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April 18, 2014

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Reading Honors
is this a good intro paragraph use what you learned from reading "The Cask of Amontillado" to write an essay that provides an analysis of how the author creates the effect of surprise. William Shakespeare asked, “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle ...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:34pm

Language Arts-check answer-
Fossil Flitting, flickering, flashing black, white, and a note of red passes beneath trees that were already old at the end of the Civil War. The lovely departed species announces its fearless refusal to cease to be. And as we stand in awe of life's determination, it ...
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:33pm

English II B
A student has completed a freewriting exercise. The result is a paragraph exploring the general theme of war in a literary text. What is the next step in the writing process? 1.gathering details 2.beginning an outline 3.writing an introduction 4.narrowing the topic Need help ...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:56pm

US history
True False The divorce rate in America declined in the 1920s. false right? All of the following were anti-modern reactions except A.fundamentalism B. Ku Klux Klan C. cultural anthropology D. arts and crafts movement E. prohibition F. None of the above Is it D? Fundamentalists ...
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:29pm

literary
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:01pm

English
Write an essay explaining why you think The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet remains so popular. What is it about the characters of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet that makes it so easy for young people to identify with them? Make at least two references to specific details in the ...
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:46pm

English
The literary device of foreshadowing is used in which of the following excerpts ? Answers are They're spoiled and we're spoiled Those screams and they sound familiar I have a feeling it'll be africa again before then They're not old enough to do that alone I ...
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:43pm

English
Which literary writing style uses humor to comment on serious subject matter? Answers are Satire Essay Tragedy Allegory Thanks
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 1:50pm

English 9 - HELP!
1. The small boat was scudding into the open sea with a full sail. (1 point) getting stuck sinking deeply moving swiftly rocking harshly 2. As an outdoor enthusiast, Kristina abhorred the fact that people left debris along the hiking trail. (1 point) recently discovered ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:09pm

English--Please, help me!
Twas bryllyg, and ye slythy toves Did gyre and gymble in ye wabe: The "did" indicates that the following words are verbs. "in" is a preposition, requiring a noun as an object. Carroll's nonsense poem, poking fun at literary pretensions, has been studied...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 12:29pm

English Grade 11
What is the literary term for an event that is different from what the readers or the characters will expect to happen? A. situational irony B. ambiguity C. verbal irony D. contradiction Working on my workbook pages for this week and I don't understand this one: please ...
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:09pm

Language Arts
Directions: Read the poem and answer the questions that follow. Fossil Flitting, flickering, flashing black, white, and a note of red passes beneath trees that were already old at the end of the Civil War. The lovely departed species announces its fearless refusal to cease to ...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:41am

literary
Weariness could indicate being tired or even depressed.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:45am

literary
What emotion is associated with weariness? I'm supposed to analyse the emotions that are expressed within a text, and the beginning is happy and jubilant while the second half adopts a more weary mood, so i'm wondering what emotion would i use?
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:07am

english
What literary tradition immediately preceded the novel tradition? short story romance fable
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:56pm

Literary term
I've never heard of universality in any list of literary terms. Here's one of the most inclusive lists I know of: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/ See definition 2 here: http://www.answers.com/topic/universalit​y
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:55am

Literary term
What is the definition of universality in regard to literary term? What is one example of this ?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1:25am

ela
I'm writing an essay about an author using a specific literary device to prove their purpose. Is indirect/direct characterization a literary device?
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 4:24pm

english
state the distinguishing features of literary writing by citing examples and discussing them
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:09am

English
What genre is "The White Heron"? literary realism romanticism modernism colonial literature In my opinion, it is literary realism and romanticism
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Literary Analysis and Composition
Stfu mr. Peter Parker not everyone has time to read 10, 10 pg. long books.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:45pm

Business-Need help!
1. Regarding Mexico's Porfirio Díaz, which statement is true? A. He enacted laws that favored wealthy elites. B. He overthrew the Mexican Revolution of 1910. C. He freed many peasant farmers from debt peonage. D. He reformed the hacienda system. 2. In the 1840s, the...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:47pm

Literary Analysis and Composition I
yall are all freaaking out like yall have never cheated wow id like to know how yall all found this page bam!! bam chicken and ham!!!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:53am

