What message is the speaker trying to convey in “On Wenlock Edge”?

What message is the speaker trying to convey in “On Wenlock Edge”?

  • E. HOUSMAN

What message is the speaker trying to convey in “On Wenlock Edge”?

What the speaker is talking about is the idea that all people share the same troubles and that all people’s troubles come to nothing in the end. The speaker is imagining the feelings of a Roman who…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Summarize chapters 9-12 in 3-5 sentences and on the last sentence, include the theme.

Your job, when you write a summary, is to think through all the ideas in the book and pick out the most important ones. Which events do you think are most important in the final chapters of The…

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  • GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

Please discuss the meaning of “Spring” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Catholic priest. Unfortunately for the poetic world, Hopkins wrote for only twelve years because he died from an epidemic or typhoid. Hopkins love of life and joy in…

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  • ANTIGONE

What is a possible thesis statement concerning the theme of choices & consequences?One that…

In my mind, I think that a possible thesis statement concerning the theme of choice and consequences might involve how personal commitment is needed to substantiate these decisions. Antigone might…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some foreshadowing quotes in Of Mice and Men?

Quote idea #1: George said, “I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself.” (12) Interestingly enough, Lennie does end up getting…

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  • A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, what is the importance of the epiphanies to the theme…

Stephen’s epiphanies mostly involve sex or religion, so you’re off to a good start. In the first chapter, Stephen realizes that he can have a voice, but he’s still not comfortable with that voice…

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  • THE PULLEY

What is Herbert saying in this poem?

What Herbert is saying in this poem is that it is the stresses of every day life that are going to bring us closer to God. He is saying that God knows that and that is why he does not give us…

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  • SCIENCE

How does a frog carry out its essential life functions?

Adult frogs have a closed circulatory system with a three chambered heart. Circulation is accomplished by the ventricle pumping blood to the body to deliver oxygen and nutrients, and pick up…

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  • THE PULLEY

Why use a pulley?

Scholars tend to say that the author uses the metaphor of a pulley to talk about the forces that pull people up and down at the same time. In a pulley, a force that is pulling down, actually lifts…

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  • THE PULLEY

What is the dramatic situation?

The dramatic scene of the poem is apparently The Garden of Eden or somewhere on earth at the time of the Creation. God is deciding what blessings to bestow. God decides to withhold rest or repose,…

  • GONE WITH THE WIND

similarity beyween margaret mitchell’s life before, during and after the civil war and gone with…

For one thing, Margaret Mitchell had attained some age before she realeased that the Civil War was over. For, her grandfather discussed the major battles that the Confederency had won with such…

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  • SCIENCE

What characteristics restrict most amphibians to water?

Most Amphibians must return to the water in order to carry out reproduction. They have external fertilization and external development. All of this takes place in a freshwater environment. Their…

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  • CHANNEL FIRING

Can man ever stop fighting?

I guess that the answer is no, at least not according to this poem. In the poem, there is nothing that gives us any indication that people are going to stop killing each other (and actually…

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  • CHANNEL FIRING

Who are the other people?

I do not think that the other people are anyone in specific. They are simply stand-ins for all the people who have existed in the history of the world. I do think it is important, though, that the…

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  • CHANNEL FIRING

Why is the speaker a skeleton?

To me, the speaker in this poem is a skeleton because he is supposed to be representing people who have been dead for a long time. This is because this is a poem about how people never change. The…

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  • CHANNEL FIRING

What is this poem mostly about?

Readers of “Channel Firing” might expect a poem about warfare, written immediately before World War I and “spoken” by a skeleton, to be thoroughly depressing. Surprisingly, this poem is rather…

  • JULIUS CAESAR

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to name William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caeser, The…

The title of the play as The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus would make sense if one reads the play outside its historical context. Critics, scholars, and readers often debate the question of who the…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the wavelength of blue light if it has a frequency of 6.67 x 1014 sec (Hz)?

We know that for any kind of waves, the wavelength multiplied by its frequency is equal to its speed. That is: Wavelength x Frequency = Speed Or Wavelength = Speed/Frequency The speed of light in…

  • THE GIVER

Why did Jonas misinterpret the Receiver’s job of transmitting memories from the past?

