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Characters in a Raisin in the Sun

This job discusses what you learned about ONE of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun from the dialogue or actions of one of the other characters in the play.

"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

Machiavelli's The Prince

In the context of Machiavelli's THE PRINCE, do you consider the "hero" of the film a leader who rules by "civil" or "wicked" means? Why? Give specific examples from the film. Chapter 8 http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/publications/Projects/digitexts/machiavelli/the_prince/chapter08.html Chapter 9: http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/

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

Medea characters are assessed.

This posting analyzes the characters of Jason and Medea in Euripides' Medea in terms of what Aristotle says about characters. Does Euripides follow the rules?

Postwar Emerging Issues in Literature

I need some assistance with the following please: The postwar era was initially a placid one in which life, at least on the surface, seemed placid. By the end of the 1950s and into the 1960s, several undercurrents that were stirring in the previous decade began emerging into the mainstream discussions of America. These includ