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2:05 AM
@Randal'Thor IT used to make sense to deliberately post something as an answer rather than a question:
in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Oct 6 '19 at 21:12, by Alex
@Jenayah The mistake is posting it as a question instead of an answer. Just in case it ends up with a score of +90/-1300 like Sara's, at least the upvotes would be worth twice as much.
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Q: Social class in medival literature and its changes during the renaissance

 leclebinitI'm very interested in how notions of class were reflected in medieval literature and how these archetypes, tropes, motifs or whatever you'd like to call them changed during the Renaissance up until the Enlightenment with emergence of new ideas in Europe. Can anyone give me a summary on this? Ide...

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Q: The Book Thief's Liesel Meminger

Robert BredeOn page 454/455, Of The Book Thief....Liesel is leaning over her adolescent boyfriend, Rudy Steiner. The line appears, - Kiss him, Liesel. Kiss him - . There are no quotation marks. Is that a thought of hers? Is she speaking this very softly? Some have said it is Death whispering in her ears. I w...

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Q: Why were the young students called Sea Cats in "A Lost Lag B'Omer"?

MithicalIn Sholom Aleichem's short story "A Lost Lag B'Omer", there's this paragraph: We called the young primer students the Sea Cats because they were short little tots, just learning the aleph-beys. To those of us already studying the Torah these little kids looked like flies or ants. We fancied we c...

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5:47 PM
This Q seems likely me it should be closed rather than hanging around contributing to the Unanswered stats, but I’m uncertain as to the optimal close reason. Thoughts? literature.stackexchange.com/q/17700/333
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7:26 PM
Language Learning SE has been in beta for exactly 2000 days.
@Spagirl I think it deserves its own answer. I find it difficult to take the answer to the related question serious.
Here is an interesting question. The OP had a [terminology] question, which got an answer that included an aside about "better" questions to ask. The OP then edited the question to also include those "better" questions, instead of asking a new one
The new part of the question wasn't answered. Would editing it out be appropriate? Or closing as too broad? It just feels wrong to me
Q: What is the name of the writing style in "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens? Why is that style used?

SoumilIn Bleak House by Charles Dickens, the viewpoint frequently changes from Esther Summerson, or first-person, to third person. What is this style known as? Also, why did Dickens place such a important emphasis on Esther Summerson as to relate through her, since he also used an omniscient third pers...

8:16 PM
@bobble without looking, when I've seen similar situations elsewhere I'd be tempted to edit it out and leave a comment for the asker, maybe even include the [asking] superlink?
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10:18 PM
@AncientSwordRage the question is old, and the asker hasn't logged into any SE account for a year
@bobble I'd argue (academically, so this may not be practical or worth the effort) that both the edit and the comment can be beneficial for other users by being a better example of a good Q&A
I would like to get @Randal'Thor's thoughts because he was the one who suggested the author to edit in the first place; he may remember some additional context
11:13 PM
That's a great idea

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