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Tutor profile: Lionel B.

Lionel B.
Nonprofit Professional and NYU Alumnus

Questions

Subject: Writing

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What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

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Answer:

Similes and metaphors are both used to compare two subjects. A simile will include the words "like" or "as." A metaphor directly makes a comparison without using those words, often in a more poetic style.

Subject: US Government and Politics

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What is the filibuster?

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Answer:

The filibuster is a technique employed in the United States Senate by lawmakers seeking to delay or prevent a bill's final passage. Lawmakers carry this out by prolonging debate on the measure.

Subject: US History

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Question:

Why is Juneteenth celebrated in the United States?

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Answer:

Juneteenth is celebrated because although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, slaves in remote Galveston, Texas only learned of it more than two years later on June 19th, 1865.

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