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Newspaper Article Assignment

What would an instructor be looking for if they gave an assignment asking for their students to write a newspaper article? Could you provide an example?

Personification Theory

Can you show me how to write a meaningful essay/narrative using the Theory of Personification?

Writing a Movie Review

How critical do I have to be when writing a movie review? Can you provide me with a unique example of what a movie review could sound like?

Compare and Contrast Paper: Frankenstein

I would like to write a compare and contrast paper using Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." Do you have any suggestions or resources that I can refer to (other than the original text) in my writing?

The World Without Humans

Write a response exploring the idea that nature didn't make the wonderful mistake of creating humans. What do you think the world would look like without us? Would another species have evolved into our place? Would the environment be different? Describe what the earth would look like without humans, providing logical explanation

Explaining Quotes from "The Turn of the Screw" (Part 3)

Can you assist with an explanation of this quote: "Similarly, her horror at Flora during the first apparition of Miss Jessel at the lake is precisely due to Flora's refusal to acknowledge the ghost; Flora keeps her knowledge of its presence - which the governess is convinced she in fact possesses - a secret, unarticulated and

Manhood, Marriage, Motherhood: Chopin's The Awakening

How were the themes of Manhood, Marriage, and Motherhood evident in the book, The Awakening written, by Kate Chopin in 1899? By using a feminist interpretation, how would Enda's reaction come to accept what was given to her by her husband?

Explaining Quotes from "The Turn Of The Screw"

What are your thoughts on the following quotes: 1. "But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with me restlessness that, before morning, made me several t

Explaining Quotes from "The Turn of the Screw"

I need help explaining the following quote: "She hung fire so long that I was still more mystified. "He went, too," she brought out at last. "Went where?" Her expression, at this, became extraordinary. "God knows where! He died." "Died?" I almost shrieked. She seemed fairly to square herself, plant herself more firmly to utte

How to Write a Comparative Paper

Country Lovers Nadine Gordimer (1975) A story about forbidden love on a South African farm. The farm children play together when they are small, but once the white children go away to school they soon don't play together any more, even in the holidays. Although most of the black children get some sort of schooling, they drop e

Symbolism in Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles'

I need some assistance getting started with the following: In Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles', what is the importance of the bird to the overall action and tone of the play? How do you explain the last actions of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters regarding the bird? In addition to exploring the symbolism of the bird, choose two more symbo

Women as Property: Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'

In the late 1800s, women were still considered "property" of their husbands; however, this period also included the beginnings of the suffrage movement and an increase in the number of upper-class women attending college and holding jobs that had traditionally been for men. Using a feminist perspective explain in what ways does

Rhetoric Fables: The Sick Lion

Can you please help with providing a rhetoric of the following: A Lion, unable from old age and infirmities to provide himself with food by force, resolved to do so by artifice. He returned to his den, and lying down there, pretended to be sick, taking care that his sickness should be publicly known. The beasts expressed thei

Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God" by John Donne

Good Morning, I need help analyzing a poem. The poem that I want to analyze is "Batter my heart, three-personed God" by John Donne. This is the poem: Batter my heart, three-person'd God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break,

Communication Climate: Close Relationship

Analyze the communication climate in a relationship that is important to you. This could be family, friendship, romantic, or work relationship. Apply all of Gibb's Categories of Defensive and Supportive climates (http://www.slideshare.net/horanv/supportive-and-defensive-communication-climates) to your relationship and discuss ho

Native Americans vs. Hispanics/Latinos

Do you see more differences or similarities between the experience of Native Americans and Hispanics/Latinos? Explain your answer. What role does machismoâ?"masculine pride, common in Hispanic/Latino culturesâ?"play in the portrayal of men and women? Is this different from the literature of other ethnic groups and cultures?

I language and paraphrasing

1. Practicing ?I? language Rewrite each of the evaluative ?you? language statements below using descriptive ?I? language. You will need to provide the detail on the type of behavior in your ?I? language statement which may fit the ?You statement? (see example below) Be sure to include: 1. Describe the other person?s be