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    5 Quotes You’ve Been Misquoting All This Time

    Remember when you were a kid and your teacher advised you to begin or end an essay with a quote? Good quotes have this way of summarizing things in this pithy, witty way that can keep you guessing and second-guessing what the author who wrote the quote, or person who spoke it actually meant. Interestingly, we often make widespread mistakes…

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    9 Characteristics Of The Inscrutable YA Hero

        Every genre has certain character tropes, or set patterns into which the characters fall into. One had the beautiful, virtuous and passive heroine of classical Indian literature. One had the modest, chaste heroine of Victorian literature. Then there was the age of the anti-hero. Today, young adult (YA) literature has become extremely popular, and, while there are several…

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  • BooksPhoto of Five Ancient Epics that Teach us Important Virtues of Life

    Five Ancient Epics that Teach us Important Virtues of Life

        EPIC OF GILGAMESH It is an ancient epic from Mesopotamia. Dating from 2100 BC, it is regarded as first great work of literature. It follows the story of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. The first half of story discusses Gilgamesh and Enkidu, a wild man created by Gods to stop Gilgamesh from oppressing his subjects. After an initial fight…

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    5 Literary One-Hit Wonders

    If you’re a Phineas and Ferb fan, you’d know what one-hit wonder means (cue: break into Bow Chika Wow Wow). For the uninitiated, a one-hit wonder is any piece of art that brought an artiste considerable fame, but remained  their only significant work. Think Aqua’s Barbie Girl or It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls. Of course, though the term…

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