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  • Salvation
    "Salvation" by Langston Hughes is actually a short excerpt from his autobiography, The Big Sea. Autobiography is generally considered a genre of nonfiction as it discusses real rather than...

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  • We the Animals
    The central motif of We The Animals is children-as-animals. A secondary motif broadens out the original one to include all humans in the story. Although in this particular animal farm, some animals...

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  • Math
    Given that a funnel is in the shape of a cone with , radius = r= 5 inch height = h= 20 inch We know that the volume of the cone is given by the formula: `Volume=V=\frac{1}{3}\pi r^2 h` i.e....

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  • Langston Hughes
    "Let America Be America Again" was written by African-American poet Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance. The poem discusses the United States as a...

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  • The Uses of Enchantment
    In his book Uses of Enchantment, Bettleheim argued that rather than keeping children away from the harsh realities revealed in fairy tales, they should be exposed to them. Bettleheim argued that...

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    One of the most important rules that Bruno must follow at home is to never enter his father's office. Bruno's father is a high-ranking Nazi commandant, who conducts business from his home office...

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  • Winter Dreams
    Fitzgerald's story in many ways prefigures The Great Gatsby because Dexter possesses many of the same yearnings that Jay Gatsby does. Both men are outsiders who find a way into the worlds they...

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  • History
    Appeasement was the name given to the policy taken by France and Britain toward Adolf Hitler's regime during the late 1930s in the period right before WWII. Both Britain and France believed that...

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  • Racism in Literature
    To understand literary fiction, a reader must understand the different thought processes of varied characters. Tragedies are impossible to grasp unless one understands the conflicting desires that...

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  • History
    Joan of Arc was a woman of faith, filled with conviction that so compelled her to take action in a culture and time of a seemingly unending, generational war. She was born in 1412 during The...

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  • The Crucible
    In Act III, John Proctor comes to the court with a deposition with nearly a hundred signatures of people who are willing to serve as character witnesses for Elizabeth Proctor, Martha Corey, and...

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  • History
    Leonardo is primarily famous as a Renaissance artist. He is especially remembered for two works of art: the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he is also important as an overall genius, with...

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  • History
    Indulgences were a theological principle of forgiveness and punishment in the Catholic Church. In its original form, an Indulgence was a way of escaping punishment in the afterlife for one's sins....

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  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
    Percy and Grover travel back to New York City by plane. This may seem like a bit of an anticlimax, but it's actually significant. Percy is a half-blood son of the "big three" gods, entangling him...

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  • Harrison Bergeron
    All of the characters in Harrison Bergeron struggle to a certain degree. The people in society who have anything special to brag of (beauty, brains, strength, etc.) are forced to handicap...

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  • The Crucible
    When Rebecca Nurse enters Betty Parris's bedroom, seeing the sick child, she is a calming and common sense presence, and just her mere presence seems to comfort the child. When Mr. Putnam asks if...

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  • History
    The case of Fletcher v Peck (1810) culminated in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. For the first time ever, the Court ruled that a state law was unconstitutional. This was a...

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  • Literature
    When Tessie Hutchinson hears that her husband, Bill, has drawn the slip of paper that means someone in his family will be sacrificed in the next round of the drawing, Tessie protests to the...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    This question could be referring to two possible points in the story. It depends on exactly which parts of the story a reader considers a part of the resolution. The biggest plot twist occurs...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    It's not entirely clear why Lennie would be described as "kind." He certainly has a gentle, child-like quality to him. But that's because he appears to have the mental age of a child, whereas...

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  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    When Ralston suggest that Chips should retire, it's a total surprise. Chips has never liked Ralston. He feels that he's more of a hyper-efficient bureaucrat than a teacher, certainly not a molder...

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  • Literature
    Situational irony takes place when actions have an opposite effect from what was originally intended. In "The Necklace" Mathilde, despite her relatively lowly station in life thinks herself so much...

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  • Literature
    The resolution of a story takes place after the climax. It is the part of the story where the conflict comes to an end. In Kate Chopin's "Désirée's Baby," the resolution comes after Désirée...

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  • Julius Caesar
    The most prominent leadership quality in Brutus is his fierce and selfless loyalty to his country. He is more loyal to the republic of Rome than to Caesar. It is for the good of Rome that he will...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony overlooking her garden after the big party at the Capulets' house, he tells her, With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls,For stony limits cannot...

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  • History
    Julius Caesar's most famous accomplishments were on the battlefield. He successfully invaded Gaul, present-day France and Belgium. This is important because the tribes there attacked Rome....

