Literature Classics

Works of fiction that have so affected the thinking and culture of a world that they have withstood the passage of time and history. Many are required reading in literature classes throughout the world.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books
The Old Man and the Sea

What word should be italicized in this sentence I intend to quote from Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea to support my analogy?

I intend to quote from Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea to support my analogy. Titles of books are italicized.

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Books and Literature
Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Literature Classics

I have a question about literature. I have to link the novel "Howards End" by Forster to "Educating Rita" by Willy Russell. So why does Rusell mentions this novel Maybe a linkDoes somebody remembers in which scenes of "E.R", Howards End is mentioned?

its me again. I am from Germany. Would be nice if you use easy language :D

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Literature Classics

What does night drew on apace mean in Swiss Family Robinson?

Night fell on them without dusk or twilight. quickly.

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In the Swiss family Robinson story what does it mean it occurred to me that it would be well to make a kind of sledge so that the labor of fetching might not fall so heavily on ourselves mean?

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Christmas
Literature Classics
Charles Dickens

What Words describe the ghost of Christmas present?

jolly, mocking, and sarcastic.

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Books and Literature
Ireland
Literature Classics
A Modest Proposal

What problem was Ireland facing when Swift wrote A Modest Proposal?

English landlords charging Irish households expensive rent

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John Steinbeck
Literature Classics
The Pearl

The Pearl By John Steinbeck What are Kino's Dreams?

Kino's dream is getting married in the church , wearing nice clothes, sending Coyotito to school, and buying a rifle.

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Firearms
Literature Classics

Why did eponine throw herself in front of the rifle?

Eponine throws herself in front of the rifle to save Marius because through all her pain and suffering she is deeply in love with him. She's saves his life but dies shortly after:(

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Literature Classics

Which line from Robinson Crusoe best supports the theme of religion?

"Sometimes I would expostulate with myself why Providence should thus completely ruin its creatures, and render them so absolutely miserable, so without help abandoned" (55).

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Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Literature Classics

Why is Homer important today?

Because he wrote about the things that happened in the Ancient Greece time. He wrote "The Odssey". The Odyssey is really helpful for us today.

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Literature Classics

Who is grizzle in Swiss family Robinson?

The donkey in the story. Grizzle gets killed by a boa constirctor.

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Literature Classics

What is providence in Swiss family Robinson?

It is a somewhat archair reference to God. There was, for example, a Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, Pa. ( not to be confused with the Divine Fairmount Hotel, which took its name from minister Father Divine. If something beneficial accidentally happens, it can be called providential. finding hidden money in a place you ordinarily don"t use, well, that is one example, or finding a life-preserver accidentally- when you really need it, likewise.

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Poetry
William Shakespeare
Literature Classics

What is the final couplet in sonnet 43?

Do you know what a "final couplet" is ? It's the last two lines of the poem. You would have saved yourself much time and trouble by simply finding a copy of the poem (it's readily available on the internet) and looking for the last two lines. The last two lines of Sonnet XLIII are "All days are nights to see till I see thee/ And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me."

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Literature Classics

What was true about meatpacking plants as described in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair?

Animals were mistreated

Work was done in unhealthy conditions.

Products from the plants were often unsafe

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John Steinbeck
Metaphors Metonymy and Synecdoche
Literature Classics

What are some metaphors in chapter 2 of the pearl by john stienbeck?

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School Subjects
Literature Classics
Short Stories

What is the critical analysis of Small key by paz latorena?

Analysis

The story entitled The Small key by Paz Latorena is about how we react in a certain situation if we defeat of our emotion?

"Sometimes people do something to satisfy themselves even when they are fully aware of what the consequences of their actions will be."

Through this theme we will know what is the nature of every person that we do some decision that we do not think first, lately we realize that what we did is wrong, for me if I am Choleng I will not burned the clothes remembrance of Pedro to his husband, because that is one way for him to give value to his wife.

In this attitude of Pedro he shows the early Filipinos that they era sentiments person that he give importance to the person he love. And for Soledad it portrays that even now most of the Filipinos has the attitude of being jealous.

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Poetry
Literature Classics

What is the message of the poem the road not taken?

The message of the poem. 'the road not taken' is that: In life there are many situations. when we have to choose between what is wrong and what is right and in this situation we should think from our mind as well as heart.

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Literature Classics
Charles Dickens

Who is Dolge Orlick?

Joe's journeyman

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Literature Classics
Personification

Is there personification in the eyes are watching god?

Zora Neale Hurston includes personification in her novel to illustrate certain events with a deeper perspective. For instance, "the monster began to roll in his bed," (Hurston 158.) Through this statement, Hurston personifies the hurricane as a monster, because it results as destructive and evil upon the characters in the novel. Also, "he had the whole round world in his hands," (Hurston 158.) This use of personification as well illustrates the hurricane as God determining the character's lives and environment. If the hurricane results as mild, the characters will not be greatly affected by the hurricane; however, the hurricane result as destructive, demolishing "the round world." Zora Neale Hurston's development of personification throughout her novel overall exemplifies the hurricane as an evil occurrence obliterating the lives of many.

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Books and Literature
Literature Classics
A Raisin in the Sun

Which action in A Raisin in the Sun most clearly shows that Beneatha is interested in her African heritage?

She lets her hair go curly again - APEX

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John Steinbeck
Literature Classics
The Pearl

Personification in the Pearl by John Steinbeck?

"And the beauty of the pearl, winking and glimmering in the light of the little candle."

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Literature Classics

What is the setting of Nothing but the Truth by Avi?

Nothing but the truth takes place in Harrison New Hamshire at Harrison High School where ninth grader Philip Malloy goes to school. i think the time period is somewhere around the 1990's. it never specifically said what year in the book, but my teacher said that it was probably around the 1990's. hope this helps!

~Keri

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Literature Classics

What did they do with the bear paws in Swiss family Robinson?

They ate the bear paws!

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Literature Classics
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
The Call of the Wild

How did John Thornton die?

In Jack London's classic novel, The Call of the Wild, John Thornton was killed by Native people. Buck found him with an arrow in him.It is unclear how historian John Tornton died. Public records only state that he died in 2010.

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John Steinbeck
Literature Classics

What is the relationship between kino and juana?

The realationship between kino

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