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About SparkNotes

Sometimes you don't understand your teacher, your textbooks make no sense, and you have to read sixteen chapters by tomorrow.

SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info.

As SparkNotes editors, our mission is to help you make sense of confusing schoolwork. We are well qualified to lend a hand: we're graduates of top schools, we have advanced degrees galore, we've taught undergraduate and graduate classes, and we've edited books on Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter, and the SAT (and that's just the S's!). We work with experts to create books, blogs, quizzes, and flashcards that will help you master hard material. SparkNotes are there to help you understand literature, not as a substitute for it.


About LitCharts

LitCharts aren’t just the newest series of literature guides on the web. They’re also the fastest, smartest, and free-est series of literature guides on the web.

Side-By-Side Summary and Analysis

In their summary and analysis sections, conventional lit guides have a bunch of paragraphs of summary followed by a bunch of paragraphs of analysis, and so on. In contrast, LitCharts summary and analysis sections are side-by-side, which:

* Provides better close reading: The key to good grades in English is a close reading of the facts, patterns, and details of the text. Side-by-side summary and analysis is perfectly suited to providing this sort of close reading, as opposed to the more general analysis offered by conventional lit guides. As a result, LitCharts analysis gives you a better handle on the details you’ll need to support any arguments you have to make in class or for tests or essays.
* Is easier to follow: No more trying to figure out just what part of the work a bit of analysis is talking about. With side-by-side summary and analysis, you know automatically.
* Is shorter: Because it doesn’t have to spend lots of words explaining what part of the work it’s discussing, LitCharts analysis can be shorter than the analysis in conventional guides without losing any detail.

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