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  • Literature
    For a thorough exploration of this question, it might be helpful to consult the two-volume work, The Enlightenment by the late historian Peter Gay. Gay's thesis hinges on the notion that the...

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  • Social Sciences
    Trust in this context can be defined as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone. The consensus is that trust has to be earned. What this means is that the person...

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    The adults in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first Harry Potter novel, cluster in two opposite categories: the bad authority figures and the good authority figures. Bad authority...

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  • History
    The Declaration of Independence was written in the neoclassical/Age of Reason period in history. This period of time was defined by the movement toward the belief that people were rational beings...

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  • Law and Politics
    This is a very subjective question, and my answer might not match your opinion. When forming your own answer about unjust laws, consider Popular opinion: does the general populace find the law...

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  • The Beach of Falesá
    In sociology, a homosocial relationship is one between two people of the same sex which is not of a sexual or romantic nature. Most people these days are familiar with the word "bromance," which...

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  • Yellow Woman
    "'What story?' He smiled and pulled me close to him as he said this. I was afraid lying there on the red blanket. All I could know was the way he felt, warm, damp, his body beside me. This is...

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  • King Solomon's Mines
    The reader can get a sense of the centrality of homosociality to King Solomon's Mines by simply reading the dedication from the fictional hero Allan Quatermain. It reads "to all the big and little...

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  • Beowulf
    I believe that a reader could make a case for each of those labels about Grendel. I think it's legitimately possible to say that Grendel is all three as well. Let's start with Grendel's...

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  • The Odyssey
    I'd say it's a combination of the two. Certainly, Odysseus was smart enough to tell Polyphemus that his name is "Nobody" so that the Cyclops cannot identify his attacker to his peers. He knows...

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  • The Monkey's Paw
    W.W. Jacobs's masterful diction suggests that the paw is a frightening, sinister force with which no one should tamper. When he provides Sergeant Major Morris's initial descriptions of the paw, he...

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  • Everything That Rises Must Converge
    On the bus, Julian's mother is engaged in a conversation with another woman, and she tells this woman that Julian wants to be a writer but that he is selling typewriters for now, until he's able to...

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  • Miss Brill
    Miss Brill imagines herself to be quite a proper lady. She decided to wear her fur, a "Dear little thing!" for her Sunday out to the park to hear the band play. She likes to sit and watch the...

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  • Literature
    Throughout Animal Farm, Orwell condemns the misuse of power by depicting how Napoleon tyrannically rules the farm. Napoleon requires the animals to work long hours, barely feeds them, and...

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  • Letter from Birmingham City Jail
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is a masterpiece containing rhetorical strategies almost too numerous to identify and analyze. Here are just four: Early in the letter,...

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    In the second paragraph of the story Poe gives us a vivid description of the castellated abbey in which Prince Prospero and the other nobles hide from the devastating plague that stalks the land....

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  • Oscar Wilde
    The scene from Act I in which Lady Bracknell interviews Jack is an excellent example of Oscar Wilde's satire. Just before this scene, Lady Bracknell has discovered that her daughter Gwendolen wants...

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  • Beowulf
    In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf's heroic qualities are essential to the progression of the plot. His heroism sets up the major battle scenes and conflicts of the poem. Near the start of the poem,...

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  • The Tempest
    Gonzalo is making a speech about what kind of world we'd have if he were in charge. It's a utopian vision; there'd be no war, riches or poverty, or any kind of laws. Humankind would be innocent and...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Fortunato's cough, the result of a fairly severe cold, symbolizes the weakness in his character, his pride, and this is the weakness that Montresor can exploit in order to do his nemesis in....

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  • Earle Birney
    Here are a few metaphors from the poem "David" Lines 35-37 We crawled astride The peak to feast on the marching ranges flagged By the fading shreds of the shattered stormcloud. "Feast" is a...

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  • Literature
    This poem is written in a meter called iambic tetrameter, and this means that there are four (tetra-) metrical feet per line. The metrical foot is called an iamb (where we get "iambic"), and this...

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  • Freak the Mighty
    In Rodman Philbrick's novel Freak The Mighty, Maxwell Kane is the narrator. He is a quiet kid who lives in the basement of his grandparent's home. He is what most would consider a loner before he...

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  • Science
    Conservation of energy is one of the basic principles of physics. It has several different statements which are all equivalent. Here's the definition of the law of conservation of energy from...

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