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  • Law and Politics
    By this question, I assume you are asking about the process of determining who will win the 2016 presidential election and why. Each candidate will go through the primary process in his or her...

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  • Out of the Dust
    In this short entry of her diary, "Summer, 1935," Billie Jo records a dream she has had in which she recognizes that her mother has left behind something of herself in her piano. The piano, a...

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  • Poetry
    Derived from a word meaning "to sing," odes were originally sung in accompaniment to musical instruments; along with their lyrical features, odes were very dignified in style and tone. Originally...

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  • The Crossing: Volume Two: The Border Trilogy
    In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy has the ability to challenge the reader's concept of free will and how much a person's attitude can change what and the way things occur. The reader sees Boyd,...

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  • The Giver
    In the tightly controlled society of The Giver people are assigned positions that the Chief Elder assigns to them based upon personality traits and talents that they exhibit. Here are some of the...

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  • Business
    Kevin Whelan’s article, “How is Bitcoin Different from the Dollar” [Forbes, November 19, 2013] briefly examines the validity of the concept of virtual currencies developed and controlled by...

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  • Herman Melville
    Long a motif in American literature, innocence with the term "American Adam" emerged from the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville,and even Poe. Stepping onto the shores of America,...

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  • Jane Austen
    The theory that Jane Austen can be read as a moralist was put forth in The Oxford Review by Peter Smith, Ph.D., of Cambridge University, in 1966. He posits that there is ample evidence in her...

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  • Jane Austen
    In brief, Jane Austen represents two aspects of women. She represents the dependent aspect and the self-sufficient aspect. dependent: relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc....

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    I think that the friendship between both boys can be described as real. Their friendship is one that cuts through social distinctions, religious distinctions, and historical conditions. Both boys...

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Cause and effect means that BECAUSE something happened or occurred, it resulted in another action or event, an EFFECT. Taking an example from the book. Because Bruno's father was a high ranking...

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  • Great Depression and New Deal
    The New Deal fundamentally changed the relationship between the federal government and its citizens by creating a relationship in which the people came to depend more on the government than they...

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  • Federal Reserve System
    The Federal Reserve (the Fed) is in charge of the country’s monetary policy. It has three tools that it can use to carry out monetary policy and, thereby, to influence the economy. The first,...

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  • Fences
    For Rose, the symbol of the fence has a protective meaning. She craves safety and security. These are the things she believed she would get from a relationship with Troy. These are the things she...

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  • Hamlet
    Simulation and dissimulation are two excellent themes within this complex Shakespearean tragedy. simulation: imitation or enactment, as of something anticipated or in testing; the act or process...

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  • On the Road
    I think that this becomes one of the central issues in the novel. The idea of "it" and its pursuit is something that drives both Sal and Dean. The moment and living for it represents a critical...

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  • The Scarlet Letter
    A preternatural creature that is given to mischievous, capricious acts, an elf is a fitting description for Pearl, "the scarlet letter endowed with life." For, as the incarnation of Hester's sin,...

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Death of a Salesman was first published in 1949. In creating the character of Willy Loman, Arthur Miller aimed to mirror one of the everyday "characters" of Post WWII American society. In fact,...

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  • History
    I love your question. Man was discovered during the Renaissance in two ways. A little context is necessary to make this point. Before the Renaissance, the church pretty much held sway. For this...

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  • Essay Lab
    The introduction is the first impression that the reader has of the rest of the essay. A well formulated introduction will entice the reader to read on. It serves as a road map for the rest of the...

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," the albatross is a good omen for sailors and sometimes even represented the soul of a lost sailor. So, to kill the albatross is to bring bad luck. Hung on the...

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  • The Great Gatsby
    In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, I find that Tom and Daisy are the villains. A villain is also called the antagonist—defined as... ...one who contends with or opposes another in a...

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  • Essay Lab
    Research essays/papers are detailed essays that are often used as course-end evaluators of knowledge and skill. Research essays are products of detailed research that test your critical thinking...

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  • Essay Lab
    Quotations are used in essays to either prove or illustrate your argument. Therefore, the quote you use should always be relevant and related to your argument. In addition, since your quote is...

