Russell Baker Questions and Answers

Russell Baker

The plot consists of inanimate objects resisting humans with the ultimate goal of defeating us. Life's hard enough as it is, but as part of their dastardly plot, inanimate objects make it just that...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 9:44 am UTC

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"Gumption" is a great word! It means a lot of things: strong will, drive, initiative, guts, spunk, and courage. Somebody with gumption takes on the world to accomplish a purpose or achieve a goal....

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 3:58 am UTC

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Russell Baker

The figurative language that Russell Banks uses in his essay “The Plot Against People” is extended personification. Personification is a literary device where the author anthropomorphizes objects...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2020 8:21 pm UTC

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Russell Baker

Parents, like anyone, can remember past events incompletely, incorrectly or "selectively". Why? Denial, a subconscious effort to change what really happened, an attempt to cast themselves in a...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

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