How would you compare the poetry of Whitman with the poetry of Dickinson? What are the…

How would you compare the poetry of Whitman with the poetry of Dickinson? What are the…

  • GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL

Why was there so much difficulty with the spreading of crops/animals in the Americas in Guns,…

If you want to answer this question, simply look at Figure 10.1 — the map showing the major axes of all the continents. You will notice that the major axis of the Americas runs north and south….

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  • WALT WHITMAN

How would you compare the poetry of Whitman with the poetry of Dickinson? What are the…

Whitman writes about common everyday things. He is known for pioneering free-verse poetry. Whitman has a tendency to use long lines in his poetry. Two works that illustrate these qualities are…

  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Compare and contrast Miss Emily & Grace Ansley: both are deceitful, passionate, upper class…

Looking at “A Rose for Miss Emily” by William Faulker and “Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton, your assessment in terms of a comparison is correct: both Emily and Grace have harbored a secret for many…

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  • SCIENCE

Can some organisms survive without energy from the sun?

The sun is the ultimate source of energy for most of the life on Earth. But there are many creatures which inhabit areas that receive no sunlight. These organisms use energy that is given off by…

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby, as Nick Drives away, what are his conflicting emotions?

As Nick drives away in chapter 1, he feels: “confused and a little disgusted.” Nick was rekindling a relationship with a relative with whom he wanted to have mutual respect. Daisy failed to play…

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  • LITERATURE

Why do teens like dystopian novels?what is the thing that get them to read it? why are they…

Why do kids like ghost stories? Or horror movies? Psychologists probably say it’s their way of dealing with fears in a safe zone. But there are a lot of books for teens that aren’t dark and…

  • LOPE DE VEGA CARPIO

What is the bridegroom’s crime in Fuente Ovejuna?

The crime for which Frondoso was accused and arrested in the middle of his wedding was for threatening a high Commander, don Fernán Gómez de Guzmán, with a crossbow. During the times of Fernando…

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  • 1984

What is the function of the lack of resolution in 1984?

1984 has a resolution, but it is not a pleasing one. Instead, the state crushes the individual, and there is little hope that the future will be any different. Remember, 1984 is a comedy–a…

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  • HISTORY

Why did America lose the Vietnam War?

There are many reasons that can be given for this and Americans tend to base their answers on their political beliefs. I would argue that the most important reason why the US lost the war is that…

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  • REFERENCE

can dogs be blue?Yes, this may sound funny, but its true. I’ve only heard that chow chows (big,…

I have never seen a chow chow (or any other kind of dog) that was blue. However, I believe that you are correct and that this is actually possible. The reason that I say this is because the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of The Flies, what does William Golding teach us about power and its abuse?

In my opinion, Golding teaches one major lesson about the abuse of power. Power must be given to people who will use it appropriately. I think in the beginning of the novel, we can all agree that…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

Should the United States eliminate their Weapons of Mass Destruction?Should the United States…

If you look at this from the perspective of realism (in the International Relations branch of political science), the answer is that there is no way that the US should eliminate its stock of WMD…

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  • HAMLET

In writing Hamlet, Shakespeare appears to have embedded lines that comment on the play…

Shakespeare often created lines of text and situations in his plays that mirrored the theatrical world in which he worked: boy actors who played women dressing as boys, plays within plays, and…

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  • LITERATURE

In the story Burnt Toast by Mack Reynolds, what is the setting of the story? Also, who is the…

what the hell kind of name is burnt toast. your dumbass is readin a book for 5 year olds you piece of shit

  • SARAH’S KEY

In “Sarah’s Key,” does Sarah have any children?What are the details of her American family?

When Julia goes to America in order to (hopefully) track down Sarah Starzynski, she assumes she is married to an American man, Richard Rainsford, and lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. When she…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

“We lived and died together.” How does this reflect a cultural insider’s perspective, disrupting…

The idea of suffering together is an element that emerges from the quote. The cultural insider point of view that is present is one that reflects the nature of suffering amongst the Indians was…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What is Emerson’s famous charge in Self-Reliance in the paragraph in which he states “Trust…

I think this segment of Emerson’s Self-Reliance focuses on the theme of confidence. If we cannot believe in ourselves, we have already defeated the purposes and aims we set out to achieve. In…

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  • LIFE IS A DREAM

How is free will represented in Life is a Dream?

