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September 30, 2014

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English
I am still looking for an example of a paradox. Would the statement, "I had no identity" be a paradox?
August 31, 2014 by Tray

analogy or paradox
is the following analogy paradox or irony i think its analogy 1)Then, the ends of the torches were flung hissing into the water, and went out, as if it were all over with him
December 15, 2009 by anomynous

english
is " but I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me" a metaphor or paradox or is it something else? is "there's a light in me, that shines brightly" a metaphor? " Iwill rise steadily sailing out of their reach" a paradox? if im not right can someone tell me the ...
October 28, 2011 by jane

paradox
which of the following is not a paradox? a. It was "darkness visible."- Milton b. If you love someone, let her go. c. The more things change, the more they stay the same. d. Pretty is as pretty does. I would say d but I am not 100% sure... I'd say d also.
January 28, 2007 by Anonymous

English(MAcbeth)
why is fair is foul and foul is fair a paradox and is it a motif. I believe its a motif because it keeps repeating in the story. WHy is it a paradox.
May 8, 2013 by Maya

analogy inference paradox
The room was but small, and clients seemed to have had a habit of bscking up against the wall: the wall especially opposite to Mr.Jaggers's chair, being greasy with shoulders its either analogy inference or paradox i think its inference
December 15, 2009 by anomynous

History
Why was slavery a paradox? I don't understand the word 'paradox' very well, even though I looked it up and it is defined as "a self-contradiction". Please help, I think the answer might have something to do with a quote I found: "Democratic liberty exists solely because we ...
March 29, 2007 by Jenna

Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)
Our assignment is to write a poem on each of the types of figurative speech. simile metaphor synecdoche metonymy personification apostrophe hyperbole understatement irony paradox I have completed every one of them except understatement and paradox. I understand what they are. ...
December 1, 2008 by Brenna

English
What is the difference between paradox and irony?
August 16, 2012 by ex

AP Lit and Comp
what is the difference between paradox, juxtaposition, and antithesis?
May 10, 2012 by sarah

Physics
Explanation of twin paradox in regards to special relativity theory.
June 7, 2014 by Tom

Probability
You and a friend play the following game: You pay your friend $3 each turn and then flip a fair coin. It it’s tails, your friend pays you $(2^n), where n is the number of times you’ve flipped the coin, and the game ends. If it’s heads, you have the choice of stopping and ...
June 29, 2007 by Beena

Punctuation
A paradox is speech that contradicts itself but may be true nevertheless. If I do, where do I put a comma?
January 22, 2014 by Anonymous

12th grade
How do I teach Paradox to my fellow classmates? what activities can I do to involve them while I;m teaching?
November 12, 2009 by Kahmaria

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
May 23, 2013 by Eric

English
Can you please help me find examples of paradox in the first part of Lord Henry's panegyric on beauty? Thank you!! (A paradox is a statement that seems impossible because it contains two opposig ideas that are both true.) 1) "And beauty is a form of genius... is higher, indeed...
September 21, 2011 by Henry2

Econ
Explain the apparent paradox that saving money if good for the individual but may be bad for the economy. How is this relevant to public policy today?
September 1, 2012 by Sam

English
Could "crafted but easily shattered." be a paradox? P.S. sorry again, we have a study group and are all using the same computer.
August 31, 2014 by Tray

physics
what is time paradox and time dillation?
September 20, 2012 by edward

English Lit-Please help
We had to read An Essay on Criticism by Alexander pope and answers some questins. I spent my weekend trying to figure out one of the questions-Could someone please help "Those Rules of old discover'd, not devis'd Are Nature still, but Nature Medthodiz'd Nature like Liberty is ...
February 20, 2012 by Jody

literature
can you please explain the double paradox here in the last two sentences? Can we keep our heads in a world with its yankee wit so lost that the woods are a cry for fire and minding the fire is frost?
December 2, 2007 by Angie

Cosmology
The solution of Olbers' Paradox is: - The universe is opaque at large scales - The universe expands - There is simply not enough starlight in the universe - Matter is clustered in such a way that the integral brightness converges
January 8, 2013 by qwerty

AP English Literature
"every nerve I had feared him; and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near," uses all of the literary devices EXCEPT A) parallelism, B) hyperbole, C) paradox, D) personification, E) synecdoche
February 13, 2012 by james

English
1. A __________ is a statement that seems contradictory but that is nevertheless true. A. puzzle B. definition C. tribulation D. paradox is it D 2. In Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay titled “The Cult of Busyness,” the word “acumen” means: A. dull. B. keenness and depth of ...
June 19, 2013 by Amy

English/Literature
An example of a paradox in "Holy Sonnet 10" is: a) "Death, be not proud" b) "Death, thou shalt die" c) "thou art slave to date" d) "one short sleep past" I chose b because it seems the most contradictory?
July 15, 2008 by Adam

