How did the slave trade affect Africa’s political structures?

How did the slave trade affect Africa’s political structures?

  • CHURCH GOING

Please can you give an analysis of “Church Going” by Philip Larkin.

This is an incredibly important poem from the works of Philip Larkin, the famous English poet. One of his hobbies was visiting old churches in the countryside of Britain of which there are many,…

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  • HISTORY

How did the slave trade affect Africa’s political structures?

The main thing that the slave trade did to African political structures was to give more power to those nations or kingdoms that were in position to profit from the trade. In Africa, most of the…

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  • THE BLUEST EYE

Discuss the narrative strategies used by Toni Morrison in The Bluest Eye.

Toni Morrison employs several narrative strategies in her novel The Bluest Eye. First, the main storyline of the novel is preceeded by a primer that is a play on the Dick and Jane readers which…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

What is the climax of “The Signal-Man” by Charles Dickens?

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In Charles Dickens’ short story, “The Signal-Man,” the author…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What role does humor play in the narration of A Christmas Carol?

I think it is absolutely typical of the style of Dickens that he manages to combine humour in his narration with the serious moral that shines through the text. From the start, the narration…

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  • MATH

If math would be a color, shape, and sound. What would it be?If math would be a color, shape, and…

This is a very intriguing question that offers the student the opportunity to really think “outside the box.” But, it is also a subjective question that prompts the creative and emotional side of…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

In “The Rules of the Game,” what is the wind that whispers to Waverly during her chess game?

I assume you are referring to Waverly’s first chess game that she plays in a tournament. It is clear that as she goes up to play the fifteen-year-old boy from Oakland who is her opponent, Waverly…

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  • MATH

durrani cone height 30cm and base radius of 10cm.we want to draw inside asitonp size V(r)takes…

Th e cone has the vertical height 30 and radius 10. Si the semi vertical angle x of the cone is given by tanx radiuus/ height . Or tan x = 10/30 = 1/3. Let the cylinder describes in side the cone…

  • CATHEDRAL

What is Carver’s minimalist style in Cathedral?

Although Carver did not like the label of minimalist writer, critics are almost unanimous in considering his style the quintessential example of minimalism. Literary minimalism is defined as spare…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Fitzgerald tell the story in Chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby?Particularly in terms of…

Chapter 2 begins with a description of the Valley of the Ashes. The language here is reminiscent of Eliot’s The Wasteland: . . .ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Write a note on the Green Revolution.

Since you have placed this in the Social Sciences group, I assume that you want a discussion of the social impact of the Green Revolution. The impact of the Green Revolution on society can best be…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the effects of light rays on the enzymes of fruits?

Light rays would increase activation energy for chemical reactions to occur in the fruit. Fruit enzymes speed up the decomposition of the fruit itself when it ripens. Ethylene gas which is produced…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Book 17 of Homer’s The Odyssey, how do the suitors continue to seal their doom?

In Homer’s Book 17 of The Odyssey, Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar, and enters his home. Telemachus instructs Odysseus to go into the banquet hall where the suitor’s for Penelope’s hand…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Book 17 of The Odyssey, what is gained by having Telemachus assert himself when he returns…

In Book 17, many suitors are becoming aware of the vacuum of power that will exist with Telemachus gone. They plot to kill him. Penelope will have to choose at that point. For Telemachus, several…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Book 13 of The Odyssey, what does Poseidon and Zeus’s decision to punish the Phaeacians reveal…

Let us remember what has happened to get Poseidon so angry. Poseidon has been the god who has been opposed to Odysseus, just as Athena has been supporting him. In Book 13, we are presented with a…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Book 13 of The Odyssey, why does Odysseus test Athena?

Only one question allowed on enotes I am afraid! You need to make sure that you do not ask multiple questions. I have edited your question accordingly to focus on the first element of your…

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  • MATH

Evaluate the integral of the function y=(4+ln x)^3/x?

We have to find the integral of y=(4+ln x)^3/x. To start, let us take t = ln x => dt/dx = 1/x => dx/x = dt Int [y] = Int [(4+ln x)^3/x dx] => Int [ (dx/x) ( 4 + ln x)] => Int [ (4 +…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Book 13 of The Odyssey, why does Athena test Odysseus?

