Explain what makes a good epic poem according to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Aurora Leigh?I…

# Explain what makes a good epic poem according to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Aurora Leigh?I…

• AURORA LEIGH

Explain what makes a good epic poem according to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Aurora Leigh?I…

well the introduction to elizabeth barrett browning said that she did not like that most epics were based in the past. so there’s one point you can use. she liked epics to be set in the present….

• HISTORY

Where can I find more information about Sgt. Ferdinand Culbertson, who served with Reno during…

I did a Google search using the words Sergeant Ferdinand Culbertson Indian Wars. I got quite a few hits on it. In the first article,http://www.us7thcavcof.com/SoldiersLife2.html, halfway through,…

What does Bhakti Yoga say about the nature of God in the Bhagavad Gita?

The first poster seems to me to have it right. “God is love” is a repeated phrase that I’ve heard in bhakti yoga, with the god Krishna being one of the key names repeated in prayers and phrases….

• THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

What important things you see in ‘‘The Things They Carried’’?

One of the fascinating things about this story is the way that O’Brien weaves a very different idea about fiction and fact and the way a story can or perhaps should be told. He contends that a…

• MATH

Calculate the indefinite integral of 1/(x^2-7) .

Let f(x) = 1/(x^2 -7) Then. F(x) = intg f(x) = intg 1/(x^2 -7) But, we know that: x^2 – 7 = (x-sqrt7)(x+sqrt7) ==> F(x) = intg 1/(x-sqrt7)(x+sqrt7) Let us rewrite: A/(x-sqrt7) +…

• THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

Consider what greater message O’Brien is attempting to discuss in The Things They Carried.

The title of this novel is very significant and well chosen. The Things They Carried details what men took with them to the Vietnam War and into battle specifically, but in less detail also talks…

• THE SPLENDOR FALLS

What is a figure of speech in the poem “The Splendour Falls” by Lord Alfred Tennyson?

A main technique Tennyson uses is personification, which is where you give inanimate objects or ideas human-like traits. For example, he says that “the long light shakes across the lakes.” Light…

• PINOCCHIO

What are the points of Marxist and Feminist criticism in the story Pinocchio?

This answer format allows for only a brief discussion of these literary criticisms applied to Pinocchio (1883).Marxist literary, or critical, theory isolates the way the text reflects the Base and…

• A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In “A Christmas Memory,” why did Truman chose to place the story in that particular setting?

You asked two questions, which is against enotes regulations, so I have edited your question to focus on one aspect. Please remember to ask only one question! Your question focuses on setting,…

• THE LADY WITH THE PET DOG

How does the imagery in Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog” emphasize the characters’ isolation?

A good example of how Chekhov builds isolation through imagery in “The Lady with the Pet Dog” is found in the very beginning of the story where he uses imagery of isolation to set both the tone and…

• GOOSEBERRIES

What does the rain in Chekhov’s “Gooseberries” symbolize?

In Chekov’s “Gooseberries,” I think that rain here symbolizes awareness. At the start of the story, the narrator describes what Ivan (the veterinarian) and Bourkin (the school master) see around…

• GOOSEBERRIES

What do the gooseberries in Chekhov’s short story “Gooseberries” symbolize?

In Anton Chekhov’s short story “Gooseberries,” part of a unique trilogy including “The Man in the Shell” and “About Love,” the gooseberries are part of complex theme that is both metaphysical and…

• A DOLL’S HOUSE

Is A Doll’s House a play about the individual’s ability to transform social traditions?

Your question is very insightful as it picks up a key theme in this play. In A Doll’s House, the position of females in Ibsen’s time is examined and he presents his hope for feminism and equality…

• SCIENCE

When there is change of magnetic flux due to a.c in 1 coil,how induced varying current flows in…

The Faraday induction law for a coil says that the induced voltage is proportional to the rate of magnetic flux variation through the coil taken with changed sign.

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

How do I distinguish between verse and prose in the plays of William Shakespeare?

In the plays of Shakespeare we see two ways of writing employed: blank verse, which is written in iambic pentameters (a 10 syllable line with 5 “feet”, with the first syllable unstressed and the…

• MATH

Which are the roots of the equation x^4+(1-a)*x^3-(a+4)*x^2+4(a-1)*x+4a=0

We’ll try to calculate roots that are irrespective of parameter a. We’ll remove the brackets and we’ll combine the terms in a and the terms without a. x^4 + x^3 – ax^3 – ax^2 – 4x^2 + 4ax – 4x + 4a…

• MATH

What is the indefinite integral of (1/(1-cosx))dx?