Word within the Word Analogy Help
Magnanimous : pusillanimous :: A) reputable:disreputable B) matrilineal:matriarchal C) megaton:megalomania D) creation:devastation Contrapuntal:polyphony:: A) contradictory:disruption B) paradox:orthodoxy C) metrical:poetry D) sangfroid:consanguinity Please help. I can't ...
November 1, 2010 by Amy

English
"Julie realized she was the only constant in her life, while the people she met, the activities she experienced, and the places she went, including schools, would always be in flux." Is this a paradox? Robbins, Alexandra. The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids. New...
August 31, 2014 by Tray

math
Use Hamilton's plan to apportion the new seats to the existing states. Which state illustrates the Alabama paradox? Assume that the populations are in thousands. 1 State A B C D E Population 300 701 800 700 800 Number of seats 82
September 11, 2012 by Anonymous

AP English Literature
Can someone please help me? In Jane Eyre in chapter 1 with the quote, "every nerve I had feared him; and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near," all the literary devices illustrate all of the following EXCEPT A) parallelism, B) hyperbole C) paradox, D) ...
February 13, 2012 by james

English
Are the following sentences either paradox, parallelism, oxymoron, or juxtaposition. 1. "She liked to be with people, but her lifestyle tore her away from them." 2. “Today was the day that Whitman students both dreaded and anticipated with glee.” 3. "The marvelously anarchic ...
August 31, 2014 by Jordan

English: tragedy
Paraphrase this line by line: I don't understand this.. In tragedy, man is a paradox in a paradoxical existence. Fallible and vulnerable in his mortal finity, he is yet capable of transcendent greatness. Freely exercising his will (a passive hero is pathetic rather than tragic...
April 15, 2014 by Anonymous

literary
EXAMPLES: character types, climax, denouement, epiohany, euphemism, figurative languange, foreshadowing, hyperbole, irony(all3), juxtaposition, mataphor, motif, paradox, parllelism, plot, point of view, pun, sarcasm, setting, simile, subplot, syntax, understatment, catharsis, ...
January 29, 2008 by tiffany

Movies and physics
Hello...I need to find a modern day movie that has at least three or more physics mistakes. I need to prove they are mistakes...as well, is Zeno's Paradox a credited/valid source to use to prove something such as the everlasting gobstopper, from Willy Wonka, is physically ...
December 19, 2007 by Physics!

A physics problem
Hello...I need to find a modern day movie that has at least three or more physics mistakes. I need to prove they are mistakes...as well, is Zeno's Paradox a credited/valid source to use to prove something such as the everlasting gobstopper, from Willy Wonka, is physically ...
December 19, 2007 by Physics!

physics
does anyone know who conducted the experiment or a credible description of the experiment that helped prove Einstein's thought experiment: the twin paradox? as in the experiment in which one cesium-beam atomic clock stays on Earth, while another one takes flight and the time ...
January 10, 2010 by frank

ENGLISH
1. Which of the following quotations is the best example of a paradox? (1 point)“I’ll drain him dry as hay. . . ” “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” “So well thy words become thee as thy wounds. . . ” 2. Which of the following is an example of indirect characterization? (1 ...
October 14, 2012 by Kelsey

English
I really need to know where exactly are examples of paradox in Lord Henry's speech I sent you. I'm including three more sentences. Thank you. 1) I live in Madrid, at twenty three, Rodeo Road. 2) I love animals but I’ve got just (?) a dog: Billy. 3) The first and last class ...
September 21, 2011 by Henry2

Lang Arts
2. Which verb correctly completes the below sentence? The collection written by several of my favorite authors _____ research in the rainforest. *discuss discusses 4. Because Anne refers to the bumper sticker as “everlasting punishment,” you can infer that she thinks the ...
January 24, 2013 by Jman

English
I have researched each term repeatedly and have a simple understanding of the meaning of each term, however, I am still not comfortable with my answers. Are the following sentences either paradox, parallelism, oxymoron, or juxtaposition. 1. "She liked to be with people, but ...
August 31, 2014 by Jordan

English
I included only 4 sentences for you to check. Thank you. 1) Refer then to the episodes which lead to the abolition of slavery. 2) He provides us with several epigrams –short and clever amusing sentences – which express his idea in a clever and amusing way. Henry is the typical...
February 21, 2011 by Mike

Definitions....
What is pure liquid? What is impure liquid? Thx You are going to have to define these in context. "Pure" is a relative term. For instance, the term "pure" water...is it really pure? It depends on the definition of pure being used. Pure liquid could mean anything. I need the ...
June 27, 2006 by GgooD

English 11 AP
I have researched each term repeatedly and have a simple understanding of the meaning of each term, however, I am still not comfortable with my answers. Are the following sentences either paradox, parallelism, oxymoron, or juxtaposition. 1. "She liked to be with people, but ...
August 31, 2014 by Jordan

