Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Samford University
English Grammar

English Grammar teacher | Tutor for 7 years

I'm an English Grammar enthusiast with a degree from Samford University. My passion lies in unraveling the intricacies of language to help students grasp grammar concepts with ease. With a knack for simplifying complex rules, I make learning enjoyable and accessible for all. Whether it's dissecting sentence structures or demystifying punctuation, I'm here to guide students on their journey to linguistic mastery. Join me in exploring the beauty of English grammar and unlocking the power of effective communication.


  • What tense is always used to indicate a connection between actions that happened in the past?
  • In this sentence, "While playing the tuba, Orin felt as if his world was perfect," is "playing" a gerund or a participle and why?
  • What is imagery in literature?
  • In literature, what is the difference between an archetype and a motif? They seem very similar, thus I was wondering if there is any distinguishable difference between the two.
  • Where in Dickens' "Great Expectations," is pathetic fallacy used? Is it used in the first few opening chapters?
  • Where can I find the following poems by Thom Gunn? "Moly" and "In Santa Maria Del Popolo"?
  • Are these pathetic fallacy: "Mist creeps; wet wind blows."?
  • Can the word "oneself" be considered a first or second person point of view? I'm trying to think of words I can use for my research paper, but I can't use first or second person words.
  • How is characterization used in the book "Of Mice and Men"?
  • What are examples of overstatements?
  • What is an example of a climax in a story/movie?
  • If Fire is Pyromancer, Dark is Necromancer, and Water is Hydromancer, what are Wind, Light, and Earth?
  • Which maintains the tone established in these three sentences? Soaking wet and exhausted, Kim trembled with cold. Carson took off his coat and wrapped it around her shoulders. When reporters began to flock around Kim, he blocked their path and told them
  • What is cultural verisimilitude and what is generic verisimilitude?
  • What parallels exist between the social issues of today and those described in “A Tale of Two Cities”?
  • What are the main differences between theatricalism and realism?
  • What are examples of sentences using the present continuous?
  • How do you teach the present perfect?
  • What is the connotation of disappearance?
  • "Even the ice-hard heart of Hades melted." Is this a hyperbole?