What is the central idea of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?”

What is the central idea of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?”

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How did industrialization change society and peoples’ lives?

The industrialization of the world changed the manner in which people lived and the way societies interacted in a variety of ways including quality of life, economic power and political…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What happens when the congregation sends a group of people to ask Mr. Hooper about his veil?

The narrator says that, despite the fact that many of Mr. Hooper’s parishioners are “busybodies and impertinent people” who would normally not hesitate to ask questions, none of them were willing…

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  • HISTORY

How does culture affect history?

History, in its simplest sense, is a study of the actions of humans from the past. The impact of culture on how humans behave is quite dramatic. Virtually every action that a person takes is the…

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  • SCIENCE
  1. How many protons are in nucleus of an atom with an atomic number of 15? 2. How many electrons…

The number of protons in a given atom are the same as its atomic number. In fact, atomic number is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. For example, sodium has an atomic number of 11…

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  • SCIENCE

Kinetic energy of moving charge in an electrical circuit is called?

The kinetic energy of moving charge in an electrical circuit is called current. A circuit contains a power source (say a battery) and provides a closed path for electrons to flow. A very simple…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

On which topic does Willam Wordsworth most like to write poems?

This is a very interesting question, because Wordsworth was interested in many different themes and topics. He is considered one of the most significant of all the English poets and his works are…

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  • LYDDIE

Are there any similes in chapters 1-3 of the book Lyddie?

Yes, there are several similes–comparisons using “like” or “as”–in the first three chapters of the book. When Lyddie’s mother quotes the Bible, she quotes a passage that contains a simile that…

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  • HAMLET

How can I analyze a passage from Hamlet to explore Shakespeare’s use of language and dramatic…

I can give you a couple of focal points to consider about Shakespearean language and the tragedy Hamlet overall to use on the passage assigned by your teacher. MeterShakespeare is particularly…

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  • SCIENCE

1) A boy throws a stone up with a velocity of 60 m/s. How long will it take to reach the…

Hello! 1. The speed will decrease uniformly under the gravity force. The speed of decrease is g, i.e. the speed VV will be V(t)=V0−g⋅t,V(t)=V0-g⋅t,where V0V0 is the initial speed and tt is a time in…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the significance of forest and village in Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter?

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, the forest and village serve to intensify the figurative differences between the two settings. The village, Puritanical in nature, is severe and…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

With close reference to the language and dramatic action of Act 3, Scene 1, comment on the way an…

In this scene, Salarino and Salanio mock Shylock. Though Shylock is hard on his daughter, who has eloped with a Christian and stolen some of his money, the audience may sympathize with him in the…

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  • LITERATURE

Would the English language be different without Shakespeare’s influence?

Yes, the English language would most certainly be different without Shakespeare; however, the English language also wouldn’t be that much different. I do not believe that Shakespeare is some…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” is the lottery a collective act of murder?

The lottery is collective murder because everyone in the town acts as a mob, choosing one person at random to kill a year. There is no one person who is the evil genius at work in this village. No…

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

Is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sexist?

The Deathly Hallows, and the Harry Potter series more generally, isn’t overtly sexist, but you can catch whiffs of sexism here and there. The question you have to ask yourself is: What roles do the…

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  • SCIENCE

College Physics 1 Please explain what I did wrong on question 7 and 8 1 image

In question #7, the t-shirt has been fired straight upwards and hence the angle of firing is 90 degrees, with respect to the horizontal. Thus, the time of flight would be,

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  • BLUES AIN’T NO MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Granny and her family move so much in Toni Cade Bambara’s “Blues Ain’t No Mockin’ Bird”?

In Toni Cade Bambara’s “Blues Ain’t No Mockin’ Bird,” the narrator explains why Granny moves around so much soon after Granny relays to the kids her story of the man being photographed who was…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

What is the personification in Langston Hughes’s poem “As I Grew Older”?

Personification is a type of figurative language in which an author gives inanimate objects human characteristics. In his poem “As I Grew Older,” Langston Hughes uses a couple instances of…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the main goal of sociology?

Sociology is the study of human social behavior. Sociologists may use quantitative (measurable) or qualitative (descriptive) methods to study how humans socialize and organize themselves socially,…

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  • SISTER OF MY HEART

How do Anju and Sudha keep their relationship strong?

In Sister Of My Heart, Anju and Sudha keep their relationship strong by devising creative methods to maintain an emotional connection. In their childhood, both girls sleep in twin beds in Anju’s…

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  • THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

Momaday says that the Kiowas believed they “entered the world through a hollow log.” Explain what…

According to The Way to Rainy Mountain, this phrase means that the Kiowa tribe of Native Americans has a very interesting creation myth. When one speaks about the “hollow log” in relation to the…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What are some examples of pathetic fallacy in Volume III of Frankenstein?

Near the end of the first chapter in Volume III, Victor is recounting the words of his best friend, Henry Clerval, in regard to the natural scenes they observe on their travels (when Victor is…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

I am writing a final essay about Germany and need some details on the following question: There…

Germany has existed as a democratic republic for over 60 years. The country is considered a democratic and social federalist state according to the nation’s constitution. The country’s…

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  • RELIGION

symbolism of the light in gothic cathedrals

During the Romanesque period of architecture (just before the Gothic), cathedrals were often very dark because they could only put in small windows due to the weight of the stone and height of the…

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  • PARADISE LOST

In Paradise Lost, if Satan is the protagonist then who is the antagonist in the poem?

