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In which sentence is the word climbing a gerund? a. Mr. Herrera planted climbing ivy on the side of his house. b. The explorers were climbing up the steeply sloping mountain. c. The children enjoyed climbing on the playground equipment.

Answer: C) The children enjoyed climbing on the playground equipment.

Explanation: A gerund is a word that has the form of a verb, but it acts like a noun (it can be a subject or an object in a sentence). The structure of a gerund is the root of the verb, plus the ending "ing." From the given sentences, the one that is an example of a gerund is "The children enjoyed climbing on the playground equipment" because in this case "climbing" acts like a noun (and the direct object of the sentence).

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:22 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:22 PM

As you read Act 3 and Act 4 of The Taming of the Shrew, notice events which take place to help develop the plot. Identify which part of the plot is being developed (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution), include the Act and Scene numbers along with the text, and write an explanation/analysis of what is taking place. You may also include events from Act 1 or Act 2.

I cannot write an analysis for you, but I can help you with some of the terms. Exposition is the insertion of important information by the narrator; for example, including information that explains a character's back story or a past event. Rising action is the action that leads up to the climax of the story, which is the most important part of the story. From there, the action that occurs is falling action, which leads to the resolution, in which things are wrapped up and ended. Hope this helps. 

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:21 PM

According to this paragraph, what often causes an individual to question her identity? (8 points)

May I know. the paragraph? Once I know, I will be able to help you. (:

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:21 PM

All of the following are steps in creating a useful outline except __________. A. grouping related ideas together B. writing the rough draft of an essay C. labeling using main and subheadings D. developing a working thesis statement

All of the following are steps in creating a useful outline except writing the rough draft of an essay

The outline is supposed to help you write the rough draft of the essay, not the other way around. When you write the outline, you have to begin with introducing a working thesis statement which is known as "working" thesis statement. You will explain your ideas and determine the order of your supporting paragraphs it may need to change. You also need main and subheadings in an attempt to develope an outline. Also, when you're adding information into the outline you're matching like ideas and evidence together. An outline is used to help you organize your thoughts and ideas so that you can easily write the rough draft in a logical sequence.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:18 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:18 PM

#1. Which scenario is an example of a topic that the universal theme for a particular work may cover? a. person confronts nature b. a guide to grammar and language c. person achieves the American Dream d. challenge of owning a business. #2. What is the difference between theme and universal theme? a. Theme refers to the central insight revealed through an American story, while universal theme refers to a theme revealed through a story of foreign origin.b. Theme refers to a central message that applies to anyone, anywhere, while universal theme is particular to a certain individual, historical context, or culture./c. Theme refers to the central insight revealed through a story, while universal theme refers to a theme that applies to anyone, anywhere./d. Theme and universal theme are two terms that have the same definition. #3. What does an author use to affect the setting of the story? a. diction and syntax/b. purposeful writing/c. universal theme/d. flashy distractors #4. How does diction affect setting? a. by revealing the author’s purpose in writing nonfiction/b. by creating a specific description of the time and place/c. by misleading the reader’s sense of time and place/d. by creating smooth sentence fluency that has rhythm when read aloud

1. A. Person confronts nature--it's the only topic that applies to everyone regardless of anything.
2.  C.  Theme refers to the central insight revealed through a story, while universal theme refers to a theme that applies to anyone, anywhere. 
3. A. Diction and Syntax--the use of these two affects the setting in a way that it changes the mood, the tone and the atmosphere to make it more interesting to the readers.
4. B. By creating a specific description of the time and place-- as it is the choice of words. 

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:17 PM

Words for which pronouns stand are _____. antecedents/ inflections/ connotations / infinitives

Antecedent

An example of that is, "Suzy wanted caffeinated soda, but she had to have diet soda." The word,"she", is the antecedent. 

