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Homework Help: English: Literary Terms

Recent Homework Questions About Literary Terms

English
Hi, i have to write an literary essay for The Great Gatsby and the topic is "IN THE GREAT GATSBY, THE AMERICAN DREAM IS PRESENTED AS A TRAP." Can you give me some advice on how to write it and how to start it with a really nice hook? Our teacher says the hook is very...
Saturday, January 14, 2012 by Bonnie

english
what is mary e. wilkins freeman literary style of writing
Saturday, January 14, 2012 by lora

English
I PUT THIS UP AND NO ONE HELPED:( what are the literary elements in my poem? i just wrote it i didn't think about that and now i need to find some but all i can see is alliteration. PLEASE HELP All I Want is Us When nothing else remains, I want to know if you’ll stand...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Jahnay

books
stephen crane washington irving henry james theodore dreiser bret harte mary e.wilkins freeman mark twain jack london kate chopin sarah orne jewett herman melville what is the literary style for each author Realism regionalism or Naturalism romanticism
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by sam

English
1) The following passage is an example of which literary element? "Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart." a)paradox b)magical realism c)metaphor d)hyperbole* 2)In the ...
Monday, January 9, 2012 by Robert

english
Could someone check my answers please?From "When Grees Meets Greek" 1) What can you conclude from the wording of the following text? "One morning Ramkilawansingh(after this, we calling this man Ram) was making a study of the noticeboards along Westbourne Grove ...
Monday, January 9, 2012 by jason

does any1 help with english! :-)
what are the literary elements in my poem? i just wrote it i didn't think about that and now i need to find some but all i can see is alliteration. PLEASE HELP
Monday, January 9, 2012 by Jahnay

literary
how do i find the literary device in this poem? Her beam on the waves, I gazed awhile On her cold smile Too cold-too cold for me-\ There pass'd as a shroud A fleecy cloud, And i turned away to thee, Proud Evening Star
Saturday, January 7, 2012 by marie

ENGLISH-TOPICS OF LITERATURE
This week’s assignment requires that you prepare a reading journal. The reading for the journal is Naguth Mahfouz's "The Lawsuit." In preparing your reading journal, you will be asked to write some responses, summaries, and a précis. Be mindful that ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 by JESSICA910

Question
Will these clubs below help me get into one of these colleges: 1. Illinois state university school of arts 2. Yale University School of Arts 3. The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago 9th Grade Club • Epiphany (Literary Magazine) • Heart Club • Helping ...
Friday, December 30, 2011 by Lauren

English
Could you please check these sentences, please? Thank you. 1) Jane Austen appeared on the literary scene with her novel of manners based on the premise (synonym?) that there is (was?) a vital relationship between manners, social behavior and character. 2) They are usually set ...
Saturday, December 17, 2011 by Henry2

author
1. A classic is a literary work a. that is at least 50 years old b. has been commonly recognized as a superior work c. that nobody understands ot likes 2. The write O. Henry is known for his a. endings with an ironic teist b. humor c. stories about the rich 3. F. Scott ...
Friday, December 16, 2011 by even

English (URGENT)
How many paragraphs does a literary review have? This is a writing assignment for Grade 12 English. I need to write literary review on an article I find on the internet. I have an identification paragraph that talks about the author's credentials. Then I have a paragraph ...
Monday, December 12, 2011 by John

English
Sorry. I forgot to check the last sentences. Thank you very much for your corrections. 1) He then left for Boston where he published his first collection of poems. As these works didn’t bring him any money, he decided to enlist in Army (to enter the Army) where he ...
Monday, December 12, 2011 by Henry2

English
Could you please check these sentences on Poe's life? Thank you. 1) List the sounds and the movements made by the following animals: owl, goose... 2)Edgar Allan Poe was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts. He is considered part of the American Romantic Movement and ...
Monday, December 12, 2011 by Henry2

English 12 Essay
I corrected my grammar errors from my last post. Don't bother checking to see if I got it right or not. My two body paragraphs seems to be a bit long. First idea is his jobs as a reporter/writer for newspapers and magazines. Second idea is his literary influences. Any ...
Monday, December 5, 2011 by Anoymous

English 12 Essay
I posted this many times. I just want a list of comments about my essay not criticism (I don't think the things I wrote is wrong. This is what I got from articles. My essay is about the jobs he did and his literary influences. This is my topic of my essay.) People stated ...
Sunday, December 4, 2011 by Anoymous

English 12: Research Essay
I'm doing a research paper on Ernest Hemingway. I have to write 1,500 word essay on it. I chose to write about his jobs that helped him gain experience for writing and about his literary influences. I need this for marks. I need people to read it over and what they think ...
Saturday, December 3, 2011 by NeedHelp

