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My proposal is that we remove all three paragraphs of apologies and hedging quoted in the question, and replace them with the following: We interpet ‘literature’ in a broad sense, including written, spoken and sung works, in all genres, languages and forms: poetry, plays, stories, novels, lyrics, comic books, essays, belles-lettres, and so on. I’ve tried ...


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Example question As noted by @Hamlet in comments, there are currently no possibilities available for an example question for this site. Let's keep monitoring this Data.SE query so that we can spot if one appears. Unfortunately, the criteria for choosing example questions aren't really optimal for sites such as Literature. As clarified on main meta, the ...


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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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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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Since Writing SE quite straightforwardly list Requests to critique your work in their list of questions that aren't allowed there, why don't we just follow suit? Tagging it on to a topic we are referring people to another SE to discuss, is just going to cause confusion. If it is out of scope just say so, as unambiguously as possible. Editing to add: And I ...


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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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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: 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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