Recent Homework Questions About Literary Terms
advanced english 2
Is this a metaphor? She wanted to tell him to stop being a chicken, because that was what it came down to when you cut to the chase, as their Dad said. She wanted to tell him to stop being a chicken ... I guess you could say so! http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resourc...
Friday, July 13, 2007 at 11:07am
advanced english 2
I need two metaphors, 1 personification and 1 allusion from "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" by Stephen King Be sure to look up each term here: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.Menu.html Then when you find what you believe are examples ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 10:06am
Trace and explain in your own words the literary periods We will be happy to critique your work or thinking, but we do not do the work for you. Do you have a question about this assignment? We will be happy to critique your work or thinking, but we do not do the work for you. ...
Monday, July 9, 2007 at 4:52pm
A pschoanalytic approach to the reading of literature views conflict and character of any literary work as a reflection of the needs,emotions,status of mind and subconcious desires of the author.By extension,in literature,this approach tries to explain why Oedipus kills he'...
Monday, July 9, 2007 at 4:45pm
"Through her writings, Robert Hemenway wrote in The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, Hurston "helped to remind the Renaissance--especially its more bourgeois members--of the richness in the racial heritage." http://www.zoranealehurston.com/ The site this came from...
Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 1:20pm
How do poets utilize literary devices and conventions to develop themes in their poetry? Good explanation here: "Language is a means of communication by symbolic sounds and graphics. The meaning of these symbols is affected by the use of literary devices which further ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 3:52pm
compare homer and virgil Help! i need a few things that compare these two poets. Homer wrote the Odyssey Virgil wrote the Aeneid (sp?) yeah i know but i need more examples. Homepage of the Iliad, Odyssey, and AeneidThe page links together the Iliad, Odyssey, and the Aeneid. It...
Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 12:12pm
When a teacher wants you to do a reserch paper on the literary reflections of something, what does that mean? I am not certain what the teacher has in mind. When one looks into a mirror, one sees not the actual object, but rather an image. The image is unique to the observer, ...
Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 7:35pm
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.2.html#Irony http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/irony.html Two really good explanations of the term "irony" -- with examples. =) Can Someone please explain to me the meening and diffence ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 11:18pm
Do all authors that write novels are literary writers? For example Hemingway is a literary writer and he writes novels. Will F. Scott Fitzgerald also be a literary writer since he is a novelist? yes. Check a dictionary, either dead tree or online, for a definition of LITERARY.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 11:28pm
I desperately need to contact a publishing company for my new book. I am not sure how to go about doing that. And how would my draft get to whatever company? Would I just mail it or..........? Let me put it this way: does anyone know of a company that can look at my book and ...
Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 5:27pm
what is a literary writer? Someone who writes literature? http://www.answers.com/literary Then comes the question of which works are considered literature and which are not. =)
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 2:19pm
essay intro help
hi everyone. i was wondering if someone can take a look at my introduction paragraph& thesis and give me comments/critiques. thanks!!! Vernacular language allows a subculture to distinguish itself from the mainstream and literary culture. Vernacular lyrics are often overlooked...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 8:59pm
Could someone please explain to me the rhyming scheme of a Petrarchan poem? http://www.answers.com/topic/petrarchan-sonnet Let us know if you still have questions. =) Here's an excellent explanation of how one figures a rhyme scheme: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd...
Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 8:53pm
I am supposed to give a literal explanation of this poem, but I am really confused by it. Your help will be much appreciated. Snow & Ice by Quincy Troupe ice sheets sweep this slick mirrored dark place space as keys that turn in tight, trigger pain of situations where we move ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 5:42pm
What is the name of that English tecnique where the authour deliberately associates the name of a character with their personality traits- for example Miss Blissful, who is a happy, serene, 'blissful' character... Kind of like implicit characterisation but its a ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 12:55pm
I need 3 examples of metaphors and personification in the Book I am Regina by Sally M. Keehn Please tell us what you've found, and we'll be glad to critique your answer. I cannot, since I haven't ever read that book, but there are excellent explanations of these ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 9:57pm
Are the commas a correctly placed? 1. The term hardware refers to the computing equipment, itself. 2. The year, 1975, marked the arrival of the microcomputer Neither of those sentences needs any commas. =) Can u give me 3 examples of similies, metaphors and personification in ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 8:38pm
Is there a literary term for the (first) use of the title of the novel in the text of the novel? If so, what is that term called? Thank you! :)
Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 8:26pm
Hello! I wrote an essay comparing and contrasting Anglo-Saxon vernacular riddles and Emily Dickinson literary poetry. Since my essay is 9 pages long, can someone just look over my intro and conclusion. Those are the two I'm having trouble with. If someone is kind enough to...
