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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 sexuality, including LGBT themes (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), in works of literature or literary theory.
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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 Stephen King and his life as a writer. Stephen King is most famous for his works in horror, such as 'Carrie', 'It' and 'The Shining'.
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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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For questions about the life and works of the Victorian-era English poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861).
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Questions about Aurora Leigh (1856), an epic novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Use this tag with the [elizabeth-barrett-browning] tag.
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For questions about To Kill A Mockingbird, the book by Harper Lee. Use this tag with the [harper-lee] tag.
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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 about the poet Robert Frost or his works. Questions about his short poems should be tagged with the [poetry] tag as well.
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For questions about Watership Down, the novel by Richard Adams. Use in conjunction with [richard-adams].
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Questions about the works of Richard Adams (1920-2016) or his life as a writer.
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Questions about the literary works of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) or his life as a writer. Questions about his works should be tagged with [italian-literature].
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Polish language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Poland or elsewhere.
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For questions about The Odyssey, the epic poem by Homer. Use with [homer] and [greek-literature].
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For questions about the author Ernest Hemingway or about any of his literary works.
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For questions asking why a book was (not) censored or what was it (not) censored for.
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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).
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For questions about Portuguese literature: works of literature which were originally written in the Portuguese language, whether from Portugal, Brazil, or elsewhere in the world.
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Questions related to Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations (1860 – 1861), the author's penultimate completed novel. It is a bildungsroman about the personal development of the orphan Philip Pirri…
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Questions about the 'Decameron' (1348–1353), a collection of short stories and novellas by Giovanni Boccaccio. Use with the tags [giovanni-boccaccio] and [italian-literature].
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Questions about the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321) and his works. In addition to the 'Divine Comedy', Dante also wrote 'La Vita Nuova' ("The New Life"), the Latin treatise 'De vulgari e…
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For questions about the life and works of transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862). He is best known for his book 'Walden' and his essay "Civil Disobedience".
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Questions about 'Like Water, Like Fire', an anthology of Belarusian poetry in English translation published in 1971. Use with the tag [belarusian-literature].
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Questions asking for an explanation of an element of the plot of a work of fiction.
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Questions related to race, including both racism and its condemnation.
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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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For questions about the works of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) and his life as a writer.
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Questions about the theme or themes of one or more works of literature. "Theme" refers to a central idea or message in a literary work. A theme typically unifies the literary work and should not be co…
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For questions on literature originally written in the Dutch language. Please also make sure to use the applicable work and author tag.
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For questions about the works of Hector Hugh Munro (1870 – 1916), when writing as Saki, and his life as a writer. Do NOT use for questions about Hector Hugh Munro that are unrelated to his pseudonymou…
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Questions about the works of American author J.D. Salinger (1919-2010) or his life as a writer. He is most known for his short stories and his best-selling novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.
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Questions related to works of literature which are transmitted through speech or song.
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Questions about the works of the Scottish novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) or his life as a writer.
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Questions about the works of the Indian novelist and short story author R. K. Narayan (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, 1906 – 2001) and his life as a writer. Narayan wrote many novels and s…
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