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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 regarding the meaning of certain terms or phrases used in a work of literature. If your question concerns the symbolic significance of something whose surface meaning is clear, use the [symb…
Questions about poetry in general or about any specific poem. Please use this tag with the appropriate author tag, and, if applicable, a language tag (such as [french-literature].
Questions asking for identification of a story, book, or author, based on descriptive details provided within the question. Please be thorough and provide ALL of the details that you can remember when…
Questions about stories with a fully developed plot, themes, and characters, but significantly shorter and less detailed than a novel.
Questions relating to the analysis of characters in works of literature: for example, their traits, construction, or other aspects. This tag should be used together with any relevant work, series, or …
208 questions
Questions about the works of William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), the legendary playwright and poet known as "The Bard", or his life as a writer and theatre shareholder. For questions about his plays, …
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Questions concerning symbolic features in a work of literature. Both symbols and the things they represent can be either tangible or intangible. Not to be confused with the [motif] tag or [meaning] ta…
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Questions about works of literature which were originally written in the French language, regardless whether they were written or published in France or elsewhere.
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Questions about historical development within literature: for example, the history of a particular literary theme or idea, or of literature in a particular country or context. For questions about real…
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Questions seeking to identify the source of a quote. If possible, include the exact quote whose origin you're seeking, or describe it as closely as you can. (For questions seeking to identify a entire…
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Questions about the literary meaning or significance of the lyrics of a song or the literary devices used in them. Should be used with either the song-writer or the band in lieu of the author tag.
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Questions about the inspiration behind a work of literature, or an object or concept in a work: what it was based on, or where the idea came from.
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Russian language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Russia or elsewhere.
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Questions pertaining to terms used in the study of literature, including the names of the genres, tropes, terms used for analysis, and so forth.
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Questions regarding the influence of historical events or notions on a literary work, or about the extent to which works of literature accurately depict historical events, figures, customs, ideas, etc…
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Questions about translations of works, including how meanings and word choice differ in different languages, and the impact and reasoning of different translations.
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Questions about the works of the English author J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien or his life as a writer. Tolkien is best known for 'The Lord of the Rings', 'The Hobbit', 'The Silmarillion' and the …
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Questions related to the literary significance or meaning of names that appear in literature.
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the German language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Germany or elsewhere.
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Questions about the works of the Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982) or her life as a writer. If this question is about one of her books, the book in question should also …
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For questions about the history of the manuscripts, printed texts, or orally transmitted versions of a single work; or when and where a work was first published; or specific features of one or more ed…
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Use this when asking about a work that was published as a comic (or a graphic novel), or about the medium as a whole. For questions about Japanese, Korean, or Chinese comics, use the [manga], [manhwa]…
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Questions about the works of the English author George Orwell (1903 – 1950) or his life as a writer. Orwell is best known for the novels 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Animal Farm'.
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Questions about the fantasy novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (originally published in three volumes in the years 1954-1955) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Use this tag with the [j-r-r-tolkien] tag.
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Questions about the novel 'Atlas Shrugged' (1957) written by Ayn Rand. Questions about this world should be tagged with [ayn-rand].
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Greek language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Greece or elsewhere.
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Questions about the novel 'Swimming in the Dark' (2020) by Tomasz Jędrowski. Should be tagged with [tomasz-jedrowski].
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Questions about the literary works of Tomasz Jedrowski or his life as a writer.
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Questions about the British author C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), or any of his works, most famously his fantasy series 'The Chronicles of Narnia'.
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Questions about a writer's precise selection of words as determined by a number of factors, including denotative and connotative meaning, specificity, level of diction, tone, and audience.
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Questions related to literary theory, i.e. the body of frameworks, ideas and methods about how to interpret literature. This tag can be used for questions about literary terms and theories of literatu…
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Questions about literature in Spanish: works of literature which were originally written in the Spanish language, whether from Spain, Latin America, or elsewhere.
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Question about the works of Neil Gaiman (born 1960) or his life as a writer. He is known for his book 'American Gods', and the Sandman comics.
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Questions specifically about the titles of literary works: their meaning, purpose, reception, significance, etc.
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Questions about George Orwell's dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', first published in 1949. Use this tag with the [george-orwell] tag.
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For questions regarding an author's use of various literary techniques and other stylistic elements to allow the reader to better interpret and appreciate the work of literature.
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