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12:29 AM
I have the last activity on the last four active questions, and on six of the top seven. (Though three of those top four are due to me answering or editing my answer, so it's not just an indiscriminate edit spree at least)
 
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Q: What is this writing technique called in English?

brilliantHow is this writer's technique called in English when the author seems to address someone in his epistle or a letter, but, in fact, is only indirectly addressing him (because, for example, that person is definitely not among the recipients of the letter)? For example, (Indeed, when Gentiles, who...

 
 
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5:04 AM
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Q: What does "I were about to set off for the centre of the earth" mean here

KashmiriThis excerpt is from Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. After this I got embraced, told to wear flannel, be sure to write often, and so on—and I left. In the street—I don’t know why—a queer feeling came to me that I was an imposter. Odd thing that I, who used to clear out for any part of the w...

 
 
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7:33 AM
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Q: Meaning of: "the photographic views, the spyglasses you look at them" in 'Five Children and It'

Hamza Maher AbdurrahmanIn chapter 8, E. Nesbit said: Bill was a man who knew his business. In a very little while, the photographic views, the spyglasses you look at them through so that they really seem rather real, and the lights you see them by, were all packed away. A curtain—it was an old red-and-black carpet rea...

 
 
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2:10 PM
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Q: What is the purpose of the surrealist content in Cormac McCathy's Blood Meridian?

Matt ThrowerThe bleak violence of Blood Meridian is punctuated at intervals by various vignettes that have an air of surrealism, almost of black comedy. Some examples from memory include: The "buffones" and travelling magicians that the Glanton gang meet on the road The snake-bit horse with the grotesquely ...

 
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Q: What's the significane of The Idiot in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian?

Matt ThrowerToward the end of Blood Meridian, the gang encounters a man whose brother is so severely disabled that he is kept naked in a cage. Obviously, this character cannot speak and does not contribute to the novel's dialogue. Despite this, McCarthy mentions him frequently, and this "idiot" (as McCarthy ...

 
 
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7:30 PM
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Q: Meaning of "jerking figures"

Viser Hashemi Beside one of the speaker boxes crouched an androgynous creature in a raincoat. Its neck was bent, its hair was slicked back like a schoolboy’s off its sweating, waxen face, it nodded its head in time and kept its eyes turned up sideways and fixed on the lit, jerking figures above it. Something ...

 
 
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8:42 PM
"Our children no longer read Shakespeare in their highschool classroom, I have been told this is due to the fact that it is not in English. Now they read and abridged version that was for all intents and purposes written by someone else." (sjpatterson, November 2011)
 
 
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9:53 PM
@Tsundoku all of the Shakespeare I've read was unabridged, with reader notes for comprehension
 
 
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11:58 PM
@Tsundoku Maybe they agree with Tolstoy?
 

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