What did Declaration of Independence actually declare?

What did Declaration of Independence actually declare?

  • HISTORY

Discuss the American art scene during the 1920s, as well as important works.

The 1920s in the United States were a time of overall prosperity. The United States had survived The Great War (World War I) and the horrific Spanish influenza epidemic that had swept through the…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What are all the ‘pairs’ in Much Ado About Nothing?

If you are talking about romantic pairings, Much Ado About Nothing has a number of obvious couples as well as a few who could be interpreted as having subtle romantic tension. Beatrice and Benedick…

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  • LITERATURE

What is an example of onomatopoeia in the poem “South” by Kamau Brathwaite?

Caribbean poet and scholar Kamau Brathwaite uses various literary devices in his nostalgic poem “South,” which remembers fondly the island beaches of his home. While he invokes metaphors,…

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  • HISTORY

How is culture communicated?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Monkey see, monkey do?” Although humans aren’t monkeys, this phrase applies very well to our process of learning culture. Culture is kind of hard to define, but…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

Why do you think Roger decides that he does not want to be mistrusted in “Thank You, Ma’am?”

Roger decides that he does not want to be mistrusted by Mrs. Jones as he comes to respect her for her kindness and trust in him. Because he respects her, Roger, in turn, wants her to think better…

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  • THE BET

In “The Bet,” considering the behavior of the lawyer during his imprisonment, how would you…

The lawyer was not a particularly well-educated man at the time he made the bet with the banker. He had probably devoted most of his collegiate years to studying law, which is an intricate,…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What characteristics does Harrison Bergeron possess?

Harrison Bergeron is almost super-human: He is a genius, extremely good-looking, seven feet tall, able to see and hear exceptionally well, strong and athletic, but overbearing. Because Harrison’s…

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  • HISTORY

What are names of some famous 17th century actors?

The 17th Century was FULL of stage actors. Although Queen Elizabeth’s reign was from 1558-1603, many actors adoring her period were famous into the 17th century. Then, when the Restoration Period…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What did Atticus tell Tom after the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The trial ends in Ch. 21 and towards the end of the chapter it says Atticus went to Tom Robinson and “whispered something to him. He put his hand on his shoulder and whispered something to him”…

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  • DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

How can I write a critical appreciation of “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas?

Dylan Thomas directed the poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” to his dying father, though his father did not in fact die until several years later. It may have been that Thomas’ father…

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  • SCIENCE

A scientist is looking for a solution that is neither acidic nor basic. Which pH would identify…

A solution that is neither acidic nor basic is neutral and has a pH of 7. The pH scale, which ranges from 0 to 14, indicates how acidic or basic a substance is. A substance that has a pH below 7 is…

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  • HISTORY

How did slavery impact the start and end of the Civil War ?

Slavery impacted the start and the finish of the Civil War in several ways. Slavery was one of the main causes of the start of the Civil War. The South was convinced when Lincoln got elected…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Who climbs the mountain to view the beast?

In Chapter 8, Simon suggests that the boys climb the mountain. The boys neglect his suggestion and deliberate on where to build the next fire. Simon proactively decides to climb the mountain on his…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are passages in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that show how Scout has come to…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one example of Scout demonstrating how she has learned that judgement can lead to immoral behavior can be seen in her guilty feelings concerning her treatment…

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  • THE PRELUDE

What is parallelism in a poem?

Parallelism is a literary technique where parts of a sentence are grammatically or structurally the same. It could also include similarities in sound and rhythm. Using parallelism is using…

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  • SCIENCE

How many and what types of natural resources are available?

Natural resources are naturally occurring materials that can be beneficially used as raw materials for various applications. These are generally classified as biotic and abiotic resources,…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” who is Mr. Hooper and what is he like?

Mr. Hooper is a Puritan minister who has a significant realization that compels him to wear a black veil that covers most of his face. When he begins to wear this veil, his congregation starts to…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Why does Dimmesdale decide to wait until Judgement Day to reveal how he truly feels?

Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a complex, morally ambiguous character in The Scarlet Letter. Arthur Dimmesdale is a man who struggles through the course of the novel to come to terms with his sin. He…

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  • SCIENCE

What are all of the populations in an ecosystem called?

All the populations in an ecosystem are called a community. A population is composed of one particular species, such as a population of cardinal birds, a population of red foxes, or a population of…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

What are the supernatural elements in the story, “The Canterville Ghost?”

In many ways, “The Canterville Ghost” is a classical example of a late-Victorian ghost story. This is due to its supernatural elements which are designed to spook the reader and contrast sharply…

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  • HISTORY

What is one quote from The Devil’s Arithmetic that tells us why we should remember history?

“Hannah nodded and took her aunt’s fingers from her lips. She said, in a voice much louder than she had intended, so loud that the entire table hushed at its sound, ‘I remember. Oh, I…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Aunt Alexandra say to Atticus that shows empathy?

Throughout the novel, Aunt Alexandra disagrees with her brother, Atticus, on a variety of issues. She does not support the way he chooses to let Scout act like a “tomboy” and encourages him to…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

In The Call of the Wild, what were the men’s reactions when they discovered that Spitz was missing?

At the beginning of Chapter 4, Francois discovers that Spitz is missing. He draws Buck to the light of the fire to point out the big dog’s wounds to Perrault, who comments that ‘Dat Spitz fight lak…

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  • MACBETH

Discuss the witches’ apparitions in Macbeth Act IV and Macbeth’s reactions to and interpretations…

In Act 4 of Macbeth, Macbeth seeks the witches so that he can get another prophecy to find out whether or not his position as king is secure. While he is in their lair, the witches offer him four…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How does Huck feel about Jim’s decision to wait for a doctor?

