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    In George Orwell's 1984, there are four different ministries that function as the different branches of government. They are the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, and...

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    Aeneas was a Trojan prince, a warrior and a hero in The Aeneid, which best captured his story and mission. After the fall of Troy, the gods asked Aeneas to flee from Troy. He was to gather some of...

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    If we were speaking of a single person whose name is Smith, we would simply add an apostrophe-s (known among grammarians as a clitic) to the end of the name: “Welcome to Smith’s home,” or...

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    Dramatic irony in a literary work occurs when the reader or audience is aware of something that at least one of the characters in a scene does not know. Dramatic irony is a key element throughout...

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    There are a number of reasons to use commas in writing, and some of them do not involve using a conjunction afterward. The instances in which we do use a conjunction include sentences composed of...

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    “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a social commentary on some of the baser characteristics of humanity. It is human nature to be fearful toward things that we do not understand, things...

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    The fact that the witches, or "weird sisters" open Macbeth is key to the events of the plot, the tone of the play, and the way viewers/readers see Macbeth himself. In the opening scene, the weird...

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    In the story, the Swallow is on his way to Egypt to spend the winter; he stops to spend the night in the city, and that is where he meets the Happy Prince. The Prince begs the Swallow to stay with...

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    In Chapter 16, Hannah warns Kit that, without love, she will discover that marrying William will prove a fruitless escape from her uncle's house. Hannah is implying that Kit will not have improved...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his letter from the Birmingham jail cell in response to criticisms made by a group clergymen who claimed that, while they agreed with King’s ultimate aims in trying...

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    There are several examples of death imagery in James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" about two brothers growing up in North Carolina in the first part of the 20th century. The very first...

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    The strongest evidence that Marin is Hispanic is that she is from Puerto Rico and may return there. The opening lines of the vignette include, "Marin's boyfriend is in Puerto Rico. She shows us his...

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    Lennie’s mental disabilities and obsession with soft things like mice and rabbits has started to concern George after they had to escape from Weed because of Lennie’s actions. George doesn’t...

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    The commonality here is the prefix "meta", which means self-referential. But to accurately answer the question, let's further examine these two concepts: Metalepsis is when a figure of speech is...

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    A skit based on Dahl's short story "The Umbrella Man" should be an easy task to accomplish. Based on the premise of the work, which is theft, a skit could quickly be constructed using a news...

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    One of the reasons Zaroff feels that Rainsford is a worthy opponent is because Rainsford has traveled around the world and hunted in every country. He is considered an expert on the subject of...

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    The two words, “brown beetles” show the use of the literary device, alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of like consonant sounds most often used at the beginning of words. The use of...

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    I am hoping your question is asking about what theme is in literature rather than just the conventional composition theme like a five-paragraph essay. Authors develop themes in their writing to...

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    Anne Frank was trapped in very small spaces with her sister, parents, another family, and another man for around two years. She was thirteen years old, which means she was entering adolescence....

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    Countee Cullen faces several obstacles as he tries to reconcile his African ancestry with his American identity. The first is isolation and distance. As the opening line of the poem asks, "What is...

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    Mr. Mead, the pedestrian in Ray Bradbury’s short story, is describing the houses he passes each night on his walks around town. He describes the houses as dark “tombs” and the streets like...

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    Are you asking why Shirley Jackson chose to portray the traditions that she does in "The Lottery"? If so, know that Jackson herself gave different answers at different times as to its inspiration....

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    Please see the attached links for more interpretations relating to your question. Frost's poem is about lost innocence. The poet says gold, which represents youth, is hard to hold on to. It lasts...

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    After the sniper shoots the man in the armored car, he shoots the woman who indicated his position. In order to get a good aim at the man in the armored car and the woman, the sniper had to...

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    Dr. Johnson's aesthetic or idea of what made poetry good was formed by the standards of the eighteenth century, which valued poetry that imitated other poetry, especially the classical authors of...