I think that you are probably asking about the part in Chapter 10 when Jonas first goes to start training for his new “job” as Receiver of Memories. If that’s what you are asking about, the best…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

By Act 3 scene 5, what has the audience learned is part of the tension created between Lady…

By Act 3 scene 5, the audience has seen Romeo and Juliet marry and even spend the night together both in secret. No one else in the story but the Nurse and the Friar know that. Shortly after Romeo…

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  • MATH

determine an exact value of b such that tan(4b+3π/4)=-cot(2b-π/4) and (4b+3π/4) is in Quadrant…

To solve this problem, we need to remember the half pi shift identity for cot: tan(A) = -cot( A + pi/2 ) So: A = 4b + 3pi/4 A + pi/2 = 2b – pi/4 4b + 3pi/4 + pi/2 = 2b – pi/4 2b = -pi – pi/2 b =…

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  • MATH

find derivatives of the following function using differentiation rules HELP! f(x)= x^4 +…

To find the derivatives of the following: i) f(x)= x^4 + 3x^2+4x-31 Differentiating both sides, we get: f'(x) = (x^4+3x^2+4x-31)’ f'(x) = (x^4)’ +(3x^2)’+(4x)’- (31)’, as (f(x)+g(x))’ =…

  • MATH

Assume that this information comes from a standard normal distribution where the mean is 0 and…

For any distribution of a variable that conforms to normal distribution, the probability that the value of the probability that the value of the variable less than: Mean – 1.96*(Standard…

  • MATH

Assume that this information comes from a standard normal distribution where the mean is 0 and…

For any distribution of a variable that conforms to normal distribution, the probability that the value of the probability that the value of the variable greater than: Mean + 1.96*(Standard…

  • MATH

Assume that this information comes from a standard normal distribution where the mean is 0 and…

A normal veriate with mean 0 and standard deviation 1 is also called the standard normal variate. Therefore, to find the probability of a standard normal variate z taking values less than 2.50 .Or…

  • MATH

Assume that this information comes from a standard normal distribution where the mean is 0 and…

For any distribution of a variable that conforms to normal distribution, the probability that the value of the probability that the value of the variable less than: Mean – 2.5*(Standard deviation)…

  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant of Venice, do you find Portia an attractive character?In The Merchant of Venice,…

Well, this is going to be a very subjective response – everyone is going to differ in their approach to a character and how they respond to a particular character in a play. You might want to think…

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  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS

What is a example of Douglass’ role in the Civil War?

The question is very vague. From trying to examine the group this is in and the nature of the question, I would say that perhaps you are looking for how Frederick Douglass played a role in the…

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  • RUTH RENDELL

How does ‘The Bridesmaid’ reflect the perception of mental illness in 1989?I am currently…

I think that you would have to examine some of the media and culture of the time period in order to fully be able to assess how Rendell’s work is a reflection of mental illness at the time. Part…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

Write an example of a newspaper report on “Lamb to the Slaughter” after Patrick’s death without…

You should read several newspaper articles to get a good idea of how a news story is written. When writing a news story, you should include the five W’s: who, what, when, where, why, and sometimes…

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  • POETRY

Who is the persona and what is his attitude in the poem “This is the dark time, my love” by…

Martin Carter (1927-1997) was a poet of mixed European, East Indian, and African descent who lived in British Guyana, a country in S. America that was a colony of Great Britain until 1966. Many…

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  • EARTHQUAKE

If you were living in an earthquake-prone region, would you want a material that deformed in a…

Brittle materials will snap and fracture when subjected to earthquake tremors. While the materials may be structurally strong in other ways, most brittle materials are not suited for earthquake…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

How does the quote by Tea Cake in Chapter 11, “You got de keys to do kingdom,” create an allusion…

Generally “kingdom” can refer to both earthly kingdoms and the kingdom of heaven/God. I think this is the case in Their Eyes Were Watching God as well, and Tea Cake is telling Janie that she is a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Can someone please tell me about moods and symbol in Lord of the Flies?Please on mood be specific…