Literary Analysis and Composition I
I think it is sad that someone is here asking for help and you guys are being jerks
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:17pm

Literary Analysis and Composition I
I think it is sad that someone is here asking for help and you guys are being jerks
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:17pm

Literary Analysis and Composition
If you found this then doesn't that mean that you were looking for answers?
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:51pm

Literary Analysis and Composition I
I need help to but today is the only day so hurry and help some the people that need it and im shocked this question has ben going on for years
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:02pm

English
Here's another good resource for definitions and examples of literary terms: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:40pm

English
You wrote that thesis statement without knowing? http://literary-devices.com/ He used extended metaphors and analogies. What else do you find in his writing? Use the links at the left to look up terms.
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:36pm

Literary Analysis and Composition I
I came this site to find some similarities between Barrio Boy and No Gumption and all find is people arguing really! There are some people here actually need help!!! So if your just going to argue do it a social media site or better don't argue at all!!
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:01pm

English
Sounds fine, but "plot" is the entire thing, isn't it?? http://quizlet.com/3001972/literary-elem​ents-definitions-flash-cards/ Go through these and see if you want to delete, add, or change anything.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:03pm

English
We were asked to pick 3 literary elements and explain how they can be affected by setting. I have protagonists and antagonists as one, that they can change due to not being completely rounded just yet - basically in the sense that the characters kind of create themselves as ...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:47pm

English
An epic is a narrative or poetic literary work that tells of A.) the traditions of an ancient culture. B.) the adventures of a legendary here. C.) the history and myths of a country. I think it is B..?
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:52pm

There you go
The Merriam-Websters defines suspense as "a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen." Authors use different literary methods to develop a sense of suspense to the reader. Often times, authors use a variety of literary ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:12pm

There you go
The Merriam-Websters defines suspense as "a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen." Authors use different literary methods to develop a sense of suspense to the reader. In "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:10pm

thesis statement
The Merriam-Websters defines suspense as “a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen.” In “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, the author’s use of irony, choice of setting details, and selection of a ...
Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:36am

Literary Analysis and Composition I
WOW! You people really think you're soo smart! Just because someone is struggling with an ela essay DOES NOT mean they will be working in McDonalds!!! Lets hope you don't end up there @K-12 Student!!! That would really be a shame! I was struggling with essay too even ...
Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:29pm

literary
This sucked
Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27am

Literary Analysis and Composition
Are you sure this is a solid b+
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:21pm

English: please look. I put my answers.
1. A period in literature governed by a particular set of ideas , concerns or characteristics is A. literature of exploration B. national literature C. a literary outline *D. a literary movement 2. Which literary movement began just after the Civil War? A. Romanticism *B. ...
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:49pm

English
1. A period in literature governed by a particular set of ideas , concerns or characteristics is A. literature of exploration B. national literature C. a literary outline D. a literary movement 2, which literary movement ended around the time of the civil war? A. american ...
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:19pm

LITERARY
There are three kinds of complements: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/o​bjects.htm#complement Which one do you think "bucket" is in this sentence?
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:41am

LITERARY
What kind of complement is the underlined word? Fill the *bucket* with potting soil.
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:12am

English
Hello, what is a common theme between the Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Roahl Dahl's Lamb to the Slaughter? Please give examples of the the theme found within in the 3 books. It's just that I have to write a formal literary essay ...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:23pm

English 10
Which of the following is a possible setting for works of American literary realism? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY! *a. American West *b. Post-Civil War South c. New England d. Gold Coast I think there is one more that needs to be check, but I don't know which one it is. Can you ...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:15pm

English
What does diverge mean in the following sentence? After traveling approximately 3.5 miles, the old highway will diverge. Stay in the left lane and follow until you see the new mall. a. the highway will end. b. the highway will divide into two lanes that go in different ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:43pm

5 Language Arts questions:Poem:Mother to Son
1. How would you describe a deferred vacation? A. One that was booked several months ago. B. One that was delayed until a later time. C. One that was planned out many months ahead of time. 2. The speaker in the poem, “Mother To Son,” says the following: “Life ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:51pm

