What is the difference between SparkNotes and Cliff Notes?
Are book summaries legal?
1 : drunk enough to be emotionally silly a mob of maudlin rummies … sing hymns— Joseph Mitchell would crack open another beer and become maudlin— Patrick Moore. 2 : weakly and effusively sentimental maudlin expressions of regret.
What does maudlin mean?
Shmoop is a Yiddish term that means “to move something forward a bit.” That’s right, it’s a real word! And this is exactly what we do: move education forward (which takes some real chutzpah).
Is eNotes a scholarly source?
Both sites provide similar information, ranging from overall plot summaries and character analysis, but Sparknotes goes more into the literary aspect of the book, while cliffnotes focuses more on the character and his motives.