An Analysis of English Expressions Concerning Cats and Dogs

Proverbs, Idioms and Sayings Through the Ages


Term Paper (Advanced seminar), 2018

18 Pages, Grade: 2,3


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Expressions Recorded in the Middle English Period (1100-1450)
2.1. To bell the cat
2.2. Let sleeping dogs lie
2.3. A living dog is better than a dead lion

3 Expressions Recorded in the Early Modern English Period (1450-1750)
3.1. Love me, love my dog
3.2. Dog does not eat dog
3.3. A cat has nine lives
3.4. A cat may look at a king
3.5. Dog days
3.6. Dogs of war
3.7. It is raining cats and dogs
3.8. Like a cat on hot bricks
3.9. Give a dog a bad name and hang him

4. Expressions Recorded in the Modern English Period (1750-1950)
4.1. To let the cat out of the bag
4.2. The hair of the dog that bit you
4.3. To grin like a Cheshire cat

5. Conclusion

Works Cited

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Title
An Analysis of English Expressions Concerning Cats and Dogs
Subtitle
Proverbs, Idioms and Sayings Through the Ages
College
University of Heidelberg  (Anglistisches Seminar)
Course
MA Hauptseminar Linguistics
Grade
2,3
Author
Year
2018
Pages
18
Catalog Number
V520593
ISBN (eBook)
9783346134240
ISBN (Book)
9783346134257
Language
English
Keywords
English Proverbs, English Idioms, English Sayings, English Phrases, Cats, Dogs, Middle English, Early Modern English, Modern English
Quote paper
Silvia Schilling (Author), 2018, An Analysis of English Expressions Concerning Cats and Dogs, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/520593

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