Monday, April 2, 2007 at 2:34am
When using rhetorical devices, how can you restate your position twice, each time using a different rhetorical device. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all you need to select the rhetorical devices that will work best for you. The following link as ...
Friday, March 30, 2007 at 11:53am
could someone please explain to me what idealism is? i think i know but i just need clarification. i've already looked it up several times but have gotten different answers. thanks! Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is what the Online Dictionary says...
Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 3:11pm
Where could I find suitable literary criticism on Tennessee William's 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' regarding disability and disadvantage? is this a significant enough theme for there to be any useful resources on the internet? Depends. William's Cat On a Hot Tin ...
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:39pm
Intro and conclusion
Hi! I wrote in here a few days ago about my thesis. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my intro and conclusion. I think Im just about done with my essay, with the exception of these two portions. Thanks! Intro: The riddles in A Feast of Creatures historically ...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 1:57am
Hey, I recently started a literary magazine called The Lotus Reader (site address found under literary magazines on wikipedia) It could really use some non fiction articles, so if any of you have any essays, pieces, etc. to submit, perhaps that you've written for school or...
Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:24pm
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a literary work of great merit. However, it contains implausible or strikingly unrealistic incidents or characters. Write an essay of approximtely 500 words that demonstrates how various incidents or characters (at least 5) are related to the...
Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:02am
Eng- Hyperbole example
Anyone noe an example of a hyperbole being used in romantic poetry? provide the poem, and the line being used plz. Tnx This Wordsworth poem has an example of hyperbole. http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww260.html http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.2....
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 8:56pm
iambic pentameter english
can you please put this poem in iambic pentameter In Winter the water begins to freeze then Spring arrives and the birds begin to sing Summer comes fast as you can feel the chinook breeze Fall fast approches as leaves start falling http://www.answers.com/topic/iambic-pent...
Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 5:27pm
how does the importance of traveling for the development of Descartes's method compare to Swift's use of travels as a literary device in his novel?
Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 10:31am
Body paragraph suggestions
ello, its me again I could anyone read my body paragraph and give me constructive critcism? My homework assignment was to create one body paragraph of the following these: By checking plots, characters, and special effects, it can be seen if the "Lone Ranger" is a ...
Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 2:03pm
Literature during this period (1840-1860 "The American Renaissance) is permeated by the doctrine of individualism. Explore the expression of individualism in the work of one of these figures: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, or Emily Dickinson. is that even ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 4:22pm
Language Arts/ English
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendall Holmes and John Greenleaf Whittier belong to the group known as the fireside poets. Your book states that "the fireside poets wrote for a family audience, usually on subjects of general appeal: nature, home ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 4:17pm
Children's Literature Question
Which one of the following statements about poetry for children is True? 1. Literary standards for poetry are traditionally not as stringent as those for prose. 2. In good poetry,rhyme takes precedence over meaning. 3. Mother Goose rhymes are considered outdated by today's...
Friday, January 26, 2007 at 9:41pm
How does a genre affect the theme of a story - like A Christmas Carol? This site will give you a definition, plus types of literary genre. http://www.sevenoaks.wa.edu.au/linkpage/reading/read4.html If "A Christmas Carol" were meant to be humorous, how might ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 4:54pm
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? There is no one final list; it should always be rather fluid. But here are some websites that ...
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 10:07am
What do the results of twins studies on IQ say about John Lockes theory? http://www.cycad.com/cgi-bin/Brand/quotes/q05.html?nochoice=y Here are some quotes to assist you in this nature vs nurture debate. The last really answers your question. The others mainly ...
Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 10:55am
how do the sounds of the words and the poets use of devices, such as alliteration, contribute to the meaning and the mood of the poem http://mrbraiman.home.att.net/lit.htm This site will give you a list of literary devices... and the usages. Think of this for instance. &...
