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What is the purpose of a thesis statement in an essay?
The thesis statement is used in the first paragraph of an essay to present the essay's main argument(s). The thesis also provides an outline for the body paragraphs of the essay, and is echoed in the conclusion paragraph.
What is the central theme of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, "The Lady of Shalott"?
In "The Lady of Shalott", the titular character spends her days and nights trapped within her tower, longing to experience love after seeing glimpses of happy couples through her magical mirror. When she catches a glimpse of the handsome knight Lancelot through her mirror, she unwittingly activates the curse foretold against her by trying to get a longing glimpse of him through her tower's window instead of through her mirror. As she feels her life draining away, the Lady makes a desperate voyage to Camelot in a small boat anchored near her tower, hoping to meet Lancelot before it's too late. Unfortunately, her love is made forever unrequited, as the curse claims her life just as her boat enters Camelot. The Lady ached to know love, and felt firsthand the pain of her love being unknown and unfulfilled.
What is the definition of an adjective?
An adjective is a word used to describe a noun, such as saying that "this is a beautiful park".
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