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:17 PM

1. What do you think the narrator of “The Gift of the Magi” considers as having real value? the protagonists' poverty the protagonists' wisdom the protagonists' possessions the protagonists' love for each other 2. In the story “The Gift of the Magi,” which of the following is an example of allusion? the description of Della's hair as a "brown cascade" the comparison between Della and the Queen of Sheba the apparent compassion for Della's and Jim's economic struggle the discovery that the protagonists sold their most prized possessions 3. In “Fabric of Their Lives,” what does the information about Annie Mae Young burning her quilts reveal about her personality? Young did not consider her quilts as art pieces. Young saw her quilts as something very private. Young thought her quilts could be too provocative. Young was pessimistic about her success as an artist. 4. In “Fabric of Their Lives,” Aronzia Pettway made quilts mostly to Remember her history. Express her innermost feelings. Become economicallyindependent. Protest the conditions of African Americans in Alabama. 5. Both Marge Piercy and Walt Whitman believe that There is value in things made for everyday use. The value of things lies in making them. One's heritage is part of one's value. Art is not an important part of life. 6. The poems in this unit express appreciation for the poor. the value of work. things of value. the question of value. Vocabulary and Grammar 7. What is the meaning of meretricious as it is used in this sentence from “The Gift of the Magi”? It was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its vale by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation—as all good things should do. Showy and vulgar Fashionable and glitzy Low-quality and cheap Ridiculous and exaggerated 8. Which vocabulary word completes this sentence CORRECTLY? When Mr. Klein realized that his true identity was revealed, he found himself in an interesting _______________. adulation parsimony imputation predicament 9.Which of the following sentences uses capitalization CORRECTLY? I just read O. Henry's short story “The gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short Story “The gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short story “The Gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short story “The Gift Of the Magi." 10. Which of the following sentences displays the CORRECT use of punctuation? Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci (inventor, painter, and poet) is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet, is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci—inventor, painter, and poet—is considered a true genius. 11. What connotation is attributed to the “parlor generals” in the following lines from “To Be of Use”? [people] who are not parlor generals and fielddeserters / but move in a common rhythm / when the food must come in or the fire be put out. laziness brutality patience indifference

1. The protagonist's love for each other --as unselfish love is the greatest of all things.
2. The comparison between Della and the Queen of Sheba-- Allusion uses biblical figures and Queen of Sheba is a biblical figure
3. Young did not consider her quilts as art pieces.-- She just burnt it so it doesn't mean anything to her.
4.Protest the conditions of African Americans in Alabama
5.The value of things lies in making them.
6. The value of work
7. Showy and vulgar
8. predicament
9. I just read O. Henry's short story "The Gift of the Magi."
10. Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet, is considered a true genius.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:14 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:14 PM

Short character sketches are called _____. A. characterizations / B. illustrations / C. vignettes

The correct answer is C. Vignettes

Explanation:

In literature, vignettes are short scenes or sketches that include a character and provide some information about it usually by focusing on one aspect such as personality traits, values, ideas, etc. Because of this, vignettes often represent scenes or sections of a complete plot and are widely used in theater or cinema. Additionally, some vignettes can focus on different elements and not only characters as they can describe places, objects or ideas. Thus, the ones that are short character sketches are vignettes.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:13 PM

1. _________ is compared to a turtle. (1 point) Ronald Givens The metro editor Dolly Givens Richard Brautigan 2. The wish is ___________ to the deed. (1 point) partial father fatal poison 3. The first morality plays illustrated _________________ (1 point) man’s fallible nature. moral dilemmas faced in everyday life. the fact that all people someday die. that all people are basically good. 4. To be supercilious means to be (1 point) modest arrogant: haughty humble hyper active


The answers I wrote below are definitely correct, so do not hesitate and use them in your work!) Hope you still need it because they are really helpful.

Here they are :

1. Ronald Givens is compared to a turtle.
2. The wish is father to the deed.
3. The first morality plays illustrated man’s fallible nature.
4. To be supercilious means to be arrogant: haughty

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:13 PM

The underlined words and phrases best relate to which issue that is commonly found in feminist literature?

To answer the question above as to which issue that is commonly found in Feminist literature are in the different aspects of the Feminist's waves. There are three waves in feminism, first is the women's suffrage movement, second is women's liberation movement and lastly is the perceived failures of the second wave which is just a continuation and reactions to the second wave.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:12 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:12 PM

What was Shaw's main motivation for writing plays? providing "robust" entertainment showing how people can change their environment overthrowing the upper classes and placing the lower classes in their place

The best answer to the question on what George Bernard Shaw' main motivation for writing plays was so that he can show how people in the society can change their environment. He believed in socialism and wrote plays that would depict his intentions, ideals, and beliefs.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:12 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:12 PM

What is the most plausible theme in the raven

Answer:

The most plausible theme in "The Raven" is the sadness that the death of the beloved causes.