The if the function which has to be integrated is f(x) = sinx/(1-cosx), the indefinite integral could be solved using substitution technique. We’ll note 1 – cos x = t. We’ll differentiate both…

• THE TORRENTS OF SPRING

What is the theme of Hemingway’s novel The Torrents of Spring?

Since the aim of Hemingway’s novel The Torrents of Spring, the title a literary allusion to The Torrents of Spring (1872) by Ivan Turgenev, is to parody writers’ literary style and literary…

• SCIENCE

Should children eat more calories because they are more active or less calories because they are…

I don’t know that nutritionists would say either one of those criteria should be the guideline for calorie intake. Those who are more active will certainly burn and need more calories than others,…

• DUBLINERS

Discuss the nature of tragedy in Dubliners by James Joyce.

James Joyce’s collection of stories entitled Dubliners deals with people who live in and around Dublin, as James Joyce did himself growing up. The group of stories study and present “portraits” of…

• THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Discuss the nature of tragedy in The Playboy of the Western World.

There may be a good reason you’re having trouble figuring out the tragic nature of Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World: it isn’t a tragedy. The play deals with conformity and rebellion, with…

• ESSAY LAB

I have to do a project on the avenger archetype. Do you know any well-known works if literature…

I’m actually going to suggest two types of avenger archetypes for you. An archetype, of course, is a stereotype or model, a recognizable type of character. The concept of an avenger is one who…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are three examples of foreshadowing in the story of “The Most Dangerous Game”?

You have correctly identified what this short story is used by most teachers to teach: foreshadowing. One of the ways that writers create suspense is through foreshadowing, the use of clues that…

• MATH

Determine a if x^2 + y^2 + z^2 – 4x – 2y + 2z + a > 0

We know that (x-2)^2 >0, (y-1)^2 > 0 and (z+1)^2 > 0, for allx,y,z. So Adding we get: x^-4x+4)+(y^2-2y+1)+(z^2+2z+1) > 0 x^2+y^2+z^2 -4x-2y+2z + (4+1+1) > 0. x^2+y^2+z^2-4x-2y+2z +6…

• MATH

What is a perfect number? What is the smallest perfect number?

The perfect number is an integer number which is equal to the sum of it’s divisors. 496=1+2+4+8+16+31+62+124+248 We notice that the number itself (the perfect number) is excluded from the sum of…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does deontology apart of the criminal justice system?

Deontology, as I understand it, is the belief that right and wrong are derived from the nature of and motive behind the act (in this case, probably the crime). Your question is, how does that idea…

• MATH

Determine m if the equation ix^3+(4m-i)*x^2+(m^2+1-i)*x+m+5+i=0 has one solution .

First, we’ll remove the brackets and we’ll combine the real parts and the imaginary parts. ix^3+(4m-i)*x^2+(m^2+1-i)*x+m+5+i = ix^3+4mx^2 – ix^2 + m^2x + x – ix + m + 5 + i The real part Re(z) =…

• CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

Why does Tom have to keep his desire for security and relief “at bay” or in the background?lines…

I think you do understand “at bay.” It does mean something like “in the background” or “under control.” The point here is that Tom needs to not get complacent, not feel like he has already…

• CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

Please help me explain what happens after Tom encounters the “sheer nothingness.””a fraction of…

Picture in your mind what is happening here. Tom Benecke is out on the ledge and trying not to fall off. In that sort of case, you would have your front pressed against the wall and you would be…

What are Industrial goods & what are the characteristics of Industrial goods ?

There is no clear definition of the term ‘industrial goods’. However in common language industrial goods refer to the physical products manufactured and supplied by manufacturing industries. The…

• MATH

What is to integrate a function? Integrate the function y=(2x^3+3x+1)/x^4

A general rule for integration states that the integral of a term x^n is given as x^(n+1) / (n+1) for x not equal to -1. Also the integral of 1/ x is ln x. Now y = (2x^3 + 3x + 1) / x^4 => Y =…

• GRAMMAR

What is the function of the prefix in “impossible?”

