What is the plot climax of “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog” by O. Henry?

What is the plot climax of “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog” by O. Henry?

  • THE HORSE DEALER’S DAUGHTER

In “The Horse-Dealers Daughter” what kind of narrator does this story have, and what points of…

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  • SCIENCE

In what organelles is a nucleolus found?

The nucleolus is found inside the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell. Eukaryotic cells are cells that contain membrane-bound organelles, such as the nucleolus. Prokaryotic cells are cells that do not…

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  • LITERATURE

What tactics does Edgar Allan Poe employ in “Hop-Frog” in order to make this tale especially dark…

The biggest literary element used by Poe in Hop-Frog in order to portray the dark and sinister nature of the story is suspense. Much as in The Cask of Amontillado, the readers know that something…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

How does Santiago show his resolution as he holds the line and thinks about all the things the…

Resolution in this context means “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” As Santiago thinks about all of the possible actions of the marlin, he is preparing himself for a battle. He knows…

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  • MOBY DICK

What are some allusions in The Advocate (Chapter 24) in Moby Dick?

In Chapter 24 of Moby Dick, Melville makes a case for the nobility of whaling as a profession. He uses many fantastic examples and allusions to prove his point that, throughout history, whaling has…

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  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

In And Then There Were None, what does Rogers discover while cleaning up?

In chapter five of the book And Then There Were None, Mr. Rogers discovers that there are only nine Indian Figurines while cleaning up after the death of Anthony Martson. This surprises him…

  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What are some examples of literary devices (such as allusion, pun, imagery, oxymoron,…

Dickens uses many techniques, including idioms, hyperbole, and imagery. Figurative language is used throughout A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is language not meant to be taken literally….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who was most responsible for Tom Robinsons death?

This is a hard question to answer because it asks you to look at several people/things that quite possibly are responsible for Tom’s death. Is the accuser responsible? Is the racism of the South…

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  • HISTORY

What are ideas for Revolutionary War metaphors? For example: the revolutionary war is like a…

Metaphors for the Revolutionary War: 1. If the Revolutionary War were a shower, what would the soap represent? 2. If the Revolutionary War were a divorce, what would the husband and wife…

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  • HISTORY

In Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis,” what does he mean by “the times that try men’s souls?”

When Paine uses the word “try” in this context in “The Crisis,” he means something like “test.” In other words, he is saying that the times they were living in were the times that…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

List some synonyms and antonyms for the word “everlasting.”

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same thing as the original word or phrase. Additionally, it has to be in the same language. For example, reveal is a synonym of…

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  • HISTORY

What areas did Portugal explore?

Portugal was the first European kingdom-state to engage in significant overseas exploration. Beginning in the fifteenth century, Portuguese mariners explored and claimed lands along the west and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, when Mayella asked Tom to come inside the fence, what did she ask him…

In Tom’s testimony in Chapter 19, he tells Atticus that he often has to go by the Ewell home on his way to work each day. He explains that he works steadily for Mr. Link Deas all year round….

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  • SCIENCE

What are some advantages and limitations of using computer models?

Computer models help us simulate a real life situation or process with some built-in assumptions (that is, the model is a simplification and works under certain assumptions). A model will help us…

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  • 1984

How does Winston and Julia’s situation of meeting in secret reflect on their society?

In 1984, Winston and Julia are forced to meet in secret because “promiscuity” between Party members is completely forbidden. This is because the Party does not want men and women to form personal…

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  • HISTORY

What was displayed in the Roman Forum on twelve large bronze tablets?

Roman tradition claimed that the laws of the early Roman Republic were publicly displayed on what were known as the Twelve Tables in the Forum in the sixth century B.C.E.. These laws, which were…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

How does Poe portray the characters ?

In the Pit and the Pendulum, there is really only one character who is capable of being characterized: the narrator. From the beginning, he is characterized as an educated man, or at least an…

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  • LITERATURE

What does Herbert see in the fire light the night the first wish is made, and what might these…

In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs, the White family is presented with a niggling question: to wish or not wish? Sergeant Major Morris comes for a visit and discusses his worldwide exploits with…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What day did Ponyboy and Johnny save the kids from the burning church in the book The Outsiders?

The day of the week is not directly stated in S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, but enough clues are given to make a reasonable inference. The book opens with Ponyboy walking home from the…

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  • LINGUISTICS

How do we transcribe words with aspiration and devoicing? Some example words are as follows:…

I would recommend you to understand aspiration and devoicing, so that you can transcribe aspirated and devoiced words that come in your exam. Aspiration is a phonological process in which a sound…

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  • HISTORY

The Virginia Plan called for representative ___________?

If your question literally says, “The Virginia Plan called for representative __________,” the only way to fill in the blank would be “government.” However, this does not make much sense…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

How does the setting of the carnival in “The Cask Of Amontillado” affect the happy and fun mood…

Let me clear up a bit of the question. The beginning of the story is not happy and fun. Montresor spends the first three paragraphs telling his reader about how awful a person Fortunato is….

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  • HISTORY

How did Great Britain react to the Boston Tea Party?

Great Britain reacted very strongly to the Boston Tea Party. When the colonists dumped the tea in the harbor at Boston, the British East India Company lost a significant amount of money. To punish…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the concentration of each ion in 5.00L of a 1.25M solution of Fe2(CO3)3?

There are two ions in ferric carbonate salt: ferric ion or Fe(III) ion and carbonate ion. Given volume of salt = 5 lt And concentration of salt = 1.25 M Concentration is given as moles per liter or…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does stagflation differ from the traditional business cycle?

Stagflation differs from the traditional business cycle in that it consists of inflation coupled with high rates of unemployment and lower growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

From Miller’s stage directions, which character in The Crucible does Miller most sympathize with?

