Seattle: City of Literature and Our Bookworm’s Guide to Enjoying the City

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced in October that Seattle has been designated a City of Literature. After five years of attempting to secure a bid, Seattle City of Literature finally achieved its goal. Seattle now joins an exclusive group of culturally creative cities across the globe and is the second…

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To Teach a Mockingbird? Let’s Discuss

A school district in Biloxi, Mississippi, recently made waves when it decided to pull Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from required reading in its school. The reason? The language made students “uncomfortable.” Banning books has long been a problem in the United States and one that (justifiably) infuriates the general public. If we are a…

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New! eNotes Goodies: Homepage, iOS App, and Dashboard

Not only are we busy writing new study guides, answering hundreds of questions per day, and meticulously conquering comma splices, we’ve also been sprucing up key areas of our site. An overarching goal is to always be making eNotes even easier to use and more valuable to our users (sheesh, humblebrag much?), so we’re excited to…

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Life According to Keats: 10 Quotes on the Essence of Living

Though he had only 54 poems published in his lifetime, John Keats is recognized as one of the greatest poets of the romantic era. Mostly noted for his series of odes, Keats used gentle language and natural imagery to illustrate his subtle philosophies on life. John Keats was born in London on October 31, 1795.…

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Enjoyed Ready Player One? Check Out These Other Titles Next

With Blade Runner 2049 (2017) in theaters right now, stories categorized under the genre of “cyberpunk” have surged in popularity. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction, usually set in technologically advanced dystopian societies, that incorporates larger themes about the ethics and implications of technology. Soon, Ready Player One will be released as a major…

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