What kind of poem is “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon?

# What kind of poem is “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon?

• MATH

(a) Use a computer algebra system to graph the function…

Plot in MATLAB >> f = 3.2*x^5 + 5*x^3 – 3.5*x f = (16*x^5)/5 + 5*x^3 – (7*x)/2 a) See the attached graph There seems to be a local minima between 0.4 and 0.5 b) Roots of f x = 0, x = -0.7240,…

• MATH

Use a graphing utility to graph the function and find…

See the attached MATLAB and it shows that there is a maximum and a minimum within that range. We can find the x values of these extreme points by solving the derivative of the function. >> f…

• MATH

Use a graphing utility to graph the function and find…

Now to find the absolute extrema of the function, that is continuous on a closed interval, we have to find the critical numbers that are in the interval and…

• MATH

Use a graphing utility to graph the function and find the absolute…

Now to find the absolute extrema of the function , that is continuous on a closed interval, we have to find the critical numbers that are in the interval and evaluate the function…

• MATH

Use a graphing utility to graph the function and find the absolute…

Now to find the absolute extrema of the function , that is continuous on a closed interval, we have to find the critical numbers that are in the interval and evaluate the function…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” Zaroff’s aristocratic…

Zaroff is described as having red lips and pointed teeth. Although General Zaroff pretends to be civilized and dignified, there are hints that he is more animalistic. One of the best examples is a…

• REFERENCE

In a system of separation of powers like that in the United States, what do parties serve to do?…

As per Enotes policy we do not answer multiple choice questions, but we DO answer questions, so I have edited some of yours. In a system of separation of powers like that in the United States, what…

• SCIENCE

The code can be found in finding the sequence of amino acids. The amino acids can be identified based on the side groups bound to the alpha carbon. The alpha carbon is the one between the amine…

• HISTORY

What are the three main characteristics of the Renaissance?

The Renaissance refers to a ‘cultural rebirth’ which began in Italy in the fourteenth century and quickly spread to the rest of the Western Europe. One of its defining characteristics was the…

• HISTORY

What is the legacy of the slave society in Virginia?

Many people do not realize the first blacks to come to Virginia were not slaves; in fact, their residential status was somewhat ambiguous until slave codes began to be established in the early 18th…

• SCIENCE

How is a precipitate separated from solution and purified?

The most common way to separate the precipitate from the rest of the solution is by filtration. A precipitate is the result of a solid product from combining two liquid solutions. A solid is…

• BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What is the inciting incident for “By the Waters of Babylon?”

The inciting incident to a piece of literature is the event that essentially begins the story. This is an incident where we find out what the problem in the story will be. In “By the Waters of…

• THE DESTRUCTORS

In the story “The Destructors”, why does the destruction of Old Misery’s house by the boys seem…

The destruction of Old Misery’s house is much more senseless than the destruction of World War II because there is no real rationale for it; this act is simply one of illegal sadistic behavior by…

• HISTORY

Compare and contrast the Federalists and Anti-federalists?

The Federalists and the Anti-federalists were the first major political parties in the United States. The Anti-federalists were known as the Democratic-Republican Party. Both of these groups were…

• THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

What makes Gilgamesh a hero?

Gilgamesh possesses many of the classic characteristics of the hero, which set him apart from ordinary people. His first heroic characteristic is his ancestry. He is two thirds divine and one third…

• REFERENCE

1. Parties were not mentioned in the Constitution and did not exist in their recognizable form during Washington’s presidency Political parties are not mentioned in the Constitution and parties as…

• HISTORY

Mark Twain coined the phrase “the Gilded Age.” He did so to suggest that the wealth and…

The Gilded Age was a time of great social and economic change in America and Twain’s assertion that this poverty and hardship were pervasive is certainly an accurate one. At this time, only a…

• REFERENCE

What does this question mean: Why was there a wireless in the church? What does wireless mean?

In the twenty first century, the word “wireless” is often associated with the computers, the internet and mobile phones. A connection is established without any wires – hence, wireless. It is…

• SCIENCE

The vapor density of a gas is 11.2. The volume occupied by 10 g of the gas at STP is?

The molar mass of a gas, given the vapor density is calculated as: molar mass = 2 x vapor density The vapor density of the gas is 11.2. Thus, the molar mass of the gas is: molar mass = 2 x 11.2 =…

• THE WORLD IS FLAT

In The World is Flat, what does Friedman mean when he says, on p. 21, that “change is hardest on…

What Thomas Friedman means when he says that “change is hardest on those caught by surprise” is that people and businesses can adjust to change if they anticipate it. If they do not anticipate it,…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, how are Mercutio and Romeo different?

Romeo and his close friend, Mercutio, are different in many ways. Temperamentally, Mercutio is an over-the-top character, given to high highs and low lows. Romeo, on the other hand, is more quiet…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Calpurnia’s best character trait in To Kill a Mockingbird? (Please explain why this is…

One opinion on Calpurnia’s best, or most admirable, character trait points to her ability to bridge the gap between the two races. This is a valuable attribute because it keeps Calpurnia from…

• TRIFLES

In Trifles, how does the first entrance of the characters establish a distinction between the men…

The men walk in first, taking the lead. The women follow the men. When the women walk in, they stay together at the door. Already, there is a separation of the genders. The men “lead” and the women…

• THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER

Discuss the theme of exploitation in “The Chimney Sweeper”?

“The Chimney Sweeper” appears in Blake’s Songs of Innocence. We would expect it to be in Songs of Experience since it is a poem about exploitation of young children. However, the narrator, a young…

• SCIENCE

In the gene theory, what are genes?

