter that particular cri de coeur. (St. B.)
10. The two girls scampered off. An instant later, the sound of sitcoms past was wafting in from the next room. But the French boy did not move. (E. S.)
11. Philip Heatherhead, - whom we designate Physiological Philip –as he strolled down the lane in the glory of early June, presented a splendid picture of young manhood. By this we mean that his bony framework was longer than the average and instead of walking like an ape he stood erect with his scull balanced on his spinal column in a way rarely excelled even in a museum. A young man appeared in the glory of perfect health: or shall we say, to be more exact, that his temperature was 98, his respiration normal, his skin entirely free from mange, erysipelas and prickly heat…
At a turn of path Philip suddenly became aware of a young girl advancing to meet him. Her spinal column though shorter than his, was elongated and erect, and Philip saw at once that she was not a chimpanzee. She wore no hat and the thick capillary growth that covered her cranium waved in the sunlight and fell low over her eyesockets. The elasticity of her step revealed not the slightest trace of appendicitis or locomotor ataxia, while all thought of eczema, measles or spotty discoloration was precluded by the smoothness and homogeneity of her skin.
At the sight of Philip the subcutaneous pigmentation of the girl’s face underwent an intensification. At the same time the beating of the young man’s heart produced in his countenance also a temporary inflammation due to an underoxydization of the tissues of his face.
They met, and their hands instinctively clasped by an interadjustment of the bones known only in mankind and the upper apes but not seen in the dog.
Philip drew the girl’s form towards him till he had it close to his own form, and parallel to it, both remaining perpendicular, and then bending the upper verterbrae of his spinal column forwards and sideways he introduced his face into a close proximity with hers. In this attitude, difficult to sustain for a prolonged period, he brought his upper and lower lips together, precluded them forward, and placed them softly against hers in a movement seen also in the orang-outang but never in the hippopotamus. (L.)
12. “Honey, Evelyn Unger is a workaholic and a slave-driver. The Harvard Press is not the New York Times.” (E. S.)
13. “At the moment, I’m waitressing again, and going to night school, Iris said. “Because I’ve decided I want to go to university.” – “Bravo! “ said Claudia. (I. P.) 14. It was not that he was idle. He was always doing something, in his amateurish way. (D.H.L.) 15. "I am not in favour of this modern mania for turning bad people into good people at a moment's notice. As a man sows so let him reap." (O.W.) 16. The responsibility of motherhood was the prime responsibility in Winifred’s heart: the responsibility of wifehood came a long way second. (D.H.L.) 17. Isolde the Slender had suitors in plenty to do her lightest hest. Feats of arms were done daily for her sake. To win her love suitors were willing to vow themselves to perdition. But Isolde the Slender was heedless of the court thus paid to her. (L.)
18. "He of the iron garment," said Daigety, entering, "is bounden unto you, MacEagh, and this noble lord shall be bounden also." (W.Sc.) 19. If manners maketh man, then manner and grooming maketh poodle. (J. St.)
20. "Thou art the Man," cried Jabes, after a solemn pause, leaning over his cushion. "Seventy times didst thou gapingly contort thy visage - seventy times seven did I take council with my soul - Lo! this is human weakness: this also may be absolved. The first of the seventy first is come. Brethren - execute upon him the judgement written. Such honour have all His saints." (E. Br.)
21. At noon the hooter and everything died. First, the pulley driving the punch and shears and emery wheels stopped its lick and slap. Simultaneously the compressor providing the blast for a dozen smith-fires went dead. (S. Ch.)
21. "They're real!" he murmured. "My God, they are absolutely real!" Erik turned. "Didn't you believe that the neutron existed?" "Oh, I believed," Fabermacher shrugged away the praise. "To me neutrons were symbols л with a mass of Mn = 1.008. But until now I never saw them." (M.W.) 22. Riding back I saw the Greeks lined up in column of march. They were all still there. Also, all armed. On long marches when no action threatened, they had always piled their armour, helmets and weapons in their carts, keeping only their swords; wearing their short tunics (made from all kinds of stuff, they had been so long from home) and the wide straw hats Greeks travel in, their skins being tender to sun. Now they had on corselets or cuirasses, helmets, even grades if they owned them, and their round shields hung at their backs. (M.R.) 23. ….the country became his Stepfatherland. (E.)
