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Exploring Themes of Power, Control, and Gender in “The Boarding House” by James Joyce In James Joyce’s short story “The Boarding House,” the author delves into the complex dynamics of power, control, and gender in

Write a 750-word minimum (no max) response to “The Boarding House.”  This time do not summarize -analyze instead. Don’t tell me what happened in the story -tell me what you think the story is about, what theme or themes the author was exploring, and what idea or message Joyce was conveying through the story.
Ensure you support your concept with close readings and advise at least one piece of textual evidence per paragraph. If there is a pattern to all of your evidence, you have an even better piece of analysis.
Approach this as a formal writing assignment, with an introduction that clearly identifies the author and work as well as projecting the areas you will cover.  I suggest several body paragraphs where you analyze a direct quote and/or situation/theme in each paragraph. Your conclusion can be a very brief summary of your main ideas and overall take on the story.

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The Triumph of Monsters: A Reflection on the “Winning” of Evil in Literature

Some advice:  Remember these are essays, and they should be in standard essay form, with paragraphs, transitions, and a thesis statement. Summaries of the reading are not proper answers to the question. Summaries support your assertions–in all cases you need to nswer the question that is being asked.
If I had one piece of advice to give, it would be to PROOFREAD.  Proofreading errors are the easiest thing errors to correct, and if your essay contains a lot of proofreading errors you will lost significant points.  So, PROOFREAD!  :^)  Also remember this is due June 21 by 11:59 p.m. The prompt closes at this time and canvas will not allow you to submit after that, resulting in a zero for you on this test.
Here is your essay question.  There is only one, but the length of this essay must be 1000 words.
It has been said that “there are no heroes…in life, the monsters win.”  But monsters also often “win” in literature as well.  We’ve read a lot of texts that deal with monsters this semester, or aspects of the “monstrous”.  Choose three instances in which the monsters “won” and explain how. You need not consider merely physical battles, or actual monsters.  Human beings can be monsters as well, and battles are not always physical.  

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Title: Relationships and Reactions in The Iliad: Hector and Andromache, Achilles and the Embassy, and Dolon’s Character and Agamemnon’s Potential Answers

1)     
Characterize Hector’s relationship with
Andromache on the basis of their interaction in Book 6.
2)     
Why does Achilles respond in the way that he
does to the embassy?
1) Is Dolon an admirable character? Why, or why not?
2) If you could ask Agamemnon two questions at this point in The Iliad (no knowledge beyond the end of Book 14), what would your questions be? What do you think his answers would be?

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Response to Peers: Discuss Title: Furthering the Conversation Response to Peer 1: I found your discussion on the impact of social media on mental health to be very interesting. You brought up some important points about the negative effects of social

DISCUSS
Post substantive responses to your colleagues. Responses could include suggestions for further resources, questions of clarification, or providing context and insight. Avoid simple posts of agreement, if you agree, explain why, and then thoughtfully further the conversation.
Requirements
Response to peers:
Word count: minimum of 150 words
Respond to more than the minimum of two peers (see discussion rubrics in the syllabus for details)
*Note: This activity will be checked for plagiarism and AI-generated content. Always review the University’s Academic Integrity Policy (opens in a new window) statement regarding plagiarism and the use of AI. Learn more about Plagiarism (opens in a new window)

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Title: Marketing Plan for Promoting a High-Tech Robot

Consumers’ product and service preferences are constantly changing. Marketing managers must understand these desires in order to create a proper marketing mix for a well-defined market. So, it is critical that marketing managers have a thorough knowledge of consumer behavior. You were hired by one of the most prestigious marketing agencies in the world to work on promoting a high-tech robot as a consulting team. Your team needs to develop and address the following:
Develop a marketing strategy
Conduct a market analysis
Identify the target market and segmentation
Develop marketing mix
Establish marketing communication
Identify social media channels for marketing the product
Develop the message to market the product
Your team needs to develop a marketing plan and address the above items at a minimum. Feel free to add to the above items to make it comprehensive.
PROFESSOR’S GUIDANCE:
The Marketing Plan should not exceed 10-15 pages.
Your plan needs an introductory section – a description of where your business stands today and how you intend to put your marketing plans in place (or change them) and what this will mean to your business in the next 12-36 months Your plan must contain some information about your customers (either existing customers or prospective customers). Your overview should examine:
Who they are?
What do they want?
What motivates them to buy?
Your marketing message determines how you want to communicate your message to the customer. What story about your business do you want to tell? Here are some of the key points to include in your strategy:
What is it that you do?
What’s special about your customer?
How do you perceive your potential customer’s problems?
Are these problems critical to your customer, if so, how? How can you solve these problems?
What are the benefits that customers will receive from your products or services?
Do you have testimonials from customers about your products or services?
What details can you give about your pricing structure for your goods or services?
What kind of guarantee are you willing to offer customers?

