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• Math
2. Estimate 1.999^4 : Let y=x^4; then dy=4x^3dx. Here x=2 and dx=-.001. `f(x) approx f(a)+f'(a)(x-a) ` so 1.999^4 is approximately 2^4+4(2^3)(2-.001)=16+32(-.001)=15.968 (Compare to the actual...

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• History
The Age of Discovery, also referred to as the Age of Exploration, describes the time period beginning with the early 15th century and extending through the 17th century in which expanding European...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
In my edition, the "treehouse that rested between giant twin chinaberry trees in the back yard" is on page 8. In yours, it is on page 9. The following locations (with page numbers) have been...

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• The Devil and Tom Walker
The story is set in 1727 (the early 18th century), which is a significant time period in American history. A Revolutionary era person might be interested in Irving's story because it alludes to...

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• The Kite Runner
Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "The Debt" examines themes of grief, regret, and sorrow, which are similarly explored throughout Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner. Paul Laurence Dunbar writes,...

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• Literature
It looks like you are asking about how other writers' techniques have impacted your own attempts to construct effective characters. You mention "The Boat" by Alistair Macleod and Dubliners by James...

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• History
The revolutionary era greatly expanded the idea of freedom and equality, at least for white men. The American Revolution was in many ways an embodiment of Enlightenment ideals, including the idea...

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• Law and Politics
Throughout the history of the United States, there has been a public perception that immigration to the United States has led to higher crime rates in the country. This perception may be fueled by...

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• Literature
Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven is a novel about a pandemic that swiftly wipes out most of the world's population. The novel follows several characters before, during, and after the pandemic...

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• Reference

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• Philip Larkin
Ibsen's A Doll's House and Larkin's "This Be the Verse" are both about the unhappiness in families. This might be a point of comparison that you can make between both works. However, A Doll's...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
The outcome of the Tom Robinson trial is the clearest example of racial prejudice in the novel. Tom Robinson is a black man living in the segregated society of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s....

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• Law and Politics
The Supreme Court case of Goss v. Lopez relied on the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to provide reasonable...

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• I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—
The speaker in this poem gives away very little about themselves--we do not know whether the speaker is a man or a woman, how old they were, or where they were from. However, we do learn one very...

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• I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—
Let's start with the basics. The poem is divided into four separate stanzas, and each stanza is four lines long. The poem's rhythm is iambic. This means that Dickinson alternates her syllable...

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• I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—
One interpretation might be that there isn't a recurrent metaphor in this poem. There is some figurative language—Dickinson uses a simile to describe the atmosphere in the room where she is dying...

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• Dubliners
As the question itself states, you are not being asked to write an essay here. A "reflection statement" should be your personal reflection on what you have learned from your reading and from your...

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• Holy Sonnets
Yes, the Holy Sonnets could successfully be translated to music. They are quite regular from a metrical point of view and feature many rhymes and assonances, two important factors to consider when...

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• Reference
This quotation comes from Dr. Jon Erlandson's description of how he came to uncover various artifacts on San Nicolas Island in 2009. He had been looking for "ancient campsites" during this...

• The Scarlet Letter
In chapter nine, "The Leech," the people of the colony see Roger Chillingworth's arrival just as Dimmesdale's health is beginning to fail as the work of divine Providence. Chillingworth gets close...

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• Heart of Darkness
It’s safe to say that Conrad was horrified by what he witnessed in Congo. While “Heart of Darkness” has been criticized by Chinua Achebe as racist, in that Conrad depicts the Congolese as...

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• Romeo and Juliet
Pretty much every character contributed to Romeo and Juliet's deaths in one way or another. Many believe that Romeo and Juliet themselves are the most responsible for their deaths. They committed...

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• Literature
In R.J Palacio’s novel Wonder, August (Auggie) Pullman’s chief challenges are gaining acceptance from his peers and staying brave in the face of adversity. While these are both challenges faced...

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• Hamlet
The guards' talk of the ghost on their foggy, gloomy night watch at the castle and the ghost's appearance at the end of act 1 make for a dramatic and memorable opening to this play, along with...

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• La Belle Dame sans Merci
Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" has traits both of the romantic, in the modern sense, and of the Romantic in the sense of the Romantic movement. It is romantic in that it paints a picture of the...

