Is “dying breath of this love” a metaphor or personification?

Is “dying breath of this love” a metaphor or personification?

  • SCIENCE

I have a science problem on my homework i can’t figure out. The question is, “Use research from…

Radiometric or radioactive dating is a technique in which radioactive elements are used to determine the age of a rock or a fossil, etc. All radioactive elements decay, at a certain rate, into more…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How do the allusions in Act III, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet evoke tension?

Two types of tension are evoked in Act III, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In the beginning soliloquy Juliet is anxiously awaiting night to come so she can be reunited with Romeo for…

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  • LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM CITY JAIL

How would you approach writing an essay explaining why you agree or disagree with Martin Luther…

In his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” in the passage in question, Martin Luther asserts that nothing is more damaging to a cause than what he calls “lukewarm” supporters of that cause. King is…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the essential question for Plessy v. Ferguson?

The essential question in the Plessy v Ferguson case was whether the concept of “separate but equal” was legal or did it violate a person’s rights. Throughout the South, Jim Crow Laws were…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

What are the conflicts in “Shooting An Elephant”?

The most obvious conflict in “Shooting an Elephant” is the narrator’s unwillingness to shoot the elephant that went on a rampage. This conflicts with the perceived need for him to do so as a…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Junior relates Oscar’s death as an…

Sherman Alexie’s book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tells the story of Junior, who has grown up on the Spokane Reservation. Junior is frustrated by the systemic poverty his family…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, what does Junior mean when he says that…

Junior feels that the worst part about being poor is that you can’t help the ones you love. It is an unfortunate truth that many things in life, especially those intended to ease suffering, can be…

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  • SCIENCE

What will happen if you throw a baseball in the air? What kind of energy will appear?

A flying baseball has at least two types of energy: kinetic, due to speed, and potential, due to height over Earth. Kinetic energy is equal to mV22,mV22, where m is the mass and V is the speed….

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  • THE GIVER

What evidence from The Giver reveals the plot?

The plot of a story usually revolves around the main conflict, which in The Giver, is man vs society. More specifically, the plot is Jonas vs Sameness. If it weren’t for Jonas’s community choosing…

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  • LIBERTY

What is an important detail about the house from the story “Liberty” by Julia Alvarez?

The most telling detail about the house in “Liberty” is that wires had been installed in all the rooms – bugs, for government officials to listen in on what was happening inside. The…

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  • THE SILVER SWORD

Why does the old farmer in The Silver Sword have a gleam of sadness in his eye?

In the book The Silver Sword by Ian Surrailier, a farmer gives refuge to the main characters after discovering them hiding on his farm. The farmer, Kurt Wolff, has a sad gleam in his eye due to the…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some ideas for a letter from George about his feelings about the other characters on the…

While I don’t want to write your letter for you, I will give you some help with content. George and Lennie travel around California as itinerant workers and come to the ranch to “buck barley”…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Why does Bud escape from the shed in Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy?

Bud is locked in the shed at the back of the Amos’ property by Mrs. Amos because she accuses Bud of beating her son, Todd. While in the shed, Bud sees what he insists is a “vampire bat”…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What is an example of hyperbole in “All Summer in a Day”?

Hyperbole is used for descriptions of the rain stopping and the jungle growing. Hyperbole is extreme exaggeration. Authors use it to describe situations that are intense, as a way to help the…

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  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

How does John Canty react when Prince Edward first insists that he is not Tom, but the Prince of…

Tom Canty was invited to the royal apartments by Edward, the royal prince, after the prince noticed Tom being mistreated by the sentries at the gate. In the royal apartment, the two boys got to…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What was Casca’s motive for killing Caesar in the play Julius Caesar? When in the play does he…

Casca is worried that the senate will name Caesar king and enslave all of Rome. Cassius describes Casca as “sour.” He is definitely more hardened than the rest of the group of senators who are…

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  • HISTORY

Was Texas one of the slave-holding states?