I think there are two elements two think about in answering this question. Firstly, the gods in both The Iliad and The Odyssey are shown to be quite a fickle group, using their human heroes to…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

analyze the role of science in our society look at articles that cover class discussion what…

The question is not clear — have you given us the question exactly as it has been asked to you? I think that your teacher is pointing out that Victor’s ambition has contaminated science. Because…

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  • OSCAR WILDE

What are some figures of speech in ”The Remarkable Rocket” by Oscar Wilde?I am writing a Term…

SIMILES: Comparisons that use the word “like” or “as.” a) “The sledge was shaped like a great golden swan…” b) “she was as pale as the Snow Palace in which she had always lived.” c) “‘”She is…

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  • MATH

What is the polynomial that has the roots -2 , 1 – sqrt 3 and 1 + sqrt 3?

The polynomial with the roots -2, 1- sqrt 3 and 1 + sqrt 3 is: (x +2)( x – 1 + sqrt 3)(x – 1 – sqrt 3) => (x + 2)((x – 1)^2 – 3) => (x + 2)( x^2 + 1 – 2x – 3) => (x + 2)(x^2 – 2x – 2)…

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  • MATH

Determine the maximum point of the curve y = x^2 – 8x + 16.

To determine the point of maxima for the curve y = x^2 – 8x + 16, we need to find the derivative of y and equate it to zero. y = x^2 – 8x + 16 => y’ = 2x – 8 2x – 8 = 0 => x = 8/2 => x =…

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  • MATH

Given the sum of two numbers = 3 and the product = 2 find the sum of the squares of the numbers.

Let the two numbers we have to find the squares of be A and B. Now their sum is A + B = 3 Their product is A*B = 2 We need A^2 + B^2. This can be written as (A + B)^2 – 2A*B => 3^2 – 2*2 => 9…

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  • LITERATURE

A synopsis of the theme, personification and imagery alluded to by Toru Dutt in ‘Our Casuarina…

The poem is in romantic suggestion and autobiographical reminiscences. The very first line of it with its image ” Like a huge python” conveys the massiveness of the tree. Its grandeur is in its…

  • HARD TIMES

How does Dickens attack the contemporary education theory in Hard Times?

Mr. Gradgrind is famous for his utilitarian philosophy of education. His approach to instructing his “pitchers” is to try and produce robots that operate without emotion, feeling or empathy, and…

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  • OTHELLO

What are examples of animal imagery in Othello, and what is their purpose in the drama?

Animal imagery is used throughout the play. It is first used by Iago. He references other characters with this imagery. He calls Othello “a black ram” and an “ass.” He calls Desdemona a “white…

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  • HOW I MET MY HUSBAND

Does “How I Met My Husband” contain elements of fantasy?

“How I Met My Husband” is a realistic story, so there are no elements of fantasy in terms of other worlds, imaginary creatures, or supernatural events. However, there are elements of fantasy in…

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  • MISS BRILL

Why is “Miss Brill” considered as a literary work of art?

“Miss Brill” is another excellent story by Katherine Mansfield, who excelled in the medium of short stories. Why this is such an outstanding example in her collection of short fiction is because it…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Does psychological therapy work in the same way for everyone?Does psychological therapy work in…

I think that the answer to such a question would be best answered by those preeminent voices in the field. Having said this, I think that there is strong evidence to suggest that each individual…

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  • EDWARD THOMAS

Give the central theme of the poem “Cock-Crow” by Edward Thomas.

The central theme of this poem is that the mundane things in life are just as important, if not more so, than the more flashy things that seem to be important. This goes along with a major theme…

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  • PHILOSOPHY

Classify the given argument as: valid & sound, valid & unsound or invalid. All students…

In the argument given, the premises are: All students are brilliant She is brilliant. The conclusion is: She is a student. Now, the fact that all students are brilliant does not imply that all…

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  • DISGRACE

What role does Lucy play in the action of the story, Disgrace?

I think that Lucy plays a rather significant role in Coetzee’s work. It is through Lucy that the different lens through which South African life and politics is viewed. Her understanding of…

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  • MATH

Find the area under the curve y=cosx*sin5x and between the lines x=0 and x=pi.

To find the area under the curve y = cos x*sin 5x and between the lines x = 0 and x= pi, is the definite integral of y between x = 0 and x = pi. Now Int [y] = Int [ cos x*sin 5x dx] => – (cos…

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  • STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES

Who is the protagonist and antagonist of the book Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes?

