Explore BrainMass

Literature & Arts

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

Southwest Airlines: Organizational Culture Profile

Question 1 Which are the dimensions of the Southwest Airlines organizational culture, using the OCP model (Organizational Culture Profile)? Please make sure to identify two or more dimensions. Question 2 Who is responsible for creating the Southwestern Airlines organizational culture? Question 3 How is the culture maint

Seek More Information or Agree with the Critic

Which skill discussed in the responding nondefensively to criticism (p 363) section do you think would be the best "first response" in a customer service situation--Seek More Information (p.363) or Agree with the Critic (p. 367)? Explain why you chose approach before the other?

The Definition of Intimacy Across Genders

How do men and women define intimacy (p. 305) differently? Be sure to include a discussion of the different levels of intimacy and how each gender tends to favor certain levels. Do you believe these differences are the due to biological differences or social upbringing? Be sure to explain the reasons behind your answer. 150

"When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman notes

In regards to the poem "When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman, answer the questions below: What is it that makes the speaker "tired and sick" ? Explain how "gliding" and wandered off are contrasted to the astronomer's lecture. How is the phrase "from time to time" a denial of validity of the scientific appr

"Blackberry Eating" by Galway Kinnell

In regards to the poem, "Blackberry Eating..." 1) What comparison does the poet find between "certain peculiar words"(9) and blackberries? How appropriate is it? 2) Is the poem free verse or metrical? How do various musical devices reinforce its meaning?

Creating an opening for a successful short story

In this exercise for creative writing, I have established some criteria for writing the opening paragraph for a short story. Beginning a story is the most difficult aspect of creating a short story, where space is limited, and where development needs to occur in the first paragraph. It will help the writer understand what is mos

Paradise Lost: Political Goals

John Milton claimed that the purpose of writing Paradise Lost was to justify the ways of God to men. Please elaborate on Milton's experiences and how they shaped his political goals for his epic?

Where are You Going, Where Have You Been

The main character, Connie, in "Where Are Going, Where Have You Been ?" is best described as the rebellious, stereotypical American teen girl. She is obsessed with fashion, hair, and external appearances; she is quite shallow and narcissistic as she worries merely about herself and looks: "She was fifteen and she had a quick, ne

Evaluating a Dilemma: The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan begins with an introduction, "Our National Eating Disorder," which establishes the themes, history, and purposes for reading. He begins by detailing the recent history and conflicting advice given to the public regarding food, food policies, and nutrition. Having read these first several

Contemporary Shakespearean Plotlines

Originality is valued in artistic works of our time, but it was not valued in the same way during the 16th century. 16th-century writers borrowed plots, stories, language, and general subject matter. Can you think of any events in contemporary English history that might serve well as a Shakespearean plot?

Non verbal cues

People often misunderstand other individual's nonverbal cues. After reading chapter 6 and the document entitled "Increasing Accuracy in Reading Nonverbal Cues" found in the Communication Competence learning module, how can a communicator increase nonverbal communication competence?

Using I language statements

Write an "I" language statement to the following scenario: Your roommate keeps leaving a mess in the kitchen and you would really like her to clean up. Be sure to follow the guidelines for an "I" language statement found on p. 179-180 and include at least 3 of the 4 elements found in an "I" language statement. None of the

Pagan versus Christian Literary Works

Considering both Pagan and Christian works in the early middle ages, how do the Pagans and Christians treat their themes differently? In what ways are the themes the same? Provide examples.

Exploring Yeats Present Modern Models

Dear OTA, Explore the poetry of Yeats and describe how he responded to his era/age and present modern models for poetry to follow. I chose the following poem "When You are Old" : When You Are Old WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

Common Sense and Science

Common Sense and Science It is easy to make decisions based on beliefs or what one thinks is correct. It is also common to believe that something is correct because it is "common sense" or "intuitively obvious." In reality, we tend to make decisions based on erroneous thinking and sometimes confuse facts and beliefs. With

difference between a perfunctory transitional word

Answer the following question in 2-3 sentence. Provide an example to illustrate your view. What is the difference between a perfunctory transitional word like next and a more helpful bit of meta-discourse?

Analyzing Vintage Ads

Go to the search engine of your choice and search for this phrase: "vintage ads". Include the quotation marks to search for exactly that phrase. Choose a vintage ad that you can analyze based on its rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, pathos). One thing: Please make sure that your chosen ad is appropriate At the end of you


What is plagiarism exactly? Is it a matter of changing around words or substituting some words for others? The rules related to plagiarism actually are quite complex, and there are instances in which people who have unwittingly plagiarized have ended up in court. The concept of academic integrity includes the avoidance of plagia