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Why are all the schoolchildren referred to as guns in Clint Smith's "The Gun"?

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Why do the Pern novels use regular words as profanity?

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Medical school that brainwashes students, run by drug company that does unethical experiments

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Why is a "cucumber sandwich" specifically used as what English faith has "only just enough teeth to get through"?

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Everyone keeps diaries due to regular, town-wide amnesia

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What did the men use to destroy Sandleford Warren?

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How does "handwriting" provide evidence for dating Beowulf's composition to "the first half of the eighth century"?

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Would the chorus leader typically speak/sing along with the chorus in classical Greek plays?

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What is a "roomy heart"?

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What is a "three-part moon"?

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Why does Slowswift find this remark ironic?

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Why does the "ô" in this "rôle" have a circumflex?

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Why does Odysseus decide to leave without Philoktetes?

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Hidden-away man found dead, was addicted to a fancy/medical form of opioids

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Why is Philoktetes specifically hunting "doves"?

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Why is the snake named "Asmodeus"?

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What is known about the last book Theodor Fontane worked on?

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Is there evidence that "Marlfox" actually occurred?

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Why does Tahir Hamut Izgil speak "the names of ants" he's known?

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When/where was "Mem and Zin" first compared to "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Why is snow compared to "ash" in the poem "Snowfall"?

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On what basis are lines attributed to the whole chorus or just the chorus leader?

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How is Aias's initially informal reintroduction speech reflected in the original text?

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Was Fontane's Tay Bridge poem compared to McGonagall's at the time?

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Why does "The Tragedy of Afghanistan" suddenly switch to second-person in the second-to-last verse?

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What is the dialect in "The Origin of White Folks" and what does it add to the poem?

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Why are there two characters named "Rose" in Rose Under Fire?

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What does it mean when the chorus speaks "severally" in "Aias"?

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What does it mean to "wear my decoration" in the poem "Tomato & Lettuce"?

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Did "Gargantua and Pantagruel" originally have illustrations?