# Is there a paradox in line 2 of Evans’ poem “The Iceberg Seven-eighths Under”?

**POETRY**

**Is there a paradox in line 2 of Evans’ poem “The Iceberg Seven-eighths Under”?**

Scientists have explained much of the universe as “dark matter,” and they have learned about “black holes” at the centers of galaxies. Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to…

**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Please explain the meaning of “equal protection of the laws” in American Government.**

Equal protection of the laws refers to the idea that all people must be treated equally by the laws. In other words, there cannot be laws that are different for one group of people than for some…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What may federal courts do to laws that they feel are violating the Constitution? Debate,…**

The best answer to this is that federal courts have the right to nullify laws that they feel are violating the Constitution. In order to do that, they first must review the laws. After reviewing…

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**HISTORY**

**Discuss the origins of the Cold War and the sources of growing tensions between the US and the…**

From the most fundamental of positions, neither the United States or the Soviet Union really trusted one another. Their alliance in World War II was out of convenience. Both saw Hitler as a…

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**HISTORY**

**When was it women were allowed to go out drinking on their own and similar social outings?Im…**

Obviously, this would have been very different for different families and different places even within the United States. However, the usual answer for this is that this sort of change started in…

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**A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE**

**I need help finding a thesis topic and sample thesis statement about symbolism in “A Clean,…**

One significant symbol in this story is the “shadow of leaves,” a phrase repeated in three descriptive passages. The dominant theme is the existential nothingness, the “nada,” of life; the…

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**MATH**

**The angle of elevation of the sun is decreasing at a rate of .25 rad/h.How fast is the shadow…**

To answer this question consider the right triangle with sides h, r and L, where the angle between L and r is A. h is the height of the building, 400 ft. The relation between these values is : L…

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**MATH**

**Find each measure of this triangle(Triangle ABC, where E is the bisector). Bisector E makes this…**

Let ABC be the triangle, and let E bea point BC Since E is the bisector angle A, angle 1 = angle2 . Or Angle BAE = angle CAE. So 4x-3 = 3x+7. Therefore 4x-3x= 7+3 = 10. Therefore x = 10. Therefore…

**MATH**

**Using the quadratic formula, solve for x. A triangle has three angles that measure: (x+17),…**

The given two angles of a triangle are x+17 and 3x+28.Therefore the remaining angle ? = 180 – sum of the given two given angles. Therefore ? = 180 – (x+17+3x+28) = 180 – (4x+45) = 135-4x. Therefore…

**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill Mockingbird, how is tension created when Jem and Scout get attacked by Bob?**

It is in Chapter 28, which concerns before, during and after the pageant, that narrates the attack on Jem and Scout. Note how this represents a new moral “low” for Bob Ewell, as, to cowardly to…

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**MATH**

**Solve for y. A triangle’s three angle measures are: 80 degrees, y degrees, and unknown. The…**

Let the unknown angle be x. Since the exterior angle is the adjacent angle, the sum of x and the adjacen angle is 180. x + 3y – 22 = 180 x+3y = 202 (1) We also know that the sum of the angles of a…

**MATH**

**How would you solve for y and x(for this triangle) using the quadratic equation: An isosceles…**

According to the rule, an isosceles triangle has 2 sides whose lengths are equal and 2 angles whose measures are also equal. Form enunciation, the lengths of the equal sides are: 2x + 3y -5 (1) 3x…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are personal vision statements?are they any thing like operating values. can you please give…**

Personal Vision Statements deal more with your ideal vision of the future. Vision in this case is a reflection of your potential future. They are meant to help you define, emphasize and clarify…

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**HISTORY**

**In Mario Biagioli’s Science Modernity and the Final Solution- what are his theses on Science ‘s…**

Jacob Bronowski addressed the issue, of science and its responsibility for not only the Death Camps but the Atom Bomb as well, in his landmark PBS series and book, The Ascent Of Man. See Chapter 11…

**A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND**

**What is O’Connor saying about human nature in this story?**

As in most of her stories, O’Connor shows the sinful side of human nature in her grotesque characters and violent plots. The unregenerated human soul is evil and that is the nature of man. Only God…

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**ROBERT CORMIER**

**What is the tone or mood of the “Moustache” by Robert Cromier?It would be really great if you…**

The theme is forgiveness. I think it is forgiveness because when the gradmother found out that her ‘husband’ she felt at piece and she could finally rest with that guilt ou tof her heart.

**YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN**

**In “Young Goodman Brown”, if Young Goodman Brown, as the pious Puritan he is, knows he is setting…**

This is a really fascinating question and one which has troubled me as well. You are right in identifying that there is no real “reason” established for Young Goodman Brown deciding to go into the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Hypothesis about bullies — how come the parents don’t stop this?Hypothesis about bullies — how…**

My hypothesis would be that there are at least three reasons why parents do not stop their kids from bullying others. They are not aware that it is going on. Parents are not always around their…

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**EMMA**

**How do I explain Mrs. Elton’s character in Jane Austen’s Emma in terms of irony that amuses…**

The reason Mrs. Elton amuses rather than disgusts or irritates, for that matter, is precisely because of Jane Austen’s ironical approach to drawing her character in Emma. This is well…

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**THE GRAPES OF WRATH**

**How does Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck have the kind of ending Weldon describes in the quote…**

Ah, AP Lit! This is a free-response AP Literature prompt, circa 1996. The Grapes of Wrath–perhaps the most unusual ending of any great novel. First, there’s a series of endings in the novel….

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**EXILE**

**list two specific ways in which Exile is like a story?**

The time is 1960, and the palce is Ciudad Trujillo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The people mentioned are the speaker , her parents,, her sisters, and PApi’s brothers. Their conflict is…

**TO HIS COY MISTRESS**

**How does “Marvell Noir” evoke “To His Coy Mistress” carpe diem poem, and the tough guy tone of…**

Marvell’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” speaks with the idea of carpe diem (seize the day); in other words, Marvell cautions his lady not to waste time being coy (flirtatious, hard-to-get) when life…

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**MACBETH**

**What is an important theme in Macbeth and what motifs support it?Quotes would be cool, if you…**

One of the major themes in the play has to do with Macbeth’s ambitious desire for power. He understands that it is morally wrong to kill and perform other ill acts to attain power; however,…

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**ROBERT FROST**

**Why would Frost choose to write “Desert Places” – a poem about loneliness – when he did? In…**

Robert Frost’s poem “Desert Places” in many ways exemplifies the dark, brooding, somewhat gloomy side of Frost’s poetic character – an aspect of his work that is evident in many poems….

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**STUDENT STUDY TIPS**

**study tipsThe best way to study is you have to study effectively. First thing you must notice is…**

Very nice. I agree with most of what you have written. I am not sure what you mean by number 3. I think you are suggesting that you should not stay up all night studying. I agree that this is…

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**HISTORY**

**What was the empty chair crisis?**

I assume that you are asking about the incident involving France and what was then the EEC (European Economic Community). This incident occurred in 1965. In that year, Charles de Gaulle of France…

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**SCIENCE**

**Which of the following types of genetic illness will not be passed on from a father to his male…**

Here we have to understand that when a girl child is born, she inherits an X-chromosome from the mother and another X-chromosome from the father. A boy child on the other hand inherits the…

**HENRY**

**In O. Henry’s “After Twenty Years,” the policeman says,”Did pretty well out West, didn’t you?…**

Literally speaking, the policeman is commenting that Bob apparently has done well, at least financially, out West. Twenty years previously, Bob had left New York to make his fortune, heading to the…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**In Animal Farm, how does Orwell manage to describe Boxer’s ‘disappearance’ to create sympathy,…**

I think one of the most important ways that Orwell establishes massive reader sympathy for Boxer in his novel is by consistently portraying him as the hardest working member of the farm and…

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**SCIENCE**

**can someone help me define stomach cancer as much as possible in their own words rather than it…**

Cancers are purposeless and uncontrolled growths in the body. They take over the area in which they grow, and can spread to nearby organs. Cancers can also spread through the blood stream to…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Our social studies fair is next month and I need a simple but cool project please help?**

Cool is really in the eye of the beholder, right? So it is pretty hard for us to know what will seem cool to you. If I were you, I would go with something that you think is interesting. I would…

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**MATH**

**Solve the coordinate equation x* (d^2y/dx^2) + dy/ dx = x^2**

You need to consider the derivative dydxdydx as a function g'(x)g′(x) and x as the function f(x)f(x) , such that: f(x)⋅(g'(x))’+f'(x)⋅g(x)=x2f(x)⋅(g′(x))′+f′(x)⋅g(x)=x2You should notice that the left side summation…

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**MATH**

**What are ‘intervals’? Explain with examples (i.e sets).**

The intervals are sets of numbers. All the numbers that have the property to be located between the endpoints of the interval are elements of the set. Examples: The open interval (-1;5) is the set…

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What are the main characteristics of Abel Magwitch?Great Expectations by Charles Dickens**

The reader’s introduction to Abel Magwitch finds him a fearful man, all in coarse gray with a great iron on his leg…who limped and shivered, and glared and growled, and whose teeth chattered in…

