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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

Vizio Story - The Impact of Vizio on One's Life

"Your VIZIO Story" should explain how you found VIZIO and the impact it has made to your life. As "America's HDTV Company", VIZIO strives to make your HD experience the best it can possibly be, and always at a great value. From high quality TVs and Monitors to amazing sound products and accessories such as cables, mounts, and

Charles Darwin: Origin of Species CHAPTER IV

1. Does Darwin really imply that humans are descended from monkeys, or is that a misunderstanding of his argument? 2. If animals evolve, why are there still worms? **CITE A PASSAGE FROM THE TEXT AS EVIDENCE OF YOUR ARGUMENT**

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

"Tell all the truth but tell it slant" is explicated.

After reading Emily Dickinson's poems, discuss "Tell All the Truth but Tell it Slant." What lines stand out to you and why? What do you think the poem means? What situations can you think of that might suit the advice given in this poem?

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is emphasized.

In the "Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" how did the southern system restrict everyone regardless of race? It didn't just affect the blacks, but also the whites and it did not seem to benefit anyone. Is any part of that system still in effect today and if so, in what ways?

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

In the "Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", how did the southern system restrict everyone regardless of race? It didn't just affect the blacks, but also the whites and it did not seem to benefit anyone. Is any part of that system still in effect today and if so, in what ways? These areas are explored.

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

Examples of Parallel Structure

One of the hallmarks of a good writer is parallel structure. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/623/01/ Come up with 3 sentences to illustrate correct use of parallel structure. Then read another student's paper and comment on the correctness of his or her examples. If you're first:, comment on my example: No

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

Ideas about plagiarism

Ideas about plagiarism are noted: 1. Does it have to be a direct quote to be plagiarism? 2. Can an incorrect citation be considered plagiarism? 3. Does listing a reference in the reference page and not citing in the text count as plagiarism?

FAQ for writers

You may have written a draft of an assignment for writing class and you're not sure what revisions may be needed. When you reread what you have written, use this list of questions to help you evaluate your draft and think about what changes you need to make.

Problem scenarios at work are given as samples.

Help with writing scenario problems is included based on these statement below. These scenario will be used by managers and supervisors in a discussion session on what would you do as a leader: 1) Found a hangman noose on the grounds of your organization 2) Violation of a general order or regulation by your organization

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.

A literary comparison is achieved.

Dorothy Parker's "The Standard of Living" and Toni Cade Bambara's "The Lesson" are contrasted. Compare and contrast Parker's and Bambara's use of style. How do they differ and why? To address the above question, you may also consider and incorporate the following questions: How well do you come to know the young wom

American Dream

These topics are brainstormed: The American Dream - American literature questions people's dreams of a perfect world, of freedom of movement, of expansion, of seeking new experiences and new opportunities to become whatever one wants to be. Quotes from Langston Hughes such as "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them lif