Tutor profile: Meredith B.
Subject: SAT II Literature
What is a foil character in literature? Provide an example.
A foil character is one that contrasts from the main character in order to bring out the main character's qualities. Falstaff is an example of a foil character in Henry IV.
What is a thesis statement?
A thesis statement is a one-sentence statement that expresses the main idea of an essay. It is neither too narrow nor too broad and forecasts both the scope and subject of the essay.
What is a comma splice?
A comma splice is a sentence made up of two independent clauses which are only joined by a comma. To correct this, the writer should join the clauses with a comma and coordinating conjunction, or a semicolon, or separate the two clauses into two sentences.
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