Explanation:

The Raven is a narrative poem about a man tormented by the memories of a woman named Leonora. One night he is visited by a talking crow, responsible for revealing some truths to him. Built by resources that bring us back to the style of ultra-romanticism, Corvo translates the idealization of love and women, subjectivism, egocentrism, the conscience of solitude and the dark presence of death through free verse. Technically, the poem is remarkable because of the musicality and the supernatural atmosphere, elements constructed through internal rhymes, phonetic games and exact metric. With obscure interpretations of some verbal expressions, the obsession with death has rarely, in the field of literature, gained a poetic architecture so well delineated, musically structured with so much emotion, originality and beware of versification.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:11 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:11 PM

In at least three complete sentences, write a character analysis for the protagonist in your selected novel. Include literal, interpretive, and evaluative information about the character. My novel is The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Bruno is a lead character in the novel. Bruno's character is somehow interesting because of his curiosity. His family is rich, he is having a life stripped of difficulties. Of course, he is still a child and Bruno's curiosity might be related to his childishness. However, not every child is curious in the same way that most of them obey to their parents without complaining. Bruno's curiosity makes him befriended with a child from a completely different world.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:10 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:10 PM

Who said that the character of Jim is one of the best portraits of a slave? Ernest Hemingway VS Pritchett Langston Hughes TS Eliot

The literary figure who said that the character of Jim is one of the best portraits of a slave was Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes is a African-American poet, activist, and writer who writes with his works about the negro community and the slaves of America in general. 

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:08 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:08 PM

As Anton P. Chekhov’s writing matured, he focused less on __________ and more on __________. A) character . . . plot B) plot . . . character C) setting . . . diction D) diction . . . setting

As Anton P. Chekhov’s writing matured, he focused less on plot and more on character. This is pretty common for mature writers who are great at their writing.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:07 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:07 PM

What are the similarities and differences of persuasive speeches and persuasive essays?

The similarity is that they are both trying to persuade a person or people. They both have the same structure and both should be written the same.

The difference is that an essay isn't something verbal unlike a speech. A speech requires you to connect with your audience. With an essay, the audience reads your tone by what you write down.  

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:06 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:06 PM

#1. Select the correct inference of the given passage from "The Cask of Amontillado." "The nitre!" I said; "see, it increases. It hangs like moss upon the vaults. We are below the river's bed. The drops of moisture trickle among the bones. Come, we will go back ere it is too late. Your cough--" "It is nothing," he said; "let us go on. The narrator is worried about the nitre on the walls of the vault. The narrator knows it is already too late for Fortunato to escape. [x]Fortunato is worried about the moisture and bones in the vaults. Fortunato wants to continue their descent into the vaults for the Amontillado.#2. Select the correct inference of the given passage from "The Cask of Amontillado." "Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado." [x]Luchesi does not know wines as well as Fortunato. Montresor does not want to bother Fortunato. Fortunato thinks himself to be a better connoisseur of wines than Luchesi. It is too cold to go anywhere.#3. Select the correct inference of the given passage from "The Cask of Amontillado." "Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!" Montresor spent fifty years building the wall. Fortunato has never been found. Montresor buried all of the old bones. [x]Fortunato has been sleeping for fifty years.#4. Select the correct inference of the given passage from "The Cask of Amontillado." "You are not of the masons." "Yes, yes," I said; "yes, yes." "You? Impossible! A mason?" "A mason," I replied. "A sign," he said, "a sign." "It is this," I answered, producing from beneath the folds of my roquelaire a trowel. "You jest," he exclaimed, recoiling a few paces. "But let us proceed to the Amontillado." "Be it so," I said, replacing the tool beneath the cloak and again offering him my arm. Montresor is not a mason. [x]Fortunato is not a mason. Fortunato does not believe that Montresor is a mason. Montresor does not believe that Fortunato is a mason. Have no idea for this one..

There are the answers on your questions, even though our answers are completely different, I bet those I have wrote are correct. Check it, do hope it will help you somehow.

