speeches, editorials, articles, research papers, biographies, autobiographies, textbooks, journals, diaries, documents, forms and instructions beliefs or prejudices (i.e. racism, sexism, homophobia), dominant religious beliefs, technologies, style and weapons of war, local color (writing that focuses on the speech, dress, mannerisms, customs, etc. of a particular place). "If you've had you three wishes, it's no good to you now, then, Morris, what do you keep it for?", "It moved," he cried, with a glance of disgust at the object as it lay on the floor. "As I wished, it twisted in my hand like a snake.", "No," she cried triumphantly; "we'll have one more. Now go down and get it quickly, and wish our boy alive again." "He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.", "From his Herculean frame and great powers of limb he had received the nickname of Brom Bones, by which he was universally known.", "Brom Bones, too, who, shortly after his rival's disappearance conducted the blooming Katrina in triumph to the altar, was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related, and always burst into a hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin; which led some to suspect that he knew more about the matter than he chose to tell." "She was one of those pretty and charming girls, born by blunder of destiny in a family of employees. She had no dowry, no expectations, no means of being known, understood, loved, married by a man rich and distinguished.", "You ought to have brought it back sooner, for I might have needed it.", "Oh, my poor Mathilde. But mine were false. At most they were worth five hundred francs!"