Proverbs Index: College Students
Scholarship for College Students through English Proverbs
How are Proverbs to be interpreted?Proverbs contain popular wisdom acquired by mankind over the ages. Proverbs are to be interpreted primarily in two ways: literally and metaphorically.
Many Proverbs contain a universal truth and are to be interpreted literally. Consider the following examples:
Other Proverbs apply to a variety of situations and are to be interpreted in a broad metaphorical sense (and not just literally). Consider the examples that follow:
What is the role of Proverbs in learning and education?
Proverbs are conspicuous in cursive copywriting books. Children in their early years of learning use proverbs to not only improve their handwriting but also develop their intellect. In addition, they form a vital component of English language courses.
More importantly, understanding the meaning of Proverbs provides the real challenge for students at all levels.
Many proverbs convey essentially the same or similar meaning when they are interpreted in the metaphorical sense. It is engaging to figure out the subtle differences in meaning. Consider the following:
Some proverbs offer contradictory pieces of advice. It is valuable to figure out the truth in these situations. Consider the following:
Proverbs educate at all times and offer learning for all ages. Proverbs determine actions and emotions. Proverbs are expressions of hope, fatalism, cynicism and consolation. Study the following:
How does one gain mastery over Proverbs?
You can gain mastery over Proverbs by attempting the associated activity for College Students in the Syvum Family Fun Zone. You will be required to fill in the missing word to complete the proverb. On clicking the "Score" button, your answers will be evaluated. You can try answering another time those questions you got incorrect. Clicking the "Score and Show Answer(s)" button anytime will allow you to evaluate your answers and, at the same time, view the correct answers.
There are over 400 proverbs for College Students in the Proverbs Activity in the Syvum Family Fun Zone.
To allow you to learn them in a systematic manner, the Proverbs are classified into ten categories based on their starting letter (ignoring The, An and A) as given below.
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