Books and Literature

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Asked in Books and Literature, Literary Terminology

What is pedantic in literature?

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Pedantic means a perfectionist or someone who is picky. They have to have the towels folded a certain way, the spices in they're spice rack arranged a certain way, clothes hung in they're closets by color. That sort of thing.
Asked in Books and Literature, Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

Who is Edwin B.Flippo?

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Edwin flippo is the author of books on personnel management
Asked in Books and Literature, Mystery Books

How many chapters is Dead In the Family?

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There are 14 chapters in Dead In the Family.
Asked in Books and Literature, Parts of Speech

What part of speech is distinguished?

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"Distinguished" is fundamentally the past indicative tense or past participle of the verb "distinguish". The past participle is often used as an adjective, also.
Asked in Books and Literature, Children's Books

How many words a chapter for a teen novel?

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All books vary on words, especially in a teen's novel. The average words from 60,000 words to 200,000 or more words in a whole novel. For example, if your book has about 20 chapters, you can put about 10,000 words in each chapter.
Asked in Books and Literature, Science Fiction, Short Stories

What is a summary of The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alexander Baron?

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The story is about a man named private Quelch who likes to show off his knowledge. Narrator and his friends also gave him nickname 'professor' due to his lanky body and bespectacled looks. Although private Quelch meant to acquire a stripe and to get commission. He works hard for his ambition but due to his habit of interrupting senior officers and showing off his knowledge he was nominated for permanent cookhouse duties by Corporal Turnbull. Corporal Turnbull was a young and smart soldier who had returned from Dunkirk. He was a man not to be trifled with. Narrator and his fellow soldiers told each other that they could hammer nails into him without him noticing it. There are also many incidents in the story, when private Quelch outshone his fellow soldiers (including narrator) on aircraft recognition, when professor interrupted the sergeant and he asking questions to professor in hope of revenge. The story ends with a light note with private Quelch lecturing his fellow soldiers on how to cut potato without its vitamin values being wasted.
Asked in Books and Literature, Definitions

What is mamaq?

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mamaq:is a word that describing an old woman or man that they may get married again because their loving each other.
Asked in Writing: Plot and Setting, Books and Literature, Children's Books

What is the summary of the story The Hero by R K Narayan?

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the hero tells about a boy who is afraid to sleep alone' but who is forced to do so by his parents. but at the end of the day he emerges as a hero!!! apart from sleeping alone he could also catch a thief...
Asked in Books and Literature, Academic Writing, Definitions, Book Reports

What is the meaning of noting details?

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The meaning of noting details is that you remember things in detail from a book or story. So you note them down to remember them. In reading, this is an observation and reading comprehension skill. But we use it every day in observing our world and others. If you close your eyes and think about your bedroom, you could describe in writing 10 things located in your bedroom. If you had a oversized Oklahoma flag hanging above your desk, you could offer an explanation about that detail. These are skills used in reading a book, where a character owns something unusual, posseses some unique character trait, or acts in a peculiar way (whether good or bad). When you write a book report, book summary, or a term paper, the details you note will help you write an interesting reflection about the book or story.
Asked in Books and Literature, Essays

A note on the story girls by mrinal pande?

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it is a short story written by Mrinal pande and the narrator is an eight year old girl who has two sisters and were treated very badly by their mother as the mother is wants to give birth to a boy child in her next pregnancy
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What is the plot summary of 'Orientation' by Daniel Orozco?

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It is a satire about businesses today and the lives of the workers. Juxtapose this and the t.v. series The Office.
Asked in Literature and Language, Books and Literature

What does the study of literature mean to you?

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Literature to me, is the study of the human language. It is learning the grammar rules and the importance of forming a common foundation on speaking and writing so that we may have the ability to communicate with others. For me literature is not the study of grammer, but of the ideas, and themes within the literature. Literature opens up parts of people's minds, and allows people to connect by sharing thoughts. You can't just look at the letters on the page and how they are arranged, but at what thoughts they convey.
Asked in Jobs & Education, Books and Literature

What is the genre of Hattie's Birthday Box?

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The Genre Of Hattie's Birthday Box is Realistic Fiction along with some Historical Fiction, since The Grandfather restates his past when he was in his early ages (teens-twenties)
Asked in Books and Literature, Definitions

What is the meaning of antsy?

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Antsy is a slang word meaning impatient and anxious. It probably derives as a conflation of the word anxious and the expression "having ants in the pants," which is said of a person over-eager to begin something.
Asked in Books and Literature

What do you understand of Indian diaspora from the story 'The Ghat of only World?

