From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Rosa Parks (Title): "Rosa" refers to Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights activist from Alabama who refused to give up her seat to a white person in 1955. Her action helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which spurred further Civil Rights action. Not too shabby an accomplishment for the commute home.