Sonia Tsuruoka

Sonia Tsuruoka is a social media intern at the Oxford University Press and a student at Johns Hopkins University, where she is double-majoring in Writing Seminars and Political Science. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Slate Magazine and The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.

Articles by Sonia Tsuruoka

Everyday expressions and their poetic origins


Our impression of “poetic” language as distinct from “everyday” language is unsurprising. At first glance, the flourishes of ornate, pre-1900 verse seem incompatible with common speech, either by virtue of their conspicuously high diction or the maudlin matters they seemingly address. One might hesitate, for instance, to liken a romantic interest to a lovely and […]