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Gender in Lysistrata

Discuss the stereotypes of men and women that Aristophanes relies on for much of his comedy, Lysistrata.

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843, following this question: The question reads: "Does the author's style affect your response to your understanding of the work? If so, how would you describe the style? For example, what is the tone? Is it ironic, satirical, somber, light, wr

APA Style Questions are embedded.

Go to the official website for the APA style guide and refer to the list of style tips (http://apastyle.apa.org/previoustips.html ) Select three of the tips, summarize them, and explain why they are helpful for you.

"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe is emphasized.

Does the author's style affect your response to your understanding of the work? If so, how would you describe the style? For example, what is the tone? Is it ironic, satirical, somber, light, wry, humorous, or simply neutral? Is the sentence construction fairly simple or elaborate? Can you detect a rhythm? Are the words familiar

"The Killer's Story"

"Does the author's style affect your response to your understanding of the work? If so, how would you describe the style? For example, what is the tone? Is it ironic, satirical, somber, light, wry, humorous, or simply neutral? Is the sentence construction fairly simple or elaborate? Can you detect a rhythm? Are the words familia

"The Revolt of Mother" is analyzed.

Discuss the relationship between the husband and wife in Freeman's story, "The Revolt of 'Mother'." What do you think of their relationship before Mother's "revolt"? What do you think will change after her "revolt"? What does the story suggest about the role of women in rural New England during the latter part of the nineteenth

Inventing a Narrative

Ideas for a narrative on Ghana culture with the following guidelines are brainstormed: 1. Think about their customs, traditional behaviors 2. Think of an event that help you to understand the cutural practices of this group (e.g, wedding, baby naming ceremony or a holiday celebration) 3. Outline step by step and from begi

Orwell's ideas about diction are discussed.

Read http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit This classic essay captures some of the problems with the way political arguments are made. It is just as relevant today as it was when he wrote it in 1945. For your Threaded Discussion post, describe an example of what he is discussing from contemporary soc

5 elements of a paragraph are depicted.

Read http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/ Note that a paragraph has 5 elements Unity, Coherence, A Topic Sentence, and Adequate Development. Write a paragraph wih these elements. Then comment critically on another student's paragraph. If you are first in this thread, you are in luck: you just submit your o

Textual comparisons are noted.

I compare and contrast the use of language or setting (or both if you're feeling industrious) in two or three selections of the literature below. What do you think the impact of the language or setting is? In other words, do not just show a similarity or difference; explain what difference it makes. For example, you might wan

"A Poison Tree" is assessed.

"A Poison Tree" by William Blake is examined in terms of these areas: How does the speaker suggest we "manage [anger] in a healthy manner"? In the first line, the speaker mentions his "friend." In the third and fourth stanzas, the speaker talks about his "foe." Who are these people? Do you see any connection between th

This job contrasts literary genres.

What are the differences between a poem and a short story? What can a poem achieve that a short story cannot, and vice versa? n what ways can the genres overlap? Personal ideas about genre differences are noted.

The term "Humanities" is defined and examples are given.

This job defines what is meant by the term "humanities" and explains what distinguishes the humanities from other modes of human inquiry and expression. It also lists a current example of each of the expressions of the humanities (art, music, architechture, philosophy, literature) and tells why each example shows current develo

What makes a Modern Day Hero?

Attached is my assignment for my mythology class. I am not asking you to do the paper, but to get some help with the research. This class has me struggling. I have done some searching on the web and I can't come up with a modern day hero much less myths about them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

High Standard Papers

Using description and one or more of the explanation patterns of development (illustration, process analysis, classification/division, definition, and/or cause and effect), this posting explains your own process for ensuring that your writing is of high quality and effective.

17th-18th Century poets are explored.

These tasks are examined: Task: 1.Choose a sonnet and discuss the theme, language usage, and metaphorical references within 2.Choose a poem and discuss the impact of word choice throughout it and why effective word choice was essential for this poem's theme.

Notes on "A Rose for Emily" are given.

Read William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily". The following two images are taken from the beginning and ending of this story: ". . . only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps - an eyesore among eyesores." ". . . confusing time with its mathema

A MLA essay is examined.

Discover a question related to any work or by an author you like and do research to explore this question. You can choose one work, multiple works by the same author, or multiple works by multiple authors. Then, determine whether your question would best be answered by a response , comparison, analysis, explication, or evalu

Paradise Lost is assessed.

This posting discusses the importance of the setting within this tale. How would the tale be different if the setting were changed?

Story elements are discussed.

These key topics are addressed: ?In what ways can the setting tell a story by itself? ?Which elements do you feel are the most important to make the story whole? ?In which ways will our reader feel a connection to the topic at hand?

The Glass Menagerie is examined.

: 1) How does the glass menagerie become an obsessive preoccupation in this story? How does the introduction of the glass collection slowly change and shift? How does its meaning change or evolve as the central symbol in the story? What are some major stages? 2) What is the symbolic contrast between the glass menagerie and

World Literature help is given.

Early 17th century literature is examined in these areas: ?Define the elements of a story within the work chosen ?Setting ?Characters ?Plot Development ?Symbolism ?The impact these elements have when used in combination of each