In this last episode of the novel, Tom is shot in the leg trying to get the mob of farmers coming to get Jim from the shack to chase him instead of Huck and Jim. When Huck and Jim find Tom, Jim…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Why did Helen feel that exams were the chief bugbears of her college life ?

With both truth and humor, Helen describes the act of test-taking in the last six paragraphs of Chapter 20. She loves to learn new material. But she despises tests. She talks about studying for…

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  • RELIGION

What comes after life?

Many different religions have different answers to this question, and so I’ll summarize a few different responses. Christianity: Like many religions, Christianity is complicated and different…

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  • THE BFG

How did Mrs. Clonkers punish the children at the orphanage in The BFG?

Before Sophie is kidnapped by the BFG, she lives at an orphanage run by a mean old lady named Mrs. Clonkers. She had very strict rules that included folding your clothes and not getting out of bed…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

How is her secret activity discovered in The Possibility of Evil?

Miss Strangeworth has been writing her anonymous letters for one year and creating many kinds of bad feelings in the town. On the day covered by the story she writes three more poison-pen letters…

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  • HISTORY

What are the main events and components to know regarding what happened after colonialism in Africa?

There are many sites that can give you information about what happened after colonialism in Africa. You can do an internet search for “African decolonization” or related terms. I have included…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

What emotions does “In Another Country” probably bring out in most people?

There could be many correct answers, but most likely Hemingway was trying to elicit the emotion of loneliness. The main character feels isolated from most everyone. The townspeople say, “A basso…

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  • SCIENCE

Construct an argument to support or refute the likelihood of finding DNA within fossil dinosaurs…. 1 image

DNA could be found within a fossil if the entire organism was fossilized. However, if the fossil was a mold or a cast, then DNA could not be extracted. Most fossils are formed within sedimentary…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Why do you think Shakespeare opens the play with humor when the story is the tragedy of Julius…

Shakespeare often juxtaposes humor and tragedy. In fact, almost all of his major tragedies include “light” scenes that both cut through the tension and provide dramatic contrast with the…

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  • HEALTH

What fruits are most effective for maintaining good health and what is a good diet plan for health?

Fruits are very healthy to eat and should be part of our daily diets. Fruits provide our bodies with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, fiber, water, etc. There are some fruits that are generally…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, what strange things did Tom do to his horse? Why?

The latter half of “The Devil and Tom Walker” describes the remainder of Tom’s life after he makes a deal with Old Scratch, the terms of which are implied to be his soul in exchange for a great…

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  • THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

When did the Kiowas surrender?

In short, the answer to your question is July 20, 1890. Just keep in mind that the organization of The Way to Rainy Mountain must be understood before the answer can be easily found. The major…

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  • MENDING WALL

What lines are repeated in the poem “Mending Wall”?

The lines “something there is that doesn’t love a wall” and “good fences make good neighbors” are repeated. Repetition is used in poems to add emphasis and highlight significant themes….

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  • JANE EYRE

What is the main conflict of Jane Eyre?

Jane Eyre struggled with an internal conflict through much of the story. After some time at Thornfield Hall as Adele’s governess, Jane began to have romantic feelings toward Mr. Rochester, her…

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  • HISTORY

Who was the third president in Great Britain?

Great Britain calls their political leader a prime minister, rather than a president. Today, the prime minister performs similar duties to a president. Sir Robert Walpole is considered the first…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Can you comment on the relationship between utilitarianism and compassion in A Christmas Carol?…

The theory of utilitarianism posits that the moral course of action is that which benefits the greatest number of people. At the risk of muddling the issue, one can cite the father of the theory of…

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  • HUNGER OF MEMORY

What are the dynamics of language and family from the book Hunger of Memory?

The initial chapters of Richard Rodriguez’s memoire, The Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, focus heavily on the issues of identity, language, and family. Rodriguez explores the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does the quarrel begin in the opening scene of the drama Romeo and Juliet?

In the opening scene of the play, we meet two servants from the house of Capulet, named Sampson and Gregory. They are standing in the public market place of the town discussing, among other things,…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

Why didn’t the police officer tell Bob he was the real Jimmy Wells?

Jimmy Wells fully intended to meet Bob at ten o’clock and to identify himself. He was a little early, so he was taking his time about patrolling his beat and trying all the shop doors to make sure…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

How can “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning be viewed as an example of a dramatic monologue? Why…

“My Last Duchess” qualifies as a dramatic monologue because the entire poem is comprised of the speech of one person in a specific moment, and because we only know the actions of the person the…

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  • JANE EYRE

What are some symbols in the novel Jane Eyre?

Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is heavily embedded with symbols that make this Gothic tale of love that much richer. We can begin with the red room of Aunt Reed’s house. Locked in the same room where her…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How does Steinbeck present hierarchy in society in Of Mice and Men?

Hierarchy in Of Mice and Men is clearly delineated. On the top of the ladder is the boss. He is a white man who owns the ranch. His word goes, and the other men know this point and follow….

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, what was Elizabeth’s reaction to Mr. Darcy’s proposal?

Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth Bennet twice in Pride and Prejudice. The first time he proposes (chapter 34), Elizabeth is “astonished beyond expression.” She was also angry that he said…

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  • THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

When was his grandmother born in The Way to Rainy Mountain?

The simple answer to your question is 1880; however, that exact date is never given within the text. We can extrapolate the answer to this question by considering a few important dates having to…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

Why does the policeman not tell Bob that he is the real Jimmy Wells in the story “After Twenty…

The policeman on the beat does not reveal his true identity to Bob because he recognizes his old friend as a wanted man. Since the two friends parted twenty years ago, their lives have certainly…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What did Declaration of Independence actually declare?

The Declaration of Independence emphasized many ideas. The most important idea was that the colonies were no longer under British rule. The Declaration of Independence declared that we were a free…

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