What Is Contemporary Literature?

Contemporary literature is written works produced from around the 1960s to the current time. It is sometimes seen as an extension...

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In myth, Midas regretted gaining the power to turn things to gold, but today the term "Midas touch" has positive connotations. Language

Who is Midas?

Midas is a legendary Greek figure who often suffered for making poor choices. Perhaps Midas' best-known tragedy occurred when he...

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Travel fiction may involve visiting other planets. Language

What Is Travel Fiction?

Travel fiction is a genre of writing that is focused on the settings of an unusual environment. Generally speaking most travel...

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Urban legends are often spread as rumors. Language

What are Urban Legends?

Urban legends are fictional stories passed by word of mouth that are often dramatic and told like they're true. A typical urban...

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In Greek mythology, Achilles was a powerful warrior who had only one weakness: his heel. Language

What is an Achilles' Heel?

An Achilles' heel is a weakness, usually the only weakness a very strong person has. Some of the most common types of Achilles'...

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Dan Cavallari

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The Qu'ran is the holy text followed by Muslims. Language

What is the Qur'an?

The Qur'an is a sacred book in Islam, believed to be the word of Allah as revealed to Muhammad. Interpretations of the Qur'an...

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