12 Female Poets Who’ve Shaped Poetry

As the National Poetry Month celebrations continue, it’s important to highlight the extraordinary influence female poets have had on our literary culture. Early codes of feminine behavior did not encourage women to express their personal passions, desires, and reflections through writing. Though women have written poetry for ages, it wasn’t until the first wave of…

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21 Famous Authors and Their Pen Names

For centuries, writers have created pen names to publish their literary works. Adopting a pseudonym grants writers the ability to conceal their true identity for personal, political, and ethical reasons. Some of our literary world’s most beloved, bestselling authors have formulated their entire careers using alternative identities. Female writers, especially during the 19th century, have…

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The Top Book Each State Needed Help with the Most in 2017

With a new year getting kicked into gear, we figure what better way to move forward than to take a look at where we’ve been? We took a look at the most popular book searches per state in 2017 to determine which books students and readers sought the most help with when they visited eNotes.com. (Interested…

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A Year in Review: Top Literary Moments of 2017

Literarily speaking, 2017 was packed with as much drama as a bestselling novel. We saw dire dystopian books fly off the shelves, a piece of short fiction break the internet, and a trollish alt-right personality battle it out with an ex-publisher. There was scandalous “bestseller” manipulation—caught red-handed in real time—and gloves torn off for the…

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Seven Reads To Lift Your Holiday Spirit

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season are in full swing. While some of us may be roasting chestnuts on an open fire, others are feeling overwhelmed by the chaos. Winter is the perfect reading season, so why not avoid the mall mayhem and indulge in some light reading? Here are seven holiday reads…

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