# What is the setting of “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence?

**THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER**

**What is the setting of “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence?**

This question is never directly stated in the story itself, so you will have to use inference, or educated guesses, based on clues throughout the story. A good place to start is by looking a bit…

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**A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM**

**Is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream challenging for 14 year-olds?It is on my booklist for…**

I would say that any of Shakespeare’s plays can be challenging for audiences or readers of any age, if they have never encountered the story or any other of Shakespeare’s plays before. Mainly,…

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**SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS**

**How did Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 – “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” – introduce an…**

The sonnet exemplifies Shakespeare’s innovation of the English form of the genre. Although written in the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg which is typical of the English form, sonnet 18 has a strong…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Think Globalisation, Act VirtuallyWhat does the word community mean for your profession and will…**

I’m not sure I understand your question… For most teachers, I would say that community means other teachers, particularly those in your own school. That’s because they are the people who share…

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**THE DUCHESS AND THE JEWELLER**

**What is the relation between the jeweller and the Duchess?**

The relationship between these two characters is somewhat complex. Oliver Bacon is in awe of the Duchess. So in that way, he is subordinate to her. The Duchess looks down on Oliver and people…

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**MATH**

**Find the roots of the equation x^2 + 11 x + 28 = 0**

We have to find the roots of the equation x^2 + 11x + 28 =0. We see that we can write 11 as 7+4 where 7*4 = 28. Therefore x^2 + 11x + 28 =0 => x^2 + 7x + 4x + 28 =0 Taking the common factor x…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x, y, and z x + 2y = 10 9y – 3z = – 6 6x – 5z = 2**

Here we are given three equations we have to solve to arrive at the values of x, y and z. x + 2y = 10… (1) 9y – 3z = – 6… (2) 6x – 5z = 2… (3) We can write (1) as x = 10-2y We can also…

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**VOLPONE**

**I need some background information on Volpone, including info about religious attitudes of the…**

Ben Jonson, who wrote the comedy play Volpone, was a contemporary of William Shakespeare during the Renaissance Elizabethan literary period. Jonson’s plays weren’t popular like Shakespeare’s plays…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What makes Jem and Scout begin to “part company”? What does Scout not realize yet?**

This is a good question and I am sure you will get lots of different and equally valid answers. For me they begin to grow apart because Jem reaches adolescence and starts to take an interest in…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Why are cards “more dangerous than matches” in Maycomb?Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird**

This line comes from Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. After the children have decided to peep into the window of the Radley’s house on Dill’s final night in town, Mr. Radley…

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**LIKE A WINDING SHEET**

**What writing techniques are used by the author in ” Like a winding sheet?**

Ann Petry’s short story “Like a Winding Sheet” uses a variety of techniques to achieve its effects. The story uses foreshadowing. For example, it opens with the main character wrapped in a bedsheet…

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**HISTORY**

**Were the Egyptian ladies stronger than the men?**

I do not think that we have any evidence to say that Egyptian women were “stronger” than men either physically or in terms of political or social power. Women in Egypt (especially later Ancient…

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**BIOLOGY**

**Explain why internal temperature is higher than the skin temperature?**

Usually the internal temperature is higher than the skin temperature as the temperature on the surface of the skin is reduced by heat getting dissipated to the external atmosphere. The internal…

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**ALICE WALKER**

**are there any theme that are the same in langston hughes work the poem dream deferred compared…**

In fact there is…Walker wrote about Black women struggling, without realization. Hughes’ poem, “A Dream Deferred,” defines Walker’s reason for writing. As she states in her essay, “In Search of…

**SCIENCE**

There are two common types of air conditioners: evaporative coolers, and compressed air coolers. An evaporative cooler (also known as a swamp cooler or wet air cooler) is a device that cools air…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Tax Cuts and President ObamaPresident Obama says he won’t cave on tax cuts. What do you think?…**

Most likely. He is a compromiser by nature. Republicans like Eric Cantor in the House have said they will not compromise, which I would say is more likely. What neither Obama nor tax cut…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**Is the Declaration of Independence still important today? Why?**

I would say that the Declaration of Indepence as a whole is not very important any more. However, there is one part of it that is very important. This is the part that says We hold these truths…

