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  • Separate Peace Theme

    The world is never at peace; there is always some type of battle occurring whether it be mental, verbal, or physical. However, many of these battles are preventable. This is portrayed in John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace, a story about two boys, Gene and Phineas, and their path to adulthood during World War II. By struggling through life’s obstacles, the boys slowly begin to mature. Knowles incorporates elegant and choppy syntax to illustrate that the creation of inner conflicts results in a loss of innocence after being tested by one’s full potential. The undulating variance in punctuation portrays the characters’ development of inner struggles, allowing them to better understand the world and themselves. Such is illustrated after Gene breaks Phineas’ leg. Gene believes that Phineas wants him to fail school so Phineas himself can become superior. He later finds out Phineas never had such thoughts, realizing “I was used to finding something deadly in things that attracted me; there was always something deadly lurking in anything I wanted, anything I loved. And if it wasn’t there, as for example with Phineas, then I put it there myself” (101). It is Gene’s paranoia that causes him to carry out actions he later regrets. The semicolon placed in the first sentence after an uninterrupted independent clause allows for a pause, drawing attention to the unfinished but complete idea that there is always something evil in everything Gene loves. After beginning with another…

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  • Copula Function Approach

    introduced copula function approach in the aspect of evaluating credit derivatives, the copula function has gradually become the main approach in pricing CDO (Burtschell & George, 2005). In Li (2000) paper, a new random variable named ‘time-until-default’ was created to demonstrate survival time of each defaultable entity. And the copula function approach is based on this random variable to evaluate the default probability of financial instruments. Specifically, copula function specify the joint…

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  • Research Paper On Coral Bleaching

    model tends to ignore the significance of joint probability of multivariate dependent variables. Therefore, we propose the first effort ever to develop temporal and spatial models of coral bleaching susceptibility based on copula…

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  • Arlo Language

    In many sentences, Arlo used the contractible copula “is” to refer to the train set we were playing with, things in the environment, and answers to my questions. Moreover, Arlo primarily used the two Brown’s prepositions and the articles. Arlo mostly used simple sentences with a copula; however, he did use some regular past tense, irregular past tense, and third-person singular verbs. In the speech sample, Arlo had an MLU of 5.84, which is higher than what is expected at this age. Arlo used…

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  • Categorical Claim Analysis

    Therefore this claim is a universal affirmative categorical claim (A). Categorical Statement: ¶ 1 – “Embryos that couples want discarded are barred from being used in research.” This claim fits the categorical statement criteria because it is constructed by, “all” as unexpressed quantifier, “Embryos that couples want discarded” as subject term, “are” as copula, and “barred from being used in research” as predicate term. Therefore this claim universal affirmative categorical claim (A). Fallacy:…

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  • Bayesian Adaptive Clinical Study

    their expertise to specify the parameters for the prior distribution during a Q&A session with statisticians. After that, statisticians will integrate all experts’ outputs and form a single prior distribution for the parameters. Several studies have been done on eliciting single parameter. However, In clinical trials, researchers need to elicit a joint prior distribution for at least two parameters (e.g. outcome rate with standard care and with improved care). Previous work had also been done by…

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  • Brown's Stages Of Syntactic And Morphological Development

    appropriate words in two or more word sequences such as “Daddy Door”. In the early stages it is not considered to be an appropriate sentence as children cannot use grammatical words such as “The, And” as the child’s language develops they begin to create longer sentences such as “Kitty is playing with the string” Speech language pathologist Caroline Bowen says children are starting to use grammatical elements in their everyday speech. Stage II children aged between 28 - 36 months of age begin to…

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  • Social Inequality In Jcole's Song Can T Cry

    “ plus the cops harassin’ us, every week be blastin’ us, on accident, or so they claim.” Though the song was released in 2007, the police violence against the black people in the United States have never stopped since. He uses the word plus, because not only the cops are harassing them they also have their own community issues to be solved. Leaving the G’s is recognized of AAVE. African American Vernacular English. The grammar is not incorrect, but a full-fledged dialect of English, which is…

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  • Disadvantages Of Genie

    in a room for over a decade made her fear others and inhibited her from forming healthy relationships at the beginning. All Genie knew, if she knew anything, was fear. People who endure the environment she lived in might ponder the idea of suicide. But in Genie’s case, her inability to form or put a name to things caused her to never produce those thoughts. She would not have been able to put a name to it. Percy uses an example of a father and son playing with a ball, “But one day after the…

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  • Differences Between Sex And Gender

    language varies from place to place, audience to audience and one group of speakers shows language differences when compared to another group of speakers. (Anon., 2002) There are many relevant examples in African American English, the systematic, rule-governed variety of English used predominantly by African Americans. The following are some examples under different grammatical levels: Phonetics: The vowels in “trap” and “bath” have not undergone merger: there is a difference between ant and…

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