Tuesday, June 10, 2014

20 Books in 20 Words Tag: Classics Edition



I do not do tags frequently, but a lack of inspiration and the mind meltingly hot temperatures have left me a bit strapped for blog content.  As such, I thought I would do the 20 Books in 20 Words Tag where you describe 20 different books with a single, evocative word.  Since I am an English teacher and librarian I thought I would put my own spin on the tag by limiting the texts to classic works of literature. 




  1. The Crucible by Arthur Miller—Allegory
  2. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles—Fulcrum
  3. Macbeth by William Shakespeare—Politicized
  4. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams—Campy
  5. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen—Proto-Feminist
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë—Independence
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald—Capitalism
  8. Emma by Jane Austen—Self-help
  9. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf—Jarring
  10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  11. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck—Over-hyped
  12. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger—Juvenile
  13. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka—Oedipal
  14. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut—Damaged
  15. Howard’s End by E.M. Forester—Greed
  16. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee—Human
  17. The Plague by Albert Camus—Necrosis  
  18. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque
  19. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov—Unsettling
  20. Sula by Toni Morrison—Consumptive



How would you describe the books I’ve listed? 

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