English12 (EssayCheck Part 3)
This is part 3 of my essay. Give any feedback. Any suggestions. This peer editing is part of my marks for my essay. Anytime you got can you look over my essay. don't worry about errors I got that cover. Ernest Hemingway had many writers as his literary influences that ...
Saturday, December 3, 2011 by NeedHelp

English12 (EssayCheck Part 2)
I know I posted this but, I need suggestions on my essay. I'm going to break this into parts so it doesn't look so long make it easier. Please give me any feedback. I just want to know what you think about it. Don't worry about grammar errors for now. I need this ...
Saturday, December 3, 2011 by NeedHelp

English12 (EssayCheck Part 1)
I know I posted this but, I need suggestions on my essay. I'm going to break this into parts so it doesn't look so long make it easier. Please give me any feedback. I just want to know what you think about it. Don't worry about grammar errors for now. I need this ...
Saturday, December 3, 2011 by NeedHelp

English 12
Can someone look over my essay please. Tell me anything that needs changing. Any feedback would be great. Give suggestions if you have any I would really appreciate it. ps: I know it's long: 1,301 words Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was a great writer who influenced ...
Friday, December 2, 2011 by NeedHelp

language arts
What is a good website that would tell me literary facts/vocab, ways to identify it, and the purpose of the literature genre mystery?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by cowgirl

literary
What are a few allusions to Oedipus in literature, besides Froid? I can use references from either fiction or non-fiction. Please help I Haven't been able to find anything online
Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Vanessa

english
what does occassion mean as a literary element
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 by jaelon

literary
The snake hissed loudly and attacked the rat. what literary term does this use?
Monday, November 14, 2011 by Lauren

english
rite a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you do the following: oEvaluate the literary elements and structural devices in the selected poems and literature. oDescribe images of diverse cultureethnicity, race, class, gender, and ageand stereotyping that exist in the literature...
Monday, November 14, 2011 by joann

English
this crime is holy-------what kind of literary device is this?
Sunday, November 13, 2011 by Brian

Science
Do you have an example or format for a science project literary review?
Saturday, November 12, 2011 by Bailey

literary
Do many people believe what they do without giving those beliefs critical scrutiny?
Friday, November 11, 2011 by Anonymous

english lit
I am writing a paper on "On the Amtrak from boston to new york city" by sherman alexie. I need to detail how the poet used literary conventions and poetic devices such as meter, imagery, and symbolism to communicate the meaning of the poem. I have the imagery and ...
Sunday, November 6, 2011 by m

English
What are some examples of literary devices for irony, foreshadowing and symbols in the story of Alex Rider Scorpia rising \
Friday, November 4, 2011 by Anonymous

english help asap
this is my intro to my comparison essay, but i feel like there should be something extra before "an analysis..." but i dont know what i should write. this is what i have so far: Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” is not only one of my favourite songs, but so is ...
Friday, November 4, 2011 by lalala

english
my comparison essay introduction paragraph. can someone help me think of what to wrtie before the "an analysis...." i just need a general idea of what to write because im stuck. here the intro: Miley Cyrus song “The Climb” is not only one of my favourite ...
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by lalala

english
Can somebody help me restate my thesis please. statement for the conclusion. My thesis is: An analysis of the literary devices in Katy Perry " Fireworks" and Miley Cyrus " The Climb" reveals Miley Cyrus creates a better argument for how every person is an ...
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by jane

English
HELP. How do would you annotate this? and answer the questions under the passage..??? But now, fearing death, all eyes fixed on Charybdis now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship, the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing backward over the decks, searching for ...
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by Sarah

eng 125
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...
Thursday, October 27, 2011 by andre

literary
I tried to re-write the essay please check it for me again . Thank you Sra Antigone and Whale Rider In the play Antigone by Sophocles and movie whale rider directed by Caro. The two characters are Paikea and Antigone both has similarities in common. Both are considered Heros ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by manal

literary
Thank you Sra and really I appreciate you quick response to my essay, still I have enough time. Thank alot
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by manal

literary
I have to write a comparative essay please review it for me thank you. Antigone and Whale Rider In the play Antigone by Sophocles and movie whale rider directed by Caro. The two characters are Paikea and Antigone they both have similarities in common .Both are considered Hero...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by manal

English
Read the following passage out loud, and then answer questions 5–7. “Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the face, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the ...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by Laci

English
Multiple Choice 1. Read the following passage from Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee": "It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee;– And this maiden she lived with no ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by Laci

English
Could you please recommend me a site where students can learn how to write cohesive and grammatically correct paragraphs? They are asked to write ten-line paragraphs on each of the literary and historical topic dealt with in their book but their grammar is very poor and don&#...
Sunday, October 16, 2011 by Henry

English
Thank you very much. However, my first- and second-year students have both a course and an exercise book (with plenty of activities) to complete. The lazy and unmotivated students are those from the fourth and fifth year. They are expected to learn literature. They should be ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by Henry2

literature
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 at others. Drama and poetry, for example, tend to ...
Thursday, October 6, 2011 by sheri

