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Answered a Question in Ode on a Grecian Urn
Keats begins the fifth stanza by addressing the urn as an "attic shape." The word "attic" refers to Attica, a region of ancient Greece of which Athens was the chief (primate) city. "Shape" simply...
Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
In a way, all of them. Mercutio curses the Montagues and Capulets: "A plague a' both houses." The audience already knows from the Prologue that Romeo and Juliet will die; however, the use of the...
Answered a Question in The Road Not Taken
"Both the morning equally lay" refers to both paths. They are (almost) equal in the eyes of the speaker. Nothing much differentiates them aside from that one is less traveled than the other, simply...
Answered a Question in Science
The largest amount of air that a person can breathe in and out in one inspiration and expiration is called vital capacity. The capacity of a person's lungs is proportional to the surface area of...
Answered a Question in The Cask of Amontillado
I have researched this as well, and cannot find any other reference for this as the last line of the short story. An excellent source that has all known versions of the tale may be found at the...
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