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• History
The New Deal had many lasting effects. The New Deal led to the creation of a minimum wage and Social Security. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal also led to the United States government becoming...

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• Where the Red Fern Grows
In Chapter 15 of Where the Red Fern Grows, Billy, Papa, and Grandpa are on their way to the campground when they decide to stop for the night. While they’re waiting for supper to be ready,...

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• Romeo and Juliet
The question of who is to blame for the young lovers' deaths in Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet is a subjective one with many possible answers depending on one's interpretation of the play....

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• Science
Combustion or burning of materials requires three things: combustible material (or fuel), energy (to raise the fuel to the ignition temperature) and an oxidizer (to donate electrons). Oxygen is a...

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• Little Fires Everywhere
This novel by Celeste Ng is about a single mother and her teenage daughter who move into a tightly-knit suburban community in Shaker Heights, an affluent suburb of Cleveland. Mia and her daughter...

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• Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere, the second novel of author Celeste Ng, primarily explores themes of race, image, identity, and family. Set in picture-perfect, orderly suburbia, it quickly becomes clear...

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• Death of a Salesman
Though it would seem like a 63-year-old American traveling salesman in the middle of the twentieth century and a young Danish prince from the late middle ages would not have much in common, they...

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• Hamlet
Both Willy Loman and Hamlet are tragic and melancholic figures, but there is an important difference between the two: unlike Loman, Hamlet does not try to evade responsibility for his actions. To...

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• Science
Burning, or combustion, is a chemical change, and one of the most dramatic to observe. A chemical change happens when the molecular structure of a substance changes in a way that cannot be...

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• History
World War I was such a traumatic event for Europeans that it shook the foundations upon which Western culture and civilization were based. People who witnessed the horrors of the conflict struggled...

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• History
The Battle of Midway was important because it was the turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. This was the first naval battle in which the ships never fired on each other directly but...

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• Alexander Hamilton
We could argue that much musical theatre serves, to a certain extent, to open our eyes to long-familiar stories by presenting them in more accessible language and through the lens of catchy songs....

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• History
The papal rule of Urban II marked a couple of significant turning points in European history. The most notable of these is his prompting of the First Crusade in 1095. Urban felt that Europeans had...

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• Literature
All the characters in Voltaire's Candide encounter suffering; however, the old woman is the character that suffers the most. She is introduced as a means to contradict the optimistic but...

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• Social Sciences
There were several aspects that were part of the life of a slave on a small plantation. The slaves were responsible for working the fields and harvesting the crops. They usually worked six days a...

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• A Rose for Emily
In William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily," the use of flashbacks enhances the suspense and contributes to the surprise ending. Flashbacks also form part of the narrative style, adding to...

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• What You Pawn I Will Redeem
Sherman Alexie's story is funny and relevant to our times. You asked about the possible types of biases in the story. If you are looking for an overarching bias, I would argue that there is an...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
Dill is running away from a dysfunctional home life. His mother seems to be lavishing all her attention on her new husband, and Dill feels rather left out. He subsequently spins quite a yarn to...

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• Romeo and Juliet
The Nurse in this play is a comedic character, but what she says often reveals things of importance about Juliet's life and her relationship with her family. In this scene, she is a foil to...

• History
The Wilson administration mobilized the nation for war by creating a climate favorable for business in order to limit strikes which would affect war material reaching the Allied powers. The Wilson...

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• Literature
"This Be The Verse" by Philip Larkin contains the infamous first line "They f*** you up, your mum and dad." On the face of it, Larkin's entertaining squib does not seem to have much in common with...

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• The Yellow Wallpaper
In the 19th century, women's mental illness was not considered a serious issue, as Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" demonstrates. Doctors, rather than analyzing female patients'...

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• The Bronze Bow
Daniel feels incredibly lonely when he returns to the mountain. While he was in the village, he was able to spend time with Joel and Malthace, recuperating from his injuries. During that time, the...

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• The Bronze Bow
Simon, an old friend of Daniel, takes Daniel to the synagogue one day. He tells Daniel that there's a man he'd like him to see, a man from Nazareth. That man, of course, is none other than Jesus....

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