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Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

By ShahzodaOctober 16, 2018
There’s much we can learn from fictional tragedies, like how to avoid fulfilling a terrible prophecy or why it’s not generally considered... More  →
Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieJune 22, 2018
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

By ElodieMay 21, 2018
Very rarely does a novel’s title give you any indication of what you’re getting yourself into. For instance, Beowulf sounds like it’s... More  →
Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

By ElodieMay 1, 2018
Fictional characters are always dying of boring things like shock, broken hearts, and long winters. That’s why it’s awesome when they die... More  →
The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

By ElodieNovember 20, 2017
You know as well as I do that Thanksgiving is not just a time for eating carbs like there’s no tomorrow—it’s also... More  →
15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

9 Fail-Proof Ways to Enhance Your Reading of Classic Literature

By Cassidy GrahamJune 8, 2017
Let's be honest: classic literature can be boring AF. If you're struggling to get into a novel, we can help: below are 9 tried*... More  →
9 Fail-Proof Ways to Enhance Your Reading of Classic Literature

How Fictional Characters Would Ask You to Prom

By ElodieApril 6, 2017
My prom date asked me to prom by saying, "So, hey, prom?" and I said, "Sure." There was no romance, no fanfare.... More  →
How Fictional Characters Would Ask You to Prom