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Classic Lit, Explained By Venn Diagrams

By Taylor NolesJanuary 26, 2018
Math is hard. English is fun. Charts are helpful, and colors are nice. Agreed? Great. Now point your eyeballs at these charts and find yourself charmed by the wonderful world of...venn diagrams. More  →
Classic Lit, Explained By Venn Diagrams

What's Your Classroom Personality?

By Taylor NolesJanuary 18, 2018
Are you a Hermione or a Stiles? And if you're a Hermione, can we please borrow your Bio notes? [viralQuiz id=400] ... More  →
What's Your Classroom Personality?

Modes of Magical Transport, Ranked from Worst to Best

By Taylor NolesJanuary 10, 2018
Sure, we all want that new car, that fresh whip, that used 1998 Volvo that's been sitting in Benny's Auto Extravaganza for six months that we can almost afford. But perhaps we should set our sights even higher, and consider actual magical transport. I've searched far and w More  →
Modes of Magical Transport, Ranked from Worst to Best

20 Super-Common Phrases That Shakespeare Pretty Much Invented

By Taylor NolesDecember 22, 2017
It turns out Shakespeare essentially invented the entire English language; before him, we probably just communicated in grunts and frustrated hand signals. The Bard invented hundreds of phrases that are now used every day; here are a few of our personal faves. 1. All that glitters is not ... More  →
20 Super-Common Phrases That Shakespeare Pretty Much Invented

QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

By Taylor NolesDecember 21, 2017
Put on your courage pants (wait, are we the only ones who have those?), because it's time to do one of the most frightening things known to humankind...text your crush. The truth is, texting your crush is a lot like bungee jumping: it's scary to ... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

The 7 Harshest Insults in Fiction

By Taylor NolesDecember 20, 2017
I've received a lot of weird put-downs in my life. I've been called a vending machine of lies. I've been told my hands smell like cabbage. I even, once, upset a taxi driver who then cried, "May your wife give birth to a centipede so you have to work for shoes for the rest of More  →
The 7 Harshest Insults in Fiction

QUIZ: What Poem Are You?

By Taylor NolesDecember 19, 2017
Little sparrows, we know you've been reading verse late at night to comfort your weary soul. Poetry can be tough to understand, but in our experience it helps to wear all black, drink espresso, and live someplace rainy, like Seattle or an oil rig on ... More  →
QUIZ: What Poem Are You?

The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Fiction

By Taylor NolesDecember 18, 2017
Ah, here they are. Here are 8 scenes which have RUINED MY LOVE LIFE by creating unrealistic standards. Currently, after careful reflection, I've decided to save myself for a romantic pursuer who spells out my name in fireworks before parachuting out of a plane and delivering More  →
The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Classic Lit

Headlines From the Wizarding World

By Taylor NolesDecember 18, 2017
There's a lot of stressful news out there lately, but here's a fun fact: putting "muggle" in front of a headline INSTANTLY makes it better. "Teens Trapped in Shopping Mall" becomes "Muggle Teens Trapped in Shopping Mall." "Prince Harry Engaged" becomes "Muggle Prince Engag More  →
Headlines From the Wizarding World

Which Resistance Do You Belong To?

By Taylor NolesDecember 1, 2017
Personally, the only battle I'm prepared to fight is the struggle to get this Cheeto out from between the couch cushions. But you—are you a rebel fighter from Star Wars (who is probably just there to stare unblinkingly at Finn and Poe Dameron)?  Or are you a member ... More  →
Which Resistance Do You Belong To?
About the Author
Taylor Noles

Taylor has very strong feelings about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first name is actually Delaney, and her writing has appeared on VICE, NPR, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @delaney_nolan

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