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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.

For questions about the novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Not to be used for questions about any non-literary (e.g. screen) adaptations except as they relate to literature. Use in con…
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Questions about the works of Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892) or his life as a writer and poet. Questions about his poems should be tagged with [poetry] tag.
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For questions regarding politics in literature. Please note that general questions about politics that aren't directly tied to literature are off-topic and shold be asked on the Politics Stack Exchang…
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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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Questions about the works of English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400) or his life as a writer. He authored 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. If asking about a section written in verse,…
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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 wordplay in works of literature, i.e. a clever use of words, typically for the purpose of amusement. Examples include puns, phonetic mix-ups, obscure words and meanings, and doubl…
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Questions about works of literature originally written in any of the Arabic languages, including Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.
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Questions about the collection of short stories 'Reginald' by Saki,published in 1904. Use this tag with the tag [saki].
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Questions about the works of German author and journalist Theodor Fontane (1819 – 1898) or his life as a writer. He is best known for his novels, which have a skeptical view of German society. Use wit…
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Questions about how audiences responded to specific literary works, including theories about the reception of literary works. This can cover both qualitative and quantitative aspects (e.g. sales figur…
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Questions pertaining to the various definitions of literature.
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Questions about the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) and his works. In addition to his own work, e.g. Poems, in Two Volumes (1807) and The Prelude (1850), he wrote the influentia…
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For questions about The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte), a 1979 fantasy novel by Michael Ende originally written in German. Use with the [michael-ende] and [german-literature] tags.
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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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Questions about James Joyce's final novel Finnegans Wake (1939). Use with the [james-joyce] tag.
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For general questions about plays and theatrical performances as works of literature. If your question is about a specific play, use the title and author tags instead.
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Questions about the works of the American poet, essayist and journalist Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) and his life as a writer. He is best known for this poetry collection 'Leaves of Grass'.
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For questions about The Iliad, the epic poem by Homer. Use in conjunction with [homer]. If the question is regarding the original text in Greek, use with the [greek-literature] tag.
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Questions about the author George R. R. Martin and his works, the most famous of which are the novels in the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.
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Questions about the works of the English romantic poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) and his life as a writer. He is best known for the poems 'The Rime of the Ancient Marin…
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for questions about the series of 22 novels by the late Brian Jacques set in the world of Redwall. Note that this tag does NOT refer specifically either to the location Redwall or to the …
For questions about The Hobbit, the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. Use in conjunction with [j-r-r-tolkien].
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Questions about the works of Brian Jacques (1939-2011), the author of the Redwall series, or his life as a writer.
Questions about the works of French poet, novelist and dramatist Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885) and his life as a writer. Use this tag with [french-literature].
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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.
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Questions about the works of Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) or his life as a writer.
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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 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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A play by William Shakespeare, focusing on the Jew Shylock. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
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For questions regarding Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare. Use together with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
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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 about works of literature originally written in Akkadian, an extinct Semitic language from ancient Mesopotamia.
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Korean language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Korea or elsewhere.
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