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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Prince
    The Prince promotes secularism in that Machiavelli states that a prince can retain power by promoting his own greatness. He does not have to be good or seek God's favor, but he has to appear to be...

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  • Dawn of Modern Science
    Thom Goldstein, the son of writer Moritz Goldstein, is a retired professor, historian, and scientist. Goldstein was born in Germany. He left for the United States during the early years of Nazi...

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  • All the Light We Cannot See
    The novel All The Light We Cannot See is set in the context of World War Two. It is the story of how the lives of Marie-Laure LeBlanc (who is French) and Werner Pfennig (who is German) converge....

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  • All the Light We Cannot See
    All The Light We Cannot See is a lyrical and complex piece of historical fiction. As such, there are many ways to go about analyzing it. One way to approach the novel is through the title....

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  • All the Light We Cannot See
    The three most important characters in All the Light We Cannot See are Marie-Laure LeBlanc, Daniel LeBlanc, and Werner Pfennig. There is also a host of other characters whose lives and stories...

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  • All the Light We Cannot See
    The most important theme in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is war and how it affects the lives of everyone it touches. A secondary theme that entwines with the first is the question...

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  • The Lottery
    One thesis statement for "The Lottery" could be a declarative sentence about the atavistic propensity for violence that still lies in the nature of man, along with a blind adherence to tradition,...

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  • Death in Venice
    Thomas Mann's Death In Venice is, at its heart, entirely concerned with the relationship with disease and art, as symbolised by the setting of Venice itself. As the disease progresses through the...

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  • A Jury of Her Peers
    Although many possible arguments emerge in interpreting "A Jury of Her Peers," the fact that Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale intuit the motive for Mrs. Wright to kill her husband while the men miss all...

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  • Brave New World
    Hypnopaedia is the principle of sleep teaching. It represents social control because it is used to condition all of the children. The Director explains that while hypnopaedia is not useful for...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Aunt Alexandra is the typical Southern belle who enjoys socializing with her female neighbors, being involved in the community, and dressing like a presentable, delicate woman. In contrast, Scout...

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  • Hamlet
    The queen, Gertrude, is worried about Hamlet at the beginning of the play because Hamlet is still clearly mourning the loss of his father. She tells him, Good Hamlet, cast they nighted color...

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  • Hamlet
    Absolutely. Almost every scene involving Polonius is very funny. In Act 2, scene 1, for example, he sends a servant, Reynaldo, to follow his son, Laertes, to France and investigate Laertes's...

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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets
    (All line citations are taken from the text available at the Shakespeare Online reference provided.) Question 1: Which of the following best describes the whole structure of the poem as a whole? A)...

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  • The Raven
    The raven is a highly intelligent, big, all-black bird largely found in the Northern Hemisphere. It feeds on both plants and animals and thus is highly adaptable to different living circumstances....

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  • Thomas Hardy
    This is a very creative question because it asks you to take a concept from economics, capitalism, and apply it to a critical work in the English canon, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. It is also a...

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  • Literature
    Freedom is generally defined as the right and ability to act, speak, and think however one wants without fear of restraint or harm. Most societies offer varying degrees of freedom. Some societies,...

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  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles
    Capitalism is undoubtedly an important background theme in Tess of the D'Urbervilles. This is not altogether surprising when one considers the wider cultural context in which the story was...

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  • The Awakening
    Describe the novel's settings, and explain the significance of each. The Awakening begins at an enchanting seaside resort, where upper-class families are vacationing. Opening the novel with this...

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  • All Summer in a Day
    The sun comes out for one hour, the hour that Margot is locked in the closet. They surged about her, caught her up and bore her, protesting, and then pleading, and then crying, back into a tunnel,...

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  • The Scarlet Letter
    As Hester Prynne walks "to and fro" in the community, she notices how certain people that she passes gaze at her scarlet A, "the ignominious brand" on her bosom. When these people look at the...

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  • Ruth Rendell
    Author Ruth Rendell was a master of writing mystery stories. In her collection of short stories entitled A Fever Tree and Other Stories, she includes a story called "The Wrong Category." This...

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  • Animal Farm
    Inequality is portrayed through the pigs' treatment of the other animals and the unfair privileges they give themselves. Following the Rebellion, the pigs begin to organize and essentially run the...

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  • Flannery O'Connor
    In all—or almost all—of O'Connor's stories, one of her characters has a moment of revelation or illumination, when the grace of God breaks into this person's life and shows a glimpse of God's...

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  • Thank You, M'am
    There are certainly details in the story that suggest that Mrs. Jones was a large woman. The first paragraph uses the word "large" to describe Mrs. Jones. The first sentence of the story tells us...

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  • The Outsiders
    Ponyboy and Darry share many similarities throughout the novel. Unlike the majority of the Greasers, both Pony and Darry are intelligent, good-looking, and athletic. Darry was an outstanding...

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  • The Giver
    The Ceremony of Twelve is an annual event which is held in December. It is considered the final ceremony and represents the transition of the children in the Community into adulthood. It is...

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  • Literature
    As Wordsworth did not write a poem called "Seven," I will answer this question on the assumption that it refers to Wordsworth's "We Are Seven," and to Leopardi's "To Sylvia". Both these poems are...

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  • The Scarlet Letter
    Hester suffers as a result of the "innumerable throbs of anguish that had been so cunningly contrived for her by the undying, the ever-active sentence of the Puritan tribunal," and this produces...

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  • The Crucible
    At the beginning of Act Four, there is a short scene in the jail that includes Marshal Herrick, Sarah Good, and Tituba. Herrick is drunk, and he comes to wake the two prisoners up. When he does,...

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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    This book is about the fateful election of 1800 between John Adams, a Federalist from Massachusetts, and Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican from Virginia. The election, referred to as the...

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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    Pulitzer-Prize winner Edward J. Larson’s book A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign recounts the events that resulted in Thomas...

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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    The main characters in this book, which is about the watershed election of 1800 in the United States, are as follows: Thomas Jefferson: He was from the Democratic-Republican Party (called the...

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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    The theme I want to look at is the intensely personal nature of politics set out in the book. All of the main players in the 1800 election knew each other quite well. Many of them, most notably...

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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward Larson provides a fast-paced, rip-roaring narrative of the 1800 Presidential election—arguably one of the most important in American history. At the start,...

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Thoreau says that "[...] when the farmer has got his house he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that got him." He believes that owning property is actually...

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  • Hamlet
    In act 2, scene 2, Polonius, in his characteristically long-winded way, tells Gertrude that her son is mad. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but, as usual, there is nothing particularly brief about...

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  • Hamlet
    The deaths of Hamlet and Laertes mark the end of the tragic denouement of the play. Laertes, bent on avenging the deaths of his father and sister, both of which he blames on Hamlet, conspires with...

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  • Literature
    The garden inside the Ndume School's compound symbolizes Nancy and Michael's dream of reforming the old school by making it modern and beautiful. Achebe writes that Nancy's "dream-garden" had...

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  • A Separate Peace
    One of the more memorable physical alterations that Gene has with another student takes place in chapter 6. Following Finny's dismal from school because of his injury, Gene quits playing sports and...

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