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**ESSAY LAB**

**I need ideas to answer the following question: “Describe the link between your status as an adult…**

At the heart of this question is why someone who has already lived some adult life and is finished with college now wants to attend graduate school. Before answering these kinds of questions, it’s…

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**HOMER**

**What values do the stories of Homer seek to impart?teacher gave this Q under Homer’s chapter and…**

I feel that the answer to this question lies in the conclusion of the article. The assertion that Homer’s works instill the extolling of honor and arete, greatness, probably ends up being the two…

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**FIRST CONFESSION**

**How is Jackie the force of the story?**

Jackie is the constant focus of attention in the story, which concerns his life at the age of seven, the required age of first confession and communion. A possible shortcoming in Jackie’s…

**LITERATURE**

**What classic stories are used in our own education?teacher gave this Q under Homer’s chapter and…**

Certainly Beowulf, which may have been written in 675 A. D. is a classic tale that is in the canon of American reading. A marvelous adventure story, Beowulf is also a deeply philosophical work as…

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**FIRST CONFESSION**

**Describe the narrator in “First Confession.”**

As a narrator, Jackie is open and frank, sharing some of his amusement about his childhood feelings, although he is an older person when he is actually telling the story. He seems to be speaking…

**INVISIBLE MAN**

**How does the sub-theme of jazz incorporate itself into Invisible Man?**

In Invisible Man, music is a recurring motif. Jazz and the blues, more specifically, relate to the writing style and mood of the novel respectively. Himself a jazz musician, Ellison has said:…

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**FIRST CONFESSION**

**Discuss the arrangement of “First Confession.”**

Perhaps in keeping with O’Connor’s experiences in the theater, the story is arranged in easily marked scenes that progress logically. The story is thus a virtual case study in the simultaneity…

**MATH**

**Where does the rotation take the point (4, 1) if a 90 degree rotation counterclockwise about the…**

We are given that there is a counter clockwise rotation about the origin. This means that the original x axis becomes the new y axis and the original y axis becomes the new x axis. But from the…

**MATH**

**Find the domain and range of y= (sin x) ^2**

To determine the domain and range of y = (sinx)^2. The domain is the set of all real values of x for which the image or range or y values are real. In (sinx)^2 , the variable x can can take any…

**THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE**

**The Master of BallantraeHas anyone around read The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis…**

Are you doing something of a study on Robert Louis Stevenson, perchance?! I noticed that your previous two discussion posts were based on another Stevenson novel. You know, on a complete tangent,…

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**MATH**

**Find the values of x that satisfy the inequality |(3x+1)/2|<1.**

To find x for which |(3x+1)| <1. |3x+1| <1 implies -1 < 3x+1 < 1 Subtract 1 from each parts> -1-1< 3x+1-1 < 1-1 -2 < 3x < 0. Divide by 3 each parts of the inequality:…

**MATH**

**At what points, if any, does the graph of y= x^3 – 3x + 3 have horizontal tangents?**

y = x^3-3x+3. The horizontal tangent should have slope zero. Or dy/dx = 0. So wefind dy/dx and equate to zero. dy/dx = (x^3-3x+3)’ dy/dx = 3x^2-3. dy/dx = 0 gives: 3x^2-3 = 0 x^2-1 = 0 (x-1)(x+1)…

**MATH**

Here we are given with the relation f(x) = x*h(x) Now we have to differentiate f(x) to get the required answer. Using the product rule which states that the derivative of f(x)*g(x) is f'(x)*g(x) +…

**REFERENCE**

**Please Hlp! Addressing the child’s Reading DifficultiesIdentify 3 diagnostic text that can be…**

Actually, I use picture books. I have one with Clifford the Big Red Dog that has three different stories at different levels. I also use other books I have leveled. I then have the child read a…

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**MATH**

**What is the derivative of y = (x-1) (x^2+x+1)/ x^3.**

To find the derivative of (x-1) (x^2+x+1)/ x^3 we could go about it in the following way: (x-1)(x^2+x+1)/ x^3 first multiply the terms within the brackets in the numerator = (x^3 + x^2 +x – x^2…

**HISTORY**

**Why do so many people believe in Tutankhamun’s curse?**

Of course, no one can speak for each of the people who believes in this curse. However, my opinion is that people believe in the curse (if any really do) because it makes a good story and because…

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**FIRST CONFESSION**

The conflict of the plot may be variously described: punishment versus forgiveness, anger versus toleration, rigidity versus understanding, or the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law….

