In Judith Minty’s “Conjoined”, what does the onion mean?

In Judith Minty’s “Conjoined”, what does the onion mean?

  • POETRY

In Judith Minty’s “Conjoined”, what does the onion mean?

In the figures of the onion, the twins, and the calves, the three were intended to be separate, but instead they are freaks of nature, accidents that allowed them to live but to live abnormally….

  • TEACHERS

Co-teaching pros and consMy district sent me to a professional development meeting recently where…

I have co-taught twice before, and once it was a great success, the other time it was a crashing disaster. The successful effort was due in large part to the fact that my co-instructor and I have…

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  • POETRY

Who are the people in Minty’s “Conjoined”?

The “us” and “we” of lines 10 and 11 refer to the speaker and the spouse—those who have just been married. If the poem were to be taken as an interior monologue, then the plural…

  • TEACHERS

Does anyone have tips for teaching 9th graders how to create a successful Microsoft Powerpoint…

I have taught my students to create a PowerPoint presentation, and they learned very quickly. You probably have students in your class who already know how to create one, and they can be a valuable…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is Fitzgerald’s message in the Great Gatsby?

This question has already been answered. Here is a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/great-gatsby/q-and-a/explain-how-great-gatsby-conveys-fitzgeralds-250258

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  • HENRY KING

What is “Sic Vita” all about?

“Sic Vita”, at its core, is about the transience of man. Reading it I’m reminded of a verse in the New Testament, which states: For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does petrol turn brick red when mixed with iodine solution?It is clear before it is mixed but…

Due to Covalant Bonding.

  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Poe, explain three ways that Montresor manipulates others…

For the most part,”The Cask of Amontillado” involves only two characters: Montresor, who vows to be avenged for “the thousand injuries of Fortunato” and his victim, Fortunato, who fancies himself a…

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  • JANE KENYON

What are the images in Kenyon’s “Let Evening Come”?

In her beautiful and spare poem that can be read as a meditation on aging, Jane Kenyon creates a handful of images that suggest the closing of day. The first image is of late afternoon light…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What is the tradegy in the play Oedipus Rex?Was Oedipus empathetic to his subjects?

Oedipus Rex is considered the best example of a complex tragedy by Aristotle in his Poetics. To begin with, a tragedy goes from good to bad or bad to worse. In the beginning of the play, the…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Examine how William Faulkner uses the motifs of death and decay to foreshadow the events in “A…

The descriptions of the decaying house, a decaying society of the South, the decaying father within the house, and the decaying Emily thread throughout William Faulkner’s masterful Gothic tale, “A…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Poe, explain three ways that Montresor manipulates others…

Montresor spends his energy primarily manipulating Fortunato. First, when Montresor meets Fortunato, knowing that the other man loves fine wines, he hooks the other man’s interest by saying that he…

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  • JANE KENYON

In ‘Let Evening Come”, why so much repetition?

A frequently appearing grammatical pattern in the poem is the sentence beginning: Let the light of late afternoon shine through chinks in the barn, moving up the bales as the sun moves down….

  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

How does Mark Twain’s quotation, “America is really only about two things, race and space”…

The Mark Twain quotation seems particularly pertinent to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. In many ways the novel (an all of Hurston’s work) is certainly an example of an…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is Occam’s Razor?

Occam’s Razor is a logical principle that is used in all sorts of research and modeling situations. It is used by social scientists when they are trying to create models to explain results that…

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  • HISTORY

How did militarism help to cause WWI?

I would define militarism as the glorification of the military. In a country that is militaristic, people think that the military is superior to civilians and that the military should be respected…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What is the personal attractiveness/”well-liked” motif in Death of a Salesman?I am looking…

I adjusted your question so that I could address all the parts: we can only answer one question per posting. A motif is like a recurring theme, and we see this continually throughout Miller’s play….

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  • POETRY

Where are the clauses in “Legacy” by Kenny?

There are four “which” clauses in the poem: the winds which blow (line 6), the stream which reflects stories of the speaker’s many mornings (line 13), the sun and the moon which direct the…

  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

To what extent does Janie acquire her own voice and the ability to shape her own life in chapter…

Much of the first half of Zora Neale Hurtson’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is about Janie’s quest to discover her own voice. In Janie’s relationships with her grandmother, Logan Killicks, and Joe…

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  • TRIFLES

“Trifles” was written in 1916 when Susan Glaspell was 34. How unusual was it for a woman in that…

The play “Trifles,” is based on the true story of a woman in Iowa who killed her husband. Glaspell was a reporter at the time. She was employed with the Des Moines News for three years at the end…

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  • POETRY

What is the legacy in Maurice Kenny’s “Legacy”?

A legacy is what is given, after a person’s death, to his or her posterity. Usually it refers to the inheritance of an estate, though it may be non-physical property also. The speaker here,…

  • FRANKENSTEIN

Why couldn’t the Creature, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, fully sympathize with the characters…

In chapter fifteen of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the Creature gives his account (through Victor and Walton–given this is a multiple narrative perspective) of his life. It is here where the…

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  • POETRY

In Maurice Kenny’s “Legacy”, what is the poem about?

The poem asserts its main article of faith—that the speaker is united with nature and identical with it—through paradoxical and apparently contradictory statements. Thus the speaker states that…

  • ARTS

What is the overall meaning to the song called “Where is the love” by Black Eyed PeasWhat is…

“Where is the Love” was written after the events of 9/11 and thus reflects a widespread feeling of cynicism towards people and the government. The Black Eyed Peas sing that it is their faith that…

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby is there any historical context in the list of people that are mentioned in…

Well, I don’t know about historical context – it seems to me that the list of guests who visit Gatsby’s party is a comic set piece, a literary exercise, which includes puns and verbal jokes. It is…

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  • HISTORY

What were the negative effects of WWI?

