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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…

Spices: History, Benefits, Ginger & Cinnamon

For many centuries, spices and herbs have played an important role in many aspects of everyday life including cooking or medicinal purposes. Currently it is used as an alternative to treat different ailments and bacterial infections. Medicinal properties of spices and herbs may vary considerably depending on their molecular structure. Zingiber officinale (ginger) is a…

Methods of Data Collection in Psychology: Pros & Cons

Method Primary Feature Main Advantages Main Disadvantages Case Studies An individual, group, or event is examined in detail, often using several techniques (Ex. Observation, interview, psychological test) Provides rich descriptive info, often suggesting hypotheses for further study. Can study rare phenomena in depth Poor method for establishing cause-effect relations.  The person or event may not…