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  • Beowulf
    Beowulf is one of the most famous poems in old English. It is about three thousand lines long and the story revolves around three battles. In the poem, Beowulf, a warrior from Geats comes to the...

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  • Essay Lab
    For the most part, your grammatical constructions are correct. In the 4th sentence, however, you will want to change the verb took to has taken (present Perfect tense, meaning the action started in...

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  • Beowulf
    A kenning is a metaphorical phrase or compound word used to name a person, place or thing indirectly. Used primarily in Anglo-Saxon poetry, the epic poem Beowulf is full of kennings. For example,...

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  • The Story of My Life
    Helen Keller is the main character in The Story of My Life which is a personal account of Helen's young life after she has a debilitating illness as a baby and is rendered blind and deaf. Annie...

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  • Beowulf
    An epic hero has to perform heroic deeds. Beowulf kills Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, all of which are heroic deeds that no one else was able or willing to take on. The foes that...

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  • Romanticism
    The following are courtesy of my AP Senior English teacher, Andrelle E. McKinsey, more than a decado ago (and I still use them when I teach seniors for a nice reference)... Characteristics of the...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    There are two answers to this question--two related answers, that is. The first is that in this poem Edwin Markham is responding to a painting: “L’homme à la houe” by Jean-François Millet,...

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  • Guide to Literary Terms
    There are plenty of examples that you can think of. For example: The word "snake" simple denotes a reptile. But it has the connotation of someone who can not be trusted, someone who cheats,...

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  • Essay Lab
    The thing about an autobiographical essay is that you DON'T want to start out with a cheesy beginning. In that case, be sure you DON'T say, "Once upon a time," or "I was born on November 13,...

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  • José García Villa
    Dudong,17, is impatiently waiting for his father to return home so that he can tell him of his love for Teang and his desire to marry her. He feels that at 17 he is a grown man and is ready for...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    "The Man with a Hoe" is an impassioned protest and lament on behalf of those in servitude, which gives voice, through one symbolic laborer, to the description of what workers become when yoked to...

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  • Beowulf
    Beowulf possesses many great heroic qualities: Inhuman strength: he is able to defeat Grendel by ripping his arm off; he is able to defeat Grendel's mother by holding his breath an insane length...

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  • Guide to Literary Terms
    You could be talking about personification. This is where nonhuman objects or animals are given human qualities. A "talking dog" is given the human quality of speech, and "a couch full of love" is...

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  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    The three main characters of the story are the narrator Jerome, generally known as J to his friends, and George and Harris. All are young and single. Jerome throws in plenty of self-deprecating...

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  • Beowulf
    A kenning is a figurative literary device, usually a compound expression used in place of a name or noun. Kennings is Old English poetry function in much the same way as epithets in classical epic...

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  • O. Henry
    Two women live in Greenwich Villlage and decide to share a studio apartment. Pneumonia is threatening their artist colony.Johnsy is near death and lying in bed. She's waiting for the last leaf to...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Mr. Hiram B. Otis is an American minister who buys Canterville Chase at the beginning of the story. Here are some of his character attributes: Mr. Otis is sceptical of the supernatural. This is...

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  • Macbeth
    On the most basic level, it means that things are reversed.To expand on that a little bit, it means two related things in general. First, it means that things that are good will become bad and...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Sir Simon, or the ghost, is the namesake and major character in "The Canterville Ghost." He has roamed the interior of Canterville Chase since his death in 1584 and is a very complex and emotional...

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  • I think continually of those who were truly great
    The poem starts out sounding like an homage to great people in history. As the first stanza develops, however, the speaker seems to be saying more about how greatness is born of the connection...

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  • Macbeth
    At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a respected general, a devoted husband, and a loyal subject of the king. The first of the witches' prophecies bring out his ambitious nature, but he...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado
    “The Cask of Amontillado” is loaded with situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Examples of situational irony, when one thing is expected but the opposite happens, are numerous. First, the...

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  • George Santayana
    "What riches have you that you deem me poor, Or what large comfort that you call me sad?" In this sonnet, Santayana is challenging the assumptions people make in every day life when assigning...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    There are both external and internal conflicts in "The Most Dangerous Game." . The external conflicts are: Man against Nature: Rainsford struggles against the sea after he falls from the yacht...

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  • Life of Pi
    Before Yann Martel wrote "Life of Pi," he had written 2 previous novels that had completely flopped. They didn't get very good reviews, and had little or no success in the market. He was feeling...