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  • Essay Lab
    Informative essays are actually the same as expository essays. The main difference in nomenclature is that "informative essay" describes what the essay does (it informs) while "expository essay"...

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  • Essay Lab
    Your assignment is to write an argumentative essay. You have chosen the topic which is an issue, a subject, or a situation. There has to be a problem or conflict located within the topic. The...

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  • Essay Lab
    All body paragraphs of your essay serve to prove your thesis statement. Each body paragraph functions to add enough supporting details and even counterarguments to convince the reader beyond a...

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  • Essay Lab
    The conclusion should be the best paragraph of the essay. Research shows that the reader will best remember what he reads last; thus, this final paragraph has to be powerful. It is important to...

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  • Essay Lab
    When writing the SAT test, it's important to remember that graders are using rubrics, checklists of essential components. Your job is not to be creative (a high-risk strategy) but to show graders...

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  • Essay Lab
    Because a student has only 30 minutes in which to write an ACT essay, it's important to be very focused and think ahead. The five paragraph format works quite well for this. First, read over the...

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  • Essay Lab
    The first thing students need to do is tailor their essays for the specific places to which they are applying. Investigate not only programs but the ethos of the individual institution. The same...

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  • Essay Lab
    The first step to writing a comparison and contrast essay is choosing the topic. You want to choose two things to compare/contrast that have both similarities and differences. Some students make...

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  • Essay Lab
    Argumentative essays are standard academic essays that test your skill at assertion, research, analysis, argumentation, and objectivity, along with your ability to write a well structured,...

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  • Essay Lab
    "Expository essay" is actually a category for other essay types. All expository essay types have thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, arguments and supporting facts. These types are...

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  • Essay Lab
    A discursive essay has features in common with other essay types, yet has an objective all its own. Often required in exams, where no notes or reference material is allowed, a discursive essay sets...

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  • Essay Lab
    A critical essay combines a text (whether literary or otherwise academic) and your analysis of that text with expert opinion and contextual background. The aim of the critical essay is to analyze a...

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  • Essay Lab
    In general, the basic elements needed for a well-organized essay will not differ much per assignment. However, depending on the type of essay, the organization of the body of the essay will differ...

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  • Essay Lab
    When writing a cause and effect essay, you are analyzing the causes of any given occurrence plus the effects that result from the causes. For this type of essay, first, choose what you want to...

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  • Essay Lab
    In MLA format, the Bibliography page is called the Works Cited page. The first step to creating the page will be to format it correctly. You will want to start your Works Cited page on a separate...

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  • Essay Lab
    Writing a persuasive essay depends on understanding what it is and how it differs from an argumentative essay. This confuses many because they are similar except on three particular points. The...

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  • Essay Lab
    First, you need to understand what a narrative essay is. Briefly, a narrative essay is an essay that tells an event from your own experience that is (usually) expressed from a first-person "I"...

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  • The Fall of the House of Usher
    To understand what so sets Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" apart from other works of the time, we should consider the kind of literature that was popular then. At a time when most popular...

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  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a frame narrative. Walton's letters are... ...the frame around which the novel is based. These letters to his sister serve several purposes. First, the author does...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    There are many laws that people in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 must follow. In the first section, "The Hearth and the Salamander," the first rule is introduced. People are not allowed to own (and...

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  • The Youngest Daughter
    Cathy Song, a Chinese-Korean American poet, often writes about her family. Song was the youngest of six children. Her poem “The Youngest Daughter” refers to the Chinese concept of filial...

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  • Essay Lab
    An essay is a short written work that focuses on one subject. The thesis statement says what the author is going to write about in his paper. Before the thesis is written, the selection of the...

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  • Heart of Darkness
    In Heart of Darkness, the titular "darkness" represents various parts of reality, human nature, and the corruption of decency when faced with insurmountable obstacles. Marlow uses it regularly both...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    Interestingly, "literary effects" is used four different ways in literary discussion. Literary effect is: synonymous with "literary devices" the effects of something external on contemporaneous...

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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Walter Mitty can barely get through the day carrying out the trivial assignments that his overbearing wife provides for him. He appears to be incompetent at everything he tries: He is a poor...

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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    The central allegory in the story is probably the disconnect between a comfortable, safe lifestyle, and the desire for adventure and danger that most people feel at some point in their lives....

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