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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 regarding the physical location and time period in which a work of literature takes place.
Questions asking for general, open-ended, interpretation of a text. Use this tag if you want answers that address all and any aspects of the text: its meaning, atmosphere, style, images, structure, re…
Questions about the works of Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) or his life as a writer.
Questions about the works of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English novelist and poet, or his life as a writer. His novels include "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886) an…
Questions about the works of the poet George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron, better known as Lord Byron (1788 – 1824), or his life as a writer.
Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Japanese language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Japan or elsewhere.
Questions about The Chronicles of Narnia, the 7-book series by C. S. Lewis. Use this with the [c-s-lewis] tag.
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…
Questions about determining and representing the meter of a poem, a practice called scansion.
Questions related to the English writer, poet, philosopher and dramatist Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) and his work. His works include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Was Thu…
Questions about the works of the British author J.K. Rowling (born 1965) or her life as a writer. She is best known for the immensely popular Harry Potter series.
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 Karamazov…
For questions regarding the 7-book young-adult series by J. K. Rowling. Use this tag with the [j-k-rowling] tag.
Questions about 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 works.
For questions about Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare. Note that this is a work tag and not a character tag for the man Macbeth. Use in conjunction with [william-shakespeare].
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 …
Questions about the relation between works of literature and a specific cultural context. Cultural context does not necessarily refer to the context in which the work originated; it can also refer to …
a long poem by Lord Byron, in seventeen cantos with the last one unfinished. Use this tag with the [lord-byron] tag.
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…
Questions about references to other works, external incidents, etc. in literature. Use this tag with the relevant author and work tags if applicable.
Questions regarding the Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941) or his works.
For questions about the American novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) or about any of his literary works.
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.
For questions about the literary significance of religious works or the effects of religion on literature.
For questions about the relationship between texts or sets of texts.
Questions about the works of crime writer Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) or her life as a writer. Her works include 'And Then There Were None', 'Murder on the Orient Express' and many stories about the…
Questions about the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, and related materials. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
Questions about the works of the English author Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) or his life as a writer.
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).
Questions regarding literature originally written in Italian, regardless of whether they were written or published in Italy or elsewhere.
for questions about any works of literature that were originally created in the Persian language. Please use with the appropriate author and work tags as well.
Questions related to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925). Use this tag with the [f-scott-fitzgerald] tag.
Questions about the works of the Algerian-born French philosopher and author Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) or his life as a writer. His works should be tagged with [french-literature]. He is best known f…
Questions about folktales or folk tales, i.e. stories that have been orally passed down from generation to generation. For myths and legends, use the [myths] tag.