AP English 11
I have researched each term repeatedly and have a simple understanding of the meaning of each term, however, I am still not comfortable with my answers. Are the following sentences either paradox, parallelism, oxymoron, or juxtaposition. 1. "She liked to be with people, but ...
August 31, 2014 by Jordan

English help please
1. "If thou be'st born to strange sights, 10 Things invisible to see, Ride ten thousand days and nights Till Age snow white hairs on thee; Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me All strange wonders that befell thee, 15 And swear No where Lives a woman true and fair. " is an ...
December 5, 2013 by Eri Uchi

poetry
Read the following poem and answer questions that follow: Life, death,-death, life; the words have lead for ages Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages Are opened, liberating truths undreamed' Life only is, or death is life ...
February 17, 2013 by Gazala

English
Though you haven't read it, could you please tell me if there are examples of paradox (also called oxymoron) in the following sentences? I can’t find them. 1) "And beauty is a form of genius... is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great ...
September 21, 2011 by Henry2

Statistics
Which of the following is an accurate description of Simpson's paradox? When groups of data are aggregated, an association can get stronger because of a confounding variable. That confounding variable is usually the number of observations in different groups of data. When ...
February 21, 2013 by Jon

reading
Fill in the blank 1-2. Although Jenny chose the songs from her __ that she knew best, she wasn't complacent about being prepared. Afraid she would __ the night of the concert, she practiced the songs over and over. 3-4. The __ of the lecture was that although the United States...
February 20, 2013 by lisa

Reading
Can you help me with the following sentences? 1-2. Although Jenny chose the songs from her __ that she knew best, she wasn't complacent about being prepared. Afraid she would __ the night of the concert, she practiced the song over and over. 3-4. The __ of the lecture was that...
February 20, 2013 by lisa

English
Though I specialized in Germanic languages, I need to present (in a very simple way using a very simple language) some scientific topics in English to Italian 18-year-old-students (studying applied sciences) whose English is very poor. I'm seeking internet sites where ...
March 17, 2011 by Mike

Basic Statistics
In the popular TV cartoon series, "The Simpsons," the Simpson family has five members: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Let's involve the Simpsons in Simpson's Paradox. Consider Homer and Bart's consumption of potato chips and donuts. Suppose that Marge is in the room 30...
August 6, 2011 by Claire corquette

English
1)Read the passage below from "No Dogs Bark" and select the one that best represents imagery in the story. a)"Now and then he seemed to sleep." b)"The old man backed ou to a thick wall and shifted load but didn't let it down fron his shoulders." c)"The long black shadow of the...
January 9, 2012 by Brandon

English
John Donne HOLY SONNETS 10 Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so ; For those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow, Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy picture[s] be, Much ...
March 9, 2011 by anthony

English
Here are the other sentences which refer to Lord Henry. Can you please check the tense choice? 1)Lord Henry is a symbol of hedonistic and decadent upper classes, despising the Victorian virtues of work and morals, generally associated with the middle classes. 2) Truth is ...
September 4, 2011 by Henry2

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 poem "Two ...
January 9, 2012 by Robert

english
can somebody tell where the poetic devices are located in the song cant take that away by mariah carey? such as metaphor, mood paradox etc. Mmmmh Whoaaa They can say, Anything they want to say, Try to bring me down, But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me...
October 28, 2011 by jane

Statistics
Which of the following is an accurate description of Simpson's paradox? When groups of data are aggregated, an association can get stronger because of a confounding variable. That confounding variable is usually the number of observations in different groups of data. When ...
February 18, 2013 by Anonymous

Statistics
Which of the following is an accurate description of Simpson's paradox? When groups of data are aggregated, an association can get stronger because of a confounding variable. That confounding variable is usually the number of observations in different groups of data. When ...
February 24, 2013 by Anonymous

literature
I have to answer some questions for my english class on the Scarlet Letter, can anyone help with any of these? 1. Chapter 13- What qualities of Hester's seem to be diminishing during these years of wearing the scarlet letter? What causes these changes? 2. Ch. 19- Give examples...
August 27, 2006 by mmmheartbreak

English
Can you please check if these sentences are possible? Thank you. 1) Refer then to the episodes which lead to the abolition of slavery. 2)Lord Henry is a symbol of hedonistic and decadent upper classes, despising the Victorian virtues of work and morals, generally associated ...
February 21, 2011 by Mike

English
4. In "The New Colossus," the Statue of Liberty is compared to alan A. European queen. B. mother. C. immigrant D. door 7. Describing the chariot that bears the human soul as "frugal" is an example of A. paradox. B. denotation. C. epiphany. D. realism 9. Who is the speaker in ...
September 1, 2008 by Carrie