Free will is represented throughout the play through the characters. For example, Basil chose to imprision his son. That was Basil’s own choice in response to the prophesy. Another example is…

  • POETRY

What is the significance of the repitition of the line, ‘this is the dark time my love’ in Martin…

dark time represents the oppression or the hopelessness of the people while my love is ambigious in that the poet may be refering to his wifee as his love or he colud be refering to his country…

  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

In “Through the Tunnel,” what is the specific theme in the story?

You are only allowed to ask one question – I will answer your question by looking at the theme of this excellent short story. By the end of the story Jerry has gone through a journey from childhood…

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  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC

How is Cyrano de Bergerac’s refusal to acknowledge the truth to Roxane consistent with his values?

Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of one of the great sacrificial loves in all of literature. Cyrano is a man who is willing to die for what he believes; he’s equally willing to deny himself in…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Please explain Gastby’s conflicts in The Great Gatsby: Gastby vs. self, Gastby vs. Tom, and…

Gatsby’s conflict with his self certainly relates to his conflict with Daisy. His problem with self is an issue of identity. Having a specific identity would have earned him acceptance with Daisy….

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  • ESSAY LAB

Could anyone help me to choose a unique topic for my research in literature or any interesting…

We definitely need more information than you have provided. For example, what type of literature? American, British, World, or a specific country’s literature? Also, what level? Are you a high…

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  • LITERATURE

I am having difficulty in identifying the main themes in the book Fat City, written by Leonard…

The story Fat City, by Leonard Gardner, presents important, universal themes. I believe those you have identified both fit into the message the author is attempting to convey to the reader. Fat…

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  • SCIENCE

Endothermic and ExothermicExplain how endothermic and exothermic relate to cellular respiration…

An endothermic reaction needs to absorb energy in order for it to be able to proceed and an exothermic reaction releases heat as a result of this chemical reaction. If you consider photosynthesis,…

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  • HAMLET

What are some quotes that prove that Horatio is loyal in Hamlet?

  1. Act I, Sc. 2 HORATIO As I do live, my honour’d lord, ’tis true;And we did think it writ down in our dutyTo let you know of it Horatio feels that it is duty to inform Hamlet that he has seen the…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

What are Tom’s dreams?

Tom’s dream in The Glass Menagerie is basically to run away from the alleyway apartment and the oppression that his family has him under and be free to write poetry, read literature, and experience…

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  • POETRY

Isn’t poetry essentially song lyrics? Particularly the song “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles.

It’s true that lyrics are essentially poems. In fact, the early recorded poetry we have in English literature was actually sung by traveling poets called scops. They would move from place to…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What would be a meaningful passage in The Witch of Blackbird Pond in chapters 18 and 19?

The first place to start with a question like this is to think of the events that occur in these Chapters and to consider how they relate to the overall theme of the novel and the plot. Chapter 18…

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  • RELIGION

Why are there different religions ?Why are there different religions ?

This is a very sensitive matter to discuss academically because no religion wants to have scholars saying “here’s why this religion exists.” Instead, people who believe in a religion tend to…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What is the main conflict in “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan?

Like all of the mother-daughter relationships in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, the tension between Waverly and her mother in “Rules of the Game” (an excerpt from the novel) is the primary conflict….

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  • RIP VAN WINKLE

How does the fictional character of Rip Van Winkle contrast with the historical character of…

  1. Rip is lazy; Benjamin Franklin worked tirelessly as a youth through adulthood to achieve personal, social, and political goals. 2. Rip allows himself to be tortured by a “termagant” wife, while…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

How does Santiago overcome his loneliness in The Old Man and the Sea?