English Lit
how would chartering a royal literary society increase the power of France's Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu?
Thursday, October 6, 2011 by Renee

language arts
15 literary devices in chapter 17 of to kill a mockingbird
Friday, September 30, 2011 by henry

help please:-)
plagiarism is often times described as: A. An honest mistake B. literary threft C. cheating D. both B & C i got C.Is it right? What do you think?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by ciara

literary
what literacy device is used in the statement? former indonesian president suharto was sometimes referred to as a puppet master.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by alyssa

literary
Former Indonisean President Suharto was sometimes referred to as a puppet master
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by maria

Native Americans
What were some of the major achievements in the U.S. during this time period? I know they founded the continents, but I do not know the specifications. Also, were there any major literary movements developed during this period period? Thank You
Thursday, September 15, 2011 by Ann

ENG125
how is the more direct performative aspect of drama and /poetry reflected in these forms? for example, each genre's uses of literary structure, language, technique, and style. How do these literary elements affect your reading experence?
Thursday, September 1, 2011 by bonnie

teachers aide curriculum comtent
literary themes understood by all people regardless of their background or the time they live in are (a)universal (b)skill-based(my answer) (c)motivational (d)literature -based what does the curriculum web show? (a)how one theme unites different subjects (my answer) (b)how one...
Saturday, August 27, 2011 by susue

literary
In your post, summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by bean

literary
Is walter mitty a hero or coward?
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by Mdu

English
Can you please tell me if the term "overreacher" is appropiate is sentence 4 and if the word choice in the other sentences is correct? I need your help in expressing 5-6. 1) When considering your dissertation there is a link to the theme of the double which we dealt ...
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by Henry2

English
Could you please check these last few sentences, please? Thank you in advance 1) What did you like most among the various topics we dealt with during your school year? 2) Are you going to continue your study of English at university? 3) Are you going to continue your studies (...
Monday, July 4, 2011 by Henry2

literary
What is the term in literature that describes a story that appeals to kids and adults, but for different reasons. E.g. the original batman series.
Friday, July 1, 2011 by Joan

english
Example of literary and non literary prose by citing example?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by sonu

english
Can someone please tell me how this paragraph would be rated? Literary technique paragraph using the second paragraph of the Jan 2011 regent. In passage 2, the author Marge Piercy uses similie to portray the hard work people he loves best do. Similes compare one item to ...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Naviva

English
Can you help me summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of the drama " Riders to The Sea",The poem " We Real Cool",and the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and help me with at least one textual example of ...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by John

writing
In your 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 wish, you...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by sjrock

English
What literary device is this, "I owe you a lot of $!"?
Sunday, June 5, 2011 by Sara

English
What literary device is this, "The rotten fruit squashed between my fingers when I squeezed it to hard"?
Sunday, June 5, 2011 by Sara

Lit 210
I need help comparing Oedipus Rex and A Raisin in the Sun. This is my outline so far. Please help. I am stuck and could use any advice. Thank you Comparing and Contrasting Oedipus Rex and A Raisin in the Sun The Oedipus Rex was written around 430 B. C in Athens, Greece by ...
Monday, May 23, 2011 by Mary

English
Can someone please explain how to do literary technique paragraph for the English regent?
Monday, May 23, 2011 by Naviva

literary
No one could have predicted that a skinny 20-year-old baseball player with the Milwaukee Braves would one day break Babe Ruth's career home run record, but that is exactly what Hank Aaron did. Aaron was not a splashy or showy player, but he was a steady and reliable one. ...
Friday, May 20, 2011 by mary

English Class (Research Topic)
Can someone explain this please? Our research paper must not be a general biography of the writer and/or a book report. It should instead focus on controversies or differing interpretations about his/her work, or on questions raised by the writer’s work and critical ...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Ady

English (poetry)
IV His soul stretched tight across the skies That fade behind a city block, Or trampled by insistent feet At four and five and six o’clock; And short square fingers stuffing pipes, And evening newspapers, and eyes Assured of certain certainties, The conscience of a ...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Jess

LIT CLASS
what is the allusion in this passage as so we conclude that despite the plethora televisions. stereo, video games, gigantic movie theater complexes and the world wide web-- all of which bombard the populace and myriad images and numberless opportunities to communicate --the ...
Monday, May 16, 2011 by mike

English
1. Which idea is central to a literary analysis? A. the number of images in the work B. the order of the images in the work C. how the imagery relates to the work as a whole D. Imagery is not central to a literary analysis I think it's C? 2. Which should you emphasize when...
Monday, May 16, 2011 by anthony

Literature
What are some literary devices used in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Marie

