- Based on your requests, we've upgraded our coverage of this classic allegory
- Find our totally revamped Symbolism and Allegory page – mapping key events from the novel to historical events
- Check out our deeper character analyses – outlining which characters represented which historical figures
- "Acquainted with the Night", by Robert Frost
- "The Hollow Men", by T.S. Eliot
- "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- "The Weary Blues", by Langston Hughes
- "The World Is Too Much with Us", by William Wordsworth
- Arrow of God, by Chinua Achebe
- "Babylon Revisited", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- "Bernice Bobs Her Hair", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- "The Birthmark", by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy
- Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
- Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen
- Medea, by Euripides
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee
Maybe we’re still secretly lusting after that awesome Jabba the Hut Barge lego set that was on our holiday wish list year after year. Whatever the motivation, we think Siftables are cool.
David Merrill’s talk from the most recent TED conference caught our attention. Merrill, an MIT grad student, says that his passion is “making new human-computer interactions that better map to the way our brains work.” We think that rocks. Tactile computing could change our daily lives – and education – in big and small ways.
How would you use siftables to learn or teach?
- chemistry experiments without the chemicals?
- legos that visually display principles of physics and architecture?
Add your ideas in the comments below. Or, tweet @helloshmoop
Watch David Merrill’s TED Talk (7 min)
Hi from Shmoop HQ,
Sharpen your brain for final exams and papers.
Shmoop now covers more than 200 topics:
Shmoop packed on the pounds just in time for finals. Let’s call it our “Freshman 18.”
New in Shmoop Literature:
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
- Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- “In the Penal Colony,” by Franz Kafka
- A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller
- Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw
- The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas
- “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” by Gabriel García Márquez
- “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” by J.D. Salinger
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
- “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
- “The King of the Bingo Game,” by Ralph Ellison
New in Shmoop Poetry:
- “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “London, 1802,” by William Wordsworth
- “The Day Lady Died,” by Frank O’Hara
- “Diving into the Wreck,” by Adrienne Rich
- “Circe’s Power,” by Louise Glück
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