Literature Study Guides and Chapter Summaries
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The Life of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) achieved broad circulation and strongly influenced 20th century writers, but not until after her death. While alive, she traveled little, visited few people and communicated primarily through letters. Learn more about her interesting, yet reclusive life.
What Birches Teaches about Robert Frost Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was one of America's greatest poets during the 20th century. I could deliver a long-winded history of his life and accomplishments, but I think everything you need to know about Frost can be found in Birches, which he published in 1916.
"Among the Hidden" Study Guide Luke has never seen the outside world, but instead lives in hiding. He is a forbidden third child and must remain hidden from the Population Police. Get an overview of the plot, characters and themes of "Among the Hidden".
Existentialist Thought and Thinkers Existentialism can be best defined by going straight to the root of the word: exist. The philosophy is about human existence and our choices. It assumes there is no human nature, only what we do with our opportunities in life. Free will is a fact. We can do what we want, but must accept the results.
James and the Giant Peach Study Guide Read this guide to better understand the novel, James and the Giant Peach. You'll find key vocabulary words to learn, as well as a summary of each chapter.
Important Quotes From The Crucible These quotes from Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" reveal the personalities and motivations of the characters and the major themes in the play.
Important Quotes from Lord of the Flies Brush up your knowledge of Golding's novel with these important quotes from "Lord of the Flies". These quotes underscore themes of innocence lost, the darkness within and the irony of civilization. Enjoy!