Poems Essay Examples and Topics

Global Citizenship in Langston Hughes’s poem “Let America be America Again”

The world we live today is like a global village. Mankind should work towards improving the living conditions. Development has come with its universal challenges; it’s obvious that development is not distributed evenly across the universe. We are beginning to realize that our separate actions have consequences for the world is interconnected. People grow up […]

“The Epic of Gilgamesh” and “The Tempest” Analysis

The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Tempest are two masterpieces, which reflect the life of people who lived in the times when the works were created. The two works pertain to different cultures. Thus, the former is an Ancient Babylonian story, while the latter is one of the most famous Shakespearean works created in postcolonial […]

Gibran Khalil Gibran- Lebanon Writer and Artist

Khalil was a Lebanese-American writer and artist who made a significant contribution to the literary world. Khalil wrote several philosophical essays, novels, short stories, and mystical poems. In addition, he managed to produce several paintings and illustrations during the course of his career. Gibran was born in Bsharri an area that falls under the current […]

The Aspects that Influenced the Poetry of Auden and the Question of Existentialism

Introduction The poems of Wystan Hugh Auden in the 1940s covered religious and ethical subjects in a less impressive way than his previous poems. However, the poems merged traditional types and styles with fresh types that were influenced by the existentialism movement as well as Søren Aabye Kierkegaard and his existentialistic ideas. Many of Auden’s […]

“This is Just to Say” by Williams

Modern poetry broke the barrier of poetry and prose and transformed into a new form of narration that is textually interdependent. The poem, “This is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams is a short, autobiographical, 12-lined poem, that seeks forgiveness from the poet’s wife, for an insignificant offence of eating the plums that she […]

The Representation of Valuable or Treasured Objects in Fantasy Novels

There has always been a place for valuable objects in people’s minds; indeed, the material assets of the human world have allowed to define the value of a number of things, finally leading to the invention of money. Being one of the most important material elements in the human world, valuable objects, therefore, have been […]

Integrating Poetry into a Learning Process

Poetry plays an important role in a learning process, specifically when poems are applied to teaching various disciplines. Although children sometimes prefer narrative verses to the lyrics ones, they can contribute greatly to improving pronunciation and spelling, as well memorizing various terms. It is very important for teachers to introduce poetry in an oral form […]

The Characteristics of Children’s Poetry

The interaction between children and poetry is characterized by strong materials (Glazer and Williams 271). These comprise good plots, rich settings, well-developed characters, vital and educative themes, and artistic styles that employ bold and creative language (Glazer and Williams 279). This element of novelty is developed by the author, who first understands and comprehends the […]

Explication of Emily Dickenson’s Poetry

Glory is that bright tragic thing That for an instant Means Dominion – Warns some poor name That never felt the Sun, Gently replacing in oblivion – (Dickenson) This paper is aimed at discussing Emily Dickenson’s poem called Glory is that bright tragic thing. In particular, it is necessary to look at the themes that […]

Wilfred Owen: romanticised and tender poetry

Introduction Wilfred Owen was a renowned war poet who lived between 1893 and 1918. Besides his poetry career, Wilfred was also an English soldier. Most of Owen’s work traces their roots to Owen’s war experiences as a soldier. Therefore, most of his work related to war poetry. It is therefore unsurprising that most of his […]

“Brill Fragile Fantasy” a Poem by Hirsch Edward

Introduction In poetry analysis, one is required to investigate and speculate on the content, form as well as history of a written poem. This also applies to other forms of literary analysis such as short story and play analysis. In the process of analysing such a text, an individual appreciates the piece of work by […]

Faust Character

Introduction The character of Faust is a complex one. For this reason, evidence will be found throughout the text that can be appropriated to paint him either as a hero or a villain. This is, however, the result of divergent conceptualization of morality and of the heroic character. In this paper, I will provide evidence […]

Arthur Nortje and His Way

Introduction While analyzing a poem written by Arthur Nortje, I would like to tell you a few words about the author’s life. So, Nortje was born in the early forties; he is famous South African poet. The poet is often classified as one of the most brilliant talents. Ann Langwadt says that “Nortje wrote about […]

Narrative Techniques Used in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

