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What does the sword represent in poem 52 of Tagore's English Gitanjali?

In poem 52 of Tagore's English version of Gitanjali, a female persona speaks of a gift that a man or lover left her:What token left of thy...

Asked on 12/19/2020

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What percentage of Latin texts from Antiquity constitute literature?

I recently asked, What percentage of clay tablets found in Mesopotamia contain literature?and was only able to define an upper limit of 4% literature in the overall corpus...

Asked on 12/09/2020 by Tsundoku

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In Animal Farm, what is the significance of the gun’s placement at the foot of the flagpole?

What is the significance of Mr. Jones's gun’s placement at the foot of the flagpole? Is there anything that this represents?...

Asked on 11/10/2020 by Literature Today

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Is the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) a descriptive dictionary?

The Oxford English Dictionary is said to be a descriptive dictionary. What does that mean? What does it mean for the OED or any dictionary for that matter to be...

Asked on 10/13/2020 by Eddie Kal

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Looking for a famous quote by William Wordsworth probably relevant to the concept of the Anthropocene

I've talked to someone who studied English literature and the concept of Anthropocene recently, and the person quoted Wordsworth during our conversation. Unfortunately I can not remember the quote, but...

Asked on 10/13/2020 by pat3d3r

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What is the meaning of the Benjamin the donkey's cryptic answer?

George Orwell's Animal Farm contains the following passage in chapter 3:When asked whether he was not happier now that Jones was gone, hewould say only “Donkeys live a long...

Asked on 10/04/2020 by Manik

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What exactly did the hobbits eat in the first half of The Fellowship of the Ring when journeying for many days?

Near the very end of the first part, it's mentioned that they now only have "old bread and dried fruit" left of their food, having wandered around for many days...

Asked on 09/17/2020 by M. Burrowes

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