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Dream of the Rood /Shambles in York

In The Dream of the Rood, there are profound differences in how the crucifixion is told and portrayed to the audience. What do you see as the differences? How are these differences influenced by the rising towns and cities and the fact that laymen did not read Latin or have direct access to religious tracts and the bible? Ple

Provide a study guide for John Winthrop and other early American authors.

We have read John Winthrop (A Model of Christian Charity), William Bradford (of Plymouth Plantation), Thomas Morton(selections from New English Canaan), Michael Wigglesworth (selections from "The Day of Doom) plus verses 156-181, Anne Bradstreet The Prologue, Contemplations, The Burning of our House, To my Dear Children (prose l

Notes on Courtly Love and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

What are the conventions of courtly love? Include sources of this tradition, societal aspects and how this love related to marriage. How do the literary pieces that you read this week embody the concepts of Courtly Love? How are women portrayed in these selections? Please cite examples from the text and use references. Celtic

Proper Usage of Who, Which and That

The words WHO, WHICH, and THAT are commonly misused during essay and other composition writing. This is a quick reference guide to help the student know when to appropriately use these words. The guide can be downloaded and kept for future reference.

Assistance with word choice

This is a quick help guide to properly using the words ITS and IT'S. These two words are commonly misused in essay and composition writing. Download the file and have it at your disposal for future reference.

Ideas for Analyzing "The Emperor of Ice-Cream"

Discuss the meaning or explain what the poem is trying to impart. The Emperor Of Ice-Cream Call the roller of big cigars, The muscular one, and bid him whip In kitchen cups concupiscent curds. Let the wenches dawdle in such dress As they are used to wear, and let the boys Bring flowers in last month's n

Beowulf is assessed in terms of values.

What values does the young warrior Beowulf possess and how do the values of older leader Beowulf compare and contrast? Show examples of these values within the text of Beowulf. Are there values in both that talk to a national consciousness? Do these values foreshadow other Medieval works like the Arthurian legend? How

Guide to writing a paper about Chopin's "The Storm"

This week's literary club meeting discussion was supposed to be about Kate Chopin's "The Storm,"but it was cancelled due to bad weather. This work was chosen because "Nathaniel Hawthorne has a reputation for ambiguity, intentionally leaving his stories ambiguous and open-ended" (Guth & Rico, 2003). â?¢Choose 1 of the follow

Do Team Names Create Racially Hostile Environment?

Following reading "Justice Department Detects Discrimination Against Native Americans," discuss the following. If the federal government's argument regarding school nicknames is based on the premise that a public school should not be allowed to create a racially hostile environment that violates the civil rights of minority stud

Smoking is Very Glamorous: Rhetorical Analysis

The "Smoking is Very Glamorous" photograph is meant to make you think and to persuade you to adopt a particular point of view. Explain why the photo represents an insufficient, unrepresentative sample. In spite of your knowledge about the sample, is the photo and statement "smoking is very glamorous" effective in persuading peop

SPEECH ANALYSIS

Speech Analysis In this assignment you are being asked to analyze a speech. There is a short speech by Shirley Chisholm included in this assignment (located after the questions below). 1.Recreate an outline for the speech. Include a thesis statement. 2.How did the speaker make the message relevant to the group as a wh

Substantive - Opinionated Question

Is the post below substantive? Why or why not? My goal is to earn academic credentials that will position me as a leader among my peers. Lopez (2010) stated that organizations increasingly rely on knowledge workers for research-based decision making. With doctoral-level research skills, I can gather and analyze data for evide

The 'ideal reader' according to American short story writer Edgar Allan Poe.

What qualities did 'the ideal reader' have for Edgar Allan Poe? Illustrations of possible interpretations of 'the ideal' reader are offered with reference to 'The Raven', The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Gold Bug', 'Ligeia', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Premature Burial' and 'The Cask of Amontillado'.

