This tag is for questions about the meaning of a longer passage of English.

is for questions about understanding English speech, or writing at a level above individual words or phrases.

Oftentimes, the literal meaning of a word or idiom is clear, but it's not obvious what the significance is of that word in the context of a whole paragraph or article. This tag also marks requests for help understanding allusions to literature, pop culture, politics, current events, or other elements of English language usage which depend on a broader context.

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