Effects of religon
What are some effects that organized religion has had on society and what are some examples from past and/or present world events that illustrates the examples? religion has caused countless wars in world history. This includes: The Crusades, The 30 years War, The French Wars ...
December 7, 2006 by Jasmine20

poetry/ english
4. In "The New Colossus," the Statue of Liberty is compared to alan A. European queen. C. immigrant. B. mother. D. door 7. Describing the chariot that bears the human soul as "frugal" is an example of A. paradox. C. epiphany. B. denotation. D. realism 9. Who is the speaker in ...
August 25, 2008 by Carrie

poetry/ english
4. In "The New Colossus," the Statue of Liberty is compared to alan A. European queen. C. immigrant. B. mother. D. door 7. Describing the chariot that bears the human soul as "frugal" is an example of A. paradox. C. epiphany. B. denotation. D. realism 9. Who is the speaker in ...
August 26, 2008 by Carrie

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
1. Walt Whitman’s excerpt from Song of Myself can be considered an expression of A. populism. C. imagism. B. romanticism. my answer D. conventionalism. 2. Which one of the following poems has the rhyme scheme AA BB CC DD . . .? A. “since feeling is first” B. “Misgivings ”my ...
January 3, 2010 by ari

English
I don't understand E.L. Doctorow's essay "Why We Are Infidels". Please help me understand it, because I have to compare and contrast this essay with Salman Rushdie's "Imagine There's No Heaven." Thanks for the help! http://www.thenation.com/doc/20030526/doctorow Here it is, in...
July 5, 2007 by Anonymous

literature
1. Hopkins's use of "seared," "bleared," and "smeared" is an example of A. metaphor. B. assonance. C. simile. D. alliteration. 2. A villanelle is A. a narrative poem written in blank verse. B. a formal poem using extensive repetition. C. a favorite technique of John Donne. D. ...
December 9, 2008 by angie

literary
1. Hopkins’s use of “seared,” “bleared,” and “smeared” is an example of A. metaphor. C. simile. B. assonance. D. alliteration. 2. A villanelle is A. a narrative poem written in blank verse. B. a formal poem using extensive repetition. C. a favorite technique of John Donne. D. ...
May 19, 2010 by pucci

Poetry, Part 2
1. Hopkins’s use of “seared,” “bleared,” and “smeared” is an example of A. metaphor. C. simile. B. assonance. D. alliteration. 2. A villanelle is A. a narrative poem written in blank verse. B. a formal poem using extensive repetition. C. a favorite technique of John Donne. D. ...
December 7, 2009 by Ari

English
For the past few hours, I've been toiling away at this impossible passage's question set. If anyone can help, I will be forever grateful! :) "And, if I hold the true anatomy of myself, I am delineated and naturally framed to such a piece of virtue,--for I am of a constitution ...
January 2, 2008 by Jessica

English
For the past few hours, I've been toiling away at this impossible passage's question set. If anyone can help, I will be forever grateful! :) "And, if I hold the true anatomy of myself, I am delineated and naturally framed to such a piece of virtue,--for I am of a constitution ...
January 4, 2008 by Martin

readings in world civilization
Kindly please check my answers. Thanks 1. As expressed in your readings, which of these statements best expresses the crucial paradox of the twentieth century? A. Human life is disregarded as nations seek global security. B. War in the name of liberty leads to tyranny. C. ...
July 26, 2012 by maria

please revise essay english
Thank you soo much for looking at my question. Can you please revise. The Infamy of Man Two philosophical movement dared to probe the universe for the answer to a question as old as time itself: Is man good or evil? The two groups were absolute opposites with a full array of ...
November 28, 2007 by Serge

English
5. Sarita's party takes place at night and all the villagers are gathered there. How do these details help make the party a good setting for the stranger to accomplish his goal? (1 point) * He can arrive and escape without people seeing him. * It will take longer for the party...
March 18, 2010 by Leah

English (check)
Will someone please check my answers for me? 1. In Act I of Macbeth, the witches make predictions suggesting that Macbeth will one day be the king of Scotland.<--- the thane of Glamis. the thane of Ross. the duke of York. 2. How does his setting in time and place impact the...
June 22, 2012 by anonymous

English
Please look over my answer. The first set of questions all refer to this poem: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more...
December 21, 2011 by Anonymous

english
1. What is Lynne Cox's perspective in this passage from Swimming to Antarctica? If you continue swimming, you're going to cool down even more. Remember how hard you shivered last time? Remember how much work it was? Remember how uncomfortable you were? This is the place where ...
November 29, 2011 by tayler

english
plese any help will be appreciated 1. What is Lynne Cox's perspective in this passage from Swimming to Antarctica? If you continue swimming, you're going to cool down even more. Remember how hard you shivered last time? Remember how much work it was? Remember how uncomfortable...
November 29, 2011 by tayler

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