I think it is likely Elizabeth Proctor with whom Miller most sympathizes, simply by examining his stage directions for her. In Act Two, much of her direction has to do with wanting to please her…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Do you think it is fair for someone charged with felony murder to have the same punishment as a…

This is purely a matter of personal opinion, but I do find this to be a fair consequence for the person charged with felony murder. A person who is committing a felony that could reasonably result…

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  • HISTORY

When was Alaska declared a state?

Alaska officially became a state on January 3, 1959. When this happened, it became the 49th state in the United States. Later that year, Hawaii became the 50th and (so far) final state in the…

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  • LITERATURE

How does the Cask of Amontillado look at revenge?

The unnamed narrator of “The Cask of Amontillado” clearly thinks of revenge as a noble endeavor. Montresor and Fortunato are both noblemen, and Montresor’s coat of arms and family motto both…

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  • SCIENCE

Mercury has cliffs 2-3 km high extending for hundreds of km. These are thought to have formed as…

This is a good example of a napkin question that can be quickly approximated on scratch paper with only a few constants to look up. First, let’s put together what we know. The density of an…

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  • SCIENCE

Large vibrations produce what kind of sounds?

Sound waves are mechanical waves that propagate through a medium (such as air) as a series of compressions and rarefactions (stretching) of the medium. This is also known as vibration. The distance…

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  • HISTORY

What were some of the conflicts between colonists and Native Americans?

The period from 1607 to 1776 was characterized by almost constant conflict and compromise between colonists and Native peoples. What follows is a short list of very important conflicts with a brief…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the novella Of Mice of Men, why are the characters’ reactions to the dream of the future farm…

In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie have a dream of owning their own ranch where they’ll “have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and” live off the…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

Describe Squeaky’s attitude toward phoniness and girlishness in the story, “Raymond’s Run,” by…

Squeaky, in “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, reacts with disdain to phoniness. She sees Cynthia Procter as a phony because Cynthia pretends she does not have to study for spelling bees or…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

Compare and contrast the obstacles that Junior has to overcome in his life in The Absolutely True…

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Junior faces obstacles that challenge his character. For example, one of the major obstacles that Junior has to face is his desire to have a…

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  • HISTORY

How can mountains affect a nation?

Mountains can affect a nation in many ways. In the United States, the Rocky Mountains hindered westward expansion. Before the development of modern forms of travel, mountains made it more difficult…

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  • THE HOBBIT

What are 3 characteristics of a wizard?

In The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Gandalf plays a prominent role as a wizard. He, like other wizards, has magical powers. Sometimes he uses a wand. He is full of wisdom, and the others can learn a…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the United States in far better position than any other country to build the Panama Canal?

There are three main reasons why the United States was in a much better position to build the Panama Canal than any other country. First, the US had more of an incentive to build the canal than any…

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  • BUSINESS

Discuss the changing needs of employees.

The workplace dynamics are constantly changing. The changes have been more significant since the arrival of internet. This has caused two important changes in workplace: ability to work remotely…

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  • SCIENCE

Calculate the concentration of H2SO3 present in 0.198 M Na2SO3(aq). Ka1 = 0.015 Ka2 = 1.2 ×…

To solve this problem you need to calculate the Kb’s from the Ka’s, using the relationship Kb = 10^(-14)/Ka, and keeping in mind that Ka1 gives Kb2, and vice versa. The first hydrolysis is:…

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  • LITERATURE

Please help me with my thesis: “Allan Stratton in the novel Chand’s Secrets shows that when…

I haven’t read that book, but I have read many thesis statements from hundreds of students. I’ve also had to write my fair share. Your thesis is fine. I can help you tighten it up a bit, so that…

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  • SCIENCE

Radar uses reflected microwaves to detect objects and measure their

Radar or radio detection and ranging systems use reflected microwaves to determine a flying object’s direction, distance and speed. Radar sends out bursts of electromagnetic waves in a particular…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How can I prove that George is innocent of killing Lennie in the book Of Mice and Men?

First consider different definitions/interpretations of the concept of innocence. It’s hard to prove that George is legally innocent of killing Lennie because, quite simply, he does kill Lennie and…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What is the climax of “The Red-headed League?”

The climax occurs when the criminals are caught robbing the bank. The climax of a story is when things change, or the most exciting point. In a mystery, most of the time is spent trying to find…

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  • MATH

What is between 1/3 and 1/4 on the number line

There are an infinite number of values on the number line between 1313and 1414 . One way to find a value between is to write equivalent fractions using a common denominator. Because the…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

What are some details about Bob’s behavior and appearance that suggest to the reader that Bob may…

As is customary in the narratives of O. Henry, there is foreshadowing of later plot developments, but they are very subtle in order that is signature ironic twist at the end is effective. Here are…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In what ways does Atticus show self-control in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus Finch’s character is defined by the words, “self-control”. It is probably one of the best descriptions of how Atticus handles all the situations in the novel. Atticus shows…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, how does Gatsby describe Daisy’s voice?

Throughout Nick’s narrative of The Great Gatsby, he struggles to capture the quality of Daisy’s voice. He talks about it so much, it is almost as though it were a separate character. At his first…

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  • THE SLAVE DANCER

In The Slave Dancer, why is chapter 3 called “The Shrouds”?

Interesting question! In the book The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox, Jessie witnesses his first whipping on the ship. In the story, Purvis is declared to be the thief of the Captain’s personal food….

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  • HENRY

What is the plot climax of “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog” by O. Henry?

In “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog,” author O. Henry tells the story from a dog’s point of view. The dog feels sorry for the husband of the woman who owns him because she takes advantage of him and abuses…

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