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Bilbo’s song of Eärendil in “The Fellowship of the Ring”

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Were English poets of the sixteenth century aware of the Great Vowel Shift?

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Origin of “Good books are the warehouses of ideas”, attributed to H. G. Wells on commemorative £2 coin?

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1 answer
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What is the libellous meaning of ‘daffy-down-dilly’?

12 votes
1 answer
370 views

What evidence is there for the "recession of accent" theory?

11 votes
1 answer
276 views

What is the history of the universe/canon/word-of-god approach to literature?

9 votes
1 answer
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Who first claimed that Blake’s “dark Satanic Mills” referred to the Church of England, and what was their argument?

8 votes
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416 views

Who was Coleridge's "schoolman"?

8 votes
1 answer
312 views

Source of the 1953 revisions to "The Great Gatsby"

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305 views

Why does Kipling's poem ‘The Three-Decker’ differ between editions?

7 votes
3 answers
633 views

John Betjeman’s "Suicide on Junction Road Station after Abstention from Evening Communion in North London"

7 votes
1 answer
269 views

Which mystery writer said they picked the murderer only after writing the book?

6 votes
1 answer
759 views

In "Paradise Lost", how can a fleet of ships "hang in the clouds"?

6 votes
3 answers
235 views

What is a “sawney tea” in Kingsley Amis’ “The Riverside Villas Murder”?

6 votes
1 answer
401 views

What is a "dream bomb" in Agatha Christie's "Third Girl"?

5 votes
1 answer
252 views

What is a ‘tongue-leaved eye-figured Eden tree’?

5 votes
1 answer
236 views

Why does Browning need to be ‘manned by Manning’?

5 votes
1 answer
163 views

How does the figure of “dropping oil to catch the air-borne motes” work in George Eliot’s “The Spanish Gypsy”?

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What links the two parts of "Fiasco" by Stanisław Lem?

5 votes
1 answer
330 views

What is the “presence” in Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey’?

5 votes
1 answer
237 views

Explain the plot of Georgette Heyer’s ‘Linckes’ Great Case’

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2 answers
197 views

What evidence confirmed a late date for Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants”?

5 votes
1 answer
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What does “Hoti’s business” refer to, in Browning’s ‘A Grammarian’s Funeral’?

4 votes
1 answer
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Who first wrote, “one person’s modus ponens is another’s modus tollens”?

4 votes
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206 views

Emily Jane Pfeiffer’s “Klytemnestra”

4 votes
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363 views

Who are the “men of the west” who eat clay in “Aurora Leigh”?

4 votes
1 answer
251 views

What did Edmund Gosse mean by “servers of pillows to all armholes”?

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431 views

Meaning of “toning herself off into the married state” in “Little Dorrit”

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What deeds are emblematized by the cypress and myrtle in Byron’s “The Bride of Abydos”?

4 votes
1 answer
138 views

Which thriller featured "a machine-gun attack in Park Lane"?