In my opinion, by far the most negative effect of WWI was WWII. The first war led pretty directly to the second. The First World War led to a situation in which Germany (especially) felt the need…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

philosophy• What is the difference between the “state of nature” and life in political society?

I am assuming that you are making reference to Rousseau’s theory of the “noble savage.” Enotes has an excellent resource that addresses Rousseau’s work on this topic at…

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  • TO AUTUMN

Explain the imagery in the poem?

“To Autumn” is rich in imagery, evoking the perceptions of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Each stanza highlights one of the senses. The first stanza especially evokes the senses of…

  • LAW AND POLITICS

consent to be governed• Once the people have consented to a government, have they consented to…

Yes, but with conditions. First, they’ve consented so long as the government does not take away their life, liberty or property without good reason. Second, they have consented to whatever the…

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  • TO AUTUMN

How is figurative language used?

Keats uses both synecdoche and metonymy in the first and second stanzas. Specifically, however, the metonyms in stanza one are the thatch-eaves, which represent the people who live in the houses so…

  • TO AUTUMN

How does the poem progress?

The poem progresses in accord with qualities or powers given to Autumn. In stanza one Autumn is an internal force, expanding and making the world grow. In stanza two, Autumn is manifested in human…

  • HISTORY

Was the desire to kill Jews a primary cause of WWII?The Nazi Party had an obvious goal to commit…

No. Absolutely not. The killing of Jews was not the main reason for the starting of the war. Instead, the Nazis were interested in starting the war because they wanted to recoup losses from WWI…

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  • TO AUTUMN

Explain stanza 1 please.

In the first stanza, Autumn is personified in his prime, actively “conspiring” with his “close bosom-friend,” the sun, to “load” and set budding all growing things. Here is Autumn, the…

  • HARLEM

Is rhetoric used in the poem?

The idea of “a dream deferred” is that the goals and ideals as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution enunciate a great dream that has never been equally applied to…

  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

How does Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale” explore the question of human suffering and/or the…

In the poem “Ode to a Nightingale,” Keats brings to the reader’s attention two very different worlds. The first is that of the nightingale. With beautiful imagery the poet creates the world this…

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  • HARLEM

Analyze the figurative language.

This is perhaps Hughes’s best-known poem, principally because of the memorable third line, which was used by Lorraine Hansberry for her play A Raisin in the Sun in 1959. The similes in lines 3,…

  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

How does Wordsworth’s Intimations explore the question of human suffering and/or the speaker’s…

The opening stanza is about mourning the loss of childhood, so there is a general sense of melancholy about aging and a heart-wrenching nostalgia/yearning for one’s lost youth. The speaker notes…

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  • SCIENCE

Why must reptiles and birds use internal fertilization?

Reptiles were the first fully terrestrial vertebrates to evolve on Earth. One adaptation that allowed them to live a terrestrial life was the evolution of the amniotic egg and internal…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Arthur Dimmesdale feel in the pulpit every Sunday?”The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel…

After the minister meets in the forest with Hester Prynne, the Reverend Dimmesdale reflects, “If in all these past seven years,…I could recall one instant of peace or hope, I would yet endure,…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Women are relegated to the social sphere while the men command and conquer the political sphere….

to prove the thesis

  • JOY HARJO

Explain the paradox in “Remember”.

We know about past ages, about the creation of the universe, and about the stories of each star, not because we actually know them intellectually, but rather because we are a unified part of all…

  • JOY HARJO

What does the poem “Remember” by Joy Harjo mean?

The poem aims at instilling a sense of gratitude in us towards everything that constitutes our environment. It underscores the point how inextricably we are linked to one another and the natural…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain how differences in density and temperature provide some of the force needed to cause…

Density of sea water is comparatively higher in polar region than at equator due to lower temperature, consequently thrust due to liquid pressure is more over the poles, which make the poles…

  • POETRY

In the poem “The Iceberg Seven-eighths Under”, why the darkness metaphor?

The metaphor of darkness is prevalent in the poem, but despite the darkness of our knowledge it is able to “dazzle” because “We know incredibly much” even if we also know “incredibly…

  • SCIENCE

What happens when a plate carrying oceanic crust collides with a plate carrying continental crust?

When two oceanic plates collide, the younger of the two plates, because it is less dense,* will ride over the edge of the older plate. *[Oceanic plates grow more dense as they cool and move further…

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What are examples in Much Ado About Nothing about characters finsind a workable voice that allows…

I’m assuming this question is asking how characters are able to utilize their honest voices in Much Ado About Nothing. Some of the ways include soliloquies, such as Benedick’s and Beatrice’s…

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  • POETRY

Who is the “we” in Abbie Huston Evans’s “The Iceberg Seven-eighths Under”?

In this remarkable and powerful poem, Evans uses the image of the sunken part of an iceberg as a metaphor to explain the vastness of the universe that always remains hidden from view, no matter how…

  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, what is Huck’s impression of the King and the Duke?

This is a great question because actually Huck changes in his attitude towards the Duke and the King as he develops in his own moral understanding of the world and what is right and wrong. It is…

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  • HOOT

why do the kids need to check out a permit on Mother Paula Pancake House

they are suspecting the company did not get a permit in building a pancke house over the land the owls live in. if the company does not have a permit, it cannot build the pancke house. if the kids…

  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Explain how Fate rules against Romeo and Juliet throughout the play.Please cite examples to…

Romeo and Juliet are known as star-crossed lovers. This use of “star-crossed” refers to the tragic end that Fate has dictated for them. First of all, it is quite by accident that Romeo even goes to…

 


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