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  • Guide to Literary Terms
    Prose refers simply to any written piece of work that is built on sentences (and paragraphs) rather than lines or verses (like poetry). Examples/kinds of prose include novels, short stories,...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Here are two good ones; hope they help you out! "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were...

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  • Beowulf
    One of the most important ways that Beowulf reveals the values of the Anglo Saxon society is in its chivalry code, and the code of the knighthood. Back in Anglo Saxon times, it was common of the...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    To examples of foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game” are the name of the island, “Ship-trap Island,” and the conversation between Rainsford and Whitney about whether or not animals...

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  • The Man with the Hoe
    Edwin Markham's poem "The Man with the Hoe" was inspired by the painting L'homme à la Houe by Jean-François Millet, which depicts just what the title says: a man with a hoe. But of course it is...

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  • The Monkey's Paw
    The Monkey's Paw is a suspenseful short story dealing with the White family who are awaiting a guest. The guest arrives on a dark and rainy night. The guest has recently returned from colonial...

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  • Dante's Inferno
    In Dante's classic, The Divine Comedy, there are three parts to the entire work: Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. The question at hand is answered in Inferno, Canto 3. As Dante and Virgil, his...

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  • William Blake
    “The School Boy” is a poem included in William Blake’s collection Songs of Innocence. It is told from the perspective of a young boy going to school on a summer day. The boy loves summer...

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  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    The most famous of these is the simile in which people are spiders. In this simile, Edwards says that God holds people over the pit of hell as if they were spiders or some other kind of "loathsome...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    EXPOSITION. We learn about Rainsford's hunting prowess and his newest expedition to South America, where his yacht is headed while passing through Caribbean waters. RISING ACTION. Rainsford is...

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  • The Crucible
    Miller wrote his play about unwarranted persecution in response to the "Red Scare" of the 1950s, in which many artists (himself included) were accused of Communist ties or at least Communist...

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  • The Renaissance
    The Renaissance, or "Rebirth," was a revival of learning and art in Europe after the Dark Ages. Here are major characteristics of this period: 1. The influence of the Italian scholar Petrarch, who...

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  • The Story of My Life
    The Story of My Life reveals Annie Sullivan as the inspiration behind Helen Keller's extraordinary life. She is only partially-sighted herself, after undergoing surgery to correct her vision at a...

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  • Colonialism
    The Virginia and Massachusetts Bay colonies both had a number of similarities and differences. They were both colonies of England and settled in roughly the same time period. It early inhabitants...

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  • Macbeth
    Macbeth is a play of contradiction and ambition. Driven to becoming King, Macbeth will kill all and any that get in his way. He puts his faith in the words and prophesies of three witches, after...

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  • The Gift of the Magi
    There are three main themes defined within O. Henry's short story "The Gift of the Magi." Love The theme of love is shown through the selfless actions of both Della and Jim. Each, through a showing...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    All stories have conflicts or problems. "The Most Dangerous Game" also has many including all of the conflicts you mentioned in your question. Human vs. Nature--Rainsford is first...

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  • The Crucible
    Abigail is extremely selfish. She looks out for her own needs only. She says to her friends in Act I: Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will...

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    The thematic subject may be guilt, but the theme is that the human heart cannot endure the burden of guilt, especially in the case of murder. The guilty must confess somehow or be consumed by...

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  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    The fire and brimstone sermon by Jonathan Edwards is meant to throw fear into the hearts of those wayward Puritans- of his congregation, for as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Fear is an instructor of...

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  • Jordan Goodman
    This book is about Roger Casement, the Irish-born member of the British Foreign office who investigated King Leopold II of Belgium's horrific actions in the Congo. Casement traveled about the Congo...

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  • How to Write a Summary
    If I were to write a summary myself, I would first make sure that I have a clear understanding of what the article is about. If you don't understand your article, you'll have no idea what to say....

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    One day Scout finds gum in the tree near the Radley home. On the last day of school the two children walk home together. They find a package covered with foil and containing two scrubbed,...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    George kills Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head to save him from a more painful death at the hands of Curley, who has vowed to make him suffer for the death of his wife. George loves...

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  • The Crucible
    Hysteria was a major factor in the many accusations of witchcraft that occurred throughout The Crucible. It helps to understand what hysteria is--an overwhelming fear and excitement that overrides...

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