English II
Read the following poem and answer the question that follows. "Fame is a Bee," by Emily Dickinson Fame is a bee, It has a song— It has a sting— Ah, too, it has a wing. Of what literary device is this poem an example? A. Extended metaphor B. Onomatopoeia C. ...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:09pm

English II
Read the following poem and answer the question that follows. "I Like to See it Lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson I like to see it lap the miles, And lick the valleys up, And stop to feed itself at tanks; And then, prodigious, step Around a pile of mountains, And, ...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:47pm

Writing
That's entirely up to you. In the same book I've run into 20-page chapters and 1-page chapters. Use your artistic and literary license to decide the length of each chapter.
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5:40pm

Huckleberry Finn
For the third; Tom sawyer and Huckleberry Finn both loved going on adventures,where it was pretend and really loyal to friends.. Tom was more imaginative but in some ways the less kind hearted of the two. Write about one of the authors we have studied. ANd last In 1846, when ...
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:16pm

reading
http://voices.yahoo.com/types-antagonist​s-six-sources-literary-conflict-3262909.​html?cat=10
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:40pm

US History/Literature
What specific literary connection (Romanticism) can I make from John Mix Stanley's painting, "Osage Scalp Dance?"
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:05pm

english
What literary work is this from? You will need to post the lines in order for people to understand your question.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 3:09pm

English
1. Anonymous (whoever that is!) is right that the word needs to be "grew" instead of "growth," but because you need the past tense of the verb form "to grow." The word "growth," however, is a noun, not a verb. 2. Anonymous is mostly ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:31pm

English
Hello, I am french and I have some english homework for tomorrow, Can you correct my English please ? Thank ou During the Victorian era, the middle class growth quickly. Moreover, the social divide was very important ( To illustrate this gap, the underworld was characterized ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:29am

poetry
http://poeticterminology.net/24-free-ver​se.htm http://poeticterminology.net/79-persona-​literary-term.htm Point of view is referring to whoever is speaking. Once you determine who the speaker is (as separate from the poet), you should be able to define the POV.
Monday, October 14, 2013 at 3:13am

english
main idea: The idea that women are not equal to men has been a prevailing, common theme in literature since the beginning of time. Like their predecessors, Renaissance writers staunchly laid down the tenet that women were less valuable throughout the pages of effusive literary...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:52am

English
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow.People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:55am

Literature
What literary device pertains to this sentence? 1. The smashed hulk of metal, twisted and shaped into awkward, unlikely angles, lay on its side; one rear wheel spun slowly. Ruefully, the man said to his companion, "i'll bet i finally got rid of that squeak in the ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:24pm

English
What literary device would pertain to these sentences? 1. He leaned hard against the wall. (Upright structure which encloses something or serves as a boundary) 2. "It was not the buildings or arch that made the children gasp. It was how the buildings were shaped-- ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:19pm

English
Love has the characteristics of a person. What literary device is that?
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:33pm

English
What literary devices does these three sentences pertain to? 1. I am guiltless in the matter, so I wash my hands if it. 2. I had to wait an eternity for the file to download. 3. Her emotional problems placed a wall between her and her family. ( an attitude or actions which ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:27pm

English
What literary devices does this sentence pertain to? Love enfolded us in her arms.
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:20pm

Literary Analysis and Composition
N/A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:59pm

Literature
I didn't read all of it but there is the literary device of personification in this piece "these pineapples, bossed and crested, standing like troops at attention,". The pineapples are given the human persona of standing like troops.
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 9:25pm

Literature
What does this poem mean? What is th symbolism? Literary devices? Nothing Stays Put Amy Clampitt The strange and wonderful are too much with us. The protea of the antipodes--a great, globed, blazing honeybee of a bloom-- for sale in the supermarket! We are in our decadence, we...
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:39pm

English
Which of the following statements about literary movements is not true?
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:32pm

literary
Huh???? Please explain what on earth you mean. How can we help you with this "assignment"?
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:16pm

literary
groom service opinion piece meaning to the community
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:12pm

Eng 125
write and eight to ten page paper in which you compare and contrast two literary works A Father's Story (Dubus) and The road not Taken (Frost)
Monday, September 2, 2013 at 3:57pm

