# What are some examples of personification in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton?

**HISTORY**

**How did the United States refashion its relationship to the outside world in the early nineteenth…**

During the early 19th century (I’m looking at the time up to the 1820s here) the US acted to try to have more of a presence on the international stage. They did not really try to compete with the…

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**ETHAN FROME**

**What are some examples of personification in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton?**

This is novel is rich in imagery, and sometimes personfication adds to the picture that is created for the reader. Personficaiton is the assigning of human qualites or abilities to non-human…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What is a quote that describes how Simon is innately good, as opposed to the other boys?I need a…**

“What I mean is…maybe its only us.”

**THE TIME MACHINE**

**What happened to the first time machine?**

By the first time machine, I assume you mean the model that “disappeared.” Even the Time Traveller doesn’t know “when” (not where) it went. It was send sometime into the future, but it is never…

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**THE CATBIRD SEAT**

**What is that theme in “The Catbird Seat”?**

You may have noticed that the eNotes editors who originally wrote the summary guides for James Thurber’s “The Catbird Seat” gave two different thematic outlines for the story: “Men and Women” and…

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**YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN**

**How is the natural setting altered for the devil’s service and congregation?”Young Goodman Brown”…**

[Since only one question is allowed at a time, yours has been edited] In this gothic tale of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, the walk of Goodman to the forest with the old man of the serpentine staff is one…

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**REFERENCE**

**How would you interpret this quote?“Its not about brains. Everyone needs to be smart to a…**

I would put a slightly different spin on this. Basically, what the quote is saying is that it is not what you have (in the way of brains) that matters. What matters is how you use what you have….

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**UNCLE TOM’S CABIN**

**I am trying to understand chapter 37 in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, “Liberty”, better. Can anyone explain…**

There is a geographical shift that takes place in chapter 37 and the setting is now the Midwest. The reader has followed the fugitive slave hunter Tom Loker as he has been trying to apprehend Eliza…

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**BUSINESS**

**what are some of the issues involving trade that have tarnished China’s image in recent years?**

A lot of what is bothering Americans about China is simply that they produce things less expensively than our companies do. But there are also a couple of more legitimate issues that have…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**Explain why Mary Warren thinks Elizabeth should speak civily to her in The Crucible?**

In Act II, Mary Warren does not like the way that Elizabeth Proctor is speaking to her. She feels that she deserves more respect now that she is connected to the court that is investigating the…

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**THE ODYSSEY**

**How can I compare the epic writing of The Odyssey to The Hobbit? I need at least 5 comparisons.I…**

I think that there are some basic elements that can be explored. The most elemental would be how the heroes are on a journey where peril and challenge are evident every step of the way. The idea…

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**TEACHERS**

**Which book have you found the hardest to teach and engage students?Beowulf. THAT IS, before the…**

This is an easy one. I LOVE The Red Badge of Courage, but I have never had much success teaching it in class. Students always found the book “boring” and the Civil War is a turn-off for most kids…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In Chapter 7 (Shadows and Tall Trees), when Ralph and Jack decide to go search for the Beast, why…**

This has to be an opinion question that is based on inference because there is no explanation given for Roger deciding to join them. He doesn’t talk during their journey and he only makes a…

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**MATH**

**i need to solve this graphically but i forgot my graphing calculator at school x^3+2x=12x**

You can solve x^3 + 2x = 12x using the following steps. x^3 + 2x = 12x take all the terms to one side => x^3 + 2x – 12x = 0 subtract the common terms => x^3 – 10 x =0 => x (x^2 -10) =0…

**MATH**

To solve 24x^3 -52x^2-60x = 0 We divide the both sides by 4x. 6x^2 -13x -15 = 0 We split the middle term -13x = -18x +5x in such a way that thr product -18x*5x = product of end terms equals…

**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In the book The Lord of the Flies, chapter 1, how is piggy revealed as most closely tied to the…**

Almost everything about Piggy’s approach suggests a connection to civilization and the adult world. He is the one going around trying to find the names of all of the boys, creating a list and a…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**How does the setting influence the characterization?**

In Lord of the Flies, the tropical setting significantly influences characterization. Given the darkeness of the jungle/forest both literally and figuratively, we see Golding developing the evil of…