**FIRST CONFESSION**

Hawthorne’s story is a great example of an allegory. In an allegory, most of the items, characters and events carry real significance as well as symbolic significance. Another way to answer the…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Can someone read my report on illegal immigrants on healthcare. What does illegal immigration…**

You’re off to a good start. Organize it into complete thoughts though, by dividing it into three distinctive reasons. Also be sure to cite your research. It will be more meaningful if you…

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**ALICE MUNRO**

**What is the setting of “The Found Boat?”**

There are many details of setting in “The Found Boat.” The lifestyle and artifacts of the people of Jubilee suggest a poor or working-class environment in the years before electronic entertainment….

**ALICE MUNRO**

**What is the significance of the last paragraph in “The Found Boat”?**

The last paragraph emphasizes the actions of the girls in getting out of the water and in bursting out in giggles. The action verbs and participles are giggle, slapping, splashing, set about…

**ESSAY LAB**

**Write a satire letter to the customer service department of any store.Write a satiric letter. It…**

We can’t write your letter for you, but we can give you some ideas so that you can do it yourself. If your letter is supposed to be satire, make sure you understand what satire is. Satire is…

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**RICHARD II**

**In the Garden Scene (Act III, Scene iv) in Richard II, how does Shakespeare use symbolism and…**

The most obvious symbolism, and one that runs throughout the play is the use of the soil or earth as a metaphor for the actual kingdom of England itself. This isn’t an original image, since one of…

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**BARBARA KINGSOLVER**

**Who helps Taylor Greer in The bean trees? like who helps her with anything?**

Taylor, although seemingly confident and strong, has her own internal struggles and the characters in the novel help her overcome these issues. For example, Maggie at 1-800-LORD.USED.TIRES, helps…

**ALICE MUNRO**

**How important is paragraph 10 in Munro’s “The Found Boat?”**

Paragraph 10 suggests that Eva’s imagination is strong, and that she yearns for magic worlds of romance. When she becomes the point-of-view character, the style is elevated to complement her…

**HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED?**

**How is the title of “How much land does a man need?” ironic?**

You have asked two questions and so I have edited it down to one according to enotes regulations. The title of this biting parable is very clearly ironic. This is most clearly summed up in the last…

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**ALICE MUNRO**

**Please analyze diction in Munro’s “The Found Boat.”**

The level of diction among the boys is generally low, with contractions and interjections (paragraph 4), profanity (paragraphs 7, 8), and grammatical mistakes (paragraph 22). Eva’s language is…

**ALICE MUNRO**

**How descriptive is the “Found Boat?”**

The descriptive passages of “The Found Boat” are specific and accurate, but most of them introduce an element of human response and involvement. Paragraph 10, for example, demonstrates this…

**HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS**

**What are the morals in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?**

To me, the most important morals are these: First, people need to focus on what is most important in their lives. We can see this in how Harry, Ron and Hermione stop attending Hogwarts and go off…

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**SCIENCE**

**Newton’s second lawFind the force exerted by each cable to support the 625 N bag and 37 degree…**

Newton’s second law of motion pertains to the behavior of objects for which all existing forces are not balanced. The second law states that the acceleration of an object is dependent upon two…

**INTO THE WILD**

**What is the thematic purpose of Chapters 4-5 from Into the Wild?**

Chapters 4-5 deal with Chris’s movement from a driver — almost a tourist — to a legitimate vagabond, a title in which he delighted. Chapter 4 shows how his car was disabled by a flood, and he…

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**TEACHERS**

**Professor Earns $120k Teaching OnlineNew article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about an…**

$120,000 a year? At the community college level? For teaching 3 classes? Online classes? That’s outrageous to me, unless he has some sort of specialized knowledge–which seems unlikely given the…

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**ALICE MUNRO**

**In Alice Munro’s “The Found Boat,” what is the plot?**

Like many of Munro’s stories, “The Found Boat” is set in her imaginary small town of Jubilee, which is visualized as being in western Ontario, near her own home town of Wingham. The story’s…

**BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON**

**Toward the end of the story why had the “dead god’s” body stayed intact?Possibly something to do…**

So you are asking why the “dead god” did not decompose, is that it? If that’s what you are asking, the reason is not because his hands are like leather. You need to look just a little farther on…

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**LITERATURE**

**In fiction, are the reactions of readers to the people and events of the story are more important…**

I think a case could be made for both sides of the question. Without a story (the people and events about which one reads) there can be no reaction by readers. To that extent, then, the answer is…

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**SOLDIER’S HOME**

It is difficult to establish Krebs’s true character because he is subdued and passive during the story. The only aspect of his life that seems to excite him is his encounter with books about the…

**MATH**

**Find the derivative of (x^2+1) ^3(x-1) ^2.**

Here we have to find the derivative of [(x^2+1) ^3]*[(x-1) ^2] Let’s use the product rule first. => (x^2 +1) ^3 * d/dx(x-1) ^2 + d/dx ((x^2+1) ^3)*(x-1) ^2 Now we use the product rule for the…

**SOLDIER’S HOME**

**Please describe action and author’s use of details.**

In “Soldier’s Home” Hemingway is not describing actions as much as Krebs’s displacement from battlefield to home. The details are therefore not extensive, being confined to no more than are…

**MATH**

**Find the derivative of (x^2 + 1) / (x^2 -1) using the quotient rule.**

Here it is specified that the quotient rule has to be used. Now for finding the derivative of f(x)/g(x) the quotient rule is [f’(x) g(x) – f(x) g’(x)]/ [g(x)] ^2 Here f(x) = x^2+1. So we have…

**SOLDIER’S HOME**

Good question! It is a double entendre, that is, it has a double meaning. By stating the phrase “Soldier’s Home”, Hemingway is saying that: a) He will be talking about the home of the soldier. b)…

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**MATH**

**Find dy/dx if x^5 + 4xy^3 – y^5 =2**

To find dy/dx if x^5 + 4xy^3 – y^5 = 2. The relation between x and y in this equation is implicit. In such cases we straight away differentiate term by terrm and try to get dy/dx by solving for…

**CIVIL PEACE**

**What examples of happy survival dose achebe include throughout the story?**

There are quite a few examples of “happy survival” in the story. For example, we learn that Jonathan Iwegbu lost a child during the war. However, Achebe reports that Jonathan refuses to dwell on…

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**MATH**

**We are given that y = t^2 , t = 3p+5 and p = 6x^2 . What is dy/dx?**

Here we use the chain rule. So we express dy/dx as differentials in terms of t, p and x dy/dx = (dy/ dt) (dt/ dp) (dp/ dx) Now y = t^2 => dy /dt = 2t t = 3p + 5 => dt /dp = 3 p = 6x^2 =>…

**SCIENCE**

Space tourism is a very new phenomenon in which people pay to be able to go into space. There are very limited opportunities for space tourism at this point but many companies are trying to get to…

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**NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE**

**In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, how was his life with Mr. Covey? How did…**

This section of Douglass’ narrative deals with his year with Edward Covey, a “slavebreaker”. This man was too poor to own slaves himself, so he made his reputation on training rebellious slaves to…

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**A FAREWELL TO ARMS**

**Analyze the character “the priest” in the novel A Farewell to Arms.**

In A Farewell to Arms, the priest in some ways is like a foil to Lt. Frederic Henry. The priest tells Lt. Henry that he believes in God and that much of what he does revolves around his belief….

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**CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET**

**In “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”, what are three examples of irony?**

By far the biggest piece of irony in this whole tale comes at the very end. Remember, work-obsessed Tom Benecke has gone out onto the ledge to retrieve a very important piece of paper that he needs…

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**CINEMA**

**Where a Movie is MadeFilms can tell us a lot about the countries where they are made. What have…**

The most evident answer is that until the list of films is specified, there can be no appropriate answer. I do think that it is very important to understand cultural contexts of films in order to…

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**HISTORY**

**Which nation has been most affected by slavery in 20th century?**

It is really hard to tell which country has been the most affected, since the traffic is illegal, and largely invisible to the public. I would have to say that Mexico is one of those most affected…

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**AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE**

**In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” what structure is used and how would I argue this form?**

One primary literary device or structure used in “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is flashback. As he was preparing to be hanged, the man convicted of treason went back in time and we discover…