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For questions regarding the meaning of certain terms of phrases used in a work of literature. If your question concerns the symbolic significance of something whose surface meaning is clear, use the […
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on questions asking for identification of a published story, based on the details you provide within the question. Please be THOROUGH and provide ALL of the details that you can remember …
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should be used on questions about poetry in general or about any specific poem. Please use this tag with the appropriate author tag, and, if applicable, the language tag (such as [french-lite…
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For questions about stories with a fully developed plot, themes, and characters, but significantly shorter and less detailed than a novel.
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For questions about how characters act or are constructed by authors.
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For questions concerning symbolic features in a work of literature.
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Questions about William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), the legendary playwright and poet known as "The Bard" or any of his works.
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for questions about historical development within literature: for example, the history of a particular literary theme or idea, or of literature in a particular country or context. For que…
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For questions about works of literature which were originally written in the Russian language.
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For questions about the literary meaning or significance of the lyrics of a song.
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For questions about the inspiration behind an object or concept in a work of literature: what it was based on or where the idea came from.
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For questions about the Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand or any of her literary works. If this question is about one of her books, the book in question should also be tagged.
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For questions looking to identify the source of a quote.
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Use this when asking about a work that was published as a comic (or a graphic novel), or about the medium as a whole. For questions about Japanese, Korean, or Chinese comics, use the [manga], [manhwa]…
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For questions about translations of works, including how meanings and word choice differ in different languages, and the impact and reasoning of different translations.
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For questions pertaining to terms used in the study of literature, including the names of the genres, tropes, terms used for analysis, and so forth.
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For questions about French literature: works of literature which were originally written in the French language, whether from the country France or elsewhere.
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A novel by Ayn Rand. Use with tag [ayn-rand].
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For questions about the English author George Orwell or about any of his literary works, which include the satirical novels 1984 and Animal Farm.
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For questions about German literature: works of literature which were originally written in the German language.
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Questions about the British author C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), or any of his works, most famously his fantasy series 'The Chronicles of Narnia'.
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For questions regarding the influence of historical events or notions on a literary work.
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For question about Neil Gaiman, an English writer and journalist, and his works. These include the book American Gods, and the Sandman comics.
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For questions related to the literary significance or meaning of names that appear in literature.
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For questions about George Orwell's dystopia, alternate-future novel, 1984. Use this tag with the [george-orwell] tag.
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For questions about the poet George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron, or his literary works and influences.
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For questions about The Chronicles of Narnia, the 7-book series by C. S. Lewis. Use this with the [c-s-lewis] tag.
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For questions about Greek literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Greek language.
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For questions about the English author J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien or about any of his literary works, most famously The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the other works mak…
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For questions about Spanish literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Spanish language, whether from Spain, Latin America, or elsewhere.
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Questions related to literary theory, i.e. the body of frameworks, ideas and methods about how to interpret literature. This tag can be used for questions about literary terms and theories of literatu…
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For questions about a writer's precise selection of words as determined by a number of factors, including denotative and connotative meaning, specificity, level of diction, tone, and audience
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For questions regarding the British author J.K. Rowling and her works, most famously the immensely popular Harry Potter series.
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For questions regarding the 7-book young-adult series by J. K. Rowling. Use this tag with the [j-k-rowling] tag.
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a long poem by Lord Byron, in seventeen cantos with the last one unfinished. Use this tag with the [lord-byron] tag.
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For questions regarding the Sherlock Holmes series of novels and short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle or any other literary work featuring this character. For questions about the original Doyle stories…