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09/04/2019

Why is a duck? -Stupid essay assignment for English, don’t know where to begin.?

QUESTION
Why is a duck? -Stupid essay assignment for English, don’t know where to begin.?
My English teacher is a cabbage and gave us the assignment to write on essay on the topic “Why is a duck?”, and I need some help cause that is just ridiculous.

ANSWER
This is an abstract riddle to which the commonly accepted answer is “Because one of its legs is both the same.” It is much like the the question, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” I think he may want you to think outside the box and write an abstract essay that doesn’t get closure, or you can interpret that question how you feel, and make it a question that can be answered, like saying, “A duck is because people have mutually agreed that the shape of that particular animal should be called a duck, and that the genus, [ genus of ducks], should be assigned to it. Be creative.