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    Amy Tan -- "Half-And-Half"

    Can you help me with Amy Tan "Half and Half from The Joy Luck Club" story with the questions below? What do you think is the main conflict for the main character of the story? How does the character resolve the conflict? How does the character's ethnic background influence her decisions?

    Everyday Use Main Conflict

    Can you help me with Alice Walker story "Everyday Use" with the questions below? What do you think is the main conflict for the main character of the story? How does the character resolve the conflict? How does the character's ethnic background influence her decisions?

    Imagery overview

    "Four Haiku" by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated by Geoffrey Bownas & Anthony Thwaite focusing on its use of imagery, how are short poems such as "Some Good Things to Be said for Iron Age"(1970) by Gary Snyder (1930) and "In a Station of the Metro" (1916)by Ezra Pound (1885-1972) like and unlike haiku?

    Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Can you help me with these two questions below in the book Something Wicked This Way Comes?: - A brief description of Mr.Dark's conflicts or struggles. - Something interesting about the Mr.Dark character.

    "The Raven" and reader response

    After reading "The Raven" by Poe, answer the following questions: - What is the mood of the poem? - What is the tone of the poem? - Do you like or dislike this poem? Why or why not?

    Biography - Harriet Jacobs

    May I kindly have assistance/help structuring my ideas for the essay topic below: Describe some of the challenges Linda Brent faced while she lived under Flint, in Harriet Jacobs in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl".

    Inferno Canto 34

    In cantos XXXIV in the Inferno by Dante, are there hierarchically organized sins that are more evil than the other sins?

    Analyzing Imagery in Poetry

    Using all that you have learned thus far, analyze how the imagery used in the following poems advances the themes of the poets and convey meaning: - "The Times They Are a-Changin" by Bob Dylan - "Bonny Barbara Allen " by Anonymous - "Ex-Basketball Player" by John Updike - "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes - "Ballad

    Performance Aspect of Drama and Poetry

    All literature involves some kind of performance which is intended for an audience. Sometimes, however, the performative quality of a work (i.e., the fact that it is being presented to an audience) is more obvious than through others. Drama and poetry, for example, tend to emphasize overt performance more than short stories, whi

    The Experience of Listening to Poetry

    Reading Response: Poetry and Performance Listen to "We Real Cool" and "My Papa's Waltz". These clips demonstrate the importance of performance, rhythm, and musicality in the poetic form. Describe your listening experience of one or more of the poems. How did hearing the text(s) recited aloud compare to a silent reading of

    Short Story and Poem: A Comparison of Literary Forms

    The Short Story and Poem: A Comparison of Literary Forms Reflecting on this week's literary readings, as well as your own reading experiences, identify at least one major similarity and one major difference between the forms of the short story and the poem. How do the differences between these literary forms affect how you read

    Assessing Four Poems

    Please briefly illustrate the meaning behind these selections from the poems. 300 words. La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats "I saw their starved lips in the gloam / With horrid warning wide, / And I awoke, and found me here /On the cold hill's side." Tintern Abbey - Wordsworth, William. These plots of cottage-gr

    Poetry and the Work Environment

    This solution describes perspectives of diversity, personal integrity, or social justice in the workplace that you think are present in the reading "The Suicidal Freezer Unit" by Tom Wolfe.

    Poetry and the Work Environment

    In reference to the poem: Morrisons's 1968 by Rick Campbell In the Riviera Beach black morning where the secret cold is hidden from tourists, where only workers and fishermen on an early mackerel tide know freezing is a South Florida word, a 17 year old boy walks to the back door of Morrison's Cafeteria. Rats scat

    Comparing and Contrasting Poems (Langston Hughes)

    I choose Langston's Hughes poems, the weary blues, and Jazziona to compare. Prior to jazziona I assumed it was about two differnet styles of music from the Harlem renaissance. However, after reading said poem, I am again in need of a road map, as contrast and comparisons have been my fatal blow.

    Asian American Poetry

    How is Asian American poetry different from "traditional" American poetry? When reading American Literature, does it change your insight as a whole into American literature, or did it change any persepction of how you see things now?

    The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

    The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams 1. Can you tell what is the importance of the wheelbarrow, rain, and chicken to a farmer? 2. What further importance can you infer from the references to color, shape, texture, and the juxtaposition of object? Does the poem itself have a shape? What two ways of observing and

    Explicating a Poem

    What is this poem saying? As from the house your mother sees You playing round the garden trees, So you may see, if you will look Through the windows of this book, Another child, far, far away, And in another garden, play. But do not think you can at all, By knocking on the window, call That child to hear y

    "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"

    An explication of approximately 500 words on "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." This does not require outside sources, but do cite the text as your source for the poem. You are analyzing each line of the poem, noting the specific words the author uses. Why did he use those particular words? What special meaning might

    Topics in Cultural Studies

    Sayre posits that the vocabulary associated with romantic love, as it is known today, came into being during the Medieval Period. The troubadour or trobairitz, accompanied by lyre or lute, would recite poems about the feelings associated with this type of love. Discuss the common characteristics of these poems. What are your

    Until the twelfth century, Latin was the language used among the educated and within literature. Research and report on the origins of vernacular language, and its spread. Assess and evaluate the impacts the spread of vernacular languages on cultures during this period.

    The trouble with Latin was that it was primarily used for religious texts, and most whom were scribing were religious people. Vernacular language was the common spoken language, and the spread of this was the way that people told their tales and passed along important information about day to day culture. Latin, Greek and p