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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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 …
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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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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…
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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…
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Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English novelist and poet. His novels include "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886) and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891).
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For questions about determining and representing the meter of a poem, a practice called scansion.
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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…
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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 about the American novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) or about any of his literary works.
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For questions about Japanese literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Japanese language.
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For questions about the literary meaning or purpose behind the title of a book.
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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 …
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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.
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For questions about particular editions of literary works, or about the differences between editions.
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For questions about the literary significance of religious works or the effects of religion on literature.
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Questions related to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925). Use this tag with the [f-scott-fitzgerald] tag.
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To be used for about the graphic novel, or its relation to other works, along with the [neil-gaiman] and [comics] tags.
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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…
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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…
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For questions about the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, and related materials. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
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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…
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Questions about the works of the English novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) and her life as a writer.
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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).
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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…
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For questions about the works of Guy de Maupassant and his life as a writer. Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag.
Questions regarding the Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941) or his works.
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For questions about genres as they relate to literature. Note that questions asking for the genre of a work are off-topic.
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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].
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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…
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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…
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For questions about the US author Mark Twain (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens; 1835 – 1910) or about any of his works, which include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Saw…
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For questions about Scandinavian literature: works of literature which were originally written in any of the North Germanic (or "Scandinavian") languages - Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, or Ol…
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Questions about Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), an English writer from the Victorian era, and his works.
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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.
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Questions about the works of the Algerian-born French philosopher and author Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) or his life as a writer. He is best known for his works 'The Stranger', 'The Plague' and others.…
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