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For questions regarding the order in which a sequence of related works should be read. In particular, where the chronological order of release may not match the order of events within the related work…
For questions regarding the physical location and time period in which a work of literature takes place.
For questions about determining and representing the meter of a poem, a practice called scansion.
For questions about the American novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) or about any of his literary works.
To be used for about the graphic novel, or its relation to other works, along with the [neil-gaiman] and [comics] tags.
For questions about the works of the Soviet writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky or their lives as writers. Their most famous works include "Hard to Be a God", "Roadside Picnic", "Monday Begins on Satu…
For questions about the author Arthur Conan Doyle or any of his literary works.
For questions regarding an author's use of various literary techniques and other stylistic elements to allow the reader to better interpret and appreciate the work of literature.
Questions related to the style of a literary work or a specific author, i.e. the way in which word choice, sentence structure, imagery, figurative devices, repetition and other aspect of language are …
Questions related to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925). Use this tag with the [f-scott-fitzgerald] tag.
For questions about the works of Thomas Hardy and his life as a writer.
For questions about the literary significance of religious works or the effects of religion on literature.
For questions about the 19th-century author Edgar Allan Poe and his writings, which include both poetry and short stories, some of which have had widespread influence in their genres.
Questions about the pre-Romantic English poet, painter and printmaker William Blake (1757 – 1827) and his works. Blake is known for combining poems with illustrations. His works include 'Songs of Inno…
Questions regarding the Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941) or his works.
For questions about Japanese literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Japanese language.
For questions about the American author Mark Twain and his works, which include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Questions about the publication of a work, not the text of the work itself. This type of questions asks about how a specific text came into existence as a publication (which involves a publisher), not…
For questions about The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. Use this tag with the [j-r-r-tolkien] tag.
For questions about the author Nelle Harper Lee (1926-2016) or about any of her works, such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.
For questions about the literary meaning or purpose behind the title of a book.
For questions about To Kill A Mockingbird, the book by Harper Lee. Use this tag with the [harper-lee] tag.
Questions about the Jamaican-born Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) and her work. She has published novels such as 'Brown Girl in the Ring' (1998), 'Midnight Robber' (2002) and 'The Salt Road…
For questions about the ancient Greek writer known as Homer or about any of his literary works, most famously the Iliad and the Odyssey (which also have their own tags on this site).
For questions about the relationship between texts or sets of texts.
For questions about the Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges or about any of his literary works, most famously his short story collections Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949).
For questions about the renowned crime writer Agatha Christie or about any of her literary works, which include And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and many stories about the detec…
For questions about genres as they relate to literature. Note that questions asking for the genre of a work are off-topic.
Questions about the works of the English novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) and her life as a writer.
Questions about the U.S.-born British poet, literary critic, dramatist and publisher T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965) and his works. As a poet, Eliot is best known for poems such as "The Love Song of J. Alf…
For questions regarding the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 – 1881), the Russian journalist and author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' (1866), 'The Idiot' (1868–1869) and 'The Brothers Karam…
Questions about the German writer of fantasy and children's fiction Michael Ende (1929 – 1995) and his works. Ende is best known for 'Die unendliche Geschichte' (1979, "The Neverending Story"), 'Momo'…
For questions related to "The Fountainhead", a novel by Ayn Rand. Use together with the [ayn-rand] tag.
For questions about the 1964 Soviet science fiction novel, set in the Noon universe, as well as its adaptations. Use with the [strugatsky-brothers] tag and the [russian-literature] tag.