1. The narrator knows it is already too late for Fortunato to escape.
2.  Fortunato thinks himself to be a better connoisseur of wines than Luchesi.
3. Fortunato has never been found.
4.  Montresor does not believe that Fortunato is a mason.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:03 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:03 PM

#1. Which would be a reason for an author to choose to use a third-person omniscient narrator? A. The author would want the reader to see things from one perspective. B. The author would want the reader to understand a particular character better. C. The author would want the reader to have a more reliable and objective narrator. D. The author would want the reader to get an in-depth understanding of a character. #2....Read the following excerpt from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. But Mr. Heathcliff forms a singular contrast to his abode and style of living. . . . Possibly some people might suspect him of a degree of under-bred pride; I have a sympathetic chord within that tells me it is nothing of the sort: I know, by instinct, his reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling . . . Use the underlined words to determine how this excerpt is characteristic of first-person point of view. A. The excerpt lets the reader get an objective view of Mr. Heathcliff. B. The excerpt lets the reader get a reliable view of Mr. Heathcliff. C. The excerpt causes the reader to get a surface-level view of all the characters. D. The excerpt lets the reader experience the narrator's true feelings about Heathcliff.

(1) The reason for an author to choose to use a third-person omniscient narrator is that (C) the author would want the reader to have a more reliable and objective narrator.

(2) The excerpt explains that the characteristic of first-person point of view (D) lets the reader experience the narrator's true feelings about Heathcliff.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:03 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:03 PM

Which of the following statements about American Romanticism is not true? (1 point) Romanticism in American literature stemmed from Romanticism in British literature. /Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over reason and intellect./ Gothic short stories are a subgenre of American Romanticism/. Love is the primary theme in the literature of American Romanticism.

Literature. /Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over reason and intellect./ Gothic short stories are a subgenre of American Romanticism/. Love is the primary theme in the literature of American Romanticism.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM

What is the difference between element and component?

Do you mean a compound? The difference is that an element cannot be broken down by chemical means, whereas compounds can. They are composed of two or more different elements by a chemical reaction.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM

What is characteristic of a suspenseful setting

There are many characteristics of suspense. For example, inclement weather, supernatural elements, morbidity, an atmosphere of mystery or horror, or exteme emotions can all signify suspense. A setting that is dark, stormy, or otherwise scary, can be suspenseful.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:02 PM

When working with additional information in a sentence, when should dashes be used instead of commas or parentheses? A. A dash is always used when renaming a noun. B. A dash is used to continue the flow of a complex sentence. C. A dash is used to set off a relatively important aside in a way that grabs the reader's attention. D. A dash is used in formal writing to set off less important background information.

When working with additional information in a sentence, dashes can used instead of commas or parentheses to set off less important background information in formal writing. The answer is option D. According to the rule in using dashes, information or phrases within the dashes are not mainly part of the subject.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:01 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:01 PM

It is this fate, I solemnly assure you, that I dread for you, when the time comes that you make your reckoning, and realize that there is no longer anything that can be done. May you never find yourselves, men of Athens, in such a position! Yet in any case, it were better to die ten thousand deaths, than to do anything out of servility towards Philip [or to sacrifice any of those who speak for your good]. A noble recompense did the people in Oreus receive, for entrusting themselves to Philip’s friends, and thrusting Euphraeus aside! And a noble recompense the democracy of Eretria, for driving away your envoys, and surrendering to Cleitarchus! They are slaves, scourged and butchered! A noble clemency did he show to the Olynthians, who elected Lasthenes to command the cavalry, and banished Apollonides! It is folly, and it is cowardice, to cherish hopes like these, to give way to evil counsels, to refuse to do anything that you should do, to listen to the advocates of the enemy’s cause, and to fancy that you dwell in so great a city that, whatever happens, you will not suffer any harm. In this speech, Demosthenes tries to warn people about an attack on Greece. Which statement best describes Demosthenes's claim? Demosthenes wants Athenians to believe that Athens is secure and no enemy can enter their country. Demosthenes warns Athenians not to be naïve and to be prepared for any circumstances. Demosthenes assures Athenians that nothing will change as long as their enemies don’t attack the city. Demosthenes claims that Athens will be destroyed because several Athenians have joined the enemy’s side. NextReset

From the speech of Demosthenes, he doesn't want the Athenians to refuse to do anything that they should be doing nor rely their safety to the hands of others that could be their enemy. To him, it's a sign of cowardice. The answer is Demosthenes warns Athenians not to be naive and to be prepared for any circumstances.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:00 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:00 PM

Which act of Macbeth contains the falling action? Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5

The falling action pertains to series of events proceeding the climax that leads up to the hero's death. The falling action is the act with Macbeth's murders, Macbeth's witch rendezvouz. The act that contains the falling action is Act 4.

ANSWERED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:00 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/01/2020 - 01:00 PM