24. That shoulder seemed quite the pleasantest thing he had ever touched. (J.G.) 25. There wasn't a man-boy on this ground tonight did not have a shield he cast, riveted or carved himself on his way to his first attack, compounded of remote but nonetheless firm and fiery family devotion, flag-blown patriotism and cocksure immortality strengthened by the touchstone of very real gunpowder, ramrod minnie-ball and flint. (R.Br.) 26. If any dispassionate spectator could have beheld the countenance of the illustrious man, whose name forms the leading feature of the title of this work, during the latter part of this conversation, he would have been almost induced to wonder that the indignant fire that flashed from his eyes, did not melt the glasses of his spectacles - so majestic was his wrath. His nostrils dilated, and his fists clenched involuntarily, as he heard himself addressed by the villain. But he restrained himself again -he did not pulverize him.
"Here," continued the hardened traitor tossing the licence at Mr. Pickwick's feet; "get the name altered - take home the lady - do for Tuppy." (D.)
II. Think of the type of additional information about the speaker or communicative situation conveyed by the following general and special colloquial words:
1. But where was Mr. Kelvey? Nobody knew for certain. But everybody said he was in prison. So they were the daughters of a washerwoman and a gaolbird. (K. M.)
2. But the thing that drove me nuts about Richard, that – was that Richard didn’t seem to understand that my son was one in a million, ten million, a billion. (T. P.)
3. I’m there quite often – taking patients to hospitals for majors, and so on. (S. L.)
4. “Suppose it is eighty-one years before the crop succeeds. It’s the devil of a time to expect a girl to wait.” (E.W.) 5. Maybe it was my clothes – the kind of jacket that my mum would call a car coat, old chinos and boots. (T.P.) 6.”Hey Beckwith, there’s some fantastic stuff at the mixer.”
-“But Bern, I’m studying. I’ve got mid-terms next week. At least I don’t make an asshole of myself. I came to Yale to get an education.”
Bernie eyed his roommate.
- “Listen, shmuck, this mixer is free of charge.” (E. S.)
7. She had attempted to reassure him there would be long holidays when he could stay with me and his grandmother and all the things he loved in London. All that old bullshit. (T. P.)
8. Today it was a little box. Rosemary took her hands out of her long gloves to examine it. Yes she liked it very much. She loved it; it was a great duck. (K.M.) 9. “She’s certainly not a junkie. But perhaps she does take something to bubble her along.” (R. P.)
10. Richard’s companions saw me all right – the young Armani hot shot, the old silvery geezer and the fat guy – but they were not quite sure what to make of me. (T. P.)
11. “That was the year my cousin Flora had her bairn. Did you know her parents?” (R. P.)
12. And Richard was on his feet, angry at last, ready to try out his new biceps and eager to punch my lights out. (T. P.)
13. “Except that I’m flying Pan Am, eleven o’clock in the morning, out of Heathrow. (R. P.)
14. "She's engaged. Nice guy, too. Though there's a slight difference in height. I'd say a foot, her favor." (T. C.)
15. “Look at the son of a bitch down there: pretending he’s one of the boys.” (J.)
16. Jessie was delighted. Better to please one French palate than a dozen provincial know-nothings. (E. S.)
17. He doesn’t actually call the guy Dad – he wouldn’t do that to me. This guy – Richard, bloody Richard – has replaced me in all the ways that matter.(T. P.)
18. "You know Brooklyn?"
"No. I was never there. But I had a buddy at Myer was from Brooklyn." (J.)
19. She came out of her sleep in a nightmare struggle for breath, her eyes distended in horror, the strangling cough tearing her again and again… Bart gave her the needle. (D.C.)
20. I didn't really do anything this time. Just pulled the dago out of the river. Like all dagos, he couldn't swim. Well, the fellow was sort of grateful about it. Hung around like a dog. About six months later he died of fever. I was with him. Last thing, just as he was pegging out, he beckoned me and whispered some excited jargon about a secret (Ch.)
21. "Here we are now," she cried, returning with the tray. "And don't look so miz." (P.)
22. Going down the stairs he overheard one beanied freshman he knew talking to another. "Did you see that black cat with the black whiskers who had those binocks in front of us? That's my comp рrоf." (В. М.)
23. "All those medical bastards should go through the ops they put other people through. Then they wouldn't talk so much bloody nonsense or be so damnably unutterably smug." (D. C.)
24. "Let me warn you that the doc is a frisky bacheldore, Carol. Come on, now, folks, shake a leg. Let's have some stunts or a dance or something." (S.L.) 25. "How long did they cook you?" Dongeris stopped short and looked at him. "How long did they cook you?" "Since eight this morning. Over twelve hours." "You didn't unbutton then? After twelve hours of it?"
"Me? They got a lot of dancing to do before they'll get anything out of me." (Т. Н.) 27. "Don't wanna sleep, Don't wanna die, just wanna go a-travelin' through the pastures of the stick in to your lessons, stick in hard." (A. C.)