English
Read, read, read, and let us know what you decide to write. http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/elementsli​t.html http://literary-devices.com/ http://classroom.synonym.com/express-the​me-poem-play-3361.html
Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 1:58pm

English
How does a poet use literary devices to convey a theme?
Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 1:41pm

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How do poems use literary devices to help convey the overall theme/message the poem is trying to get across?
Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:17pm

English
Such literary devices helped the (usually illiterate) storytellers (bards) remember the lines so they could tell the whole story. Read about the oral tradition in storytelling in many of these search results: http://www.google.com/search?q=old+stori​es+told+oral+...
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:51pm

English
The assignment just says "literary terms". It does not say which terms.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:57pm

English
I am doing my summer reading for 9th grade reading assignment & need to write about 10 passages from a variety of literary terms. Could you explain some of these terms?
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:54pm

English
What is the literary term for words with the same ending sounds (i.e. pathless, seamless, peerless)? I'm having a total brain fart. Thank you in advance :)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:45pm

Instructions
A passage's significance is its importance. This site gives a list and definitions of many literary devices. http://literary-devices.com/
Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:20pm

Instructions
What does it mean to explain the passage's significance and literary device?
Monday, August 26, 2013 at 6:16pm

Writing
Oh, many. Yours are not the worst essays ever ... otherwise, I'd be telling you they would get scores of 1 or maybe 2! Let's focus on the description of a score of 4: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/scores​/guidelines.html (I'll put my comments in ALL CAPS...
Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:17pm

Literature
1. Go to http://www.google.com 2. Type in literary devices "raisin in the sun" (including the quotation marks) and press the Enter key. 3. Read, read, read ... and take good notes. 4. Re-search with the other title. Read and take more notes. 5. Plan and write up your...
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 11:12pm

Literature
What was a tense or exciting moment in A Raidin in the Sun and Antigone? What literary device was used?
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 10:02pm

children's literature
which of the following statements about literary is true
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:51pm

English
1. In Gore Vidal’s article titled “Drugs,” the word “exhortation” means: A. language intended to incite and encourage. B. deportation. C. depression. D. a sad facial expression. is it A 2. The purpose of a causal analysis essay is to: A. apply ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:04pm

eng225
If a film depicts the bungling efforts of army officers and soldiers in order to demonstrate the absurdity of military behavior and values, it is employing what literary technique?
Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 7:58pm

English
Explain why the literary work captured your interest, using term and concepts form the text to support your explanation.
Monday, June 10, 2013 at 12:03am

English IV
Score: "I always lie" is an example of which of these literary devices? A)paradigm B)paradox C)metaphor D)personification E)none of these
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:22am

Literary terms
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=136​8765500
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:23pm

Literary terms
PLEASE HELP!!!!!! Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:19pm

Literary Terms
Look up each term here, and then let us know what you come up with. http://www.answers.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:13am

Literary Terms
Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:38am

enlish literture
narnia the lion the the witch and the wabode two literary devives were used in chapter 10 repetition and smiple identify the line that features these device
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:27pm

Literary terms
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/glossary-​of-literary-terms.html#I Or maybe Irony.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:53pm

Literary terms
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/glossary-​of-literary-terms.html#H Scroll down and read the entry for Humor. See if there's the term you're looking for.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:52pm

Literary terms
What is the literary term when something serious is happening and there is humor?
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:34pm

English 125 introduction literature
In your 150 words post, summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response, include at least one example of each literary form. If you...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:49pm

English -poem
Oh, good. There are several really good websites with literary devices explained ... and good examples, too, so you can learn to recognize them in poetry, drama, etc. Let us know if you ever want any of those.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:20pm

Language Arts
Directions: Read the poem and answer the questions that follow. Fossil Flitting, flickering, flashing black, white, and a note of red passes beneath trees that were already old at the end of the Civil War. The lovely departed species announces its fearless refusal to cease to ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:51pm

English -poem
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-know-wh​y-the-caged-bird-sings/ If you have read the book and/or the linked ideas above, you should have no problems with the poem. Do you need webpages to explain literary devices?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:38pm

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