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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.

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For questions about the works of Joseph Conrad and his life as a writer.
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The Bible, a collection of sacred texts.
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For questions about the author Ernest Hemingway or about any of his literary works.
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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].
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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…
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For questions about Polish literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Polish language.
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Questions related to the works of Thomas Deloney (c. 1543 – April 1600) and his life as a writer. Deloney published ballads and "novels". He is best known for "Jack of Newbury ".
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For questions about the use of pseudonyms by authors. Use this tag with the tag for the author in question.
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For questions either about the author William Faulkner or about any of his literary works.
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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…
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For questions about the series known as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Use in conjunction with [suzanne-collins].
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For questions about Alfred Tennyson's work or his life as a writer.
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Questions related to the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Use this tag with the [mary-shelley] tag.
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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…
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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.
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For questions regarding The Canterbury Tales, a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Use with the [geoffrey-chaucer] tag.
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For questions about The Odyssey, the epic poem by Homer. Use in conjunction with [homer].
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For questions about the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Use this tag with the [herman-melville] tag.
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For questions about Herman Melville and his works, most notably Moby Dick.
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Questions related to sexuality, including LGBT themes (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), in works of literature or literary theory.
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For questions about James Joyce's 1922 modernist novel Ulysses. Use this with the james-joyce tag.
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For questions about the life and works of the Scottish novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson, most famous for his 1882 work "Treasure Island".
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For questions pertaining to the various definitions of literature.
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Questions related to Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice, published anonymously as "By the Author of Sense and Sensibility". Use this tag with the [jane-austen] tag.
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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 …
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Requests to find the name of an author, based on biographical and/or literary data.
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For questions about the novel Jude The Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy. Use together with the [thomas-hardy] tag.
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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…
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For questions about the English author H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946) or about any of his literary works.
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For questions about the non-lyrical parts of music (e.g. instrumentals) and how they relate to the literary aspects of music.
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Questions related to works of literature which are transmitted through speech or song.
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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.
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Questions about the extent to which works of literature accurately depict historical events, figures, customs, ideas, etcetera.
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For questions regarding authors' creation of new words (e.g. "tintinnabulation" by Edgar Allan Poe).
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For questions about The Waste Land, the poem by T.S. Elliot. Use this tag with the [t-s-eliot] tag.
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For trope in the movie sense and their origins: universally defined images with deeper implications than their linguistic meanings. Not for the rhetoric figure.