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What about form?

What about form?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:27
Is this syntax???

"i had already thrown the grenade before telling myself not to throw it."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 02:16
help

Can u tell me where in the book called The things they carried by tim o'briens is a syntax?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:54
Pres. Kennedy speech

"Ask not what your country can do for You but what You can do for your country." Which literary device is used for this?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 20:39
its chiasmus

its chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:28
Chiasmus

Chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 14:11
??

Is "trees are crowned with leaves" an example?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:26
Nope

Thats a very normal sentence. "The leaves crowned the tress" could be an example.
Another could be the "the leaves are crowned with trees"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/03/2015 - 07:16
Animal Farm

would "when [the animals] came back in the evening it was noticed that the milk had disappeared" be a syntax?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 04:22
No. The milk disappeared in

No. The milk disappeared in response to a sin tax.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 06:45
Is there any syntax in any of these 3 quotes??!

It's from the Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

"I'll blow the conch," said Ralph breathlessly, "and call an assembly." (Golding, 186)

"'Let them go," said Ralph, uneasily, "I don't care."(Golding 183)

"He's not a hunter. He'd never got us meat. He isn't a perfect and we don't know anything about him, He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing." (Golding 157)

Or is there any other literary term? I don't seem to recognize any.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:20
There is syntax in all of

There is syntax in all of them. Syntax is the way words are placed.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:51
Caesura - the pauses in

Caesura - the pauses in speech for the first 2 lines.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:07
this is fantastic! thanks

this is fantastic! thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:33
do you guys se any syntax in a thousand splendid suns part 4?

I NEEDS HALP

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 02:19
Yes chapter 14 - line 86

Yes chapter 14 - line 86

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:37
Ususual literary devices

Would using ellipsis at the end of a paragraph or excessive use of capitalisation be an example of unual use of syntax?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 05:02
Yes, my english teacher says

Yes, my english teacher says so..

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:06
In one of the lines for this

In one of the lines for this specific passage of Othello, it reads:

"I follow him to serve my turn upon him."

Is there any literary device that is apparent in that?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 06:54
What is this quote, "It was

What is this quote, "It was as if my mind went blank. I couldn't think or even remember the day of the week,":
A)mood
B)syntax
C)figurative language
D)credibility
E)diction
F)tone

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 02:07
c figurative language

c figurative language

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 04:44
English

A) This statement could set the mood of confusion.
B) Syntax is how we put together the words that we choose. This statement is basically straight forward and does not illustrate syntactic alternatives.
C) There is nothing figurative in this statement. It is straight forward description of fact.
D) As a testimonial lead in this statement could set credibility or the lack thereof depending on how it was addressed.
E) Diction is basically how clearly we speak.
F) See A. Setting the tone of confusion, credibility, state of mind...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:39
English

By the way, just in case anyone was wondering, diction is not how clearly we speak, rather it refers to the complexity or slang of the language. Secondly I would say that 'my mind went blank' is definitely figurative language. Do you think their mind literally went blank? I don't think so some how.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:59
I think it's C

I think it's C

There is not enough information to determine it to be A, D, or F. None of those three can be determined by two lines. C makes the most sense of those remaining as the line has a simile which is included in fig. lang.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 23:34
so whats the difference

so whats the difference between diction and this?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 03:11
swag

The difference is that diction is the choice of words in a work while syntax is more the sentence structure.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 23:58
I STILL NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

I DON'T UNDERSTAND
how would this work with the giver??????????????

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 20:59
quetsion

Are short sentences used by a writer to place emphasis on something called a syntax
for example
" The lights went out."
OR
"This was it."

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:50
Yes they are. When an author

Yes they are. When an author tends to use complex or compound sentences and then throws in a shorter sentence it is intended to get the reader's attention. It's a rhetoric strategy to draw your eye to that sentence.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:35
I believe so

I believe so

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:50
:)

The boys bring all my milkshakes to the yard!!! Get it?!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:46
In Soviet Russia, plane crash

In Soviet Russia, plane crash you!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:32
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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 02:25
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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:13
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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 19:50
jus a question

how about if the sentence becomes "THE CAR IS DRIVEN BY MAN" will it b wrong or right?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 18:43
Car

It's not a drone!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:21
It could be

It depends. Are you trying to say that the car is driven by man, as in mankind? If so this would be correct. However, if you are not trying to say this, well, any other use of this statement is wrong.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:51
I think the answer you want

I think the answer you want is "The car is driven by A man" since "man" is a count noun, and by agreement all count nouns in the singular form for English must be preceded by an article. And yes, that would be right. Certain sentences will sound more awkward in the passive voice, but such simplistic ones without complex auxiliaries/ modal verbs or specific arguments seldom do.

What should be noted, though, is that obeying the rules for word ordering (syntax) in English does not mean obeying its semantic (meaning) rules. Certain words have a constraint/ limit to their meanings, for example, the word "drink" must be followed by a liquid. One famous example of a syntactically correct, but ultimately meaningless sentence is Noam Chomsky's "Colourless green idea sleep furiously".

I hope this helps.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 13:41
Thank you.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 04:02
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I had to ask, are you an IB?

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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 22:33
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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 18:33
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Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:22
syntax

i need more exaples and help

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 17:51
In Soviet Russia...

In Soviet Russia...

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:33
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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 16:01
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