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Answered a Question in The Age of Innocence
As Newland's mother explains, New York society--by which she means the ruling clans--was primarily merchant class, descended from merchants and deriving their wealth from commercial enterprise....
Answered a Question in Great Expectations
Chapter VIII introduces the reader to Miss Havisham's house, ironically called Satis House--which means "enough," as in "satisfaction." First, however, Pip visits the shop of his self-proclaimed...
Answered a Question in The Thought-Fox
In The Thought Fox, Ted Hughes likens the process of writing of a poem to the approach of a fox, which slips into his head as a real fox would slip into a hole. At the beginning of the poem, the...
Answered a Question in Ode to the West Wind
Both of these poems speak of the poet's longing to experience the mysteries of nature and his frustration at not being able to articulate to the world what only nature can express. In "Ode to the...
Answered a Question in T. C. Boyle Stories
The distinctively northeastern setting for The Love of My Life is bound by home, college, prison, and the motel in which Jeremy and China's baby is born and killed. Car rides and corridors...
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