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**THE OPEN WINDOW**

**In “The Open Window,” why did Saki choose to have his main character suffering from a nervous…**

I have to admit I have one big issue with your question, and that is that I do not think that Framton Nuttel is actually the main character. Although we certainly start with seeing his perspective…

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**THE MONKEY’S PAW**

**Give two examples from the book showing how the author get the message across to the reader.”The…**

One theme of W.W. Jacobs story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” is told by the old fakir. Essentially it is that there is the existence of fate, and any interference with it has disastrous results. Here are…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x if log x^2 – log (x+2) = log 2**

log x^2 – log (x+2) = log 2 using algorethim properties , we know that: log a – log b = log a/b ==> log (x^2/ (x+2) = log 2 Now since the logarithm equals , then the bases are equals: ==> x^2…

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**THE MONKEY’S PAW**

**How did the author get the message/theme across to the reader?”The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs**

One of the themes of W.W. Jacobs’s tale, “The Monkey’s Paw” is that in a fateful twist of the human condition, often people’s attributes work against them. All three of the members of the White…

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**MATH**

**What is the probability of getting a total of 7 when rolling two regular dice?**

First we will determine the outcomes when rolling 2 dice. When rolling a regular dice we have the outcomes: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) = 6 possible outcomes. When rolling 2 dice, we have the following…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What characterizes a great community and our role in creating them ? Please throw some light.**

Your question is a little vague, and I cannot tell what particular focus you are looking for, so I will try to discuss a few aspects. A good community has many important features, including members…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the absolute value for z = (2-3i)/(2+i)**

z = (2-3i)/(2+i) let z = a + bi (a + bi )(2 + i) = 2 – 3i 2a + 2bi + ai – b = 2 – 3i This creates a system of two equations by combining real and imaginary components: 2a – b = 2 2b + a = -3…

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**THE MONKEY’S PAW**

**What is the setting of “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs**

The setting of the “Money’s Paw” is at the beginning of the twientieth century in England. The story’s author, W. W. Jacobs, himself a resident of London, England, often heard tales from strange…

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**MATH**

**Find the derivative of f(x) = (lnx)/ (x^2 – 4)**

f(x) = lnx/ (x^2 -4) First we will assume that f(x) = u/v such that: u= ln x ==> u’ = 1/x v = x^2 – 4 ==> v’ = 2x Now using the formula we know that: f'(x) = (u’v – uv’)/v^2 Let us…

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**ANGELA CARTER**

**How does the use of point of view enhance feminism in the Company of Wolves by Angela Carter?…**

The narrative point of view keeps shifting in the story from the author to the wolf and to the grandmother and the girl herself. This shifting or changing of point of view is to enhance the…

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**MATH**

**Solve the system: 2a – b = 3 / a + b = 4**

2a – b = 3…………(1) a + b = 4 ……………(2) We will use the elimination method to solve the system: First we will add equation (1) to equation (2): ==> 2a – b + a + b = 3 + 4 Combine…

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**PORPHYRIA’S LOVER**

**How does the lover in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ eternalise his love ?**

This is one of many excellent narrative poems that Robert Browning produced featuring an unreliable narrator who, perhaps much like the unreliable narrators of Poe’s work, is clearly on the edge of…

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**PORPHYRIA’S LOVER**

**Why the speaker in the poem”‘Porphyria’s Lover” kills her?**

Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” is as much about power as it is love. He takes a narrative about an illicit affair and does two things with it: makes it beautiful and makes it about power. When…

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**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**How does the author use diction to reveal the theme of hatred of “phonies”?**

In The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger uses modern American teenage slang, a conversational and confessional tone, and verbal irony (mainly sarcasm). Examine the following opening sentences: If…

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**MATH**

**Find the local maxima value of f(x) = ln x / (6*sqrt x).**

We are given the function f(x) = (ln x) / (6(sqrt x)). Now to find the local maxima of the function, we have to differentiate f(x). f'(x) = (1- ln x)/ (6* x^1.5) Equating f'(x) to 0. (1- ln x)/ (6*…

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**REFERENCE**

**Who were the children of the Greek gods Polyphemus and Orion?**

Polyphemus and Orion according to Greek Mythology were sons of the Greek Lord Poseidon. Polyphemus was one of three Cyclops, who were one-eyed giants. He was the progeny of Poseidon and a nymph…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**To what extent should we embrace the perspective of nationalism?**