Composition

Hence, you are going to pick a company. It would be preferable to pick the company that you currently work for, or have worked for in the past. To be sure, you are under no obligation to tell me anything about any work experience that makes you uncomfortable. Realistically, you can make things up and it does not really matte

Composition Guidance

Please help, How do I write this? Open a newspaper. Find an issue to do with the international politics. Try to pick an issue you feel strongly about. Keep it narrow and simple. Make is small. Don't pick "the Middle East peace process". Rather, pick something like, "the candidate wants Jerusalem to remain undivide

Montressor compared to Tell-Tale Heart's Narrator

Please help me with a paper by helping me come up with arguments for this question: In some ways Montressor, the narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado" is similar to the mad narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart". But in what key ways is he different? Explore Montressor's character, highlighting these differences and your overall a

English grammatical distinction between "infer" and "imply"

Many students and indeed popular culture often use the terms "infer/inference" and "imply/implication" interchangeably. However, these words have two completely different meanings and grammatically correct usage is important to effectively convey your meaning.

Compare and Contrast Literary Forms

Summarize the major differences between forms of drama, poetry, and short story. I understand the elements of tragic and comedy drama, poetry and short story, but I do not get how I am supposed to compare and contrast them all to each literary form, could you please help me with this?

How to make a "real seeming" character.

Creative writing students are often faced with the problem of making their characters seem real and appealing. This lesson will show students how to create characters that are interesting and intriguing, and how to avoid characters that are flat and uninteresting.

Favorite vacation spot brainstorming

Please help answer the following questions. What is your favorite vacation spot? Tell a story about this paradise. Hey, it may just be the park across the street. One person's paradise is another person's nightmare. I like big cities, my wife likes the backwoods. Go figure. I just want to know what you like and why. W

Young Goodman Brown's language and themes

What tentative words does Hawthorne use to suggest things may or may not be happening (e.g. seem, appear, fancied, as it were, as if, perhaps.) How do those words influence your response to the story? What is it that ruins Young Goodman Brownâ??s life? What do you think is the theme of this story, the fundamental expres

Cathedral short story analysis

Trace the characterization of the protagonist. Do you feel differently about him at the end of he story than you did at the beginning? Has he changed? What has changed him? Consider how you might apply Joseph Campbellâ??s Quest Cycle here.

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Reading Notes

Please help with the following problem. In "As I Lay Dying" who is the I in the title? What or who else does the first-person point of view include? What traditional elements of the novel does Faulkner reject? In what ways did Faulkner disrupt your expectations in reading a novel?

Visual Organizer to Assist with writing

This is a visual organizing tool that has been developed to help students "see" what their paragraphs will look like before they begin a rough draft. It helps them stick with the main idea and shows where information is lacking in any particular paragraph. This submission includes a blank visual organizer and another example

Writing Advanced Expository

Please help with the following problem. I have a paper to write about teaching children proper disobedience in school. I'd like some potential topic or subtopic ideas to help me get started.

Common symbols

Please give example of one reoccurring symbol and how it relates to story. How would you categorize the point of view? Examples of symbolism relation to story over the themes presented in story. See attached.

Understanding Langston Hughes

The poem is Dream Boogie by Langston Hughes. The poem is about the African American struggle to gain identity in a prejudiced white culture. It's also about practicing art during the Harlem Renaissance.

Movie Review: Sexuality Depictions

A synopsis of the movie that is at least a paragraph long, and then addresses the following elements: a.) How the movie portrays sex and sexuality, b.) Whether or not this movie presents a fair, healthy view of sex, and c.) Review the movie for overall artistic merit and audience impact.

The Chrysanthemums

There is much fertile territory in a discussion of Elisa and the way that her surroundings seem so symbolic of her characterization. Her chrysanthemums, the way she dresses, the weather, her husband and his response to him, the tinker, the discarded flowers, the boxing match, and the wine all seem to speak of who she is and what