Answered a Question in Outliers: The Story of Success
"Concerted cultivation" is a parenting style in which the parents structure their children's time and expose them to different...
Answered a Question in Literature
In 1894, Colonel Satoris, wanting to help her out since her father had passed away, had remitted her taxes forever. He didn't just say...
Answered a Question in A Poison Tree"A Poison Tree" is already figurative; I assume you mean to ask how its figurative language might reasonably be interpreted....
Answered a Question in Kubla Khan
I suppose it can be described as incoherent. Its various parts don't seem to have much to do with one another and the whole...
Answered a Question in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Edwards is remembered for his choice of details, particularly in this classic sermon. His goal was not to tell people about his...
Answered a Question in Legal Alien
A "theme" of a literary work is its main message, as opposed to its "subject," which is its topic. The subject here is stated in the...
Answered a Question in The Rape of the Lock
Keep in mind that "The Rape of the Lock" is a mock epic. Pope is satirizing--skewering, really--the silliness of high society of his...
Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
Friar Laurence is the voice of reason. So far, we've seen the Capulet and Montague men fight in the streets because of an old feud;...
Answered a Question in Digging
In "Digging," Seamus Heaney draws a parallel between the manual labor of his forebears--his father and grandfather before him--and his...
Answered a Question in La Belle Dame sans Merci
The woman the knight meets in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (The Beautiful Woman without Mercy) is a femme fatale. That is, she is a...