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Anzia Yezierska

How does Anzia Yezierska utilize voice in "The Free Vacation House" and "The Fat of the Land"?

In “The Free Vacation House,” Anzia Yezierska writes in the first person, assuming the voice of a woman who is trying to express herself in a language other than her native tongue. Notice her...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:33 pm UTC

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Literature

How do sexuality and sexual relationships change before and after the Fall in Paradise Lost? What are some comparable...

In Book IV of Paradise Lost, Milton describes the sexual relations of Adam and Eve before the Fall. These are conducted as a religious rite, beginning with an act of worship. Having praised God...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 9:07 pm UTC

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Literature

How are historical events reflected in the play The Diary of Anne Frank

The play titled The Diary of Anne Frank is based on the book titled The Story of a Young Girl. It tells the true story of a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank who, together with her family, must go...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 8:19 pm UTC

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Under the Banyan Tree

Describe how nambi kept the villagers of somal enthralled by his stories

At the height of his storytelling days, Nambi, in R.K. Naryan's story “Under the Banyan Tree,” keeps his audience enthralled by his stories. First, he builds up their anticipation because he does...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 6:22 pm UTC

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The Devil's Arithmetic

How are historical events reflected in the play The Diary of Anne Frank

One of the historical events that’s reflected in the play adaptation of Anne Frank’s diaries is the Nazi invasion of Holland. As Anne says, the Nazis invaded her home country on May 10, 1940—a...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 5:15 pm UTC

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Native Guard

How does Tretheway employ the theme of crosshatching in Native Guard?

In her poetry collection Native Guard, Natasha Tretheway explores the theme of crosshatching. She mentions it directly in the “December 1862” section of the title poem, “Native Guard.” The speaker,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 4:48 pm UTC

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The Devil's Arithmetic

How are historical events reflected in the play The Diary of Anne Frank

The play The Diary of Anne Frank is based on the real diary of the young Anne Frank. It reflects the historical circumstances of the World War II period in which Nazi Germany occupied the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 4:37 pm UTC

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Peter Pan

Did Tinker Bell try to kill Wendy?

Towards the end of Chapter 5 of J. M. Barrie's fantasy adventure, Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, first written as a play in 1904, then as a novel, Peter and Wendy, in 1911, one of the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 4:28 pm UTC

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Literature

What is the historical context of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Holocaust provides one of the main historical contexts for Anne Frank’s diaries or, as they're titled, The Diary of a Young Girl. After the Nazis occupy the Netherlands, Anne and her family go...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 4:30 pm UTC

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Cracking India

What are some of the things Lenny learns on her way to adulthood? Who or what does she learn her life lessons from?

As your question notes, Lenny learns many things as she develops into an adult. Lenny herself acknowledges all of the learning she’s doing when she explicitly states, “I have many teachers.” One of...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 3:59 pm UTC

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

What is the author’s purpose?

An author's purpose is his or her reason for writing. Purposes can range from narrative (telling a story) to persuasive (convincing the audience of something) to expository (revealing something not...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:54 pm UTC

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The Skin I'm In

what was a speech maleeka made during the book

It might be difficult to identify a part in Sharon Flake’s novel when Maleeka makes a speech in the normal definition of the word. In other words, you might have a hard time finding a spot when...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:47 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

What did Scrooge say about giving his clerk a day off to celebrate Christmas in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?

Scrooge complains that it is not "convenient" or "fair" for him to be expected to give his employee a day off for the holiday of Christmas. Scrooge claims that the clerk, Bob Cratchit, would...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:31 pm UTC

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Internment

What is the climax in Internment?

The climax marks the point in the narrative when the drama or action reaches its highest point. After the climax, the action cools off, then the story winds down or concludes. In Samira Ahmed’s...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:13 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

Name the six places the second spirit took Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

First, the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge outside into the city of London. They see the dark houses with the sooty windows, and despite the meager living conditions of the residents,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:12 pm UTC

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The Giver

What is the setting of the book The Giver?

The setting of the novel The Giver takes place in an unnamed dystopian/utopian community sometime in the distant future, which is possibly located somewhere in North America. While Lowry does not...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:04 pm UTC

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Lord of the Flies

What are the differences between jack and piggy in chapter 6

In Golding's Lord of the Flies, Jack and Piggy are foils and disagree on nearly every subject. Jack champions hunting and enjoys behaving like a savage while Piggy supports democracy and champions...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 1:30 pm UTC

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Miguel Street

What does it mean to be a man on Miguel Street?

