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Why are haiku usually of 17 syllables?

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What is a Byronic Hero?

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Why is Macondo a city of mirages?

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Should I read the English translation of "Khasākkinte Ithihāsam" first, or the original?

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What inspired the writing of Sredni Vashtar?

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What does it mean to greet a guest with an unsheathed sword?

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Is the haiku in "You Only Live Twice" by Bashō?

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Are keteks based on some form of real-life poetry?

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Did Charles Dickens change the endings of any of his books other than Great Expectations?

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Why did Tarzan write his name as "Tarzan"?

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Who was (were?) the inspiration for Carrie?

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How do I get started with the Cthulhu mythos?

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Was there a deliberate parallel between the Thénardiers and Gollum?

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Are there any internal inconsistencies in Catch 22?

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How accurate is Corbett's "My India"?

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Why don't the Assassin's Creed novels include present day events?

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(Why) Is there a shift in style in Toll the Hounds?

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What does "ongtray" mean?