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    The tragedy of the Restoration period followed the return of Charles II and the Stuart dynasty after the Interregnum. The period was marked by certain distinct attributes. It marked a clear new...

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    The Golden Age of Islam occurred around the 8th century AD. Historically, it was poetry that was preeminent in Islamic culture. Most prominent was the qasidah--a very long poem that usually tells...

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    When Mrs. Sappleton calls Mr. Nuttel “A most extraordinary man”, she does not mean it as a compliment. In fact, she hardly knows the man. Mr. Nuttel has been told by his doctor that he needs...

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    An inference is an "educated guess" based on the context of what you are studying or reading. For instance, if I told you that I took my little brother to get his learner's permit today, you might...

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    Another way to understand what is meant by context is "setting." The context or setting of the text is determined by the circumstances under which the story/text/speech is taking place, including...

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    Alexander Selkirk was a real person – a hot-headed Scottish privateer who, after an altercation with a young captain, begged to be dropped ashore on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile....

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    There is also the tale of Hercules, the demi-god, son of Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal woman. Zeus came to her, disguised as her husband, Amphitryon, and had sex with her, impregnating her with...

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    When Lee refers to the children as a "delegation" it's meant to be subtle humor or sarcasm in describing the school and the children's social groups as like politics. Delegates or a delegation are...

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    There are many common ways that an author can end a story. If you consider a traditional plot diagram (also known as the plot pyramid or Freytag's pyramid) which consists of the five main parts...

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    In Beloved, the main character, Sethe, an escaped slave, has varying relationships with and reactions to white people. For example, Amy Denver is a white woman who helps Sethe escape and who notes...

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    Odgeroo Noonuccal was a member of the Noonuccal aboriginal people of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah in the Noonuccal language) in Queensland, Australia. She was born in 1920, and lived most...

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    Motifs and themes are deeply interconnected; however motifs can be understood as a literary device that is deployed in order to build or concretize a particular theme—whereby the theme is the...

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    Since you don't specify a work, I'll speak generally about how words and phrases evoke emotion in an audience. First, know that writers are using appeals to pathos when they attempt to evoke...

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    Setting aside the obvious difference of number of pages, a novel is a full-length portrait of a protagonist and a flushed out portrait of several supporting characters, with a detailed description...

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    A daymare is an attempt to replace the metaphorical use of the word nightmare. A nightmare, is defined as an extremely scary dream experienced in sleep. Most people sleep at night hence the term...

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    I think this is a great idea and I have worked with dual enrollment (high school and college credit) courses in the past. You could mention that college is quite expensive and having more credits...

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    The poem "On Another's Sorrow" by William Blake deals with empathy and compassion for others. This poem tackles an interesting psychological question and answers it through religious content. It...

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    I assume you’re referring to the poem “Young” by Anne Sexton and “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. It can be difficult to find any similarities between the narrator of “Eleven” and the...

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    The most common uses of an apostrophe are to denote possession, as "Jim owns a house" would become "Jim's house," and in the merging of words known as contractions that are used for purposes of...

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    Game Changers centers on a young football player named Ben McBain, who is talented and flexible enough to play several positions. He also has a huge drive to win. His hero is former NFL quarterback...

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    Santiago is an old man who has spent many hours on the sea trying to catch enough to make a living. That much time in the sun and sea have taken a toll on his looks. We first learn that, "The...

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    Cecil Jacobs is a classmate of Scout’s, and we see Cecil appear in the novel a couple of times. The first time, Cecil teases Scout about Atticus defending a “nigger” when word gets out that...

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    Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is an example of dramatic monologue. When a poem is written in this manner is also called a persona poem. Robert Frost does not...

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    “Inventing a Horse” by Meghan O’Rourke is an eight stanza poem with no set rhyming pattern. Each stanza is four lines, and the author use enjambment at the end of each stanza. The last line...

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