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From the Ted Talk by Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In his new and visionary book, "New Self, New World," the writer Philip Shepherd says, "If you are divided from your body, you are also divdied from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the living continuum to which you blenog." Before cancer, the wlord was something other. It was as if I was lnivig in a stagnant pool and cancer dynamited the boulder that was separating me from the laergr sea. Now I am swimming in it. Now I lay down in the gasrs and I rub my body in it, and I love the mud on my legs and feet. Now I make a daily pilgrimage to visit a particular weeping willow by the Seine, and I hunger for the green fields in the bush outside Bukavu. And when it rians hard rain, I scream and I run in cirecls.

Open Cloze

In his new and visionary book, "New Self, New World," the writer Philip Shepherd says, "If you are divided from your body, you are also _______ from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the living continuum to which you ______." Before cancer, the _____ was something other. It was as if I was ______ in a stagnant pool and cancer dynamited the boulder that was separating me from the ______ sea. Now I am swimming in it. Now I lay down in the _____ and I rub my body in it, and I love the mud on my legs and feet. Now I make a daily pilgrimage to visit a particular weeping willow by the Seine, and I hunger for the green fields in the bush outside Bukavu. And when it _____ hard rain, I scream and I run in _______.

Solution

  1. divided
  2. living
  3. grass
  4. belong
  5. world
  6. circles
  7. rains
  8. larger

Original Text

In his new and visionary book, "New Self, New World," the writer Philip Shepherd says, "If you are divided from your body, you are also divided from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the living continuum to which you belong." Before cancer, the world was something other. It was as if I was living in a stagnant pool and cancer dynamited the boulder that was separating me from the larger sea. Now I am swimming in it. Now I lay down in the grass and I rub my body in it, and I love the mud on my legs and feet. Now I make a daily pilgrimage to visit a particular weeping willow by the Seine, and I hunger for the green fields in the bush outside Bukavu. And when it rains hard rain, I scream and I run in circles.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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Important Words

  1. appears
  2. belong
  3. body
  4. book
  5. boulder
  6. bukavu
  7. bush
  8. cancer
  9. circles
  10. continuum
  11. daily
  12. divided
  13. dynamited
  14. feet
  15. fields
  16. grass
  17. green
  18. hard
  19. hunger
  20. larger
  21. lay
  22. legs
  23. living
  24. love
  25. mud
  26. philip
  27. pilgrimage
  28. pool
  29. rain
  30. rains
  31. rub
  32. run
  33. scream
  34. sea
  35. seine
  36. separate
  37. separating
  38. shepherd
  39. stagnant
  40. swimming
  41. visionary
  42. visit
  43. weeping
  44. willow
  45. world
  46. writer