What is the theme of “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns?

What is the theme of “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns?

  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” why didn’t the old man ever leave his room?

In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator does not say exactly why the old man never leaves his room. However, the reader may infer from the context clues in the story that the old man is either ill…

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  • RELIGION

What were the impact and influence of Christianity in the Anglo-Saxon period?

The strongest buildings in all of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were the churches. The mortar that tied together the massive stones of these churches would be a perfect analogy to what Christianity was…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does the earth rotate?

Earth rotates on its own axis once every 24 hours. It is this rotation gives rise to night and day on our planet (and other planets in our solar system). The rotation is due to the history of…

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  • BUSINESS

A lawyer has two clients. She charges a yearly retainer plus a separate fee for each…

This is a two-part tariff with two consumers problem. The consumers have two different demand functions, but we require that the pricing structure is fair so that the retainer fee is the same for…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Scout view Atticus before Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird? What quotes illustrate this?

Atticus is polite to everyone. He always considers other people’s feelings and perspectives. When Walter Cunningham Jr. is eating with Jem, Scout, and Atticus, Scout notes how odd it is to see…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Comment on the sonnet in act 1 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet.

The sonnet in question is posted below: Romeo: If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the number of laterally inverted images formed in a pair of plane mirrors inclined at:…

Suppose the mirror on the right is the mirror #1 and on the left is #2. If we are at a point in the bisecting line between the mirrors, we have: First case: 30 degrees The light incide on the…

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  • THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

Can you provide a summary of Wyss’s The Swiss Family Robinson?

The Swiss Family Robinson is a tale of shipwreck and adventure that begins when a family aboard a ship is caught in a storm and driven aground on a reef. The other passengers are all lost and the…

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  • HISTORY

How were immigrants from Europe and Asia treated differently?

Immigration presents dilemmas for all immigrant groups. Learning a new language in a new land, surrounded by a new culture, is a very daunting challenge for even the most adjusted of people. Having…

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  • LITERATURE

Why is the stream of consciousness technique used in tragic novels?

The stream of consciousness technique is used in writing so that the reader can understand everything the character is thinking and feeling. It is like being inside the character’s uncensored…

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  • A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA

Why would you like to meet Emily Bas-Thornton?

This question requires that you state your personal opinion supported by evidence from the novel. You might first reread A High Wind In Jamaica, which is narrated mainly from Emily’s point of view….

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  • EVERY DAY

What is David Levithan’s book Every Day about?

Every Day is about the character of A, who is a “spirit” destined to inhabit one body every 24 hours. Recently, A inhabited the body of a teenager named Justin. This becomes an issue for A when he…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain how the heart supplies oxygenated blood to all parts of the body.

Assuming it is the human heart in the question above, it is a four-chambered heart with a wall called the septum separating the left and right sides. Each side has its specific function. The right…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Why are Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson expelled from civilization in Brave New World?

Bernard and Helmholtz are expelled from society and sent to live on an island for two, twin reasons. Primarily, they joined the Savage in fomenting a rebellion and disturbing the peace….

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  • MATH

is the sum of two linear expressions always a linear expression?

Hello! In general, the answer is “yes”. Unfortunately your question isn’t very specific, so I’ll try to guess. If you mean linear functions of one variable, they have the form y=ax+b. If another…

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  • GLOBAL ECONOMY

What are some things that have pushed people away from the UK and things that pulled people to…

There are many different factors that have led to migration into and out of the UK over the past few centuries. One of the major causes of emmigration from the UK to North America, especially in…

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  • JEFF KINNEY

Who wrote The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book?

Jeffrey Patrick “Jeff” Kinney is the author of the fictional book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The book series follows the adventures of the main character Greg Heffley as written in the…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What does “living fire begets cold impotent ash” mean?

This quote from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart comes at the end of chapter 17 as the warrior Okonkwo reflects on his son Nwoye. The quote represents Okonkwo’s thoughts on his son, with the fire…

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  • HISTORY

What was the crisis of the Byzantine Empire?

The major crisis the Byzantine Empire faced–the crisis which led to its downfall–was the rise and expansion of Islam. During the Middle Ages, expansionist Muslim armies had conquered much of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How are prejudice and persecution shown throughout the whole book?

One of the important ways that Harper Lee chose to show prejudice and persecution throughout the entire novel was by allowing the overall story about Tom Robinson and his trial for rape show one…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In what ways are the joy and pain of love presented in Romeo and Juliet?

In Romeo and Juliet, love is indeed both joyful and distressing. In this kind of intense love, joy and pain are two sides of the same coin. Romeo describes the ache he feels due to his unrequited…

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  • THE ROAD TO MECCA

What is Miss Helen’s role as an artist in The Road to Mecca?

Miss Helen’s role as an artist in the story is to provide spiritual comfort for herself. Years before the story takes place, Miss Helen’s husband died. It was then that she started to no longer…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In the novel The Scarlet Letter, what do you think the term “scarlet letter” means? Make an…

An inference is an educated guess using deductive and inductive thinking, where you derive the meaning of something out of the information that you are given. This question seems to be aimed at…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Why is “A Rose for Emily” considered a feminist work?

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner may be considered a feminist work because it portrays the detrimental effects of limiting a woman’s freedom. The beginning of the story makes it clear that…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Do you think it is important to know both sides of the story? Why?

It is very important to know both sides of a story. By hearing only one side of a story, a person may not get the whole picture of what had actually happened. Many times, people view events through…

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  • SCIENCE

Is a living system ever in equilibrium with its surroundings? Explain why or why not, and when…

A living system is never in equilibrium with its surroundings as it keeps on exchanging matter and energy with the surroundings. A living system requires food (or substrate) and the source of this…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe both intramolecular and intermolecular bonding in carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is a non-polar molecule based on its dot structure. It’s a linear molecule with polar bonds between the central carbon and the two oxygen atoms. The dipoles cancel out because they…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

How do the kidnappers examine the town?