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**TANGERINE**

**the erik fisher football dream what can you infer is the ultimate goal for they year and for…**

The Fisher parents have big dreams for their son Erik. With his skills, he could win a football scholarship and play in the big leagues. At least Dad and Erik are convinced of that. Erik is so…

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**MATH**

**What is the value of m in 4x^2+44x+m=0 so that the 2 roots are equal?show steps please**

4x^2+44x+m =0 To find the value m such that the two roots are equal. We know that whem the two roots are equal , the left side expression 4x^2+44x+m should be a perfect square. Therefore 4x^2+44x+m…

**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**What is the theme of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe?**

You asked more than one question so I have edited your question to focus on this excellent gothic short story. Clearly a central theme that goes to the very heart of this excellent short story is…

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**MATH**

**Which is not a polynomial function?a. y=3x^2+2x+1/2 b. y=10X+8 c. y= t^2+2t-4/ 2t-1 it would be c…**

A polynomial is a sum of finite number terms with real coefficients and non negative or positive integral powers of the variable. The polynomial can not have fractional power of the variable. A…

**SCIENCE**

**How might a starfish’s essential functions be affected if it were lacking pedicellaria? (think…**

Star fish have bear-trap or valve-like structures known as pedicellariae. These have been noticed to have several functions. In many kinds of starfish they do not allow algae and plankton to settle…

**SONNET 116**

**Analyze Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare.**

CONTENT: This sonnet is essentially a definition of love. At first, the author classifies love as something that never stops. Love does not change with life’s changing circumstances or temptations,…

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**SONNET 29**

**Paraphrase Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare.**

This is a poem about love and about how the speaker feels when he thinks about his love. In the first nine lines, the poet talks about things that make him feel bad. He says that he feels bad when…

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**SCIENCE**

**What are the keys to maintaining good health?**

In my opinion, the main keys to maintaining good health are to eat a healthy diet and to get a good amount of exercise. Of course, there are other things that are important. A person should…

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**HISTORY**

**Why might people in other countries oppose the spread of American popular culture?HIS 2 Society…**

I can think of at least two reasons why this would be: First, people in other countries may well be very proud of their culture. They may feel that their culture is worth preserving. In such a…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What is Dimmesdale like after leaving Boston?**

Dimmesdale never left Boston. He actually died at the scaffold of a combination of heartache, guilt, the strain placed upon him through physical stress, and the psychological strain of his life….

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**MATH**

**Factor the rational function 1/(x^3-1)**

1/(x^3 – 1) We know that: a^3 – b^3 = (a-b)(a^2 +ab + b^2) Then: (x^2 – 1) = (x-1)( x^2 + x + 1) Let us rewrite: 1/(x^3 – 1) = 1/(x-1)(x^2 + x + 1) = [1/(x-1)]*[1/(x^2 + x+ 1)]…

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**HISTORY**

**Is this the Second Gilded Age?Examples and proof would be helpful.**

To some extent, I suppose that you could say that it is, but in other ways it is not. To me, the major characteristics of the Gilded Age are 1) economic stratification between rich “robber barons”…

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**PHYSICS**

**The function for an oscillating system is f(x)=sin^2x*cos^2xStudy the resonance of the system.**

To study the resonance of the oscillating system, we’ll just have to calculate the indefinite integral of the given function: f(x) = (sinx)^2*(cosx)^2 Int (sinx)^2*(cosx)^2 dx We’ll use the…

**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**What are the conflicts and the climax of “The Cask of Amontillado”?**

The prime conflict of “The Cask of Amontillado” concerns Montressor’s anger at Fortunato and the decision by Montressor to kill him. Although the narrator (Montressor) never tells the reader what…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**Is the ‘American Dream’ presented as a myth or a real possibility in ‘Of Mice and Men?’John…**

Your topic is a little different from your post, so let me address each. Is the idea of the “American Dream” achievable in the context of this novella? Yes, but certainly not by everyone. Women,…

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**A LESSON BEFORE DYING**

**What is Grant’s impression of the black society in Chapter 5 of A Lesson Before Dying?**

In Chapter 5 of A Lesson Before Dying, Grant listens to the children recite their Bible verses; and before the children speak, he already knows which verse each will recite. Similarly, when Grant…

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**FRANCIS BACON**

**Discuss the prose style of BACON?this question is from the essays of bacon**

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**My essay thesis statement is: “Atticus is a good, respectful and calm person throughout the…**

