After COBRA runs out, what are some agencies, resources that might help me with my meds and…

After COBRA runs out, what are some agencies, resources that might help me with my meds and…

  • LAW AND POLITICS

After COBRA runs out, what are some agencies, resources that might help me with my meds and…

Once COBRA is exhausted, you will have to do considerable research to provide for medical care and prescriptions. First, you need to find out if you are income-eligible for Medicaid, which is…

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  • BIOCHEMISTRY

Identify and explain what could go wrong if your blood pH goes below, 7.0. And, what could go…

The ideal pH for blood is from 7.3 – 7.4, or slightly alkaline. The body has several mechanisms for regulating blood pH. If blood pH is too low (which is typical, as most of what we eat is acidic)…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What does Gene learn to understand about himself at the end of the book? HELPP!!!!i need to write…

My first thought is that your thesis may be a bit limited. Gene learns some basic truths about his own character–how insecure and fearful he was–but he learns several other important truths, as…

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  • MARY OLIVER

What is the meaning of the poem “The Swimming Lesson” by Mary Oliver?

On its most basic level, “The Swimming Lesson” by Mary Oliver is about a time that, as a child, some well-intentioned adult had tried to teach her how to swim by simply tossing her in and letting…

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  • AUNT JENNIFER’S TIGERS

How does the poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” reflect the theme of the enduring triumph of women’s…

Aunt Jennifer, though she is “mastered by” an abusive husband, finds an artistic outlet in her needlework. The embroidered tigers stride proudly and without fear across the screen she designed….

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  • ALL MY SONS

What are the omens and natural forces in All My Sons?

The most prominent omen in the play All My Sons is the toppling of the apple tree in the Kellers’ yard. The tree was taken down in a storm just before Ann arrives to visit Chris and his family….

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Man vs. NatureDo you think that in this age of intense technolgy makind has lost its touch with…

I don’t know that it’s technology so much as population that’s made us lose touch with nature. With so many people, there’s not all that much nature near us to be in touch with. Bad thing? Well,…

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  • THE GIVER

Why was Jonas’ father important?From chapters 1-10 of The Giver.

Globally speaking, Jonas father is important in that he shows by his role that people and situations aren’t always what they seem to be. In Jonas’ family unit, his mother is the brainy parent (a…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act 3 of “The Crucible” when Mary Warren says she pretented to faint in court, what is she…

At this point in the play, Mary Warren is trying to insist that all of the girls that are accusing people of being witches are faking it. She tells the judges that “it were all pretense,” and…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the 13 colonies had slaves?I just would like to know which states out of the 13 colonies…

At the time the colonies were founded slavery was legal in every one of them. It is true that colonies in the South (especially South Carolina) had way more slaves than did the Northern colonies….

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  • GUESTS OF THE NATION

In Frank O’Connor’s short story “Guests of the Nation,” how do the characters make and break…

In Frank O’Connor’s short story “Guests of the Nation,” the characters make and break bonds based on categories of identity in a number of different ways, including the following: Two of the…

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  • ENOTES EDUCATORS GROUP

Help us Improve Discussion BoardsHi Editors, We’re going to be overhauling the Discussion Boards,…

Perhaps you could include more of a division between professional discussion boards and students who ask questions for discussion purposes. If posters were able to be directed to the category of…

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  • SONNET 18

What is the significance of comparison in the sonnet, ‘Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day’ by…

The power of Sonnet 18 is how it uses the imagery of the natural world to help establish the feeling of love the speaker holds. The opening line helps to establish a mood that creates a…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

What information can you tell me about Dirty Deed in Bud, not Buddy?I just want to know what…

Dirty Deed is the one white member of the band and the member who plays the piano. When Mr. Jimmy introduces the band members to Bud, he presents Dirty Deed in the following manner: “… and the…

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  • PETER MEINKE

In Peter Meinke’s “Untitled” poem or “A Poem to My Son Peter”, is he talking from his own point…

Because of what I have read about Peter Meinke’s life, it seems more likely that this is an imaginary poem that the poet’s father may have written, when he was sober enough, to his ten-year-old…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

Sometimes loving someone can cause a person to feel afraid of losing them. How did Buck…

