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now the voa special english program words and stories,every people has its own way of saying things his own special expressions .these are the living speech of people and the story can be told about each of them.the white swan with a long graceful neck is amomg the most beautiful of birds.the swan is mostly silent through its life it flutes quitely on the water unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.in acient times howevre people belive that the swan was given a special gift of songs at the end of the life.they belive a swan seems a most beautiful song.just before it dies ,the ancient great philosopher socrates talked of this 2,300years ago.socrates explained that the swan was singging because it was happy,the bird was happy because it was going to serve the greek god apollo.swans were holy to apollo the god of poetry and song.the story of the swan's last song found the place in the works of other writers including the eraly english writers chaucer and shakespeare .and the especial swan's song has long been a part of the english language.at first swan song meant the last of a poet musician or writer.now it meants the final errort of any person someone's swan song usually is also consider that person's final's work.a political expression was the similar meaning is the last heritage. the expression may be used to describe a poltician's last scampaign.his final attempy to win the cheers and votes of the people .the last hurrah also can mean the acts of a politician before his term in office ends,wtiter edwin o made the expression popular in 1956.he wrote the book about the final years in the politicial life of a long time mayor of boston.he called this book the last hurrah .some language exprets say the expression came from the name given to noisy supporters of andrew j amercan's 7th president they cheered hurrah so louadly for andrew j during his president campaign that they became known as the hurrah boys.j;s hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president.j's choicewas his vice president MWB a newspaper of the time reported that MWB was elected president in his words by the hurrah boy and those who knew just enough to shout hurrah for j.so president j rellly heard his last hurah in the campaign of another candidate the man who were replaced hem in the white house.
This VOA special English program words and their stories was written by Mariline Chritiano Morris Joyce was its narrator I `m Shirley Geffen.
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