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Looking for the source of a quote about moving to the edge and declaring it the new center

I once read a quote about getting to the top of your field by moving to the edge and declaring it the new center. It wasn't exactly in those words...

Asked on 01/23/2021 by Marlon D.

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"The Gift of the Magi" Literary Analysis: Symbolism and Time

In O. Henry's short story The Gift of the Magi, Della's hair is likened to a "brown waterfall." Why is that symbolism significant? I've been wracking my...

Asked on 01/23/2021 by Melanie Sanders

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Are Gutenberg books illegal to sell in Germany?

I am building an eBook reading service (paid) and I aim to distribute free classics available on Gutenberg Project. I have gone through all Gutenberg terms which...

Asked on 01/17/2021 by Nirav Bhatt

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Why does Pinocchio's nose grow?

In chapter 3 of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Geppetto shapes the piece of wood Mastro Cherry had given him into a marionette. When he creates the nose, it starts growing...

Asked on 01/16/2021 by user8

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Short (possibly children's) story set in Norfolk glorifying the English Countryside

I have been trying to recall a short story for a while now, one which I read in 2009-2010 but is possibly older (it was part of a children's story...

Asked on 01/16/2021 by Lt. Commander. Data

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Why is the narrator the one leaving in "Streets of Gold"?

The song Streets of Gold by Needtobreathe contains the following lyrics:I want you to knowI'm leaving to let you goAnd someday we'll walk uponThe streets of...

Asked on 01/14/2021 by EJoshuaS - Reinstate Monica

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What does "There was so much I could not get enough of, so much I would never be able to grasp or possess, no matter how much I tried." mean here?

I would like to know what "There was so much I could not get enough of, so much I would never be able to grasp or possess, no matter how...

Asked on 01/12/2021 by Pasta Addict

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How developed is the Gnommish language?

In the Artemis Fowl series, the fairies speak a language named Gnommish. We know that the Book is written in this language, in spirals. And we also see some Gnommish...

Asked on 01/10/2021

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Why are Shakespearean sonnets called Shakespearean sonnets?

The term Shakespearean sonnet is frequently used for sonnets with a particular verse pattern and rhyme scheme, namely ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. But from what I can...

Asked on 12/28/2020 by Rand al'Thor

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Why is "close reading" necessary?

Following up on this question and answer What is close reading?In literary criticism, close reading is the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of a text. A close...

Asked on 12/22/2020

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