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Intonation Definition and Examples in Speech

In speech, intonation is the use of changing (rising and falling) vocal pitch to convey grammatical information or personal attitude. Intonation is particularly important in expressing questions in spoken English. For example, take the sentence, "When does the meeting start?" The word "start"-including the question mark-rises up or comes up in your voice when you utter the word, notes the website English Pronunciation Roadmap.
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Frederick McKinley Jones, Inventor of Mobile Refrigeration Technology

Frederick McKinley Jones was one of the most prolific black inventors and held over 60 patents at the time of his death. Some of his most important work changed the way we store and transport our food, and altered the transportation and grocery industries forever. Fast Facts: Frederick McKinley Jones Born: May 17, 1893 in Cincinnati, Ohio Died: February 21, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota Known For: Inventor who revolutionized the refrigeration industry and held over 60 patents Education: Orphaned at a young age, Jones had little formal education, but he taught himself automobile mechanics and became an engineer Awards and Honors: First African American elected to the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers, and first African American to be awarded a National Medal of Technology (posthumously) Early Years A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Frederick McKinley Jones was born on May 17, 1893, to an Irish father, John Jones, and an African American mother.
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Tallulah Bankhead: Flamboyant Actress and TV Host

Tallulah Bankhead was an award-winning actress. She a lasting mark on stage and screen, known for her flamboyant personality, racy affairs, and deep voice. She lived from January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968. She was also a popular radio talk show host and television host. "If I had my life to live over again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
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Biography of Galileo Galilei, Renaissance Philosopher and Inventor

Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564-January 8, 1642) was a famous inventor, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher whose inventive mind and stubborn nature ran him into trouble with the Inquisition. Fast Facts: Galileo Galilei Known For : Italian Renaissance philosopher, inventor, and polymath who faced the wrath of the Inquisition for his astronomical studies Born : February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy Parents : Vincenzo and Giulia Ammannati Galilei (m.
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Everything you wanted to know about Oklahoma, history, economy people and more - History

Basic InformationPostal Abbreviation: OKNatives: OklahomanPopulation 2019: 3,956,971Legal Driving Age: 16Age of Majority: 18Median Age: 36.2State Song: “Oklahoma”Lyrics: Richard RodgersMusic: Oscar HammersteinMedian Household Income:$51,424Capital..... Oklahoma CityEntered Union..... Nov. 16, 1907 (46th)Present Constitution Adopted: 1907Nickname: Sooner StateMotto: “Labor omnia vincit”(Labor conquers all things)Origin of Name:Taken from Choctaw Indian words for “red” and “people”.
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Sample Application Essay - Porkopolis

The sample application essay below was written by Felicity for personal essay option #4 of the pre-2013 Common Application: "Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence." With the current Common Application, the essay could work well for essay option #1 that asks students to share a story about something that is central to their identity.
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