Before you jump into this essay’s introduction, you should outline the body using this thesis. Once you’ve done the bulk of the work, the introduction need only contain 3-4 sentences: a hook…

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**TEACHERS**

**What are some differences between high school and college classes?**

I have taught classes at both the high school and the college level. Because I have done this, I have a pretty good grip on how these levels differ. To me, the major difference is in the amount of…

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**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**Who is more selfless or selfish at the restaurant with Willy (Biff or Happy)? Biff is being…**

Though Happy is ostensibly attempting to assuage Willy by avoiding the truth about what happened in Biff’s interview with Oliver and Biff is certainly somewhat cruel to Willy, it is nonetheless the…

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**KING LEAR**

**What is the symbolic significance of the storm in the tragedy ‘King Lear’ ?**

King Lear is a great work of a great playwright(not needed to mention his name). Characters are the mainspsing of his plays. In king Lear also we see Lear to be the centre of everything. It is in…

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Why is Montag not in harmony with his society?**

I believe that Montag is not in harmony with his society because the society is depriving him of things that he thinks are important. Montag wants, more than anything it seems, to have human…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**Do you think that Piggy’s spectacles has any symblic significance in Lord of the Flies?**

In my opinion, Piggy’s spectacles do have a symbolic significance in this book. I believe that they symbolize science and technology and the power that those things carry. In the story, Piggy’s…

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**ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST**

**How did Chief become deaf and dumb?**

It should be noted that the Chief is neither hearing impaired or mentally challenged. The Chief is merely pretending to be “deaf and dumb.” This way, he is able to remain distinct from the world…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What is the central symbol in the novel ‘Lord of the Flies’ ? Discuss in brief.**

The central symbol in Lord of the Flies is indisputably, the conch. The conch shell is a powerful marker of democratic order on the island. The conch may seem as a tool to just call and give right…

**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What are 5 qualities that Nathaniel Hawthorne seems to admire in people based on the way he…**

When you consider that Nathaniel Hawthorne was a romantic author writing against Puritan ideals, the character traits he likely admired most would have been qualities that were not common to…

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**PHYSICS**

**Find the solution of the spring equation d^2x/dt^2=-x*omega^2 for which x=1 and dx=dt when t=0**

In the general equation: x = A cos omega*t + B sin omega*t we’ll have to determine the constants A and B. We’ll put t = 0 and we’ll get: x = A cos 0 + B sin 0 x = A But x = 1, so A = 1. We’ll…

**THE CRUCIBLE**

**What are the Character Reverend Hale’s motivations and conflicts throughout the play?**

I see Hale as a genuinely good man that believes in the administering of justice as well as the true nature of the legal proceedings. He is against the idea of innocent people being put to death,…

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**MATH**

**Use partial fractions(3x-2)/(x-3)(x+1)**

Finding partial fractions of (3x-2)/(x-3)(x+1): Let us assume that (3x-2)/(x-3)(x+1) = A/(x-3) + B/(x+1)… (1) We will detrmine the constants A and B : WE multiply both sides by (x-3)(x+1) : 3x-2…

**MATH**

**The tangent to the graph of the function f(x)=x^2+4x+2 is perpendicular to y axis . Determine the…**

f(x) = x^2+4x+2. The slope of the tangent is dy/dx. Therefore we differentiate the given function y= f(x) = x^2+4x+2. dy/dx = d/dx {x^2+4x+2} dy/dx = 2x+4. This slope is of 2x+4 should be…

**OLAUDAH EQUIANO**

**Equiano’s Travels is a diary of tears and lamentation in african literature, discussExperience of…**

In my mind, the lamentation that is detected in Equiano’s autobiography strikes at the heart of why slavery exists. I think that African literature, and probably most literature from the nations…

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**MATH**

**Determine all the values of x if 2tan^2x-tanx-1=0**

To solve 2tan^2x-tanx -1 = 0. To solve the problem we put tanx = t in the given equation: 2t^2-t -1 = 0 We factor the left by splitting the middle term -t as -2t +t: 2t^2-2t+t -1= 0 2t(t-1)…

**MATH**

**Need to solve a sumi/(1-i) + i/(1+i)**

To solve i/(1-i) +i/(1+i). i is the sqrt (-1). So i^2 = -1. To simplify the expression, we multiply both numerator and denominator by the same expression and also we convert the denominator into a…