What is one of the higher purposes of literature that an author might undertake? A. Sharing entertaining stories B. Retelling classic stories in modern ways C. Persuading readers to change their attitudes D. Making their characters famous

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 02:57 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 02:57 AM

The answer is C: Persuading readers to change their attitudes.

Great works of literature throughout history all have reshaped society´s views on an endless number of attitudes, behaviors, conceptions, and ideas. Indeed, this is one possible higher purpose of literature. The examples are virtually countless, but one could mention Tolstoy´s Ana Karenina and how it impacted society´s views on seduction and love, or Dostoyevsky´s Karamazov brothers which made society revaluate views on family ties, responsibility, humaneness and even the understanding of a divine being and its role in one´s own life.    

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Which of the following skills is most important in learning how to write a research paper? A. Knowing how to plan before you write B. Knowing how to use proper grammar C. Knowing how to use the Readers' Guide D. Knowing the rules of proper punctuation

Seeing as how research papers require extensive research, it would be wise to know how to plan that research, so I'm gonna go with A.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:24 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:24 PM

Occasionally, students in elementary school are allowed to advance to the next grade even though they have not successfully completed the lower grades. Advocates of social promotion think that keeping a child in a grade for longer than a year hurts his or her development and self esteem. Write an essay stating your opinion on this issue, making sure to support your opinion with convincing reasons/

 This is my SOL writing, The prompt I did is about moving elementary school students up a grade even though they did not complete the lower grade. This prompt is more so persuasive and personal both mixed into one because I am expressing my own opinion and I am trying to persuade the reader to agree with  me. SOL writing is practice and preparation for the real exam. When I submitted my essay, I got feed back on how I would score on a 1-4 scale if it were a real SOL. I also included notes from my teacher that could help me on the SOL. Then I included a reflection for myself to see in what areas I need to work on in order for my work to be perfect or better. This selection in particular helped me because it helped me see how the SOL will be and then the feedback helps me see where I am on the writing scale.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:19 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:19 PM

People on either side of the smartphones-for-teens debate can't agree on the evidence. Sure, there's proof of cyber bullying. There's also proof of educational benefits. Yet nothing is conclusive, so no valid judgment can be made for everyone on whether smartphones should be banned from teens. Anyone supporting such a restriction is naïve and uniformed. He or she is reacting from emotion instead of using his or her brain to study all the evidence and make a decision specific to his or her own teen. The bottom line is it's up to parents to be parents. Why spend billions of dollars on trying to stop cyber bullying or explore educational apps? It's probably just another human assumption that we can control the technology we've created. Trying is a waste of time and money. Which of the following is true about this argument excerpt? a)It is respectful in tone to the audience and supports its claim with specific, credible evidence. b)It contains specific, credible evidence but uses a disrespectful tone that should be edited. c) It fails to support its claim with specific, credible evidence and uses a disrespectful tone. d)It uses a respectful tone but needs specific, credible evidence to support the claim.

C. The text provides opinion with no evidence, and is disrespectful by saying people who support the ban of smartphones are not using their brain, and calling them "naive and uninformed".

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

What is subconscious social commentary? when a writer makes positive remarks about a topic when a writer makes negative remarks about a topic when a writer directly attributes a problem to social customs when a writer points to a problem caused by social customs without explicitly challenging those customs

Answer: when a writer points to a problem caused by social customs without explicitly challenging those customs.

A social commentary is the use of rhetorical devices in order to comment on the problems of society. This is usually a critique, and it is intended to promote change or to appeal to people's sense of justice. However, when this commentary is done subconsciously, the writer points towards the problem but does not explicitly challenge the customs.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

Read the passage and answer the question that follows: Despite our best efforts as parents, we will always make mistakes in raising our children. It's inevitable. There are so many decisions to be made in any given day, week, month, or year. It's an inhuman task to make all of these decisions correctly. Who would even want to try for perfection? We shouldn't worry too much, though, because it is precisely our mistakes that teach our children the most about life. Life is full of mistakes, obstacles, and trouble. Shielding our children from these by striving for perfection in our own parenting does them no favors. Given this, a parent might be tempted to give up trying to make good decisions and simply let the chips fall where they may. Admittedly, that attitude is not without its benefits, but it goes too far in the other direction. Children are much more observant than we think, but often draw the wrong conclusions from what they observe. If we give up trying to make the right decisions, they might get the message that we don't care about their future. We can take comfort in this much: we teach our children even when we're not trying to. That doesn't mean we should stop trying to do our best, to make the right decisions whenever possible. It just means that we shouldn't beat ourselves up when we make mistakes. Either it won't matter because it's something small, or it just might build some character in our children, a commodity that will serve them well. Which of the following does the author do to strengthen his or her argument? Cites reputable sources to back up important claims Defends the argument's underlying assumptions Avoids introducing emotional appeals Addresses and refutes an opposing viewpoint

