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Nora's Monologue from "A Doll's House"

"A Doll's House" is a play by renowned Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen. Challenging marital norms and featuring strong feminist themes, the play was widely celebrated as well as criticized when it was first performed in 1879. Here is a breakdown of Nora's revealing monologue near the end of the play.
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Arna Bontemps, Documenting the Harlem Renaissance

In the introduction to the poetry anthology Caroling Dusk , Countee Cullen described the poet Arna Bontemps as being, "…at all times cool, calm, and intensely religious yet never "takes advantage of the numerous opportunities offered them for rhymed polemics." Bontemps might have published poetry, children's literature, and plays during the Harlem Renaissance but he never gained the fame of Claude McKay or Cullen.
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Citas con USCIS mediante INFOPASS para obtener información migratoria

Los empleados del Servicio de Inmigración y Ciudadanía ( USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden ser la mejor fuente de información para resolver dudas migratorias generales o para informar sobre estado del caso. Si se desea cerrar una cita para presentarse en una oficina del USCIS se puede hacer desde casa , ingresando por internet en la página oficial de este organismo en el apartado de InfoPass .
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Tail and Tale

The words tail and tale are homophones: they sound the same but have different meanings. Both a noun and a verb, tail has several meanings, including the rear part of an animal or vehicle. The noun tale refers to a report or story. Examples: "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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Phrases to Use to Confirm Information

There are certain times in our lives that we need to make sure we understand everything. That's when clarifying information becomes important. If we want to double-check, we can ask for clarification. If we want to make sure that someone has understood, you can request confirmation that someone has received the message.
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Phase Diagram Definition

Phase Diagram Definition A phase diagram is a chart showing the thermodynamic conditions of a substance at different pressures and temperatures. The regions around the lines show the phase of the substance and the lines show where the phases are in equilibrium. Parts of a Phase Diagram Typically, a phase diagram includes lines of equilibrium or phase boundaries.
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Using a Black Light to Collect Insects at Night

Entomologists use black lights, or ultraviolet lights, to sample and study nocturnal insects in an area. The black light attracts night-flying insects, including many moths, beetles, and others. Many insects can see ultraviolet light, which has shorter wavelengths than light visible to the human eye.
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How to Use the Inverted Pyramid in Newswriting

Inverted pyramid refers to the structure or model commonly used for hard-news stories. It means that the most important, or heaviest information goes at the top of the story, while the least important information goes at the bottom. Here's an example: He used the inverted pyramid structure to write his news story.
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The Revolt of the Gauls From Caesar's Gallic Wars

One of Gaul's most colorful historical figures is Vercingetorix, who acted as war chief for all the Gallic tribes who were trying to throw off the Roman yoke during the Gallic Wars. Vercingetorix and Caesar are the main figures in Book VII of De Bello Gallico , Caesar's narrative about his wars in Gaul, although the Roman allies, the Aedui, also play a large role.
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What Is a Rhetorical Climax?

In rhetoric, climax means mounting by degrees through words or sentences of increasing weight and in parallel construction (see auxesis), with an emphasis on the high point or culmination of an experience or series of events. Also known as anabasis , ascensus , and the marching figure . A particularly forceful type of rhetorical climax is achieved through anadiplosis and gradatio, sentence constructions in which the last word(s) of one clause becomes the first of the next.
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À la française

Expression: À la française Pronunciation: [a la fra(n) sehz] Meaning: French, French-style Literal meaning: in the French manner or fashion Register: normal Notes The French expression à la française is an ellipsis of either à la manière française or à la mode française . Because the ellipted word is feminine in both of those expressions, française remains feminine in the shortened phrase, no matter the gender or number of the noun it modifies.
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Fascinating Facts About Arctic Bearded Seal

The bearded seal ( Erignathus barbatus ) gets its name from its thick, light-colored whiskers, which resemble a beard. These ice seals live in Arctic waters, often on or near floating ice. Bearded seals are 7-8 feet long and weigh 575-800 pounds. Females are larger than males. Bearded seals have a small head, short snout, and square flippers.
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Lord of the Flies Book Profile

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, was published in 1954 by Faber and Faber Ltd of London. It is currently published by The Penguin Group of New York. Setting The novel Lord of the Flies is set on a deserted island somewhere on an island in the tropics. The events of the story occur during a fictional war.
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When to Use 'L'Un' Instead of 'Un'

When should you use l'un and when should you use un ? What's the difference? Well, there are good reasons for this syntactical variation. Remember, French is rich in syntax, so what might seem like a minor difference in structure can translate into a major difference in sound or meaning. The difference between the two forms is fairly simple; it has to do with grammar and register, or the level of formality or informality of the surrounding language.
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Persian Wars - Battle of Marathon - 490 BCE

Context: A battle in the Persian Wars (499-449 BCE) Probable Date: August or September 12 490 BCE Sides: Winners: Maybe 10,000 Greeks (Athens and Plataeans) under Callimachus and Miltiades Losers: Maybe 25,000 Persians under Datis and Ataphernes When Greek colonists set out from mainland Greece, many wound up in Ionia, in Asia Minor.
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Meet the Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle, or ULEV

ULEV is an acronym for Ultra Low Emission Vehicle. ULEVs release emissions that are 50 percent cleaner than the current average year's models. ULEVs take the LEV, Low Emission Vehicle, standard a step further but don't yet qualify for Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) status. Although already a concept in car manufacturer's wheelhouse, the rise in popularity of ULEV vehicles came after a ruling by the California courts in 2004 that all new cars sold in the state must have at least a LEV rating.
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Intel Company History

In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore were two unhappy engineers working for the Fairchild Semiconductor Company who decided to quit and create their own company at a time when many Fairchild employees were leaving to create start-ups. People like Noyce and Moore were nicknamed the "Fairchildren". Robert Noyce typed up a one-page idea of what he wanted to do with the new company, and that was enough to convince San Francisco venture capitalist Art Rock to back Noyce and Moore's new venture.
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The Origin and Decline of the Papal States

The Papal States were territories in central Italy that were directly governed by the papacy-not only spiritually but in a temporal, secular sense. The extent of papal control, which officially began in 756 and lasted until 1870, varied over the centuries, as did the geographical boundaries of the region.
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The Benefits of Learning Latin

Erras, mi Lucili, si existimas nostri saeculi esse vitium luxuriam et neglegentiam boni moris et alia, quae obiecit suis quisque temporibus; hominum sunt ista, non temporum. Nulla aetas vacavit a culpa. -- Seneca Epistulae Morales XCVII You probably wouldn't be reading this Ancient/Classical History feature if you thought classical culture should be confined to museums and dusty tomes.
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