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What's it called when a short quote appears at the beginning of a chapter?

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In what way is The Lord of the Rings metafiction?

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Why did Bill Watterson choose the character names he did?

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"What a piece of work is man" - echo in The Lord of the Rings?

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Did Isaac Bashevis Singer write only in Yiddish, or also in English?

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What does "that most limited of all specialists" mean here?

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What qualifies something as "Lovecraftian"?

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"The dog gives but the cat is." What does it mean?

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Why is the king 'baffled' in "Hallelujah"?

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Ray Bradbury says Fahrenheit 451 isn't about censorship. Is he right?

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What's with the beyond-casual introduction of "stone-giants" in The Hobbit?

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Why did Isaac Bashevis Singer win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

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Could Ozymandias be interpreted as referring to the power of the Church/pope?

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What did Pope intend to say by "Whatever is, is right"?

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Should I read The Silmarillion before or after reading The Lord of the Rings?

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How does "How Nnedi Got Her Curved Spine" meet the definition of creative nonfiction?

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Tolkien character names inspired by Early Modern English

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Was Théoden's revival inspired by Mark Twain?

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Please explain the reference to Nabokov's 'the terrible turtles who direct learned journals'?

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Did any of the Pevensie kings and queens find romance while in Narnia?

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What is the symbolism of the Western Wind (or Zephyr)?

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Is it a common motif in (western) storytelling that the antagonists are located to the east?

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Why is the future "a safe, sterile laboratory"?

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What exactly is the "No Ordinary Sun"?

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What does "The none too savory ramifications by which" mean in "The Great Gatsby"?

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What's the meaning of the line "9 Parts of Desire" in this song?

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Meaning of "And do not drop in for an after-loss" in Shakespeare's sonnet 90

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Title of poem written by Causley after Macneice's funeral?

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How expensive was electricity during The Fountainhead?

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Is there any significance in King Lune's name?