10 Popular Songs With Literary Roots

Books, movies, music… the media. They influence and mimic (and steal from) one another, resulting in a rich network of ideas and entertainment. At eNotes, we are unabashedly biased toward the written word (#BookNerdPride), and become giddy when books are the source of motion pictures or other modern cultural benchmarks. While bopping my head to some Lana…

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Mother’s Day Cards to Famous (and Infamous) Literary Moms

We love our moms, and they love us! But… more often than not in literature, we see somewhat, er, nontraditional relationships between mothers and their children. Some of these relationships are too good (or too bad?) not to comment on, so when we started brainstorming our Mother’s Day post, we kept coming back to the…

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8 Hauntingly Beautiful J.M. Barrie Quotes

Happy birthday, Sir Barrie! J.M. Barrie, famous for penning the original novel that inspired Peter Pan, was born on this day in 1860. To commemorate, we’ve put together some of our favorite Barrie quotes (no, we didn’t just focus on Peter Pan… though we couldn’t omit it entirely). We chose some of our favorite spine-tingling and thought-provoking quotes commenting…

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Five Shakespeare Lines You’ll Want to (Surprisingly) Avoid This Valentine’s Day

Dusting off your Shakespeare for Valentine’s Day sounds like a great idea. The Bard’s famous words are tried and tested — they’ve been working for four hundred years. But are you sure you know what they mean? And are you sure that’s what you want to say?

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8 Ridiculous College Classes (…that we’d totally take!)

*BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEEEEEEEP* Ah… the charming chime of your 6am alarm clock, making sure you are on your way to first period, or your 7:30am chem class (what were you thinking in scheduling that!?). Perhaps your mornings would be a little less grouchy if you were on your way to study the science of Hogwarts…

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