Buck has an undeniable love for Thornton. I think this is evident in the fact that he helps Thornton win the bet and learns to trust humans again through the love demonstrated by Thornton for…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What are some facts in the story “By the Waters Of Babylon” that show that the story is set in…

Stephen Vincent Benet uses fragmented or distorted names for what he hopes his readers will identify as places near and within New York City. For example, John must cross a great river called the…

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  • MATH

There are 3 people sharing a profit (Person A – 22%, Person B 30%, Person C – 48%). If C left,…

Okay, so you want A and B to share Person C’s 48% in the same proportion as they have shared the original amount of profit. In order to do that, you have to take the amount A and B made together…

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  • BEOWULF

What is the main conflict in the last battle of Beowulf?

The most simple answer to this is Beowulf vs. the dragon. But there is more to it than that. It can also be looked at as Beowulf vs. himself; Beowulf feels a responsibility to himself and to his…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Participation of women in the work force contributes to their empowerment. Discuss.How women’s…

In the United States, at least, women’s participipation in the workforce has empowered them both economically and (in a related effect) in terms of psychology and prestige. Because they work,…

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  • REFERENCE

LoveHave you ever loved someone who wishes they could really understand you, when you don’t even…

You can take the journey of self-discovery together. Sometimes another person, especially someone who loves you, can help you come to understand yourself. The best idea is to be honest, and…

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  • THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL

What effect does the use of stream of consciousness have on the narration in “The Jilting of…

You have asked lots of questions, so I have edited it down to one question focussing on the general narrative method adopted and how it affects the story. The stream of consciousness narrative…

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  • THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE

Why did Marlow use alliteration in in the second stanza of “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”?

There we will sit upon the rocksAnd see the shepherds feed their flocks,By shallow rivers, to whose fallsMelodious birds sing madrigals There is mild alliteration in this stanza, but it is a…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

How did Attean cheer up Matt at the end of Chapter 11 in Sign of the Beaver?

At the end of Chapter 11, Attean offered Matt a treat that Indians enjoy. As they made their way through the forest, “…he stopped, whipped out his knife, and neatly sliced off two shining gobs…

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  • STEPHEN CRANE

What are some examples of metaphors in Stephen Crane’s “A Mystery of Heroism”?

There are certainly plenty of metaphors to choose from. You might want to think about the way in which Crane seems to liken men in combat to machines or animals, as in the death of the bugler that…

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  • 1984

In 1984 how does the theme of political control shape and mold Winston and Julia’s relationship?

The fact that the government has so much control over their lives is what drives Julia and Winston together in the first place. They aren’t driven together over mutual attraction; Winston is older…

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  • HAMLET

What is the conceit(s) in Hamlet’s first soliloquy in Act I, Scene 2?

Concisely, a conceit is an extended metaphor or unusual comparison. During Elizabethan times, conceits were common and normally flowery or representative of complicated logic. In Act 1, Scene 2 of…

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  • HISTORY

20 facts about Africa before the Slave TradeThanks

Africa before slavery had thousands of groups ranging from small family sized clans/tribes to more organized civilizations. The tribes on the coast tarded most with other nations. (West coast to…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

What’s the rising action in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

The importance of keeping the ownership of the four hundred acres of Logan family land is central to the rising action (events of the story leading up to the climax) of Mildred Taylor’s novel, Roll…

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  • RIP VAN WINKLE

What American stereotypes do you see in “Rip Van Winkle”?

Strangely enough, Rip represents a very modern American stereotype. He is the typical hen-pecked husband. Americans are accustomed to seeing his type of character on many old and new “family”…

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  • ILIAD

How does the epic poem “The Iliad” compare to the epic poem of “Beowulf”?and also explain to the…

An epic is a poem or story which shows the adventures and deeds of heroes. It often also shows how the hero’s actions affected the world at large, how the world became as it was from the hero’s…

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  • A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

What are the elements of symbolism used in “A Pair of Silk Stockings”? Symbolism in “A Pair of…

There is much symbolism in “A Pair of Silk Stockings,” and because the symbols are integral with the objects necessary to the story–instead of, for example, an added adornment like an etching of…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How is personification used in Frankenstein?Chapter five specifically. The line “the instruments…