English
8. Name three specific "poet stereotypes" that Margaret Atwood discusses or hints at in her speech. 9. What were Margaret Atwood's very first poetry experiences? 10. What are your earliest memories of poetry? Were they similar to Margaret Atwood's first ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Whitney

english
The Garden of Love I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen; A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut And "Thou shalt not," writ over the door; So I turned to the Garden of Love That...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Jeanna

English
Errors in the use of punctuation marks - Semicolons and Colons Answer Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania; his parents were English Quakers. Leftover turkey can be used in turkey tetrazzini, turkey burgers, and turkey chowder. In 1819, the Baptists founded Hamilton Literary ...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 by Kimberly

literary
give examples literary and non literary prose by citing examples from any source .
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Anonymous

Teacher aide
I'm stuck on this question. Could someone help me please. Which of the following would you find in the new English and language arts curriculum guidelines? A An oral language program only at the primary grades B A phonics program at all grades C A writing program at all ...
Friday, April 22, 2011 by Bree

literature
in at least 4 sentences, compare and contrast the literary elements in the autobiographies of frederick douglass (my bondage and my freedom) and benjamin franlin
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by jack

English
I am doing an american dream essay and I am trying to start the introduction. I want to use an illusion (historical or literary) is fine. Can I have some suggestions please thank you
Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Linda

English
For a project im writing about 1950's food and the food that was unique to that time. But, in my report i also have to compare a literary work to the information i find on 1950's food. my teacher said the best work would be like a poem, song, article about your ...
Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Hannah

vocab
Im writing a literary analysis and i need to know if this is the correct way to use the word appreciable. "While the act of murder is a horrible crime, in the instances that Harry Morgan takes the lives of others he is either left with no other choice or does so to avoid ...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by terri

literature
Im writing a literary analysis and i need to know if this is the correct way to use the word appreciable. "While the act of murder is a horrible crime, in the instances that Harry Morgan takes the lives of others he is either left with no other choice or does so to avoid ...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by terri

English
Please read and check for any errors.Let me know what I need to change or add. I was debating whether ot not I suppose to underline American Literature Masterpieces.Thank you so much. _______________________________________ Would you be interest in owning one of the most ...
Sunday, April 10, 2011 by Angie

Literature
What literature do you consider to be part of the United States' current literary canon, and why? How do those selections reflect the cultural tradition of the United States? What do you consider to be part of your personal literary canon?
Sunday, April 3, 2011 by Sonya

literary
how do you write a genre in a book report
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by shirley

English Literature
I have to do a literary essay on "Romeo and Juliet". My topic is, "Romeo's downfall was as a result of errors or mistakes he made in his judgement and the influence of fate.Discuss" Please could you help me get a few ideas/points?
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by katiyar

English
I am the WORST writer. English is my weakness. I just wrote this literary analysis. I would go to the writing center at my school, but the paper is due tomorrow and it doesn't open until after my class. I would appreciate it SO much is someone could just quickly scan this ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 by Emily

AP United States History
Instructions: Use the following documents (most) and your knowledge of the period to answer the question. Question: Evaluate the following statement: "By the time of Abraham Lincoln's election in November of 1860, there was significant support in the North for a ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Isabella

literature
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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by jb

English
I'm having trouble writing an introduction to this literary analysis. It's for "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings". I'm supposed to show how the elements point of view, character, setting, tone and style, and symbolism convey the authors themes or ...
Sunday, March 20, 2011 by Emily

english
give examples of literary and -literay prose by citing examples from any source of your choice 350 words (you may quote the source)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by sunita

English
Thank you very much. Here are some more questions I need you to check. Choose the topics on the basis of your own preferences and then interview your American twinned students. Write their answers on the sheet provided by your teacher. Be prepared to be tested on their answers...
Monday, March 14, 2011 by Mike

literary
Give examples of literary and non-literary prose by citing examples from any source of your choice - 350 words (you may quote the source).
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by ib

literary
Are there any literary elements in the first part of Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult??
Friday, March 4, 2011 by Emily

Good Thesis Statement?
Is this a good thesis statement? John Keats' odes and letters advance the Romantic literary movement through use of three common themes: living life to the fullest, overcoming hardships, and placing passion over reason.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Norah

Literary Analysis and Composition
can you please tell me if these are right and if not could you please help? Like autobiographies, diaries are usually written in the privacy of one’s room. in the decades after one has important experiences. in the second-person point of view. -in the first-person point ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by nikki

literature-in-eng
what are the basic literary terms
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by ifeoma

literary
what is the first person narattor
Saturday, February 12, 2011 by sami

literature
1. An important similarity shared by walt whitman and emily dickinson are? A. Fondness for big cityiving B. obscurity during their lifetime C. Rejection by the literary community D. Abandonment of literary conventions
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

literature
compare and contrast the structure and literary elements of Abigail Adams' letter to her daughter with Jean de Crevacoeur's essay from "letters from an american farmer."
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by ted

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