What viewpoint does Hughes use in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”?

What viewpoint does Hughes use in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”?

  • LAW AND POLITICS

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  • THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

What viewpoint does Hughes use in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”?

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” is one of Langston Hughes’s most famous poems. He uses first-person point of view of a Negro person (it is never stated whether the narrator is male or female) in this…

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  • SCIENCE

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  • TRIGONOMETRY MATH

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  • OTHELLO

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  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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  • ESSAY LAB

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  • APPLICATIONS

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  • ECONOMICS

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  • TRIGONOMETRY MATH

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  • APPLICATIONS

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All the powers of the imaginary part can be determined if we keep in mind the property that i is the square root of -1 or i^2 = -1. Higher powers are easily resolved once this is done. For…

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  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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No, it isn’t wrong at all! But there are values of v for the relation to hold. Normally, the problem is solved using trigonometric equations: sin 2v= 2 sin v We know that sin 2v = 2sin v*cos v….

  • APPLICATIONS

Determine the coefficients Determine the coefficients of polinomial x^20 + x^19 + mx^4 + nx^2 +…

Since we know the order of multiplicity of a root of polynomial we’ll solve the problem using derivatives. Since the multiplicity order of the root is 3, it has to cancel the function, the first…

  • SPANISH LANGUAGE

In the Spanish language, what do direct objects (lo, la, los, and las) “tell” in a sentence?

Well, this is a very interesting question. It is vitally important for those of us who speak English as our first language to realise that Romance languages (Italian, French and Spanish etc.) are…

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  • GEOMETRY2

Equation of the lineI don’t know how to determine the equation of a line wich passes through a…

Given a point on the line and a parallel line is enough information to determine the equation of the line. The equation of the line is: y-y1 = m (x-x1) We are given the point passes through the…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Analyse how Dickens uses parallelism to state themes that might be developed in A Tale of Two…

You are right in identifying parallelism as a major stylistic tool that is employed in this incredible novel. The main conflicts of the novel are referred to in the famous opening chapter, that…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

How does the signalman behave toward the narrator during their first encounter?”The Signal-Man by…

When the narrator calls to the signalman, instead of turning to the sound, the man turns around and looks down the “Line.” Only after doing this does the signal-man and look up to the narrator,…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Does a pediatrician need parental consent (from both parents) to administer drugs to an 8 year…

A physician only needs the consent of the custodial parent to administer drugs; that is, if the parents are separated or divorced. If the parents are living together as husband and wife, again,…

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  • LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI

Please comment on reality vs. imagination in “La Belle Dame sans Merci.”

These are two very interesting opposites to consider when thinking about this enchanting poem. I suppose one way of thinking about what happens in this poem is that it could be viewed as an…

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  • A CHILD CALLED “IT”

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You asked two questions and the eNotes guidelines only allow one per posting, so I kept the first. A Child Called “It” is a dramatic story about the author’s childhood. From your explanation I am…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why does Nick feel responsible for getting people to attend Gatsby’s funeral?

As one of the prominent characters in the novel, Nick Carraway is the voice of ethical and moral behavior. His honest, forthright behavior serves to amplify out the reckless, decadent lifestyles…

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

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The children in the neighborhood avoid the professor because people believed he was dangerous in a way. He was a very stange man in apperance and behavior. He was tall and bent and had a thin…

  • THE AWAKENING

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  • TALMUD

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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  • THE GIVER

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

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  • HISTORY

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There were two main things that attracted settlers to the Great Plains in the late 19th century. The first of these things was the lure of large amounts of relatively cheap land that could be…

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  • THE RAVEN

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  • BUSINESS

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The key is for the contractor to take out enough insurance to cover the deals he is making. Insurance must cover both the materials and injury. For small jobs, only a small amount of insurance is…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

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  • LITERATURE

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  • LITERATURE

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  • THE GIVER

In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, how does the writer use character to express conflict?

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  • REFERENCE

What are the benefits and disadvantages for teachers of National Technology Standards for…

The advantage of national technology standards is that they would force schools to prepare students for the digital age. Schools are currently preparing students for jobs and professions that no…

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  • EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Any idea about how to implement national Technology Standards for teachers and students in the…

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  • MATH

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

What are some similarities between Lily in The Secret Life of Bees and Scout in To Kill a…

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  • MATH

What is the total amount that all parties pay as taxes to the government in the following…

When the farmer sells wheat at $120, he pays a tax of 120*0.1 = $12. In the next stage the trucker adds a margin of 10% and sells the wheat to the cookie company. The taxes he pays are…

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  • DUBLINERS

The book of Dubliners is written with style of scruplous meanness. How I do not understand.

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What role did the 19th Century women play in the novel Pride and Prejudice?

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  • THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

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  • MATH

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” how do the “slimy things” compare to the “water…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” how long has the Mariner been under the curse?

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  • HISTORY

What reasons, other than racism, were behind the creation of the Jim Crow laws in the South?Which…

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  • MATH

If the minute hand of a big clock is 1.12 m long, find the rate at which its tip is moving in…

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  • THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

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  • MATH

A rectangular cardboard of 18 r long with 8 r width has 3 semicircles with radius of 3 r & 1…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

Question about “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell:Of the (5) five literary techniques used…

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