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*  In Eudora Welty's "Powerhouse," what really happened with

   respect to Powerhouse's wife?

* In "A Streetcar Named Desire," what kind of cigarettes do

  Stella and Stanley smoke? 

* In Gogol's "The Overcoat," at what point does Akaky

  Akakyevich cease to be human?

*  In the ''Secret Life of Walter Mitty'', in what way is  Mitty's

   final daydream a comment on his fate in real life?

What is the significance of the tapestries on the walls of

   Dimmesdales's room in The Scarlet Letter? 

In the short story "Cathedral," what does the blind man


* Do  you love law?

* What message about men and women is conveyed by

   Tennessee Williams' Streetcar Named Desire?

* What is the meaning of the wine motif in The Strange Case

   of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

What might be suggested by the names Mr. Gradgrind and

   Mr. McChoakumchild?

* How can William Blake's poem "The Sick Rose"

   be interpreted?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 



* Is Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness a work of prose

  fiction, autobiography, or poetry? 

* In James Wright's Native Son, what is Bigger's transition

  from  fear to flight? 

* What is the difference between prediction and


* What is the meaning of "comic Ford" in Phillip Larkin's poem

  "I remember, I remember"?

* If an honest man goes to war, kills many people, and then

  is killed himself, should he go to heaven or hell?

* What is the purpose of discordant notes in music?

* In music, what are "strange" notes?

* What is the connection between Gulliver's Travels and the

   English people of Jonathan Swift's time?

* Why is Jack Smurch not a hero in James Thurber's "The

   Greatest Man in the World"?

How can a teacher help her students to improve their

    listening skills?

What is the significance of the name "Daisy" in the Henry

   James novel Daisy Miller?

* How does the poet in "A Red, red rose" express his

   everlasting love by the phrase, "while the sands of

       life shall run" ?

* Why have the traditions and myths about Thanksgiving

   become so central to ideas about America's national


* What genre of literature does the Bible belong to?

*What does the name Jonah mean in The Giver?









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