What are examples of alliteration in “Spirits of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe?

What are examples of alliteration in “Spirits of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe?

  • HISTORY

What were the ramifications of the slave trade, and the effects of the slave trade on society?

Because your question does not specify which society you are asking about, I will assume that you are asking about the ramifications of the slave trade for the United States. The main ramification…

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  • LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY

Why do Romantic poets use supernatural elements in their poetry?

This poem, “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,” focuses on natural elements rather than supernatural elements. The speaker returns to this natural landscape after having been gone for…

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

What did Marshall mean on page 102 when he said, “Somebody already heard us”?

When the children are playing the Egypt game, April has the idea that they will be required to sacrifice something. They each touch the crocodile stone, then reveal what they think the required…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Gulliver decides to stay at home after his second voyage. Why does he set sail on his third voyage?

Gulliver is an adventurer at heart, and it is doubtful to the reader that he would be so meek as to abide by the mandates of his wife and keep house with the family. At around 10 days after…

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  • SCIENCE

Volcanoes are usually the result of what?

Volcanic activity is characterized by release of magma and hot gases from the subsurface through cracks or openings in the earth’s crust. This release can be a violent eruption (of viscous magma)…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Analyze the different stages of Jekyll’s experimentation with the Hyde persona. How do his…

Jekyll’s experimentation with the Hyde persona roughly parallel the experiences of an addict. At first, the transformation is exciting and welcome, but it gradually comes to terrify Jekyll and…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of the Red Death” what is the creepy feature about the lighting for each room?

Whether from a candle or an oil lamp, there is no light within each of the rooms. Instead, in the halls there is a sturdy tripod with a brazier of fire that stands outside each window, and the…

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  • A DAY’S WAIT

In “A Day’s Wait,” why does the boy’s father not correct the mistake until the end?

The boy’s father just doesn’t understand that his young son has made such a mistake. It would probably never occur to a small child that there are two different kinds of temperature measurements,…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between active and passive absorption?

Plants absorb water from the soil through the process of water absorption. During conditions of low transpiration (the movement of water from the roots of the plant to the extremities of the plant)…

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  • SOCIOLOGY

How is sociology helpful for a teacher?

Sociology is the study of the social relationships of people and organizations. Teachers and students do not function in a vacuum, but in the social relationships of their milieu. Therefore,…

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  • INNER EXPERIENCE

Does Georges Bataille show a take on love within Inner Experience? More importantly, how can one…

Bataille says that identification of the self is, or should be, put in terms of communication with the unknowable “other.” The self is therefore, not some entity isolated from the external world….

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  • BARRIO BOY

Who is the narrator of the story “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza?

In “Barrio Boy,” Ernesto Galarza tells the story of his life from the time he lived in a small town in Mexico to his family’s move to California in the United States. Even though he was very young…

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  • SCIENCE

What is a diaphysis?

The diaphysis is the main portion of a long bone. The ends of a long bone are called the epiphysis. There are several functions to the diaphysis. One example is the formation of red blood cells in…

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  • THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

What is the theme of The Tale of Despereaux?

One major theme in The Tale of Despereaux is a common theme in a lot of stories. That theme is the theme of light and dark and what each represents. Obviously The Tale of Despereaux is it’s own…

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  • ALBERTO RÍOS

What’s Magical Realism and how can we understand it in the works of Alberto Ríos?

Magical realism is a broad genre of literature that encompasses poetry and fiction most notably written by Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Isabel Allende–all Latin American…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the roles of open and closed problems in computing education?

Closed problems play a significant role when dealing with issues in computing that entail deductions or working backwards to reach a solution. It is highly likely that in the computing field an…

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  • THE RAVEN

What does the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe signify?

In “The Raven,” the speaker is mourning the loss of his mistress, Lenore. The poem is about how this man deals with his grief. He attempts to distract himself by looking through a book (“volume of…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

What reason is there to like Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

Sherlock Holmes is not particularly likable in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Although he displays his sharp wit and deductive abilities in the first five chapters, he ends up foisting a role upon…

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  • ULYSSES

What does Ulysses want his listeners to do?

In Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” we meet an aged Ulysses struggling against the effects of time, mortality, and old age. In stark contrast to the dashing hero who led armies in the Trojan War and beguiled…

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  • ALICE MUNRO

Compare the theme of parental expectations in the two short stories, “Red Dress,” by Alice Munro…

In “Red Dress” by Alice Munro and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, both mothers live vicariously through their daughters and want them to be happy; one wants an ordinary life for her daughter, and…

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  • ULYSSES

In Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses,” is Ulysses’ audience consistent throughout?

There is some dispute about the answer to this question. Some scholars argue that, in the first part of Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” the king is speaking to himself, while in the second part he is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In class, our teacher asked us to pick a topic that the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ relates to….

If you want to stay with issues associated with African Americans of the time, there are several things you can pick. During the scene where Atticus stands outside the courthouse to protect Jim…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

How did the Otis twins trouble the ghost?

In “The Canterville Ghost,” the ghost is constantly troubled by the twins, the youngest children of Mr and Mrs Otis. Nicknamed ‘The Stars and the Stripes,’ the twins are boisterous and mischievous…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

How does Watson know that Barrymore is lying about his wife crying at night in The Hound of the…

Barrymore says his wife did not cry, but Watson can see her eyes. In his first case without Sherlock Holmes, Watson is in over his head a bit. His task is to look for clues and report back. He…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the definitions of average speed and instantaneous speed?

Average and instantaneous speed are both ways of measuring the average distance that an object travels in a given amount of time. The difference is the amount of time we are using to find the…

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  • HISTORY

How does war effect a country politically?

