When is it appropriate to use a semi-colon?
A semicolon is used to link two independent clauses (sentences).
What is the difference between shamatha and vipassana mediation in Buddhism?
Shamatha mediation is a meant to be a clearing of the mind where one only focuses on their own breath while Vipassana meditation usually involves thought or a visualization of some kind.
How does F. Scott Fitzgerald use the green light as a symbol in the "The Great Gatsby?"
The green light symbolizes Gatsby's longing for a fresh start. The green represents the nature that the first American pioneers saw as a sign of innocence when first arriving in America. It is always in the distance and unattainable, foreshadowing, the failure of Gatsby's fresh start and the lie of the American dream.