In V.S. Naipaul's Miguel Street, the men are far from traditional depictions of masculinity. They have little or no agency, drifting aimlessly into boredom or even insanity. In the first story, the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 1:00 pm UTC

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Jump

What are the criticisms and the social issues that are raised in "The Moment Before The Gun Went Off"?

Whether or not the version of the story that the rifle that killed the Black man that Van der Vyver tells is accurate--and we have hints that it is not--Gordimer's story critiques apartheid....

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 12:41 pm UTC

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

can i get summary or analysis of the whole work of shelley ?

Although Percy Bysshe Shelley had a brief life, he wrote a great deal in both poetry and prose. Given the diversity of Shelley's achievement, it is even more than usually difficult to summarize his...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 12:07 pm UTC

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Peter Pan

Did the crocodile swallow Captain Hook?

Yes, the crocodile that Captain Hook so feared swallowed him up. Captain Hook's end can be a bit confusing to anyone not familiar with English upper class mythology. A key element of the plot is...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:54 am UTC

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Peter Pan

How old is Wendy Darling?

Wendy's exact age is never revealed, though we do have some clues that help us determine her approximate age. We know that Wendy still sleeps in the "nursery" with her brothers, so she is still...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:37 am UTC

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"I Have a Dream" Speech

Antithesis In I Have A Dream Speech

In his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King Jr. makes many uses of antithesis to compare the reality of the current situation facing the American Black community to what he dreams the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:28 am UTC

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Peter Pan

What brings Tinker Bell back to life?

In J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan, Peter addresses all the children who are dreaming of Neverland, asking them to clap their hands to show that they believe in fairies. He does this when Tinker...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:32 am UTC

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Peter Pan

Did Tinker Bell drink poison?

Yes, Tinker Bell drinks the poison. Captain Hook has just dropped five drops of what is probably the " most virulent" poison ever into the cup holding Peter Pan's medicine as he sleeps. Peter wakes...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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Peter Pan

How did Peter Pan lose his shadow?

The fact that Peter Pan's shadow can be detached from him is an indication that, as a boy who can never grow up, he is not attached to the earth like everyone else. A shadow is one of many signs...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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Five Feet Apart

Does Stella die?

Stella is still alive at the end of this tear-jerking novel. In fact, she has received a lung transplant and is about to fulfil her dream of going traveling with her friends as the novel ends. She...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:14 am UTC

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Seedfolks

What did Nora planted in the vacant lot in seedfolks

Nora helps the wheelchair-bound Mr. Myles with gardening his little plot. Mr. Myles had pretty much given up the ghost on life; the community garden, therefore, is an absolute godsend as it gives...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:10 am UTC

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Poetry

What is the meaning of style in poetry? Please define.

To consider a poem's style, let's first consider two poems with quite different styles. First, these are the opening lines of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven": Once upon a midnight dreary, while I...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:10 am UTC

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Life of Pi

What is Pi’s school motto?

Pi's school is the Petit Seminaire, which he describes as "the best private English-medium secondary school in Pondicherry." Its motto is "Nil magnum nisi bonum," which translates as "No greatness...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:09 am UTC

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The Last Leaf

Analyse friendship between Sue and Johnsy. "The Last Leaf" by O.Henry

Henry’s "The Last Leaf” tells the story of someone who makes a major sacrifice for someone else and, in that way, it is similar to the author’s “The Gift of the Magi.” "The Last Leaf” tells the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:06 am UTC

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Animal Farm

What is George Orwell's message in the novel Animal Farm?

In Animal Farm, George Orwell attempts to lay bare the hypocrisy, brutality, and moral corruption at the heart of the Soviet Union under Stalin. At the time when Orwell wrote the book, a...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

What is the moral behind the story in Romeo and Juliet?

One moral in Romeo and Juliet is that it can be disastrous to try to control others' lives. The Capulets and Montagues held tight to their "ancient grudge" (Prologue.3), and their children knew...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:49 am UTC

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A Scandal in Bohemia

Who was the only person who could beat Mr Sherlock Holmes? ______________ .

