How to understand poetry

How to understand poetry

At school, I was the only person who enjoyed reading and interpreting poetry. Whilst everyone else thought it to be an ordeal, I had a copy of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on my bedside table. If you’re currently having to undergo poetry analysis, or you’re past that but can’t shake the wish to at least understand one poem in your life, these tips might be useful.

5 interesting German idioms

5 interesting German idioms

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an idiom as “a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words: ‘Let the cat out of the bag’ is an idiom meaning to tell a secret by mistake.” Although languages share a few idioms, whether that’s literally or in their figurative meaning, there are some which are unique to one language or another. Here are five of my favourite German examples.