One of the most powerful forms of personification can be seen when science is seen as a life force, capable of developing and creating life. Victor’s pursuit of laboratory science becomes realized…

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  • THE OVERCOAT

In the end of “The Overcoat,” why does the corpse float around stealing coats? Why would the…

In answer to your first question, the corpse (or ghost) of Akaky floats around stealing overcoats because, at first glance, the limited scope of his existence for a short time takes on new life…

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  • THE AWAKENING

Compare a romantic obsession/attachment of a work to Edna’s emotional/romantic relationships in…

When I think of emotional attachment or romantic obsession my thoughts immediately go to Heathcliff and Catherine in Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff loves Cathy, and Cathy loves Heathcliff to a…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Who is Kithairon? How is he connected to Oedipus in Oedipus Rex?

Kithairon, or Cithaeron, is not a who but a what. Kithairon is the western area of a mountain range in Greece. It serves as the border between Athens and Thebes. And it is on the side of that…

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  • MOBY DICK

What does Ishmael do whenever he finds himself growing “grim about the mouth” in Moby Dick?

In one of the greatest first paragraphs ever written in the English language, Ishmael tells the reader of a frame of mind he gets into on occasion. I suppose one would call the mental condition…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

Can anyone help me write an acrostic poem about “Once Upon a Time”?

This might need a bit more refinement in terms of topic and ideas. The acrostic poem itself can be run with anything. If you had to use the title of the work, I would submit the following. “O”…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Abraham Lincoln get assasinated?

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the Civil War was already over. His assassination didn’t do the South any good. Essentially, it was an act of revenge. Lincoln was assassinated on April 14,…

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  • THE NAMESAKE

What are some differences between Bengali and American customs, traditions or practices? From…

Several differences between Bengali and American traditions and customs are mentioned in The Namesake. One is that very often marriages may still be arranged. Like with Ashima’s marriage to Ashoke,…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What happened when Homer Baron left in “A Rose for Emily”?

Homer Barron’s final disappearance marked the beginning of the decline of Miss Emily Grierson in William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily.” Homer left for about a week while Emily’s…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is metatheatre/metatheatricality?the correct definition and some examples

“Meta” is “above,” “beyond,” or “about.” So, metatheatre or metadrama is theatre about theatre or drama about drama. Also, it could mean a play within a play, as in the play, “The Mousetrap,”…

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  • WALDEN

What was Thoreau’s attitude concerning the role of the government?

Thoreau declared in his “Resistance to Civil Government,” [later titled “Civil Disobedience”],”that government governs best that governs least.” Clearly, Thoreau understood the dangers of a “Big…

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  • BUSINESS

What does waiting to get one’s shower fixed have to do with a rent controlled apartment?

According to economic theory, rent control is a bad thing. What it does is place what’s called a “price ceiling” on the rent of apartments. This price ceiling will be lower than the what the…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What is “that divine idea which each of us represents” in Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”?

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” is a major statement of the beliefs of the Transcendentalist movement. One of these beliefs is that God is present in all things and that all things are…

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  • BIOLOGY

Why is animal testing important?I need this for my speech class.

Animal testing is very important for medical research. When scientists are trying to develop a new drug or a new treatment, it is necessary to find out if it will work in the right way. The…

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  • ESSAY LAB

How do you start off a conclusion to an essay?

Quite simply,a conclusion is the “tying of the bow.” In other words, the writer reiterates the thesis of the essay in rewording the main points. For instance, if a person writes a persuasive…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

How do I compare and contrast the tones of these three poems from Langston Hughes: I, Too, Negro…

One of the critical elements of tone in each of these poems is the articulation of what it means to live in an America that possesses challenges in fulfilling its promises to all of its citizens….

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What does, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen…

This statement comes from the Transcendentalist tradition, of which Emerson was a major thinker. Transcendentalists believed, among other things, that it was important for each person to follow…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does poverty affect education?

The previous post examines the issue quite well from the student’s point of view. From an institutional and structural valence, poverty impacts education in a variety of ways. Initially, areas…

 


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