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Proposal: Why does the Iliad start "in the middle"? An interesting question (especially for those who know the Troy story from retellings but haven't read the original Iliad) with two answers which answer the question from different valid points of view, exploring respectively the true topic of the Iliad and its context within other literature of ...


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I really enjoyed (and learned a lot from) answering How long has Kalevipoeg been considered the Estonian national epic? This question is a lot more interesting than it may seem: the answer is not just a simple matter of hunting down and dating references in the literature, but requires some investigation of what it means to be a "national epic", ...


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Proposal: What does "Maybe it's a Big Horse I'm Morporkian" mean? A nice meaning question, and both answers are very short (the only reason Spagirl's goes over is the links, which is non-rendered length). However, perhaps we don't want an SF&F work as our Tour question, and the available comments aren't the best example of what comments ...


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Proposal: Earliest second-person novel A very short simple question, which is work-agnostic: not about any specific author or piece of literature, nor even any specific language. Maybe this is a good choice for the tour, not to give the appearance of placing any particular subset of literature on a pedestal. The answers are medium-length, not very short, but ...


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Proposal: Why was/is James Joyce's writing revolutionary for its time? The question is very brief and contains no "crazy formatting"; it has exactly two answers. The answers are clearly longer than 400 characters but contain no "crazy formatting".


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HoldOffHunger's answer to the question "Did Thoreau respond to claims that he was an anarchist?" addresses each sub-question in the original question and is well-documented. (HoldOffHunger joined the site in the fourth quarter of 2021. The question itself dates from the first quarter.)


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Proposal: What is the symbolism of Atticus killing the mad dog? This is nicely on-topic, the question is terse, and there are two decent short-ish answers*, though both have formatting. Mary's comment on CHEESE's answer could be used for the example comment. While the cutting-off is annoying, CHEESE's answer is still fine(ish) if it loses its last paragraph (...


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