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 7:18pm
college application short response
Deadline tonight, please help!!!! Thanks. C.Please explain which of the following you would prefer and why: the opportunity to take a wide range of courses across a range of disciplines including the sciences, social sciences and humanities, or the opportunity to focus on ...
Friday, December 1, 2006 at 8:26pm
how do you write an evaluation? What kind of evaluation are you referring to? Job evaluation? Evaluation of literary work? Or what? If you're referring to a literary evaluation, here's a webpage that may help: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/...
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 12:12am
I was introduced to the art of poetry two years ago, in the tenth grade, at high school. The first year, I was uninterested. This year, I have become absolutely infatuated with it, but unfortunately, even though Ive grown to love the art, I hardly understand its ...
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 10:18am
English 9th Grade
HELP!!! Need to write a 2 page paper on Shakespeare using dramatic foil. Please let me know what that means. I will be contrasting 2 characters in Romeo and Juliet. Thank you so much. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/2terms.html#Foil Here is an excellent ...
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 10:59pm
DEATH OF A SALESMAN!!!
Why is the word Salesman capitalized in the stage directions that open the play? help! It's been ages since I read this, and I don't have a copy here (and since it's still copyrighted, it's not available online!) -- but my best guess is that the &...
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 12:53pm
what's a dedication Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. In the dedication you say to/for whom the book was written. Here is one of the definitions from a dictionary: a name and often a message prefixed to a literary, musical, or artistic production in ...
Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 8:52am
The Pines 1. does that mean that he knows the woods in and out? is that what your trying to say? 2. i don't understand exactly what the contradiction is try to tell us also, the mood is still unclear to me but i am thinking it might be related to that poem hanging on his ...
Monday, October 9, 2006 at 10:49pm
Do you know a site that can help me create an epic, like an epic generator or something? The Internet is a wonderful invention -- but I know of no site that will help you create an epic. Fortunately, human beings are still best at writing poetry, using their literary skills ...
Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 4:16pm
what is the literacy term called when the mood of a novel matches the weather? Isn't it sunny? You might try this literary terms website: http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_M.html Scroll down until you reach MOOD. =)
Friday, September 29, 2006 at 12:33pm
I am writing an literary essay about The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro with the topic of "self-deception as self-destruction". Could someone proofread my introduction so far and help me fix any grammatical errors?
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 6:01pm
english - thesis
I have to write the introduction to literary essay on The Remains of the Day with the topic "self-deception as self-destruction". our teacher gave us a packet with things we need to include in our introduction, and for our thesis it says "the thesis statement is...
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 8:27pm
I need to write a one page report - not a complete story. It must be man vs man, as well as man vs self or man vs nature. not sure if i understand can someone explain What you are describing are different types of conflicts in literary (not psychological) situations. I hope ...
Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11:34pm
Unit 5 - Group project
Your group has been hired by an advertising firm that is developing a series of commercials for family-oriented products geared toward the entire family. They want to develop a series of commercials that will target family members at various life stages. Your group needs to ...
Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 12:32am
Hi I was wondering if anybody could explain what "winged words" are in terms of the Odyssey? Thanks. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is the definition from allwords.com Definitions winged words plural noun 1. literary: Meaningful words spoken...
Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 3:42pm
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes Well, son, I'll tell you: Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. It's had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor-- Bare. But all the time I'se been a-climbin' on. And reachin...
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 9:05pm
okay english redone
Haunting and horrifying, as beautiful as its disturbing, the two novels "The English" Patient" by Michael Ondaantje and "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemmingway sweep the readers of their feet taking them to a whole new world. The English Patient ...
Monday, July 31, 2006 at 12:26pm
Ok I had 2 eng. questions, what makes a piece of writing literature, and the second was who decides what is literary or not? I got the first question, but no idea on the second one?? Is it publishers and scholarly peers or what? Generally, scholars determine a work's ...
Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 5:34pm
I need help starting a Thematic essay, please help
For Stranger in a Strange Land. I don't know how to start the essay, the paper with the assignment on it says 1. What specific issue(s) does your text address? 2. What is the author trying to say about the issue(s)? (Thesis) 3. What character development supports your ...
Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 11:11pm
Does any 1 know a heroic character in literature? Robin Hood For references see: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/rhlitbib.htm Usually, the main character in very famous stories, poems, legends, etc., are considered "heroic" -- Macbeth, Oedipus, Hamlet...
Monday, August 22, 2005 at 6:33pm
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