Genes are specific sequences of DNA that code for traits. The trait might be hair color, eye color, dimples, or a hitchhiker’s thumb. That’s only naming a few though. There are thousands upon…

• HAMLET

After hearing from his father’s ghost that his father had been murdered by Claudius, what state…

Hamlet is already distraught at the death of his father. When the ghost (of Hamlet’s father) tells Hamlet that Claudius is his murderer, Hamlet becomes even more horrified and outraged. He will…

• THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

What did Poe describe (in detail) in “The Murders of the Rue Morgue?” Use examples.

Poe gave “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” an unusual form. He begins the piece as an essay and then offers the story of the murders as an example of what he has discussed in his essay. The…

• HISTORY

What role did location play in the United States’ decision to join combat in Europe?

Location played a role in the decision of the United States to join the combat in World War I. We were trading with Great Britain, France, and Germany once the war began. Germany believed we were…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Is education a factor that influences corruption?

While as an educator, I’d like to think that my students, by studying moral issues and learning to sympathize with diverse peoples and cultures, will not become corrupt officials, realistically,…

• TWILIGHT

What is the main conflict of the novel Twilight by Stephanie Meyer? Who is involved?

I do not think that I could name one main conflict. I can name one main conflict type though. That would be the internal, person vs. self conflict. Both Edward and Bella face this conflict. Edward…

• A DOLL’S HOUSE

What can you infer about how Torvald and Nora behave toward each other based on the stage…

From Act I we can infer many things. First, that Nora is secretive with her husband. Notice that, from the beginning, she hides things from him, such as the macaroons that he gets on her for…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

Give an example in which a character from The Great Gatsby must contend with some aspect of the…

1. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby after World War II, a war in which he attempted to participate in, but it ended before he was deployed. The effects of this war Fitzgerald wanted to fight…

• SCIENCE

Does 0 degree centigrade vernalization cause frost damage to plants?

Vernalization is the response to cold temperatures before reproductive growth can occur in a flowering plant. It is the exposure to chilling conditions that will hasten growth of a seed or…

• CLIVE CUSSLER

Biographical information on Clive Cussler and his writing of Medusa.

Clive Eric Cussler is a favorite author of mine. He has five main series; the Numa Files, the October Files, Isaac Bell, Fargo adventures and Dirk Pitt adventures. Cussler was born in California…

• WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK

Why is Sandra Cisneros’ story entitled “Woman Hollering Creek?”

The short story, “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros derives its name from the creek that runs through the town that the main character, Cleofilas, moves to as a newlywed. Just as she is…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Using textual evidence, describe Maycomb County throughout various chapters in To Kill A…

Maycomb’s history is very important to Scout and Maycomb is a character in the story. Maycomb is mostly important because it is the county seat. It is apparently older than the state. Scout…

• THE OUTSIDERS

Why would Two-Bit think Johnny, Dally, and Pony were heroes even before they saved the kids?

Two-Bit would think Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally were heroes all along because he knows the boys as friends. He’s been their ally and confidant ever since childhood, and he knows that even though…

• HEART OF DARKNESS

What can you say about the narrator in Heart of Darkness?

One of the fascinating ways that Conrad set up the story is the way that the narrator or narrators provide several different viewpoints on the story and basically leave many opportunities for…

• THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

What enables Janie’s success in the act of reclaiming her self-possession in the capitalist…

Janie’s quest to be treated as an individual and her determination to be treated equally helped her succeed in reclaiming her identity. The fight for her individuality was clearly depicted in her…

• SCIENCE

Where are mesosomes present?

Mesosomes are structures found in bacteria, particularly gram-positive bacteria, which refers to the structure of their cell membrane. They are “invaginations”, or folds, of the cell membrane that…

• THE CRUCIBLE

What is The Crucible really about?

The Crucible, is about the abuse of power and authority. It is about persecuting others and destroying their lives without having substantial proof of their guilt. It is about convicting the…

• ESSAY LAB

I need a thesis statement for Human Trafficking and I don’t know where to start to write it.

The thesis statement is a one or two sentence statement which sets the tone of the paper and gives the reader an overview of the content of the paper. I tend to construct thesis statements in a…

• HISTORY

What are three ways that the federal government has expanded its power since the ratification of…

There are several ways the government expanded its power since the ratification of the Constitution. The courts were used and new policies were developed. The first way occurred when the state of…

• CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

Describe Tom and Clare from “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”

Clare and Tom Benecke are a young married couple who live in Manhattan, New York City, on Lexington Avenue in a high-rise on the eleventh floor. Tom is an up-and-coming young salesman in the…

• LITERATURE

What kind of poem is “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon?

The wonderful poem, “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon would be considered a narrative poem and biographical in nature. It is a popular poetry style for teachers and students today. By…

• MATH

5×4

If we are going to perform multiplication operation, then we need to remember that multiplication means repeated addition. For example, 5×4 (read five times four) is equal to 20. So, all we have to…

• HISTORY

Describe William Sherman’s march.

William Sherman’s march through Georgia in the fall and winter of 1864 is sometimes described as the beginning of total war. Having captured the important commercial and railroad center of Atlanta…

• THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

What adjectives does the narrator use to describe the house of Usher?

It is really at the beginning of the story that Poe sets up the mood of the story through descriptions of the weather and what the narrator sees as he approaches the house. Descriptions of the…

• THE REBEL

Is Camus’ reasoning sound in the quotation from The Rebel “If I reject suicide, do I also reject…

Albert Camus’ The Rebel is a book-length essay arguing for the absurdist philosophy and the necessity for a revolt against meaninglessness. Camus’ absurdist philosophy basically claims that life…