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**MATH**

**What are the argument and the modulus of the complex number z=1+i*3^1/2 ?**

If z = x+iy, Then we can write this in the polar form as r (cosp +isinp) where r = sqrt(x^2+y^2). x = rcosp y = r sin p. So tan p = y/x. Therefore p = arctan (y/x) is called argument of x+iy. Also…

**MATH**

**Prove that ( BC – AC )/( BC + AC ) = tan ( A – B )/2/tan ( A + B )/2**

To prove ( BC – AC )/( BC + AC ) = tan ( A – B )/2/tan ( A + B )/2 If ABC is a triangle, then BC = a, AC = b and AB = c. The sine rule of the triangle is: a = 2RsinA, b = 2RsinB and C = 2R sinC,…

**GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE**

**I’ve been trying to figure out what the plot is in “Good Country People”, and I’m coming up…**

The plot of any story is the events that occur in it. When someone asks you what a movie or book is about, he is asking you what the plot of it is. Perhaps you need to reread the story and take…

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**MATH**

**What is tan 2x if tan x = 1/7 ?**

tanx = 1/7. To find tan2x . We express tan2x , in terms of tanx and , then substitute the given value of x to get tan2x. We know that tan(a+b) = (tanA +tanB)/{1-tanA*tanB} Put A = B= x. Then tan2x…

**I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC**

**Is the poem simply a tedious enumeration of body parts, or do the lines achieve some kind of…**

I assume you are asking about part 9 of the poem: 9 O my body! I dare not desert the likes of you in other men and women, nor the likes of the parts of you, I believe the likes of you are to stand…

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**MATH**

**Where is the vertex of the graph of f(x) = x^2 – 8x + 16 ?**

f(x) = x^2 -8x+16. To find the vertex of the graph. Let y = x^2-8x+16 y = x^2-8x+4^2 y = (x-4)^2. Or (x-4)^2 = 4(1/4)(y-0). If we compare (x-4)^2 = 4*(1/4)(y-0) to the standard parabola (x-h)^2 =…

**POLITICAL SCIENCE****What is the difference between the “state of nature” and life in political society?**

Since the state of nature may or may not ever have existed, we cannot know for sure. Various thinkers have various answers to this as well. Perhaps the most famous idea about this is that of John…

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**MATH**

**evaluate the limit of f(x)=(3x^2-6x)/(x-2) x->2**

To determine the value of the given limit, we’ll substitute x by 2 in the expression of the function. lim f(x) = lim (3x^2-6x)/(x-2) lim (3x^2-6x)/(x-2) = (12-12)/(2-2) = 0/0 We notice that we’ve…

**THE CRUCIBLE**

**In The Crucible who is the leader of the girls who cried out?**

In The Crucible, Abigail Williams is generally viewed as the leader of the girls. Abigail is the main driving force in the continuation of the trials, and she gives the girls ideas for their…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**how and why is the right of education more important than all of the other rights? i need proof…**

“Education makes man a right thinker and a correct decision-maker. It achieves this by bringing him knowledge from the external world, teaching him to reason, and acquainting him with past history,…

**RICHARD CORY**

**What are some symbols in “Richard Cory”?**

Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory” is rich in symbolism, imagery, and motif, the most important of which are: “Richard Cory”: the name itself is symbolic of the man, as it has the word…

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**ROBERT FROST**

**What was Robert Frost’s attitude about the modernist movement in literature, which was popular in…**

It would seem that Robert Frost was a supporter of the Modernist movement in that he is considered to be one of the foremost poets of this movement. According to biographer Tejvan R. Pettinger, at…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the product p = cos20*cos40*cos80 using complex numbers**

We’ll consider the complex number put into the polar form: z = cos 20 + i*sin 20 (1) We’ll write the conjugate of z: z^-1 = cos 20 – i*sin 20 1/z = cos 20 – i*sin 20 (2) We’ll add (1) + (2): z +…

**BEOWULF**

**Explain how the alliteration in the following passage creates cacophonous language.To Heorot came…**

Beowulf is a story-length epic poem which utilizes the devices of poetry. Your question assumes there is a significant use of cacophony in the passage you’ve given. Cacophony is harsh, unpleasant…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the potential difference between parallel plate capacitor plates, and what happens to…**

Since the values of capacitors are specified in farads, the first step is to convert nanofarads into farads: C = 1.20*10^-9 F Now, we’ll convert the microCoulombs in Coulombs: Q = 0.800*10^-6 C…

**MATH**

**What is the composition of u(x)=(x-3)^3+2(x-3)^2+1 ?**

We’ll decompose the function u(x)=(x-3)^3+2(x-3)^2+1 into simpler functions: u(x) = f(g(x)) We can take g(x) = x-3 and f(x) = x^3 + 2x^2 + 1 Now, we’ll compose f(x) and g(x) and we’ll get: u(x) =…