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Describing the Meaning of Literature

Please help me with this question: Describe the meanings of literature to individuals, society, and oneself. Examine common approaches to critical reading and to literary analysis.

Critiques in academic or professional interests

Think about how a critique might be used in your area of academic and/or professional interest. Help us to understand who the audience for the critique might be and how that audience might use the information contained in the critique.

Effective Evaluation Method

Giving and receiving effective feedback is a big part of any job. Learning to give effective feedback assists us in seeking it for ourselves as well. How can you best provide an evaluation of another? There are multiple methods to do this, from itemization to sandwiching, and many methods with a proven effectiveness in gettin

Determining Causation in a Relationship

Academic writing is often concerned with the relationship between two things. For example, an education major might write a paper on the effect of a certain teaching method on students' learning or a management major might write a paper on the effect of a certain management technique on employee productivity. Discuss a relations

Gender stereotypes in television

Some television shows have many issues. These include from the all new line up of realty shows to the vulgarity of the adult cartoons like American Dad, The Simpsons or the cartoon spoof of a 007-like spy cartoon like Archer. The degredation of women in these cartoons are indicators of how there are double standards for men and

Effective Introductions, reviewing "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's: Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media" and "Running on Empty: The Effects of Food Deprivation on Concentration and Perseverance".

Read Stevie Jeung's introductory paragraph for, "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's: Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media" on page 52. Then read Thomas J. DeJong and Adam B. Smit's introductory paragraph for, "Running on Empty: The Effects of Food Deprivation on Concentration and Perseverance" on page 54. Do you find these int

Application of Frankenstein: Can science go too far?

The question posed by the professor is the following: There is an ongoing battle between faith/spirituality and science that has been active even before the time of Shelley. What are some of the things she addresses that are still important today? What are some of the ethical questions she brings up regarding the scientific d

Literary theory and an understanding of the literature

Can you please help me with the following assignment using the works from Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper" and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"? In this assignment I need to integrate literary theory and an understanding of the literature in a thesis-driven, 5- page research paper that explores the use of

Perspectives of Female Vs. Male Authors

How do the perspectives of the women authors (e.g., Oates and Porter) differ from those of the men (e.g., Lawrence and Steinbeck), particularly how the men perceive women's emotions vs. how women perceive women's emotions and vice versa?

Email Message: Example Question

Contact Cyndi Hubbard, the person in charge of your company blog, and ask her to do the following: 1. Write a human interest story involving a company employee who has shared a valuable experience with someone benefiting from the human outreach program. 2. Let Cyndi know that she needs to include an interview with and pictur

Eugene O'Neills "The Hairy Ape"

Please read the story located on page 180 of the attached document. O'Neill's method in The Hairy Ape demonstrates a striking departure from traditional stage drama since audiences are faced with an exaggerated and stark realism, and with dialog that is crude, natural, and slangy. What happens to Yank that leads him to expose

Sketch of Sir Walter Elliot

This solution contains a brief character sketch of Persuasion's Sir Walter Elliot. In this sketch, I describe his most prominent characteristics.

Themes in "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry

For the story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, could you help me with the following questions: A. Describe what the theme of the short story is, using symbolism or allegory and motif B. Identify at least two of the literary elements in the short story that contribute to the theme (e.g., plot, point of view, tone, setting,

Literature-Symbols in conveying literary themes

Please help get me started. PART A Now we will discusses the importance of point of view in literature and, more specifically, in the short story. Choose one short story listed below and analyze it in terms of point of view. 1. Alice Walker's?The Welcome Table 2. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (1906) 3. A Worn Path

The American Dream and Strengths and Weaknesses

What are the elements of your American Dream? Why are each one of these elements important to you? (Elements of American Dream are: education, safety, family, happiness) What are your overall strengths and weaknesses? How will your strengths and weaknesses affect the success of your American Dream? What changes might you need

Analytical Approaches to Literary Work

I need help getting started with at least 600-800 words original only please. If you can help me get started answering the questions below from one of the works listed I can finish it. Thanks Using one of the following (4) four works: 1. The welcome Table (1970) by Alice Walker 2. Country Lovers (1975) by Nadine Gordimer

Human being in control of his/her fate

I am having trouble explaining how Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" explains if man is in control of his/her own fate. I do understand the the story is an account of Stephen Crane's real life experience but I am also having difficulty explaining Americans in particular.

Perceptions and Observations of Men in a Crisis

I understand the external environment in these two short stories is an indifferent universe where men suffer. However, I am having difficulty explaining what "The Open Boat" says about the perceptions and observations of men in a crisis (men facing death)? Also, What does "To Build a Fire" say about man's relationship to Natur

Literature of the Absurd: A Description

This solution provides a description of what theatre and literature of the absurd is. It gives you the insight into this genre of literature that you can use to examine works of the absurd and create a more well rounded paper on the topic.

"Roman Fever" by Edith Wharton

I understand that Edith Wharton is famous for creating female figures who are often very unhappy or otherwise living lives of secrets, lies, and quiet desperation. I am having a difficult time explaining how "Roman Fever" fits this pattern as it reveals Wharton's understanding of the place of women in the late nineteenth century

"The Yellow Wallpaper" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I just need help with a few questions. What elements justify its place in the gothic literature genre? I am beginning to understand that the story can also be viewed as an early feminist piece that examines the role of women in the late nineteenth century and also serves to highlight Gilman's own unhappy experience of being medi

Issues Regarding Education in the United States

Consider the issue of education in the United States. What question could you ask about this topic? What are the problems within this issue? if you have some idea i am very happy to get more information.

Human Resource Management, Online Learning, and Career Development

Q1. Choose three topics or ideas associated with the human resource management profession. Describe how you can use each of these topics to succeed in a graduate degree program. Must be at least five passages including at least three peer-reviewed articles. Q2. Organization, time management, and effective communication are

"The Passing of Grandison" satire questions...

Please see the satire below. It is located on page 42 and is titled "The Passing of Grandison". I am a little confused and need help explaining 1) How humor plays a role in the story? 2) What other meaning might "passing" take on in this tale as it refers to Grandison? What does he try to pass himself off as? Please see the

Understanding Language.

In "A Modest Proposal," at what point did you realize you were reading satire, and what helped you to reach that conclusion? Explain what Swift's main idea really is and why he chose satire to express it. Are there more effective ways he could have made the same point?