paradox

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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?

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

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 ...

MAth

Determine when the Hamilton method gives an Alabama paradox and who lost the representative. Increase the committee size by one seat at a time, starting from an 8-member committee. Given: City A, City B, and City C are cooperating to build a community center catering to the ...

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.

Literature

Is the following an example of a simile, metaphor, paradox, or personification? The younger she dresses, the older she looks. A. paradox B. simile C. metaphor D. personification

English

Is the following an example of a simile, metaphor, paradox, or personification? An angry sky loomed overhead. A. simile B. paradox C. metaphor D. personification D?

English

The excerpt has an example of what literary device? “However, I altered my traps; and not to trouble you with particulars, going one morning to see my traps, I found in one of them a large old he-goat…” —Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe I think it is paradox ...

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.

English

Is the following an example of a simile, metaphor, paradox, or personification? Her novel was a passport to adventure. A. simile B. metaphor C. paradox D. personification B?

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

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 ...

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. ...

English

What is the difference between paradox and irony?

soc.

The paradox of tolerance leads to which difficulty

africa

explain the american paradox of freedom and slavery

AP Lit and Comp

what is the difference between paradox, juxtaposition, and antithesis?

English

I am not able to tell the difference between paradox and oxymoron

Physics

Explanation of twin paradox in regards to special relativity theory.

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...

Punctuation

A paradox is speech that contradicts itself but may be true nevertheless. If I do, where do I put a comma?

English

What a....! The more you look, the less you see. A. Wonder B. Miracle C. Challenges D. Paradox

12th grade

How do I teach Paradox to my fellow classmates? what activities can I do to involve them while I;m teaching?

English

Which of these is a specific type of parody? A. mock-epic B. folk ballad C. conceit D. paradox My answer is A

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

English

"To err is human, to forgive, divine" is an example of? A. Paradox B. Metaphor C. Logical fallacy D. Antithesis I chose D. Am I Correct?

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...

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?

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.

English

“Give me a place to stand, Archimedes said, “and I can move the world.” These words show which figurative language? A. paradox B. satire C. simile D. metaphor D?

English

In “Dream Deferred,” the lines “Or crust and sugar over— / like a syrupy sweet?” are an example of which kind of figurative language? A. simile B. metaphor C. personification D. paradox B?

physics

what is time paradox and time dillation?

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 ...

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?

Math4

Describe why the following is a paradox: The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

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

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

English

When Jonathan Swift says that his proposal is "solid and real, of no expense and little trouble" he is using A. Paradox B. Imagery C. parallelism D. verbal irony I Chose D. Verbal Irony. Am I Correct?

English

“Ten thousand saw I at a glance,/ Tossing their heads in sprightly dance./ The waves beside them danced; but they/ Outdid the sparkling waves in glee;” This quote is an example of what figurative language? A. metaphor B. simile C. paradox D. personification D?

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...

Economics

5. (paradox of) VALUE = (blank) + (blank). 16. (Blank) is a situation when production cannot reach its full potential because resources are available, but not being used. These are the only two questions that I can't figure out on my study guide. Help? Please and thank you in ...

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?

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 ...

English

Which poetic line contains both paradox and consonance? One summer day, all day I drove it hard How long it might last, how young it might be Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away At least to know the worst is sweet

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...

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

English

Which poetic line contains both paradox and consonance? A. One summer day, all day I drove it hard B. How long it might last, how young it might be C. Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away D. At least to know the worst is I'm leaning towards c. being the right answer

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) ...

English

A paradox is a literary device often used to ? A. emphasize or make readers think about important ideas. B. provide hints or clues about events that occur later in a story. C. explain a character’s reason for doing or saying something. D. help readers draw a conclusion based...

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 ...

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...

english

Which literary device is used in this poem? For a Lady I Know by Countee Cullen She even thinks that up in heaven Her class lies late and snores While poor black cherubs rise at seven To do celestial chores. a. onomatopoeia b. repetition c. hyperbole d. paradox e' simile I ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

English

1.If para- means beyond, then a paradox is something that is... 2.Examples of dogma 3.Using literal translations without the dictionary. -The prefix ortho- means "straight" or "correct" -The prefix hetero means "different" -The prefix homo means "same" -The roots dogm and dox ...

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 ...

Language Arts - Please Check Answer

Please help me with the following question: A paradox is a literary device often used to A. emphasize or make readers think about important ideas. B. provide hints or clues about events that occur later in a story. C. explain a character’s reason for doing or saying ...

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 ...

English

"But we by love, so much refined,/That ourselves know not what it is./Interassured of the mind./Care less eyes,lips, and hands to miss." Which best restates the paradox that Donne sets forth in these lines? A:Most people do not love their spouses physically, yet cannot be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

English

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of...

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 ...

English

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 encourages free ...

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...

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...

English

Chapter 23 and. 24 1. "Within the church, it had hardly been kept down; beneath the sky, it pealed upward to the zenith" is an example of a. Cumulative sentence B. Understatement C.oxymoron D balanced sentence E.paradox 2. What is the function of the words "though doubtless...

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 ...

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...

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...

English

Scarlet Letter Chapter 9 1.The subject of the main clause in the sentence beginning "If the latter possess native sagacity . . . " (line 68) is (A) "latter" (line 68) (B) "he" (line 70) (C) "revelations" (line 76) (D) "qualifications" (line 80) (E "soul" (line 83) It could ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

English please check my work

12. It is a hybrid car. (1 point) • S-V-O • S-V-IO(my answer) • S-V-N • S-V-A 13. Traditional gas-powered cars are harmful to the environment. (1 point) • S-V-O • S-V-IO • S-V-N • S-V-A(my answer) 14. Hybrids produce less pollution than conventional cars. (1 ...

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 ...

English

"If you've got it, (1)_____ it" That's the (2)_____ of Georgia's philosophy. Georgia is my dorm roommate. a dance and theater major, she is a true extrovert- always showing off, always "on stage". It seems she is in constant motion, going from graceful leaps down the hall to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

English

Can you check my answers to see if they are right and if not, help me on it? These questions begin with the paragraph starting with "Now was heard again the clangor of music ...." 1. In the first two paragraphs, the narrator conveys his mood of the market-place by means of all...

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 ...

English

Please check my answers for the Scarlet Letter if I am right. If not, please help me. Chapter 13 1. The point of the statement in the first paragraph, “The public is despotic… to its generosity” is to a. Argue that the public will eventually see reason b. Assert that the...

SOC 320 Public policies and Social services

. Which of the following was added to the procedural requirements of the EPA under the Reagan administration? (Points : 1) Use of cost-benefit analysis Review using the precautionary principle Inclusion of industry representation in decision-making. Completion of an EIS ...

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. “...

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...

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. ...

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