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For questions about A Song of Ice and Fire, the series by George R. R. Martin. Use in conjunction with [george-r-r-martin].
Questions related to allegories, i.e. a type of text in which a metaphor is extended throughout the entire narrative. Examples include the cave allegory in Book VII of Plato's Republic, and Edmund Spe…
For questions about Polish literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Polish language.
For questions about the use of pseudonyms by authors. Use this tag with the tag for the author in question.
Questions related to the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400), author of The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women and other works.
For questions regarding The Canterbury Tales, a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Use with the [geoffrey-chaucer] tag.
For questions about James Joyce's 1922 modernist novel Ulysses. Use this with the james-joyce tag.
Questions related to the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Use this tag with the [mary-shelley] tag.
Questions related to the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851) and her work. She is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein (1818) but also wrote short stories, biographies and…
For questions about the life and works of the Scottish novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson, most famous for his 1882 work "Treasure Island".
Questions related to works of literature which are transmitted through speech or song.
For questions about The Odyssey, the epic poem by Homer. Use in conjunction with [homer].
a Turkish novelist who has written many books in both English and Turkish. Use this tag for questions about the author herself or about any of her literary works.
For questions about the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Use this tag with the [herman-melville] tag.
For questions about Herman Melville and his works, most notably Moby Dick.
Questions related to sexuality, including LGBT themes (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), in works of literature or literary theory.
For questions about the works of Robert Jordan and his life as a writer.
For questions about the works of Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) and his life as a writer. His works include 'The Jungle Book' (1894), 'Kim' (1901), short stories such as 'The Man Who Would Be King' (18…
For questions about the author Ernest Hemingway or about any of his literary works.
Questions about the Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) and his literary works.
For questions about Alfred Tennyson's work or his life as a writer.
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 works of Stephen King and his life as a writer.
For questions about The Waste Land, the poem by T.S. Elliot. Use this tag with the [t-s-eliot] tag.
For questions about Ray Bradbury's dystopian, science-fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. Use in conjunction with [ray-bradbury].
For questions about the non-lyrical parts of music (e.g. instrumentals) and how they relate to the literary aspects of music.
For questions pertaining to the various definitions of literature.
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 …
Requests to find the name of an author, based on biographical and/or literary data.
For questions about the novel Jude The Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy. Use together with the [thomas-hardy] tag.
Questions related to the English poet Ted Hughes (Edward James Hughes, 1930 – 1998) and his work. Hughes also published several translations of literary works. When asking about a poem, please use the…
Questions related to the theater in England between the early 1560s and 1642 (the closing of the theaters ordered by the Long Parliament). This covers theatrical works written during the reigns of Eli…
for questions about works of literature originally created in the Latin language, along with the applicable author and work tags.
For trope in the movie sense and their origins: universally defined images with deeper implications than their linguistic meanings. Not for the rhetoric figure.
For questions about the works of William Butler Yeats and his life as a writer.