The kidnappers, Bill and Sam, came up with a kidnapping idea in order to raise funds for their unscrupulous venture. They had six hundred dollars but needed two thousand more for their venture….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are Atticus’ values in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is able to pass on his beliefs and wisdom to Scout and Jem. Primarily, Atticus believes in justice, respect, and empathy for others. We see that Atticus believes…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Friar Lawrence’s role in Romeo’s life and Nurse’s role in Juliet’s?

Romeo and Juliet both have very distant relationships with their parents, so Friar Lawrence and Nurse fulfill many of the roles the Capulets and Montagues neglect. For much of European history,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did the author end the book with the line “Most people are (nice), Scout, when you finally…

This line spoken by Atticus is a restatement of his attitude about all people. He feels that one should really get to know people first before judging them. Then, once someone gets to know and…

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  • SCIENCE

What are differences and similarities in the reproduction cycles of an apple tree, a rose and a…

Sexual reproduction occurs in flowering plants when a male germ cell (pollen grain) is transferred to the pistil–the female reproductive organ of a flower–germinates down to the ovule which…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In “Harrison Bergeron,” why is Harrison considered a threat to society?

In Kurt Vonnegut’s story “Harrison Bergeron,” the title character is considered a threat to society because he cannot be contained by both the physical and symbolic handicaps this totalitarian…

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  • HISTORY

Why was Socrates given the death sentence?

Socrates was put on trial in 399 B.C. for allegedly committing impious acts–not revering the Athenian gods and introducing new deities–and corrupting the city’s youth. Some historians believe…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What makes a bureaucracy a peculiar type of formal organization?

Bureaucracy is considered a peculiar form of formal organization because of its rigid rules and structure. Bureaucracy as a system features systematic levels among members with assignments moving…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

How is Oedipus damned in the bloodshed of his own hands?

The tragic hero Oedipus was damned in the bloodshed of his own hands because, in killing his father, he initiated the downward spiral of his prophesized tragic fate. Oedipus states that he “drank…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Explain why the reply of Red Chief’s father is an example of irony.

The Red Chief’s father, Ebenezer Dorset, received the ransom letter from the kidnappers and in their letter they asked for 1,500 dollars in exchange for Dorset’s son. Ironically, Ebenezer…

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  • BUSINESS

What are real world examples of: 1. No externalities in a perfectly competitive market 2….

  1. There is no perfectly competitive market. The idea is a theoretical model to describe behavior. Similarly, no product will be without externalities. On both counts, however, we can find products…
  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some examples of when Romeo and Juliet broke the law?

The biggest law broken by the two is when Romeo kills Tybalt for killing Mercutio. This action forces the ruler of Verona, Prince Escalus, to banish Romeo, despite the Capulets clamoring for his…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Is the ring episode in The Merchant of Venice a plot within a plot?

A plot is defined as the main events in a work of literature (such as in a play, novel or short story), movie or similar genre. A synonym would be the storyline – how events unfold throughout….

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  • THE BFG

What happens at the end of Roald Dahl’s book The BFG?

The conflict in Roald Dahl’s young reader’s novel The BFG is resolved when Sophie devises a plan to inform the Queen of England of the problem concerning flesh-eating giants. Sophie’s plan involves…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What are some quotes that show how Abigail Williams is a victim of her society in The Crucible?

In The Crucible, Abigail is a victim of the society that fails to help her recover from her parents’ violent death. Abigail does plenty wrong in The Crucible. She demonstrates little hesitation in…

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  • AND OF CLAY ARE WE CREATED

What is the main external conflict in Isabel Allende’s short story “And of Clay Are We Created”?…

A conflict is a battle between two opposite forces in a story. The struggle is typically between the protagonist and the antagonist, but there can be many different types of conflicts. Common…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

What is the origin of the word avox, found in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games?

The term Avox contains the Latin root vox, which means “voice” (Numen: The Latin Lexicon). The term also contains the Greek prefix a, which means “without” (“English Language Roots”). Hence,…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

Why is it so important to Jerry to be with the boys on the wild beach? What significant details…

It is very important for Jerry to feel accepted by the boys on the beach because “They were big boys — men to Jerry.” He is no longer at the “safe beach” (representative of childhood), but rather…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How can I find some poetry in Chapters 12 and 13 in To Kill a Mockingbird and write about it?

In Chapter 12, Scout realizes that Dill was more than just a pretend fiance and a good friend. He made their summers much more exciting and interesting. Scout gives a poetic description of Dill and…

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  • BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

What mood does author Malcolm Gladwell use in his book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without…

Well, one thing I would like to clarify is the difference between two literary devices. Mood is the emotion that the audience feels in reaction to the piece of literature that the author has…

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  • HISTORY

How did the French and Indian war affect the relationship between Britain and its American Colonies?

The French and Indian War affected the relationship between the colonists and the British. At first, the colonists were pleased the British were there to fight this conflict against the French and…

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  • A RED, RED ROSE

What is the theme of “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns?

The theme of this poem is love. The poet compares his lover to a red, red rose. A red, red rose is one in full bloom. The poet tells his lover she is beautiful: “fair art thou.” He then says he…

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  • A GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Can someone please help me summarize the main ideas of Chapters 1-3 of A Garden of Earthly Delights?

A summary of these first two sections can be done quite simply and directly. The first section is about the character named Carleton Walpole and the second section follows his daughter, Clara…

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