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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 1964 Soviet science fiction novel, set in the Noon universe, as well as its adaptations. Use with the [strugatsky-brothers] tag and the [russian-literature] tag.
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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 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 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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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 …
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For questions about Catch 22, the novel by Joseph Heller. Use in conjunction with [joseph-heller].
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For questions about the works of Joseph Heller (1923-1999) or his life as a writer. He is best known for the satire 'Catch-22', the origin of the term for a contradictory choice.
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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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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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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 regarding politics in literature or concerning literature/literary figures. Please note that general questions about politics that aren't directly tied to literature are off-topic and sh…
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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 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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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 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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Questions about the works of Brian Jacques (1939-2011), the author of the Redwall series, or his life as a writer.
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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 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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Questions related to the American author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 – 2018) and her work. Her work includes the science fiction novels 'The Left Hand of Darkness' (1969) and 'The Dispossessed' (1974), an…
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Questions related to the English poet John Milton (1608–1674), author of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and other works.
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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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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 the mystery novel "The Markenmore Mystery" (1922) by J. S. Fletcher. Use with [j-s-fletcher]
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Questions about the works of English journalist and writer J. S. Fletcher (1863–1935) or his life as a writer. A contemporary of Conan Doyle, he is one of the most prolific English authors of detectiv…
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Hebrew language.
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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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For questions about James Joyce's 1922 modernist novel "Ulysses". Use this with the [james-joyce] tag.
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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 questions about the series known as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Use in conjunction with [suzanne-collins].
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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 Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) or his life as a writer.
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in Hindi. Hindi is one of the official languages of India.
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