From the early seventeenth through mid-nineteenth centuries, millions of African people were captured and transported to the Americas to be sold as slaves. Many of these people were purchased as a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do the prejudices of the town influence the behavior of the people who live there?

Maycomb is a peaceful town to live in as long as everyone stays in his or her assigned social, political, financial, and racial class. If anyone steps out of any of these boundaries, then watch the…

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  • HISTORY

How did Alfred du Pont provide relief to the unemployed in Jacksonville, Florida?

Alfred du Pont poured money into the economy in Jacksonville, which provided relief during the Great Depression. His efforts also created many jobs for the unemployed. After his death in 1935, a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How does John Steinbeck present the settings, including riverside, the bunkhouse, the barn, and…

John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men with the intention of turning the book into a stage play to be produced in New York in 1937, the same year the book was published. He called his book “a…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the theme of “Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco?

“Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco is a poem about a singular identity awash in a constrained group culture. The poem starts by comparing unnamed individuals to flowers. Let them be as flowers,…

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  • HISTORY

What caused Elizabeth Van Lew to send Mary Elizabeth Bowser to a school in Philadelphia?

Mary Elizabeth Bowser is one of the most fascinating individuals from the American Civil War era. Born a slave, Bowser served as a spy for the Union army during the war. Her journey to this post…

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  • HISTORY

What are the roles played in politics in the Middle Ages?

Society in the Middle Ages was organized into three roles or “Orders:” the bellatores, laboratores, and oratores. Or, those who fight, those who pray, and those who work. The nobility made up the…

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  • MACBETH

How are the determinations of fate either adhered to or meddled with in Act 3 of Macbeth?

Fate is defined as the occurrence of events which are beyond one’s control and is generally seen as being determined by a supernatural power. It is also believed that one is destined, from birth,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the importance of the character Simon in The Lord of the Flies? What quotes illustrate this?

Simon is an important character in the book. His character is the one that best communicates the theme of the novel that violent behavior comes from the depravity within humanity and that a…

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  • WHIRLIGIG

In Whirligig by Paul Fleischman, why does Brent refer to the crash as the “birth of his new life”?

Brent refers to the crash as the ‘birth of his new life’ because the event is a life-changing experience in a negative sense. The aftermath of the crash represents a ‘new life,’ but it is one…

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  • MY DUNGEON SHOOK

What is the Emancipation Proclamation?

My Dungeon Shook, by James Baldwin, was a letter written to his nephew on the hundred-year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In his letter, Baldwin criticizes the persistently poor…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

In Pride and Prejudice, how does Elizabeth’s view of men change over the course of the story?…

I think, in a nutshell, what Elizabeth learns is that her judgement, of others, and of herself, is often wrong. Often the men she dislikes turn out to be the ones who are most worthwhile, while the…

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  • SCIENCE

A cart M is attached to the vertical spring of force constant K so that the spring stretch is…

A cart M is attached to a vertical spring of force constant K so that the spring stretches 50cm. When the cart is set to oscillatory motion of the vertical spring. The period is 10s. If the time…

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  • THE GIVER

What is a word that means warning or advice in The Giver?

Admonition means a warning or advice. To admonish means to tell someone what to do. This can mean a warning or advice. Jonas uses the word admonition to describe the rules and instructions he is…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Juliet’s character help illuminate the work as a whole?

Juliet symbolizes everything having to do with light. For Romeo at the beginning of the play, he is in the dark clutches of loneliness and depression for having recently lost his first love…

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  • MONSTER

What main points does O’Brien make in her final argument to the jury?

In Chapter 18 of Monster, Steve’s defense lawyer makes her closing argument. This the final chance for a lawyer to go over the important points of the trial, as well as stir up the jury’s feelings…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Where is Odysseus from?

Odysseus, who plays a part in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, is a fictional king of Ithaca. He is one of the heroes of Greek mythology, and Homer’s epic works tell the stories of his time in the Trojan…

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  • RELIGION

Why do we call Matthew, Mark, and Luke the synoptic Gospels?