In "A Scandal in Bohemia," Sherlock Holmes is employed by the King of Bohemia to recover some compromising letters and a photograph he sent to Irene Adler, an American opera singer, some years...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:46 am UTC

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Romanticism

Is Nature a dominant theme in Romantic Poetry? answer in detail

For Romantic poets like Wordsworth, nature didn't simply consist of pretty objects like mountains, trees, and flowers. It was a power and a force in its own right; something divine. Far from seeing...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:39 am UTC

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Why do you think the author started the novel off with "JOSH IS MARGOT'S BOYFRIEND, BUT I guess you could say my...

Jenny Han's novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before begins with the observation that the "whole family is a little in love with" Josh to establish his peculiar status within the Covey family, which...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 10:23 am UTC

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A Single Shard

How many identical pieces did Min prepare when he made a special piece of pottery?

The old master potter Min is something of a perfectionist. Indeed, this is what makes him by far and away the finest potter around. It doesn't matter what he makes or for whom, he always puts just...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 8:50 am UTC

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Literature

What symbolic role do the three lodgers play? What atmosphere do they evoke? How are they used by Kafka to critique...

The inclusion of the three bearded lodgers, who are indistinguishable from each other, serves to widen the scope of Franz Kafka’s novella beyond the Samsa family. Gregor’s transformation, ordeal,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 5:51 am UTC

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Emily Dickinson

What is the speaker's attitude toward self and society in There is a solitude of space by Emily Dickinson?

In her poem “There is a Solitude of Space,” Emily Dickinson presents a speaker who deeply values privacy and juxtaposes this important quality to the requirements of society. Although the speaker...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 3:06 am UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

What is the role played by women in God's Bits of Wood?

Females play a variety of important roles in God's Bits of Wood, including traditional family roles such as sisters, daughters, wives, and mothers. An important aspect of the novel’s development is...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:42 am UTC

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Literature

in the story Scarlet Stockings by Louisa May Alcott what would be one of the major themes? Also, does it offer a...

Louisa May Alcott’s “Scarlet Stockings” features the theme of love during wartime. The author traces the relationship between two young people as they move from friendship, through a budding...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:21 am UTC

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

How does the structure of the poem relate to its theme?

To answer this question, the first thing we need to do is identify some themes of Robert Frost's poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Some scholars mention hesitation and choice;...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 1:47 am UTC

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The Slap

Who is hector

Hector is an Australian accountant of Greek descent with an Indian wife named Aisha and two children. In his 40s, he is middle-aged and attractive. On the surface, he seems to have it all together,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 1:34 am UTC

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Walt Whitman

In Walt Whitman's "O' Captain! My Captain" what can the spoken version do that the written version cannot? and what...

There are advantages when hearing poetry spoken aloud, just as there are advantages when reading it yourself. In any case, poetry, while more abstract than prose, does have an intended meaning...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 11:30 pm UTC

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The Crucible

In The Crucible, explain what Elizabeth means when she says, "He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him."

In The Crucible, the last line in the play spoken by Elizabeth Proctor is, "He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him." What Elizabeth means is that her husband John Proctor has...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 12:05 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

What's the significance of act II, scene I, lines 301–330 of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

Act II, scene I, lines 301–330 is best separated into two distinct parts. Lines 301–318 take place in the domestic realm and are focused on the inter-personal relationship between Brutus and his...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 7:05 am UTC

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The Crucible

In The Crucible, why did John Proctor decide to tear up his signed confession?  

Initially, John Proctor decides to offer a false confession and sign the document in hopes of saving his life. Proctor recognizes that he is a sinner and refuses to "mount the gibbet like a saint."...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 2:51 pm UTC

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The Crucible

How is Mary Warren portrayed in act 2 of The Crucible? Consider how Mary interacts with Elizabeth Proctor before...

In act two, Elizabeth mentions that she could not stop Mary Warren from traveling to Salem earlier that day and tells John that Mary frightened all her strength away. When John refers to Mary as a...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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The Scarlet Letter

Give at least 2 reasons why Hester does not leave the colony in The Scarlet Letter.

Hester has convinced herself that she should remain in New England, despite all the bad things that have happened to her. After enduring the public shame and humiliation of being exposed as an...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 10:59 am UTC

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Moby Dick

For several days after leaving Nantucket, Captain Ahab stays in his cabin, unseen by the sailors. Who is in charge of...

After the crew leaves Nantucket, Captain Ahab seems adamant to stay in his quarters. The crew is a bit disorganized, but the three mates take charge of the ship and soon it becomes clear that, for...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 10:55 am UTC

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