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A Deeper Look into “My Last Duchess” In Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess,” the speaker is a wealthy and powerful Duke who is recounting the story of his late wife to a visitor. He is a proud and controlling

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43768/my-last-duchess
Prompt: Choose one poem in our poetry unit and answer all of these questions in a post: 
Who is the speaker in this poem? What kind of person is he or she?
To whom is the speaker speaking, or in other words, who is the audience?
What are the situation and setting in time (era) and place?
What is the purpose of the poem?
State the poem’s central idea or theme in a singular sentence.
Describe the structure of the poem. How does this relate to content?
What is the tone of the poem? How is it achieved?
Notice the poem’s diction. Discuss any words which seem especially well-chosen.
Are there predominant usages of figurative language? What is the effect?
a.    Metaphors
b.    Similes
c.    Imagery
d.    Allusions
e.    Personification
f.    Sumbols
Explain the use of any sound devices and whether or not they aid in conveying tone or theme.
Once you have answered everything, create a post that takes those
answers and puts them together in a paragraph (or several paragraphs).
The answers should flow together seamlessly. 

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Title: Revealing Mrs. Mallard’s True Feelings Through Imagery in “The Story of an Hour”

In 250-500 words answer this analysis prompt: How does the author use the imagery of the physical setting to reveal Mrs. Mallard’s true feelings about her husband’s death?
Requirements:
1.) An analysis with a thesis that specifically answers the prompt.
2.) 2-3 text examples to support the thesis
3.) All quotes are introduced, explained, and connect to the thesis.
4.) The paper is in MLA basic paper format.
5.) Any outside research is properly cited in MLA.
6.) Uploaded as an MS Word or PDF document.
DO NOT SUMMARIZE!!  

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“Whispering Winds” Title: Whispering Winds Page 1: Whispering Winds Page 2: Haiku inspired by “Whispering Winds” photograph from Audubon Photography website Page 3: Reference page

For this assignment, you will write a haiku (with 3 stanzas) inspired by an image from one of the following sites: https://www.audubon.org/photography
Create an APA document with page numbering, a title page, and a reference page.
Title the haiku the same name as the photo.
The syllable pattern in each of the three stanzas should be
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables Attempt to capture a single moment (preferably in the photograph selected), an “Aha!” moment.
Have a strategy, such as comparison, contrast, association, and/or implied metaphor or simile.
Use a specific image and include imagery in your haiku.

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Title: Representations of Literature from 1865-the Present: An Analysis of Three Literary Works Introduction: Literature has always been a reflection of the society and culture in which it is written. From the end of the Civil War in

Hello, Scholars,
A literary analysis is an essay that discusses literature. In this case and for this assignment, please review the overviews of literature from 1865-the present (each overview from Module 1 – Module 3) and review the list of literary works we read during this class.
Write an essay that discusses three of the literary works studied during this era, explaining how those works and their writers are representative of literature written during each era we covered during this class.
Requirements:
1. The essay must contain five paragraphs: an introduction with a clear thesis statement, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Think back to your English Composition classes to make sure you are following the guidelines for writing a good essay. Each body paragraph can focus on one of the three eras we covered this semester.
2. The essay must follow MLA guidelines to include the appropriate heading and header, works cited page, in-text citations, double-spaced, 12 font, Times New Roman, and no cover page. (This is standard MLA practice.)
3. The document must be typed as a Word document or Google Docs document and uploaded to Canvas. Look at the three options for the culminating project, and explain which option you are choosing
After work cited page: On the next page label your three modules and state your selected piece that will be discussed from each module’s era.

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“Maximizing Potential: A Skills Assessment and Self-Reflection”

You will complete the attached skills assessment worksheet. After completing that part, please write a synopsis of your results. This assignment should be in traditional paper format – an introduction paragraph, four main body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. The four main body paragraphs should discuss the student’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The students should provide at least two examples under each topic. The conclusion should either discuss how their strengths and opportunities and their weaknesses and challenges match with each other or how they will convert their weaknesses into strengths and their challenges into opportunities. You will need to turn in both the skills assessment and the summary paragraph.