Addresses and refutes an opposing viewpoint.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM

Two fifteen-year-old girls stood eyeing one another on first acquaintance. Finally one little girl said, "Which do you like best, people or things?" The other little girl said, "Things." They were friends at once. I suppose we all go through a phase when we like things best; and not only like them, but want to possess them under our hand. The passion for accumulation is upon us. We make "collections," we fill our rooms, our walls, our tables, our desks, with things, things, things. Many people never pass out of this phase. They never see a flower without wanting to pick it and put it in a vase, they never enjoy a book without wanting to own it, nor a picture without wanting to hang it on their walls. They keep photographs of all their friends and kodak albums of all the places they visit, they save all their theater programmes and dinner cards, they bring home all their alpenstocks. Their houses are filled with an undigested mass of things, like the terminal moraine where a glacier dumps at length everything it has picked up during its progress through the lands. But to some of us a day comes when we begin to grow weary of things. We realize that we do not possess them; they possess us. Our books are a burden to us, our pictures have destroyed every restful wall-space, our china is a care, our photographs drive us mad, our programmes and alpenstocks fill us with loathing. We feel stifled with the sense of things, and our problem becomes, not how much we can accumulate, but how much we can do without. We send our books to the village library, and our pictures to the college settlement. Such things as we cannot give away, and have not the courage to destroy, we stack in the garret, where they lie huddled in dim and dusty heaps, removed from our sight, to be sure, yet still faintly importunate. Then, as we breathe more freely in the clear space that we have made for ourselves, we grow aware that we must not relax our vigilance, or we shall be once more overwhelmed. For it is an age of things. As I walk through the shops at Christmas time and survey their contents, I find it a most depressing spectacle. All of us have too many things already, and here are more! And everybody is going to send some of them to everybody else! I sympathize with one of my friends, who, at the end of the Christmas festivities, said, "If I see another bit of tissue paper and red ribbon, I shall scream." It extends to all our doings. For every event there is a "souvenir." We cannot go to luncheon and meet our friends but we must receive a token to carry away. Even our children cannot have a birthday party, and play games, and eat good things, and be happy. The host must receive gifts from every little guest, and provide in return some little remembrance for each to take home. Truly, on all sides we are beset, and we go lumbering along through life like a ship encrusted with barnacles, which can never cut the waves clean and sure and swift until she has been scraped bare again. And there seems little hope for us this side our last port. And to think that there was a time when folk had not even that hope! When a man’s possessions were burned with him, so that he might, forsooth, have them all about him in the next world! Suffocating thought! To think one could not even then be clear of things, and make at least a fresh start! That must, indeed, have been in the childhood of the race. Which of these two points does Morris make to illustrate how people feel when they are tied to things? Choose one answer from each group. Type the LETTER ONLY for each answer in the correct blank. Type A, B, C, or D for Blank 1. They keep photographs of all their friends Their houses are filled with an undigested mass of things Our books are a burden to us They never see a flower without wanting to pick it and put it in a vase Type E, F, G, or H for Blank 2. We are stifled by the sense of things They must write down everything they hear We like to paint pictures of our favorite scenes It is important to keep a clean home

I think the answers are B and E

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM

1. In the fast change, how are other parts of the ecosystem affected? also quick other question is it normal for your dog to be afraid of you when you first get him/her?

If the ecosystem changes really quicly then the ecosystem will be affected and yes, its fine for your dog to be afriad of you because it is not yet comterable around you because it has never send time with you. 

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:10 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:10 PM

Which character is described in these lines? "but weapons of victory Swords and suchlike he had sworn to dispense with" Beowulf Grendel Hrothgar Higelac


The correct answer to the question: Which character is described in these lines: "but weapons of victory Swords and suchlike he had sworn to dispense with", would be: Beowulf.


"Beowulf" is an Anglo-Saxon epic poem, written in Old English, and it is not entirely known when exactly it was published, or by whom. Scholars believe that it must have been written between 975 and 1025. It narrates the story of "Beowulf" a hero who goes to the aid of the King of the Danes, Hrothgar, whose home has been under attack for quite some time by a monster known as Grendel. After several adventures, Beowulf defeats not just Grendel, but also his mother, and he returns home to become the king of the Geats, who lived in modern Sweden. Beowulf finally dies after several years, when he confronts a dragon but is wounded.

In this particular excerpt, from the chapter "Grendel is vanquished", Beowulf is talking about his hurdle with the monster, Grendel and the thoughts, bravery and strength that he must have. This is why the answer is Beowulf.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:09 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:09 PM

A short account of a single interesting or humorous incident is an _____. anecdote essay short story

I think it's an anecdote :)

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:09 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:09 PM

Exit To help readers follow where you are going in the body of your reflective essay, you should use A. bullet points. B. anecdotal references. C. transition words and phrases. D. cause and effect structure.