In Paradise Lost, if Satan is the protagonist, then the antagonist in the poem is God. Why is this so? It is because God stands in the way of Satan’s devious plans. God is the righteous being who…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is the main conflict in the book, Of Mice And Men?

The main conflict in Of Mice and Men is the struggle for survival in hard times. George and Lennie have nothing in the world but some blankets and three cans of beans. Then have to get jobs at the…

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  • THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

In what ways did meeting the Crow change the Kiowas’ way of life?

When one speaks about the Crow, one is speaking about the second part of the Kiowa creation myth, imperative to the Kiowa religion. The Kiowa creation myth actually has two parts: one about “Boy…

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  • HARD TIMES

How would you summarize the first four chapters of Hard Times by Charles Dickens?

The first four chapters of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times are used not only to establish the characters of the novel, but also to give readers a sense of the rigid Utilitarian philosophies that…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What is allegorical about the girl Santiago meets in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist?

Fatima is the name of the girl with whom Santiago falls in love in Coelho’s The Alchemist. She represents romantic love, future family, and settling down. She is also another of the many teachers…

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  • HISTORY

What were the major social, economic, and political changes that shaped American history from the…

This question could take books to adequately answer. The four centuries between 1400 and 1865 saw tremendous changes in all areas of life on what is now called North America. Here is a quick…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

In The Catcher in the Rye why do we, the readers, never get to meet Jane Gallagher? Why does…

Salinger probably sensed that if Holden and Jane Gallagher connected, their relationship would overwhelm the novel, which is a sort of mural, or montage, of humanity in New York City. There were…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

What personal struggle of the deceased Mr. Walter Younger’s is indicated in the following…

Hansberry, in her seminal work A Raisin in the Sun, draws upon all of her characters to tell not only their story, but the collective story of the disenfranchised African-American man. Here, the…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why does George stay with Lennie in the novel Of Mice and Men?

George stays with Lennie, because they are friends. This might sound like a simplistic answer, but it is actually profound in the world of Of Mice and Men. In this world, there are very few…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

For much of the history of the United States, A. the country has had greater economic…

The correct answer to this question is not completely clear. Different people can interpret history in different ways and the answers given here generally call for interpretation. I will narrow…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Which of the following is NOT a reason solving public problems can be difficult? A. People…

Based on the other choices that are there, yes, I believe that you have it correct. Choice “A” is not a reason that solving public problems can be difficult. Although I do think that choice “A” is…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

What are some literary devices used in “The Cask of Amontillado”?

A major literary device used in “The Cask of Amontillado” is dramatic irony. At the beginning of the story, Montresor makes it clear to the reader that he plans to get revenge on Fortunato for the…

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  • HISTORY

How did World War II change the United States internationally, and domestically? 2 images

World War II produced the United States as global superpower and defender of capitalism and democracy in the world. European nations that were world powers before the war (Germany, Italy, United…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

explain how television is used throughout the story

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Which of the following is NOT an entitlement? A. Social Security B. Medicare C. Worker’s…

An entitlement program, in American terminology, is one where the government sets criteria for participation and then everyone who meets the criteria is automatically given the benefit that the…

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  • HISTORY

How did James Watts improvement of the steam engine spur on the Industrial Revolution and change…

James Watt and the steam engine he invented are regarded as one of the biggest influences on the Industrial Revolution in Britain in the 18th and 19th Centuries. His invention meant that the…

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  • HISTORY

Why do both people in the North and South dislike parts of the Compromise of 1850?

People in both the North and the South didn’t like parts of the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 allowed California to join the country as a free state. That wasn’t popular in the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Comparing confederacy and union venn diagram

For your Venn diagram, let’s fill out the middle part first. Both sides had poorly trained armies, at least at first. A large majority of the soldiers were not fighting for or against the cause…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why did George stop being cruel to Lennie?

In Chapter 3, George is telling Slim how he and Lennie travel together. This is odd according to Slim because it is rare. Usually, these types of workers traveled alone, moving from job to job as…

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  • HISTORY

What was the British policy of salutary neglect? Why did the British follow this policy? What…

Salutary neglect refers to Britain’s unofficial policy of not strictly enforcing Parliamentary laws in the colonies. Britain practised salutary neglect throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

The Supreme Court’s power of judicial review is not compatible with democratic government. How…

There are many ways to support the argument that the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review is not compatible with democratic government. First, the Supreme Court is an unelected body. All…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What is it about the cottagers that the monster believes causes them to suffer in Frankenstein?

In the story, the creature witnesses the French cottagers and feels sympathy towards them. Although the creature is at first unable to understand how they could also not be happy (similar to the…

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Are Madeline and Roderick from The Fall of the house of Usher two personas of the same character?

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  • HISTORY

Did the Civil War change the character of the United States?

“It does not seem to me as if I were living in the country in which I was born.” –Lawyer and author George Ticknor Curtis in an 1869 letter. The Civil War changed the character of the…

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  • HISTORY

What are some reasons Britain used to justify their occupation in the American colonies after the…

The British had reasons for staying in the colonies after the Seven Years’ War ended. One of those reasons had to do with economic factors. The British had gained control over almost all of the…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Who is Fan in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?

In A Christmas Carol, Fan is Ebeneezer Scrooge’s sister. Dickens introduces Fan in the second stave of the story when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge to revisit his childhood. In this…

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

What is the central idea of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?”

At the center of Robert Frost’s poem is the description of a moment of contemplation — how our daily activities, in all their complexity of decision and actions, the moments obfuscate the larger…

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