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The Subgenres of Fantasy

The Subgenres of Fantasy

Fantasy is one of the most massive and most famous literary genres. Contrary to popular belief, fantasy is not a single genre rather a combination of many diverse genres. Fantasy continues to grow as a genre, as the subgenres are constantly updated and combined to create more. As of the moment, there are 58 distinct

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Author Spotlight: Toni Morrison

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A multi-laureled contemporary novelist, Toni Morrison is the recipient of a Nobel Prize for literature in 1993. Her fiction tackles the struggles of the African American community in the time of slavery. She has eight major novels: The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz, Paradise, and Love—all of which have received

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The Evolution of Slang

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Slang refers to words or phrases that are being used in daily conversation. Slang has no formal definition; rather, its definition comes from its usage. Unlike colloquialism or jargon, slang does not reflect a single subculture or apply to a certain field. Words and phrases that are considered slang rely heavily on popularity and are

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A Brief Guide to Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Norse mythology and religion is the cornerstone of the Northern Germanic tribes. This mythology follows no scripture and was handed down generation to generation through poetry. The current knowledge of Norse mythology is based on the Eddas and other medieval texts. Norse mythology is not as widely popular as Greek and Roman mythology, but its

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Author Spotlight: Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was one of UK’s most popular authors in the 1990s. His claim to fame is the Discworld novels, a fantasy series spanning 40 volumes. Born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on April 28, 1948, Terry’s full name is Terene David John Pratchett. He opted for a technical high school rather than grammar school because he

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