Eric “Moby” Calhoune and Sarah Byrnes are the protagonists in the story, with the emphasis on Eric, as Sarah is in a mental hospital and catatonic for a significant part of the story. As Sarah has…

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  • PHYSICS

Two long straight wires carrying the same current I and separated by a distance r exert a force F…

According to Ampere’s law, the force between two wires carrying a current I1 and I2 and which are separated by a distance r is given as F= 2*K*I1*I2 / r, where K is a constant. In the problem, when…

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  • PHYSICS

Each of the protons in a particle beam has a kinetic energy of 4*10^-15J.What are the magnitude…

The protons could be stopped if the direction of the electric field is opposite to the direction of the beam. We’ll apply the energy conservation law to determine the magnitude of electric field….

  • MATH

Differentiate f(x)=cos^3(x^3).

We have to differentiate f(x) = [cos (x^3) ]^3 We have to use the chain rule for three functions x^3, cos x and x^3. This gives: f'(x) = 3*[cos (x^3) ]^2 *(-sin x^3)* 3x^2. => -9* [cos (x^3) ]^2…

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  • PHYSICS

What is the number of excess electrons on each sphere in the following case?Two small spheres…

The force between two bodies with a charge q1 and q2 and a distance of separation r is given by Coulomb’s law as q1*q2/(4*pi*e0*r^2). 1/(4*pi*e0) = 8.987*10^9 Nm^2/C^2 Now the distance between the…

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  • MATH

Find the antiderivative of f(x)=1/(1+x^2)*arctanx.

We have to find the anti derivative of f(x) = 1/(1+x^2)*arc tan x Here we first take t = arc tan x => dt/dx = 1 / ( 1 + x^2) => dt = dx / ( 1 + x^2) Int [ 1/(1+x^2)*arc tan x dx] => Int […

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, how do John Proctor and Mary Warren establish their credibility?

I think that both John Proctor and Mary Warren establish their respective positions of credibility in different ways. Mary establishes her credibility with the people on the “jury” in a contingent…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

What are the six organs of the United Nations, as created by the UN Charter?

There are several power structures within the United Nations that allow it to function more efficiently and effectively. Your teacher may be asking for a specific six that they have gone over in…

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  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

In Taming of the Shrew, identify and explain some classical allusions from Greek and Roman…

The following five gods/goddesses are mentioned in the text you cited. Adonis – he was the lover of Aphrodite. It was said that when he died, Aphrodite (Venus in Roman mythology) rushed to his…

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  • MACBETH

Explain this quotation from Lady Macduff in Macbeth: “I hope in no place so unsanctified/Where…

These are the last lines of Lady Macduff in Act 4 Scene 2 of Macbeth. At the beginning of the scene, Rosse has called on Lady Macduff to tell her that Macduff has gone away. Lady Macduff is angry…

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  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Describe the use of pantaloon in The Taming of the Shrew.

I am going to assume that you are referring to Pantalone* (a stock character from the Italian comic form called Commedia del Arte). Pantalone was a miserly old man who was also a bit lecherous….

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  • JOHN DONNE

What are the characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry as illustrated in the poetry of John Donne?

Metaphysical poetry is usually characterized by the poet’s attention to a single topic — usually of a more philosophical nature. The poets that are considered metaphysical all display…

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  • POETRY

What is a poem that is published in the 21st century (2000-2010) by a well-known poet?What is a…

I think that Nikki Giovanni’s poem, “We Are Viriginia Tech” is a poem that is quite powerful. Written in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, the poem helps to bring a sense of healing…

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  • SCIENCE

What is zero point energy ? Can a gas achieve it ?Is zero point energy can only be achieved by a…

In classical physics an ideal gas can be theoretically cooled to absolute zero when all particles come to a complete halt. Quantum mechanics and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in particular…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are American attitudes towards wealth vulgar?America often shocks other countries with its…

I don’t know if vulgar is the word I would choose. The American view of capitalism and materialism is deeply cultural, that is, it has been this way for a very long time and our economy was…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

What are two ways that the term “the devil’s arithmetic” is used in the book?

I would say that the concept of the “devil’s arithmetic” is used in two specific ways in Yolen’s work. One way in which the concept is used is to explain how survival is possible in the camp. For…

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  • TEACHERS

Bullying in the ClassroomBullying in the classroom is nothing new, but it seems like this…

Kids aren’t going to tell. They don’t want to be seen as rats or as little babies who run to teachers. The only real hope in my opinion is to try to enlist the help of his friends, if any. They…

 


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