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76 in Shakespeare's 'King Lear', Lear divides up his kingdom hoping to prevent future conflict but his actions actually cause conflict. where, if he had probably left it until after his death, there would have been no conflict?...

77 I have a stuffed tiger named Calvin?

78 a dyslexic person used maths to justify the reason why they do not read books?...

79 Once Oedipus saw the truth of his circumstances, he blinded himself.

80 I dont know the defenition of ironic, yet I claim things as ironic.

81 the younger sister in Agnes Owens' short story 'The Lighthouse' says to her sibling "I hope a monster doesn't get you" and later in the story, a monster in fact, gets them both....

82 To write sieg heil in hebrew

83 The woman in the novel, who is not perceived as being very strong has to be strong for her daughter whom is very depressed, even suicidal?...

84 Silence can have many levels of feelings that are unexpressed, but does not necessarily mean goodbye....

85 Is is ironic that - I've just looked up the word tautology, and it pretty much repeats the same definition four times. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tautology...

86 A list of books under 200 pages, meant for readers withs short attention spans, is given as an infographic rather than a list...

87 Is it ironic that someone says, "It's great to have pneumonoultamicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!"....

88 A woman posts a proud picture of her child's writing, highlighting their "correct" use of the word "their" and lamenting that even many 30 year olds can't get this correct. The usage isn't correct....

89 the fictitious novel's plot was the constant surveillance of computer comments by employees and non-employees. Upper management stole thousands of dollars from this same company and went unnoticed....

90 An article on grammar contains a grammatical error?

91 I had given an opinion on reading vs. hearing Shakespeare's works saying I like lingering over the written words. I also was reading the poetry of e.e. cummings earlier this evening. I went to a website and found an award given to a boy of someone whom I care for. The article explained that poetry is not just meant to be written, but instead,to be heard. The article also mentioned Shakespeare. So there is Shakespeare, poetry, written vs. listening, surprise of an award, all within the same evening....

92 a vampire is vegan?

93 When i write a story about a lost chapter of Odysseus where he goes back from Hades to Circe's island, and in a moment of despair (in a huge storm on a ship), he says, "Son of Kronos, Zeus, why have you forsaken me?" as to quote Matthew 27:46 "About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli,[a] lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?")" ? IS it humorous?...

94 In Hamlet, is it ironic when Polonius suggests Claudius should, "to England send [Hamlet]; or confine him where your wisdom best shall think."(3.1.182-183), when Hamlet already feels that "Denmark's a prison"(2.2.233)?...

95 Hercules killed a lion and died from a tunic?

96 Oedipus accuses Creon of trying to steal his crown when he himself did not think he was in line to receive the crown in the first place?...

97 in the short story, The Most Dangerous Game, a celebrated hunter with little respect for the animals he kills for sport, later becomes the hunted?...

98 Grumble at dust,she forgave faults in a man and child,but a dusty shelf would set her wild...

99 Someone reads an article on how to get sound sleep at nights while lying on their bed trying to sleep in the middle of the night....

100 We drive on the parkway but park on the driveway?