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8:37 AM
@Bookworm This has gone HNQ.
(Didn't we have a bot/feed to inform us about HNQs here?)
 
 
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Q: Why the name "Gumdrop" for the vintage car?

Rand al'ThorAs a child I enjoyed some of the Gumdrop stories, without ever realising that the name of the car Gumdrop was the same as a type of sweet. Perhaps the reason for this name is explained somewhere in the books and I've long forgotten it. Why was the car called Gumdrop? It doesn't seem to look espe...

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Q: Our Casuarina Tree by Toru Dutt

Baskaran SoundararajanWhy has she written 'a creeper climbs...'? Instead, she might have written 'a climber climbs'! Does it imply anything?

 
 
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Q: Biblical ref in A Thing Of Beauty

Shreyas JVIn the poem, Endymion: A poetic romance, a stanza by the name of A Thing Of Beauty has a particular line which goes as follows:- For simple sheep; and such are daffodils With the green world they live in; and clear rills. I was told that in this line, "simple sheep" was a biblical referen...

 
 
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Q: Keats' views on beauty

Shreyas JVIn the poem Endymion: A poetic romance (1818), the first stanza of Book I (beginning, "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever") focuses a great deal on beauty where Keats presents some of his views on poetry with an eternally famous line, 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'. Was Keats ever critic...

 
 
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5:32 PM
@Bookworm Nice example of a question which seems silly but is salvaged by a good answer, one discovering more depth than was apparent from the question alone.
 
6:29 PM
@Randal'Thor I felt I ought to write an answer before before started voting to close.
 

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