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke share a common narrative structure and recount many of the same stories. The Gospel of John, on the other hand, uses a unique narrative structure and recounts…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

As the dim shape in the wallpaper becomes clearer, what does the narrator realize it is?

Day after day, the narrator watches the wallpaper, and she realizes that there is a figure, “like a woman, stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern.” At first, she hates the wallpaper…

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  • LITERATURE

How do you phrase this statement as a question where you can pick a side? “The benefits and/or…

A good example question would be, “Should governments be allowed to draft their citizens for war?” The use of the auxiliary verb “should” prompts the respondent to describe the conditions under…

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  • HISTORY

What Illustration and connection does Adam Smith have with JCPENNY and Sears?

The question looks at the connection between Adam Smith, a Scottish author and political philosopher (1723-1790), and the US department store chains of J.C.Penney and Sears-Roebuck & Co. Adam…

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  • HISTORY

What happened during the Second Crusade?

The Second Crusade (1147-1149 AD) began as a result of the fall of Edessa, a European “Crusader state” in the Middle East, to Muslim forces. Pope Eugene III called a crusade to recapture Edessa,…

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  • THE GIVER

To what does the Giver compare the feeling of holding the memories of the world, and why?

When the Giver and Jonas first meet, the Giver tells him that he bears the memories of the whole world within himself and he must transfer them all to Jonas eventually. The Giver has a difficult…

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  • A RED, RED ROSE

In the final stanza of the poem, we discover that the lovers are soon to be parted. What effect,…

“A Red, Red Rose” is a poem of love everlasting—though it can be interpreted ironically, the speaker here seems sincere; he is caught in the deepest throes of his passion, such that he will…

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  • REFERENCE

How can I find out information about books (plot, conflict, climax, etc.) that my son is reading…

There are a number of ways to inform oneself of the contents of a book, in addition to going to a library or book store and perusing it for yourself. In the case of Michael Buckley’s young adult…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Why does Telemachus doubt that it is indeed his father, Odysseus, who he sees enter the…

The reunion between Odysseus and Telemachus is very moving. Odysseus, still in disguise as a beggar, meets Telemachus in the swineherd’s hut. Athena tells Odysseus it is time for him to remove his…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

In Julie of the Wolves, what are some ways that Julie stays alive?

Julie/Miyax stays alive by cutting and drying caribou meat, curling up into her animal skins, creating a sod shelter, and using all of her innate Eskimo knowledge taught to her by her father,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Scout disapprove of Jem and Dill’s plan to look in at one of the Radley’s windows?

The night that the children go into the backyard of the Radley home is found in chapter six. Right before that, at the end of chapter five, Atticus gives a very strong lecture about leaving the…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

Is “dying breath of this love” a metaphor or personification?

“Dying breath” is an example of personification. Personification is a type of figurative language where something that is not human is described as if it had human qualities. In other words, it…

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  • HISTORY

How did Roosevelt’s philosophy toward solving the problems of the Great Depression impact…

Franklin D. Roosevelt had a very different philosophy regarding the government’s involvement in trying to deal with the Great Depression. Unlike President Hoover who believed the government…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What is the main theme in “The Waters of Babylon”?

I think the main theme of “By the Waters of Babylon” is the importance of knowledge. That theme is a double edged sword though. Knowledge is important to have and not lose, but it is equally…

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  • REFERENCE

Do you think that the use of electronics gets in the way of family bonding? How many hours do you…

Yes, I think media consumption times get in the way of family bonding. I teach a unit in my media class about this very same topic. The minutes per day of media consumption has been steadily…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

How would your reaction (to events in the plot) be different if you didn’t know what both…

This story certainly employs an omniscient narrator. So, the reader does get a clear idea about both Georg’s and Ulrich’s feelings towards one another. The narrator gives the details of the…

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  • LYDDIE

What about the boarding house rules made it hard for Lyddie to have Rachel with her in Lyddie?

The boarding house does not allow children to stay there unless they are workers. Lyddie works for the factory, and stays at a company boarding house. The boarding house is for single girls, and…

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