"Present Tense" Essays and Research Papers

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Present Tense

coming of age is sudden and tragic’ How far, and in what ways, do you agree with this view? The narrative of Border Country describes the relationship between the two boys one of whom has to make the jump into adulthood before he is prepared. Sheers presents coming of age as sudden and tragic and puts forward the idea that this period is delicate and is something requires time. The title of the poem might serve different functions. ‘Border could represent the separation between childhood and adulthood...

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Grammar the Present Perfect Tense

Grammar The Present Perfect Tense Form: Affirmative: I/ You/ We/ They _____ have lived in Alexandria. He/ She/ It _______ has lived in Alexandria. Negative: I/ You/ We/ They _____ have not{haven't} lived… He/ She/ It __________ has not{hasn't} lived….. Question: Have I/ you/ we/ they lived ……..? Has he/ she/ it lived ……..? Usage: Something happened in...

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Thank You for Arguing Outline

* Point 2 * Point 3 * Point 4 * Point 5 Offense * Control the tense * Blame is past * “The rhetoric of the past deals with issues of justice.” – page 29 * “Rhetoric threatens punishment” – page 30 * Values is present * “The rhetoric of the present handles praise and condemnation, separating the good from the bad.” – page 29 * “The present tense rhetoric tends to finish with people bonding or separating” – page 30 * Choice...

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The Hobbit Informative Essay Assignment

connection between the consequences of the central idea and an idea/theme/real world connection outside the play, and end this paragraph with a clincher sentence. Do’s and Don’ts: 1. Make sure to write in literary present tense. When you discuss the events in the play, use present tense verbs as if the action is ongoing. 2. Do not use any first or second person pronouns: I, me, we, us, or you. 3. Avoid stating the obvious: “in this essay,” “this paper will prove,” “in conclusion,” etc. 4. Proofread...

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Beowulf

nor of a man more desolate in surging waves. / But worn out as I was, I survived…” (1192). After returning home Beowulf presents his rewards and riches to his kingdom and his leadership skills are recognized and rewarded. Beowulf rules his land well for 50 years until his old age gets the best of him when he fights his last battle with the dragon. In present day, our feelings about war and peace or what makes someone an ideal ruler are greatly different from what the Anglo- Saxtons...

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Shavian Play

and how we, as rational, moral readers, react to them. The speaker in this poem has none of the Duke’s elegant refinement, but uses turbulent, violent language that evokes his deranged mental state. Tellingly, look at the change in how the speaker presents his own involvement in the story around line 32: up till this point he has been a passive observer (note the use of And … / And … And … / in lines 17-20, where events are merely relayed to us, fitted only into the most basic narrative; look, too...

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Microbiology: Gram Staining and Scientific Writing

agar plate to isolate my unknown," it is customary to write, "A trypticase soy agar (TSA) plate was used to isolate the unknown." It is also customary to write in the past tense for most of the report. This includes the introduction, the summary, the description of the materials and methods and the results. The present tense is reserved for the conclusions about the results. See the examples given below. Some other general rules that should be followed are: Microbial nomenclature: The name of...

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With Reference to at Least 2-3 of Amichai’s Poems, Identify the Main Stylistic Elements of His Work and Comment on Their Effectiveness.

Amichai’s poems there is modulation in tense, ‘God Has Pity on Kindergarten Children’ shows modulation between stanza one and the other two stanzas with the shift from present tense to future tense. There is also modulation in ‘There Are Candles That Remember’ however it is internal modulation in the lines, ‘Late in my life I had a daughter who will be twenty-two in the year 2000. Her name is Emanuella…’ In these two lines the tense changes from past to future to present with the words ‘had’ followed by...

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Child Labour Commentary

This helps to show that more and more children are suffering, as there is a significant increasing trend of adopting child labours. Similarly, this speech uses present tense in general to convey a sense of immediacy. Since Kelley hopes to influence people to cooperate with her and solve the social problem of child labour, she uses present tense to inform and persuade the readers to take action from now on. Overall, Kelley’s speech “Florence Kelley Speaks Against Child Labor” from Irene Stuber,...

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'A study of reading habits' by Philip Larkin

The theme of journeys is present in Philip Larkin’s poem, A Study of Reading Habits. However, it is not a physical journey that we see, but a metaphorical journey about the speaker’s life progression through his changing escapisms created by books. The title is a mock, serious title for it sounds like a piece of academic research Larkin uses first person persona to give expression to things he would prefer not to have attributed to himself. The structure of the poem divided into three stanzas; school...

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