In this word, the prefix is the “im.” In this case, the prefix “im” is affixed to the word “possible.” The prefix negates the meaning of the word because “im” is a prefix that means “not.” If you…

• CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

What are the three events, one cause and two effects, in the paragraph quoted?”In the fractional…

In Jack Finney’s painfully suspenseful and horribly ironic short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets,” the cause in the paragraph quoted, In the fractional moment before horror paralyzed…

• AMERICAN SCRIPTURE

American Scripture chap.4 –Why does she see Lincoln as the greater statesman than Douglas?

This answer comes from the same place as the answer to your last question. Basically, what Maier seems to be saying is that Lincoln was more correct in a moral than Douglas was. She seems to be…

• EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE

Comment on the legacy of racism in the US in regards to ‘‘Everything That Rises Must…

This story takes place in the South after integration, but as the story reveals, racism is not something that can be easily erased from people’s minds and hearts by legislation. Many of Flannery…

• JULIUS CAESAR

Describe Portia in Julius Caesar.I need a little information about Portia to pay a tribute to her.

I am assuming you are expected to write a tribute to her for her funeral, although that is not clearly stated in the query. Portia is only one of two women introduced in this play. First, re-read…

• EMMA

How would I explain that Emma is a snob in Emma?

I think you can look to chapter 1 for some very clear examples. First, Emma is introduced as “clever, handsome, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition.” She is 21 years old and…

• AMERICAN SCRIPTURE

Why does Maier see Douglas as more accurate than Lincoln on understanding the historical context…

In my copy of the book, the answer to this is found on p. 206. This is just after the end of the part where Maier compares the views of Douglas and Lincoln. In Maier’s opinion, the Declaration was…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the key features of ecotourism?

Some of the key features of ecotourism include; Minimizes impact- Ecotourism is centered on low impact behavior towards both the environment and the culture of the local community. The ecotourism…

• RELIGION

Comment on Sri Aurobindo’s , Is India Civilized ?

The reality of Aurobindo’s work is to help raise awareness to the idea of how vague and imprecise the term “civilized” actually is. According to Aurobindo’s work, the notion of India, as a nation…

• GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

review the characterization of Lemuel Gulliver in the excerpt from Gulliver’s Travels. How is he…

How does Samuel Johnson use William Shakespeare,John Milton and Alexander Pope to support his definition of imagination? How did Johnson use these men to support his definition of imagination?

• THOMAS HARDY

Explain one metaphor in the poem “The Voice.””The Voice” by Thomas Hardy.

You have certainly picked a poem with a wealth of examples of figurative language! Remember, when studying this poem it is important to note that this is one of a sequence of elegaic poems written…

• THOMAS HARDY

Explain the poem “The Voice” with full details.”The voice” by Thomas Hardy.

Of course, probably whole dissertations have been written about this poem, so I will just give you an overall summary of this poem to help you examine it in greater details by yourself. You have…

Outline the major steps in the strategic planning process.Strategic planning involves both the…

The Strategic Planning Process is a management technique that is budget oriented. Essentially what it calls for is objectives and assessments so that through ongoing evaluation, management can…

• GIRL

What is the significance of “singing benna in sunday school” in Kincaid’s “Girl”?

Kincaid uses several references to set up standards of behavior in the story “Girl.” In the story, the mother tells her daughter that she must not sing benna in Sunday school. Benna is a type of…

Implementing strategies effectively is of great importance.The success of strategy depends on how…

A strategy is a plan, a design, or a statement of intention to act in a certain way. By itself the strategy is no more than a piece of paper. The strategy becomes useful only when it becomes a…

• HARLEM

Comment how alliteration and rhyme contribute to the effect of the poem ”Harlem”.

This is an interesting question, since Langston Hughes’s “Harlem” is generally noted for its imagery, not its alliteration or rhyme. The poem does contain those things, of course, and they do…

• EMMA

discuss jane austen’s use of irony in emma and show how it contributes to the strength and…

This almost sounds like an essay question: so look at your notes (or google) and find a definition for the types of irony: verbal irony, situational irony, and dramatic irony. Try finding one…

• EDGAR ALLAN POE

Who is Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe is an American author of the 19th century credited with many contributions to the field of American literature. Many find him as the father of mystery, the original gothic writer,…