Definitions regarding Harry Potter

Our question dealt with what other characters in the Harry Potter book would see in the Mirror of Erised. Hermione: head of Hogwarts or some other academic achievement, a scholarship or award surrounded by friends- being accepted Malfoy: like his father, with his father smiling proudly best at… (does it matter!) recognition seeing others "bow […]

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CHAPTER ONE: DENOMINATION, CORPORATE PURPOSES, DURATION, AND DOMICILE

BYLAWS OF THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION CLUB SECTION, PLAZA DEL MAR   CHAPTER ONE: DENOMINATION, CORPORATE PURPOSES, DURATION, AND DOMICILE                   ARTICLE ONE  A Civil Association named “Asociacion de Colonos, Seccion Club, Fraccionamiento Plaza del Mar” (RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, CLUB SECTION OF PLAZA DEL MAR DEVELOPMENT) is incorporated, and its title must be followed by the […]

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An Evaluation of Catcher in the Rye from Roberts, Edgar V.

An Evaluation of The Catcher in the Rye Despite some opinions to the contrary, The Catcher in the Rye is a good novel. It is written from the point of view of a deeply distrubed sixteen-year-old boy, Holden Caulfield, as though Holden were talking to us, the readers, directly. Throughout the novel this point of […]

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Study Questions for Under the Feet of Jesus

Under the Feet of Jesus 1. Explain the first sentence (it is a question) in the book in terms of its symbolism. Comment on the ending in relationship to this beginning. 2. "It was always a question of work . . ." (4). 3. Examine the family’s past circumstances and give some examples as to […]

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Quotations from the Left Hand of Darkness

Quotations for The Left Hand of Darkness 1. "But I do fear you, Envoy. I fear those who sent you. I fear liars, and I fear tricksters, and worst I fear the bitter truth. And so I rule my country well. Because only fear rules men. Nothing else works. Nothing else lasts long enough" (ppk […]

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Literature for Youth from children’s to Young Adult

Links  SJSU 112A: Children’s literature course SJSU 112B: Young adult course Information Children’s Literature: General Information Young Adult litature: General Information Study Questions on Many YA/Child Books Reading Responses and Explications:How to Do Historical, Multicultural, Holocaust Information Fairy Tales Teaching Writing

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Romantic Authors

Links to Individual Romantic Period Authors General Sources: Literary e-text sources on major authors (maintained by Jack Lynch) Voice of the Shuttle–a great listing of sites for study of Romanticism Romantic Circles–a literary journal devoted to the Romantics Web Concordances to the Major Poets and their Works Images of Romantic Poets, click here. Joanna Baillie […]

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Not-Course in British Romanticism

Not-Course in British Romanticism 38 Mirador, by Dr. Jack & Dr. Janice Meeting January 15, 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm PreRomantic Trends and Romanticism Trends–an overview Discussion Prompts for an expanded course Poetic Terms Explicating a Poem-—additional material for those who are ambitious Metaphors We Live By Chronology of Romantic Period etc. William Blake’s […]

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Historical, Multicultural, and Specific YA Literature

Historical and/or Multicultural YA books ALA young adult connection ALA related Book lists African-American YA/CHLit Virginia Hamilton’s Home Page:one of the most outstanding African-American child/ya writers of today Study questions for Hamilton’s Cousins Excerpts from Hamilton’s essay "Illusion and Reality" A new essay written just for Amazon.com by Virginia Hamilton Mildred Taylor’s ALAN 1997 acceptance […]

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Using Quotations in Your Essay

Using Quotations in Your Essay Borrowed from L. Boyd, winter 1996. Your essay is your argument Too many quotations, too many voices, can overpower your own. Quotations should fit into your argument, not appear out of thin air. They should be grammatically consistent with the rest of your essay. If punctuation, pronouns, and verb tenses […]

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