War can affect a country politically in several ways. A war can unite a country politically. During World War II and even for a while after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, our country…

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  • SCIENCE

the speed of sound in different media is different which of the following options is correct…

From the answers that are provided, the answer is (d). Sound is due to the vibration of molecules, which causes longitudinal waves. Therefore, sound will travel faster through substances that have…

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  • RELIGION

How can we connect the imagery of representational Buddhist/Hindu art and architecture to…

Historically, Buddhist art was only used to capture Buddhist religious figures or to illustrate the Buddhist message. It differs significantly from Western religious art in that Western religious…

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  • RELIGION

Think about the humbling practice of monastic poverty. Why might this way of life be an expected…

I note that you have asked at least two other questions here on eNotes that have to do with Buddhism. Because of this, I assume that this question is about Buddhist monasticism and not Christian…

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  • RELIGION

As Siddhartha Gautama was raised in a world that was primarily Hindu or indigenous in belief;…

While it is true that Siddhartha Gautama was raised in a largely Hindu environment, there is some controversy concerning the popular, prevailing notion that Buddhism originated from Hinduism. Some…

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  • RELIGION

How might the Hindu notion of ahimsa become an inner conflict or external struggle with current…

Practicing ahimsa in one’s daily life presents a number of internal and external challenges. Ahimsa means to ‘do no harm.’ The greatest challenge internally is that ahimsa encompasses not…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What literary devices does Chinua Achebe predominantly use in Things Fall Apart?

Chinua Achebe uses a number of literary devices in his seminal debut novel Things Fall Apart. Some examples include his powerful use of metaphors through the Igbo proverbs he includes in the text…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the scope of Sociolinguistics?

Sociolinguistics is the study of language’s relation to society. Ideas Sociolinguists would study would include those such as; Why and how do we speak differently to certain groups (to your boss…

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  • REFERENCE

What does the phrase “known no change” mean?

If you say that someone or something has “known no change,” it means that nothing has ever changed for them. Things have simply stayed the same over time. If a town has “known no change,”…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some major injustices that occur in Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The greatest injustice in the novel is the accusation and conviction of Tom Robinson. In court, Atticus shows that it is much more likely that Bob Ewell has beaten Mayella and that Bob has used…

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  • REFERENCE

What are some examples of sentences with present perfect tense?

There are three basic verb tenses: present (run) past (ran) future (will run) When you make each tense PROGRESSIVE, they look like this: present progressive (is running) past progressive (was…

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  • BUSINESS

Summarize the basic stances that an organization can take regarding social responsibility.

Generally, there are three positions a corporation can take on social responsibility. The first is to decide to not engage in any. The second is to decide to engage in social responsibility as a…

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  • LITERATURE

What rhymes with orange . . . or methaddictanation?

Orange: this is one of the most difficult words to rhyme. “Door hinge” comes close to rhyming with orange, but the “h” halts the complete rhyme. There is also a place in Wales, England called…

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  • SCIENCE

When a chloride channel is opened, allowing for chloride ions to enter a neuron, what is the…

This higher-level question implies that you already know the basics of how nerve cells operate–that nerve cells carry messages to other parts of the body both electrically, along the axon, and…

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  • BUSINESS

Consider the following short-run production function: q = 5L2 – (1/3) L3. a. At what level of L…

A few assumptions will be made. The equation is written as follows; Q= 5L2- (1/3) L3 Q represents the total output, while L is the labor input as per an ordinary short run production function….

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  • BUSINESS

Consider the following short-run production function: q = 5L2 – (1/3) L3. a. At what level of L…

The short-run production function is given by q = 5L^2 – (1/3)*L^3 where L is the labor and q is the output. The derivative of q with respect to L gives the marginal return, or the change in…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How do the law and government affect me?

The law and the government do not always affect each person in the same way. Some people are affected more and others less. However, the law and government do affect us all in some common ways….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does the mockingbird symbol help Lee convey the theme of (social) inequality?

In Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee begins to connect her mockingbird symbol to social inequality through the concept of innocence.In Chapter 10, both Jem and Scout are given…

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  • THE POETRY OF BRATHWAITE

Describe two poetic devices used in “South” by Kamau Brathwaite to convey the narrator’s attitude…

“South” by Kamau Brathwaite is a poem told by a first person narrator. Its strong imagery describes the beaches of Barbados where the narrator begins his life before he travels the world, and…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Guy Montag gain his freedom in the novel Fahrenheit 451?

In Fahrenheit 451, by Rad Bradbury, the protagonist Guy Montag gains his freedom near the end of the book after several events make it impossible for him to stay in town. After Montag’s wife,…

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  • HISTORY

Leonardo da Vinci made drawings in his notebooks of bones, muscles, the human eye and even a baby…

Leonardo da Vinci based his drawings on empirical evidence that he gained through the dissection of animal and human cadavers. Leonardo da Vinci was in a hospital in Florence speaking to a 100 year…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose For Emily” what does the title tell you about the story? Why isn’t it called ” A Rose…

As you may have probably already noticed, there is no “rose”, verbatim, to give to Emily in the story. Any allusion to a “rose” can be found in the description of Emily’s bridal chamber. …upon…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

In the conflict between media access to a trial and a defendant’s right to a fair trial, the…

The best answer to this question is Option C. The courts have consistently held that the media should be allowed access to most parts of the legal process. This does not mean that the media…

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  • MACBETH

Does Macbeth pay attention when Banquo warns him?

In Act 1, Scene 3, Banquo does warn Macbeth that people do have the tendency to allow fortune and praises to lure them into situations which are destined to result in tragedy. These premonitions of…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

What are examples of alliteration in “Spirits of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe?

There are quite a number of examples of alliteration throughout the poem. The most common is the alliteration of the s-sound. Poe starts off with alliteration in the first line: Be silent in that…

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