- 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
How do we love poetry? Let us count the ways…
We receive a lot of love from teachers and students for our analysis and coverage of poetry. Students tell us that they are naturally drawn to poetry, but often feel stymied by the difficulty of interpreting and analyzing the subject. Shmoop is here to help.
There’s really only one reason that poetry has gotten a reputation for being so darned “difficult”: it demands your full attention and won’t settle for less.
To help teachers and students get more comfortable with poetry, we offer a Shmoop Poetry Primer:
What would you like to see us add to our Poetry Primer? What are your favorite tips and tricks for teaching and understanding poetry?
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)