The correct answer is C - transition words and phrases. This makes it easier for your reader to follow the essay as he/she reads through your body paragraphs.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:07 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:07 PM

25 POINTS what are email, poster, and website examples of? a. contexts b. arguments c. purposes d. genres

Apex is genres just took test

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:06 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:06 PM

Analyze the significance of the setting in Hemingway's short story "In Another Country." Use evidence from the text to support your response.


The setting of "In Another Country" is Milan, Italy, during autumn. In this season, the atmosphere is cold, which is synonymous with death, an event that is common and frequent in the hospital:

It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early.

Similarly, the soldiers admitted into the hospital also witness death regularly. On the other hand, the hospital also acts as a haven for the wounded soldiers and protects them from the cold (death, in this case) outside the hospital. In a way, the hospital also separates the wounded soldiers from the civilians outside the hospital:

. . . the men and women would crowd together on the sidewalk so that we would have had to jostle them to get by, we felt held together by there being something that had happened that they, the people who disliked us, did not understand.

The speaker of the story particularly feels this alienation because he is an American in a foreign country (Italy), who has been drafted there to fight in the war with the Allies. Sentences such as "I was a friend, but I was never really one of them" highlight the speaker’s feelings of alienation.



ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:04 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:04 PM

Which character from Antigone by Sophocles is an archetypal character?]

The answer would be Creon

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:04 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:04 PM

Which excerpt from "I stand Here ironing" best summarizes the overall theme of the story?

"Only help her to believe – help make it so there is cause for her to believe that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron."

"She was dark and thin and foreign-looking in a world where the prestige went to blondness and curly hair and dimples, slow where glibness was prized."

"So all that is in her will not bloom – but in how many does it?"

"I was nineteen. It was the pre-relief, pre-WPA world of the depression."

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:03 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:03 PM

The position of a topic sentence often shifts according to the author and writing style where is the one place topic sentence should never be

I'm going to say the correct answer is A

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:02 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:02 PM

How does the final scene of the story develop the theme that we must all pursue our Personal Legends? Even though he has traveled far, Santiago has not forgotten about the importance of his sheep or his home. Even though he could break his promise, Santiago plans to give the gypsy woman a tenth of his treasure. By the end of his journey, Santiago has found his treasure. After being attacked, Santiago realizes life means more than treasure.

The final scene of the story developed the theme that we must all pursue our Personal Legends Santiago realizing that life means more than treasure after being attacked.

To add, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM

Read the excerpt from “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin and answer the question that follows. Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old [pocketbook] gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years. . . . A man with keen eyes, who sat opposite to her, seemed to like the study of her small, pale face. It puzzled him to decipher what he saw there. In truth, he saw nothing—unless he were wizard enough to detect a poignant wish, a powerful longing that the cable car would never stop anywhere, but go on and on with her forever. Source: Chopin, Kate. “A Pair of Silk Stockings.” The Awakening and Selected Short Stories. Project Gutenberg, 11 Mar. 2006. Web. 12 May 2011. Which point of view does this excerpt illustrate? third-person limited second-person third-person omniscient first-person

The correct answer is C. Third-person omniscient


In literature, the point of view refers to the angle from which the events in a story are told. Most common points of view, which are also classified as types of narrators include first-person in which the events are told using pronouns such as "I" or "We", second-person in which the narrator involves the reader in the story by using "you"; third person point of view in which the narrator describes the events from an external point of view and uses "he" and "she" to refer to the actions of characters and third person omniscient called god-like narrator in which the narrator also tells the events from an external point of view but knows the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of all the characters and is able to provide details other narrators cannot.

In the case of the excerpt presented from "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin the narrator describes the events from an external perspective as in the case of "Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars" or the use of the pronoun "he" to describe the man at the end of the excerpt. Additionally, the narrator also knows the feelings and thoughts of the characters as in "It seemed to her a very large amount of money" or " It puzzled him to decipher what he saw there", which implies the type of narrator, in this case, is third-person omniscient as the  point of view is external but the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of the characters, which are the main features of this type of narrator.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM

Which excerpt from Leslie Marmon Silko’s story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" contains a simile?

The answer is C The wind pulled the priest’s brown Franciscan robe and swirled away the corn meal and pollen that had been sprinkled on the blanket.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:54 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:54 PM

In the beginning of the story, ole golly takes harriet and sport to visit

In the beginning of the story of Harriet the Spy, Ole Golly takes Harriet and Sport to visit her mother, Ole Golly’s mother for them to meet her.  Ole Golly was Harriet’s nanny. Harriet was very close to her nanny since her parents are usually absent in her everyday life.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:53 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:53 PM