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Victorian Era Technology and Scientific Discoveries

Major Technological Advancements: 1837-Morse Code and Telegraph invented by Samuel F.B Morse, extremely important to the progression of communication technology. 1846- Sewing Machine by Elias Howe 1850- Oil refining first used, which is where crude oil is processed into gasoline, diesel, oil and more. 1858- Sewage system invented in London by Joseph Bazalgette. Extremely important,…

How to Cite MLA: Works Cited and Embedded Citations

How to reference a lecture in Works Cited Lecturer’s last name and first initial. “Title of lecture.” Course code. Name of school/institution. Location of lecture, date. i.e. Gill,R. “Genocide”. CGC 1D0. Stephen Lewis Secondary School. Room 306. Monday Sept 24th, 2010. How to reference a lecture as an Embedded Citation. (Lecturer’s last name, date) i.e.…

Formalism: Literary Perspective

What is Formalism? Formalists focus on literary elements such as plot, character, setting, diction, imagery, structure, and point of view Literary works are studied as independent systems with interdependent parts Biographical information and historical data are subordinate/not as vital to the formalist perspective What is Formalism? For Formalists, the proper concern is with the work…

Pearl Jam’s Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town: Setting, Characters, Literary Devices

Theme Statement: Seniors generally struggle with their declining abilities and senses. They deserve respect, understanding and companionship for having lived through so many challenges and experiences, but people often ignore them, look down on them, or treat them as a burden. Narrative Elements Setting: The “woman” likely works in a shop “in a small town.”…

Hydrocarbons: Organics, Alkanes,enes,ynes, Petrochemicals, Energy, Bonds

Organic Compounds Organic Compound: defined as many compounds that contain covalently-bonded carbon atoms.  They form the basis of life, and are obtained from living sources (i.e. your skin bones and hair.) Inorganic Compound: compounds other than organic compounds.  There are a few exceptions, however, and they include some compounds and polyatomic ions that contain only…