I had to edit your question as it is too demanding to be one question, thus it will be answered a little bit more generally. Split it into two if you want to ask two questions. Mood is the feeling…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

IF A PERSON LEFT A LIGHT BILL UNPAID IN MY NAME CAN I SUE? I ASKED THEM FOR THE AMOUNT THAT WAS…

Anyone can sue anybody for anything. Is there a possibility this person did anything criminal? Restitution is the best option if available. If it isn’t an option then you have to think civil…

  • JUST LATHER, THAT’S ALL

Why does Captain Torres tell the barber all about his plans for the rebels even though he…

Captain Torres knows that the barber is a member of the rebel group and has been warned that the barber will kill him if he goes in there. Torres seems to even invite the barber to kill him by…

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  • A HAUNTED HOUSE

In the end, what is the “the light in the heart” that the ghosts are looking for?An example of…

The narrator describes the joy of being in love as a ” light in the heart”. It’s obvious the two ghosts were very much in love when they lived in the house where the narrator and her husband now…

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  • BUSINESS

What is the definition of marginal utility

Marginal utility is defined as the extra benefit that a person gets from consuming or using an additional unit of a good. So what does this mean in the real world? It means that marginal utility…

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  • BUSINESS

Why has the U.S. had a trade deficit almost every year since the early 1970’s?

There are lots of reasons for this. I would say that the most important one is simply that the United States is a very rich country and rich countries tend to import a lot of goods. The United…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

Define the functions of parties by using the Tea Party Movement as the example.

A political party is a group of people who share similar views on common sets of issues and who seek to staff and run the government. The functions of the political party is to staff and run the…

  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare make an audience sympathize and empathize for Juliet?

For me, personally, I feel sympathy for Juliet because she is the one who really gets the most pressure put on her during this play. She is the one who has to struggle more than anyone with…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In Death of a Salesman, Act 1(towards the end of the act), what puzzles Linda about Willy’s…

At the end of Act 1 Linda shows that she is still puzzled about the argument between Biff and Willy and why Biff called Willy “a fake”. Obviously, she does not know about the affair that Willy had…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What messages are being conveyed by Shakespeare about arranged marriages and parent/ child…

In my opinion, it is sort of dangerous for us to try to say what message Shakespeare is conveying to the 17th century audience. Our own mindset is so far removed from theirs that it is hard to…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

What are the 4 ways in which the U.S. Constitution has been developed since 1789?

I think that one can point to several points of expansion since 1789. The most obvious way is through the addition of amendments. An additional 17 amendments have become a part of the…

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  • POETRY

Talk about the irony reflected in Helene Johnson’s “Sonnet to a Negro.” With reference…

To me, the general irony in the poem lies in the simultaneous praise and scorn of this “Negro in Harlem.” Written in 2nd person, the speaker communicates directly with an unnamed black man or…

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  • HARLEM

Talk about form in either “what the mirror says” or “Harlem” and consider if the form…

In the eight lines enclosed within the frame (that is, between the first and next-to-last lines) we get four possibilities: The Dream may “dry up,” “fester,”“crust and sugar over,” or…

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Describe the relationship of Hero and Claudio.

A reader could describe the relationship between Hero and Claudio as idealistic instead of realistic. A previous answer mentioned that it was love at first sight between the two characters. I…

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  • ANTIGONE

In what ways does Creon change over the course of the play Antigone?I am writing an essay about…

Over the course of the play Antigone, Creon becomes a more sympathetic character. At the beginning of the play, Creon is entirely stubborn and insists that there should be no mercy for Polyneices….

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Please give two examples of personification in the Cyclops section from The Odyssey.

Being a 9th grader, and the fact that you cite “The Cyclops”, I bet you are reading The Odyssey as a translation from your literature book. In that section, there are several instances of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Part I of To Kill a Mockingbird, what are the different types of atmosphere created around Boo…

Remember that atmosphere is a combination of setting and tone. Look at the descriptions of the house and Boo Radley himself and consider the fact that everything comes from the perspective of…

 


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