Santiago is, as the title suggests, an old man. He’s been a fisherman for his entire life, and he has learned to overcome any obstacles which face him. In The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago’s…

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  • HISTORY

How did George Washington carry out the role of “Chief of Party” as president?

In modern US Government textbooks, “Chief of Party” is typically given as one of the “hats” that a president wears. However, I would say that George Washington largely did not carry out this role….

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  • LITERATURE

shakespeare english drama tragedy Estimate Shakespeares contribution to English drama, especially…

Well, the Elizabethan period is marked by a renaissance of the arts, including drama and literature. It’s true that drama was on the upsurge and there were many poets and playwrights who were…

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  • HISTORY

What exceptions limited the effect of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation?

The major exception that limited the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation was the exception that was made for slaves who were in areas that were still controlled by the United States. That…

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  • TEACHERS

Phease help! Read the case study and reply.Taylor Cape is a sixth grade student who is disrupting…

The first appropriate step has already been taken. The school needs to respond to this student on an additional level to meet her needs. Their job will be to determine if the issue Taylor struggles…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

What types of people would be the most unbiased participants in a redistricting panel…

I would say that the people who are best qualified to be as unbiased as possible on panels or commissions would be those who are no longer in the sphere of elected officials. They should be…

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  • HAMLET

What does Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 1 reveal about his state of mind?

In this soliloquy we get to really hear Hamlet’s thoughts for the first time in the play. We already know from the previous scene that Hamlet is still in deep mourning for his dead father, but we…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

Where can I find examples of the Mariner’s guilt in “The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”?Could…

I think the best place to start would actually be at the end of the poem, which concludes the tale and also tells us of the impact of the Ancient Mariner’s story on his audience, the Wedding Guest….

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

Can the existence of a symbolic head of state, such as a monarch, make the elected leader more…

I am not certain that there can be an absolute answer to this question. I do believe that some level of public sway can be held by the symbolic leader or figurehead that can make the elected…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What are the themes in the novel from the perspective of children’s literature?

I am not clear on what you are really asking, so perhaps you can repost your question and give us more specifics. However, I will try to answer what I think you are asking. I do not believe this…

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  • HISTORY

What opportunity did the “Hunterdon Rising” and the subsequent Hessian troop movements create for…

The Hunterdon Militia, as it was sometimes called, was a very decentralized militia in New Jersey, consisting of small bands of volunteer rebels working outside of Washington’s army, in groups as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What can you tell me about Scout’s character in the first 2 chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Being the narrator, Scout tells us much about everyone else, so we have to read in between the lines a little bit to uncover her character. She tells the story as a 6 year old with great curiosity…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What details in the physical description of Zaroff foreshadow the truth about his nature in “The…

Let’s look at the details exactly as Connell writes them so we can uncover words that might foreshadow the truth about his nature, which we know to be a cold-hearted killer who kills for sport, and…

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  • SCIENCE

how is decomposition reaction important in our daily life?

The process of breaking down of dead organisms is called decomposition. Decomposition allows nutrients to become free after organisms die and they are ready to be utilized by living plants and…

  • SCIENCE

What is meant by El Nino ??

El Nino occurs approximately every 5 years on average. It is also called El Nino Southern Oscillation Effect or ENSO. It occurs when the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean has surface ocean…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

How does Dickens compare the English and the French poeple through the courtroom scenes in A Tale…

This is an interesting question, and the answer has as much to do with timing as anything else. A Tale of Two Cities is set in two locations, of course–London and Paris (or St. Antoine). Charles…

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  • WASHINGTON’S CROSSING

In Washington’s Crossing, what made the Battle of Trenton a bloody but decisive American victory?

The key to Washington’s success at the Battle of Trenton in December of 1776 was surprise. No one could have expected Washington’s beaten, shrinking and demoralized army to be able to successfully…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

What is the relationship between the sexes in the world state in Brave New World?

The world state encourages promiscuity because the belief was that committed monogamous relationships would lead to jealousy, conflict. Adults would use “soma” the drug to dull their passions….

 


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