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Understanding Ozymandias: Expert Poem Analysis

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

With its heavy irony and iconic line, “Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!” “Ozymandias” is one of the most famous poems of the Romantic era. It was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1817 and eventually became his most famous work. The poem describes the half-buried remnants of a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II and contrasts the pharaoh’s proud words with his ruined likeness.

In this guide, we give the background on how “Ozymandias” was created, explain the key Ozymandias meaning, and discuss the poetic devices used in this poem. By the end of this article, you’ll have a complete understanding of “Ozymandias.”

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Vertex Form: What Is It? How Do You Calculate It?

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Dec 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Once you have the quadratic formula and the basics of quadratic equations down cold, it's time for the next level of your relationship with parabolas: learning about their vertex form.

Read on to learn more about the parabola vertex form and how to convert a quadratic equation from standard form to vertex form.

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Understanding The Raven: Expert Poem Analysis

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most well-known poems ever written. It brought its author worldwide fame and has frequently been analyzed, performed, and parodied. But what about this poem makes it so special?

In this guide, we give you a complete overview of “The Raven,” discussing everything from the sad stories behind its creation and what is actually going on between the narrator and the raven, to its themes and the poetic devices it uses so effectively.

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The Story of an Hour: Summary and Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Imagine a world where women are fighting for unprecedented rights, the economic climate is unpredictable, and new developments in technology are made every year. While this world might sound like the present day, it also describes America in the 1890s

It was in this world that author Kate Chopin wrote and lived, and many of the issues of the period are reflected in her short story, “The Story of an Hour.” Now, over a century later, the story remains one of Kate Chopin’s most well-known works and continues to shed light on the internal struggle of women who have been denied autonomy.

In this guide to Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” we’ll discuss:

  • A brief history of Kate Chopin and America the 1890s
  • “The Story of an Hour” summary
  • Analysis of the key story elements in “The Story of an Hour,” including themes, characters, and symbols

By the end of this article, you’ll have an expert grasp on Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” So let’s get started!

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To Be or Not to Be: Analyzing Hamlet's Soliloquy

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

"To be, or not to be, that is the question."

It’s a line we’ve all heard at some point (and very likely quoted as a joke), but do you know where it comes from and the meaning behind the words? "To be or not to be" is actually the first line of a famous soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

In this comprehensive guide, we give you the full text of the Hamlet "To be or not to be" soliloquy and discuss everything there is to know about it, from what kinds of themes and literary devices it has to its cultural impact on society today.

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Understanding The Yellow Wallpaper: Summary and Analysis

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" tells the story of a young woman’s gradual descent into psychosis. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is often cited as an early feminist work that predates a woman’s right to vote in the United States. The author was involved in first-wave feminism, and her other works questioned the origins of the subjugation of women, particularly in marriage. "

The Yellow Wallpaper" is a widely read work that asks difficult questions about the role of women, particularly regarding their mental health and right to autonomy and self-identity. We’ll go over The Yellow Wallpaper summary, themes and symbols, The Yellow Wallpaper analysis, and some important information about the author.

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11 Top Resources for NCLEX Questions and Practice Tests

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 6, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

To become a licensed nurse, you’ll need to pass the NCLEX exam. One of the best ways to prepare for this is to practice with sample NCLEX questions and full-length tests. These questions help you get a better feel for what you can expect on exam day and what your biggest weaknesses are. But where can you find high-quality NCLEX practice questions and an official NCLEX practice test?

Here, we introduce our picks for the 11 best resources you can use for NCLEX questions and practice tests, from official materials to prep books and free NCLEX questions. We also give you a handful of essential tips to know for using these resources wisely.

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What Is the NCLEX Exam? Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 5, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

 

If you hope to become a nurse, you’ll need to take the NCLEX exam. But what is the NCLEX exam? What does NCLEX stand for? Why will some people finish the test much faster or slower than you? And what’s this you’ve heard about only needing a score of zero to pass the test? This guide answers all these questions and more in our complete overview of the NCLEX exam.

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11 Allusion Examples in Literature, Poetry, and Life

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 3, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Literary devices are often used to enhance one’s writing and make it more appealing or interesting to the reader. One popular literary device is the allusion. What does an allusion in poetry look like? And what are some allusion examples in literature?

In this article, we'll be giving you 11 allusion examples, from those in poetry and literature to ones often used in everyday conversation. We'll also go over two tips for identifying allusions in a text. But first, what is allusion exactly?

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The 3 Popular Essay Formats: Which Should You Use?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 3, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Not sure which path your essay should follow? Formatting an essay may not be as interesting as choosing a topic to write about or carefully crafting elegant sentences, but it’s an extremely important part of creating a high-quality paper. In this article, we’ll explain essay formatting rules for three of the most popular essay styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago.

For each, we’ll do a high-level overview of what your essay’s structure and references should look like, then we include a comparison chart with nitty-gritty details for each style, such as which font you should use for each and whether they’re a proponent of the Oxford comma. We also include information on why essay formatting is important and what you should do if you’re not sure which style to use.

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What Is the Plot of a Story? The 5 Parts of the Narrative

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

When we talk about stories, we tend to use the word "plot." But what is plot exactly? How does it differ from a story, and what are the primary features that make up a well-written plot? We answer these questions here and show you real plot examples from literature. But first, let’s take a look at the basic plot definition.

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The 8 Different Types of Sharks, Explained

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Sharks have been around for more than 450 million years, which means there’s a lot to know about the ocean’s most feared predators. While they’ve been the victims of bad press in recent years, it turns out that sharks are fascinating creatures with unique traits, qualities, and behaviors. 

How many types of sharks are there? There are hundreds of species of sharks, and they all fit into eight distinct orders: Carcharhiniformes, Heterodontiformes, Hexanchiformes, Lamniformes, Orectolobiformes, Pristiophoriformes, Squaliformes, and Squatiniformes. 

In this article, we’ll discuss each of the eight orders of sharks, give you the distinguishing characteristics of each, and then teach you what makes all types of sharks different from other species of fish. Finally, we’ll give you a quick list of FAQs about sharks! 

So...let’s dive in. 


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What Is a Charter School? Is One Right for You?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

 
You may be asking yourself: what is a charter school? Chances are you've heard these schools mentioned in the media or by members of the community. Charter schools are a public school option offered to students in some areas. They operate independently from the public school system, and are a viable option for some students. These schools offer many benefits for students and parents alike, but they’re not for everyone. In this article, we hope to help you gather some basic knowledge of the charter school definition and learn tools for understanding and researching schools to help understand if a charter is right for your child.
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What Is a Montessori School? 7 Key Tenets of Montessori Education

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 10:00:00 PM

General Education

Ever wondered, "What is a Montessori school?" Then you’ve come to the right place! A Montessori school is a type of school (preschool, elementary school, or secondary school) that follows a unique educational philosophy developed by Maria Montessori over 100 years ago.

In this guide, we go over the Montessori definition, the typical Montessori school cost, the history behind the educational method, and the seven key tenets of a Montessori education.

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Understanding the 4 Types of Sentences

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 2, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re worrying about learning the different types of sentences, you may be relieved to hear that there are only four main types of sentences you need to know. Plus, once you know the rules behind them, they’re pretty easy to tell apart. This guide gives you all the info you need on the 4 types of sentences, along with plenty of examples and a quiz for you to test your knowledge.

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