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The Ghat of the only world by Amitav recounts the Indian sensibility (in both Shahid & Amitav)a poignant expression of the human void(human relationship & cultural affiliations as Indians) in an alien geographical domain as the Indian diaspora.
Asked in New Testament, Books and Literature

What book has the more stirring chapters?

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A cook book (e.g. stirring is a reference to the stirring of pots)
Asked in Books and Literature, S.E. Hinton

Where did S.E.hinton grow up?

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Susan Eloise Hinton was born on July 22, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Asked in Books and Literature, William Shakespeare

Why did Thomas Hardy disapprove establishing a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre?

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Thomas Hardy was once invited to join a committee to establish a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. His reply was that he was feeling against the desirability of such a memorial to Shakespeare. His observations and opinions on Shakespeare were uncommon but genuine. Hardy believed that Shakespeare did not particularly belong to the theatre world. His distinction as a theatre man was infinitesimal beside his distinction as a poet and as a man of letters. That his expression of himself was cast in the form of words for actors on the stage and not in the form of books to be read, was an accident of his social circumstances which he himself despised. Thomas Hardy here also made the prophetic remark that, of all poets of high rank whose works have taken a stage direction, Shakespeare will someday cease altogether to be acted on stage, and simply begin to be studied. Hardy thus proclaimed his stand against any material monument to the poet, as his works were a great monument. However he later consented to the commissioning of some 'colossal' statue in some place public. Hardy himself has noted these in his Life. He specifically noted the word 'colossal' to denounce the tastes of the vulgar minds of his times, which are exactly applicable to us in our modern times. Vulgarity never changes with Ages.
Asked in Humor & Amusement, Books and Literature

Where can you find Tickle stories?

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You can find them at Barnes and Nobles.
Asked in World War 2, Entertainment & Arts, Books and Literature

What are some good World War 2-based fiction books?

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"The Last Dogfight," by Martin Caiden, was probably the best I have read. The classic book on the absurdity of the war is Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Asked in Books and Literature, Children's Books

How old is tom in beast quest?

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He is 12 years old In the first book, he is twelve, but then in Soltra the Stone Charmer he turns thirteen. But there are a lot of books, so maybe they will tell how old he is at the end of the series.
Asked in Books and Literature, Demeter (Ceres)

What is Demeter's family tree?

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Her mom and dad are Cronos and Rhea, her grandparents are Gaea and Uranus, she also has a daughter named Persephone. Her sisters are Hera and Hestia, and her brothers are Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.
Asked in Literature and Language, Books and Literature

When is the fry chronicles coming out in paperback?

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I was in Waterstones in Belfast yesterday (20 Sep, 2010) and they were selling a paperback version. It was one of the larger paperbacks, however, and cost around £15 - though they had signs saying it was half price.
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What is plot of tears of a tiger?

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This is a brief description of the plot of the book: Robbie, Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. go out drinking after a basketball game. Andy is driving and careens into a wall. All but Robbie escape because his feet are lodged in the windshield. The car bursts into flames and Robbie is burned to death. Draper relates the story of Andy Jackson whose already tenuous self-esteem is shattered when he kills his best friend Robert while driving drunk. As he is burning alive, trapped in the car, Robert cries out "Oh God, please don't let me die like this! Andy!..." From that horrendous scene, Andy is trying to deal with the death of his best friend. He feels he has caused his friend to die. Everyone affected by the accident deals with it in a different way. Draper relates how Tyrone and, BJ, the other boys in the car, are able to move on with life, Tyrone through a supportive relationship with Rhonda, and BJ from finding God. But, they weren't driving, and their guilt is minor compared to Andy's. Andy's relationship with the psychologist, Dr. Carrothers, provides insight into the scars a white society can leave on a black male. He doesn't do as well in school as he could because that wouldn't be cool for a black basketball player; he sees his father as a sell out to the white establishment; he and his friends are hassled when entering stores. Andy does have all kinds of support: his coach is an understanding man; Keisha, his love, is as kind and gentle with Andy as one could ask for until even she has had enough of his tears and depression which he often hides behind outrageous behavior. But at the crucial moment when he needs them, his psychologist is flying to California, the coach isn' t home, and Keisha's mother won't wake her up for an after midnight phone call. As Draper moves us toward the inevitable end-Andy blowing his brains out with his father's shot gun by kaitlyn mechling-adams
Asked in Books and Literature, Literary Terminology

What is inductive argumentation?

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Assuming you are talking about inductive reasoning(excluding the mathematical "proof by induction"), it is the drawing of a generalized conclusion based on what you already know. For Example: All the Ice I have seen so far is cold, (previous knowledge) Therefore all ice is cold. (Generalized conclusion) Another example is: All Cats I have seen walk on four legs, therefore all cats walk on 4 legs.