To me, there is good nationalism that should be embraced and bad nationalism that should not be. The good nationalism makes people proud of their country and inspires them to work hard to improve…

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**SCIENCE**

**antibody productionhi ive been given an assignment and i am really stuck onn one question. the…**

Basically, when your body senses an allergen, it reacts. It responds to histamines by causing you to sneeze and cough to expel the foreign bodies. Over time, you may develop immunity, but it…

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**A SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA**

**How has Ginsberg’s vision of America proven accurate in this poem, and how has it not?**

Allen Ginsberg’s poem of 1955, “A Supermarket in California,” is full of parody and even absurdity, making it difficult for me as a reader to pin down exactly what Ginsberg’s vision of America may…

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**AMERICA**

**How has Ginsberg’s vision of America proven accurate in the poem “America”, and how has it not?**

Allen Ginsberg’s poem “America” is filled with more self-irony than are many of his other poems, including “A Supermarket in California,” making this poem a challenge to interpret. When is the…

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**I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS**

**In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what reward did Marguerite receive when she accurately…**

Of these choices, the best answer is B. One of the main rewards that Marguerite gets for accuracy is the praise of the customers. Answer A is meant to trick you because Marguerite goes off on a…

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**LITERATURE**

**How do you explore the extent to which an individual (in a text) either enriches or challenges a…**

I think that one of the first steps in exploring belonging in a text is to examine the relationships an individual has to their social order. As a character, how do they through both actions and…

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**I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS**

**Why does Mrs. Flowers tell Marguerite to be “understanding of illiteracy”?**

The best answer to this question is C — Mrs. Flowers is telling Marguerite that a person who does not go to school (more importantly, someone who is unable to go to school) is not necessarily…

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**I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS**

**In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, why does Mrs. Flowers encourage Marguerite to listen to…**

The answer to this question is clearly choice #1. Mrs. Flowers is trying to tell Marguerite that the old sayings that the (seemingly ignorant) country people tell are actually full of wisdom. This…

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**I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS**

**which detail about Mrs.Flowers seems the most important to the author?pick the right answer…**

c

**I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS**

**For what purpose did the author write this memoir?Multiple Choice: a. To show the importance of…**

For my part, I am not entirely comfortable with any of the four answers. I think that I am probably the most comfortable with how important her grandmother is in the narrative. The role her…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What evidence is there in “The Custom-House” that the narrator becomes obsessed with Hester…**

Although the connection between the preface of The Scarlet Letter, “The Custom House, Introductory,” is a slight and contrived one, this introduction is an interesting one as Hawthorne’s…

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**MATH**

(tan x)’ = sec^2 x Let f(x) = tanx We know that tanx = sinx/ cosx ==> f(x) = sinx/ cosx Now to differenctiate f(x) we will use the chain rule: f(x) = u/v such that: u= sinx ==> u’ = cosx v=…

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**MATH**

**Find the surface area of the cylinder whose height is 16 cm and the diameter of the base is 6 cm.**

The height h = 16 The diameter = 6 To find the surface area we need to calculate the area of the bases and the area of the side. The area of the bases = 2 * area of the circle…

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**MATH**

**Determine if the line passes through the points (0,2) and ( -1, 3) is parallel to the line…**

We have a line passes through the point ( -1,3) and (0,2) Also we have the line (7/2)y + (7/4) x + 35/2 = 0 To determine if both lines are parallel we need to write using the slope form for both…

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**HISTORY**

**Did many people die during McCarthyism?In The Crucible, people died. Did they die in McCarthy’s…**

No. People did not die during the McCarthy era. There were lives that were ruined (in terms of people having a hard time getting jobs in their preferred line of work) but there were not many…

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**MATH**

**What is the probability of getting a prime number in a deck of play cards, and the probability of…**

The deck of a play card has 52 cards whcih are they: 4 sets of ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K) Let us determine the prime numbers in the set. The prime number is an integer dividible by 1…

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**MATH**

**Find the absolute values of the complex number z = (2-3i)/(-2-4i)**

z = (2-3i)/ (-2-4i) First we need to rewrite the complex number z in the form a+bi Then we need to multiply and divide by the inverse of the denominator: ==> z = ( 2-3i)(-2+4i) / (-2-4i)(-2+4i)…