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Subject: Writing

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How to use the semicolon?

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Natasha M.
Answer:

DO use it to separate two complete sentences that are closely related, e.g.: I went to bed early; I was tired. DO use it to separate phrases that already have commas, e.g.: Our group consists of several specialists: Dan, scientist; Darla, engineer; and Kevin, writer. DON'T use the semicolon in place of a comma, e.g.: Once a year; I do spring cleaning. DON'T use the semicolon in place of a colon, e.g.: I like several types of pasta; bucatini, orzo, and penne.

Subject: Literature

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What were the common obsessions during the Victorian era as portrayed in literature, and to which spans of time do they apply?

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The Victorian era saw several common themes, among them: -Romanticism -Social Reform -the Other A focus on innocence and nature (a part of Romanticism) as a reaction to industrialization took place between 1800 and 1820 as seen in Wordsworth's poem, "The Daffodils" (1803), and Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (1816). Social Reform literature was most prevalent between 1840 and 1850, as exemplified by Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, 1837-1839) and Elizabeth Gaskell (Mary Barton, 1848). Such authors focused on economic class, and directed attention to social ills. Literature highlighting "the Other," (such as vampires, in Stoker's Dracula 1897; and repression, in Stevenson's Jekyl & Hide 1886) was the most prevalent between 1880 and the end of the era. Such fantastical themes only thinly veiled Victorian fears about race and gender.

Subject: English

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Write a paragraph analyzing of the relationship between Paul and Kat in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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Natasha M.
Answer:

The relationship of Paul and Kat shows the effects of war in three parts: first, family; second, comradeship; and third, loss. First, Kat operates as a father figure to Paul. Second, Paul and Kat bond over the roasting of a goose. Third, Paul suffers an excruciating loss when Kat dies. These three elements of their relationship, though different, work together to illustrate the significance of war.

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