There is rigid difference between mimic techniques in theatrical performance and literary representation of the play. In particular, the former allows to demonstrate certain actions and convey feelings with the help of gestures, eye contact, silence, and other nonverbal patterns of behavior. In contrast, literary presentation is narrowed to language resources, imagination, and cultural propriety, […]

John Donne’s Sacred and Secular Love: Poetry Analysis

John Donne was an English writer widely known for being the most prominent member of the metaphysical poets. “He affects the metaphysics, not only in his satires, but in his amorous verses, where nature only should reign; and perplexes the minds of the fair sex with nice speculations of philosophy, when he should engage their […]

Redefining Self in Whitman’s Poem “Song of Myself”, Thoreau’s “Walden” and Emerson’s “Nature”

Whitman’s concept of the self as illustrated in the poem Song of Myself is radically different from what Thoreau and Emerson envisioned in their works, Walden and Nature respectively. Whitman advocates for conformity while Thoreau and Emerson subscribe to individualism. For Whitman, the self should be unified with other selves and nature as well, a […]

Walt Whitman

Introduction Walt Whitman was an American journalist and poet born in 1819 in West Hills, New York and who died in1892 in Camden, New Jersey. During his life, Whitman served the community in numerous ways, for example, he was working as a teacher, volunteer nurse, journalist, essayist, and a government clerk (Bloom 16). Whitman was […]

Burning: Poetry Explication

The poem Burning can be regarded as an example of free verse; this means that the author does adhere to a certain rhyming pattern or meter (Cushman and Cavanagh 524). Furthermore, one can say that this literary work allows different interpretations and responses of the readers. Overall, it is possible to say that this poem […]

Persuasion, Closure, and Vulnerability in Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross

The Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet is a speech-act play in two acts. The plot of the drama encumbers the hypocrisies and corruptions of American capitalism, often mythologized as the American dream. Mamet’s main characters are salesmen; these people play the pivotal role in capitalist business machinery. The characters speak incessantly and about many […]

Steinbeck and Babb

Overview Steinbeck and Babb played a great role in shaping the literature of America. Although the authors were not recognized significantly during the past, their ideologies are relevant to the modern society. Steinbeck was an activist who wrote many books about the struggle between people who are poor and the rich ones. However, researchers and […]

The murder of Helen Betty Osborn

The murder of Helen Betty Osborn has attracted much attention of journalists, police officers and writers. It should be noted that this crime could be significantly motivated by racism and sexism. More importantly, the failure to investigate this crime properly was attributed to many prejudices that governmental officials could held against Aboriginal people of Canada. […]

The Fallen Values of the Fallen Humankind: Urban Pastoral of Swift’s “A Description of a City Shower” and “A Description of the Morning”

Despite all the advantages that technology and progress have to offer to the humankind, there has always been a tendency to romanticize the nature and cultivate the idea of returning into the lapse of innocence where the concept of money and other vulgar attributes of civilization is no longer in existence. The given tendency has […]

‘Richard Cory’ by Edwin Arlington Robinson

‘Ricard Cory’ is a paradoxical poem which raises the popular issue of worldly image and inner reality. Depicting the difficult times of the economic depression in 1893, the poem shows the plight of the commoners who could not afford to meat and had to be content eating bread. The traditional verse style juxtaposed with the […]

“Musee des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

The poem ‘Musée des Beaux Arts’ presents to the reader a powerful challenge regarding every day life. It reminds the reader of the occasional religious moral guide intended sermons from a reverend. Further the poem could be likened to a moral story or fairy tale that serves to guide or advise the listener or reader. […]

Frederick Douglass’s poem

One of the main ideas that are being explored throughout the course of Frederick Douglass’s autobiography is the fact that, while subjecting Black slaves to an inhumane treatment, Southern slave-owners were drawing their inspiration out of the Bible, as such does, in fact, endorse slavery in a rather explicit manner. In its turn, this helps […]

Ecological Themes in Di Brandt’s Poem Zone: Le Détroit

People’s interaction with nature is one of the themes that play an important role in the poetry of Di Brandt. This topic occupies a central place in her poem Zone: Le Détroit which shows that contemporary society is hostile to environment as well as individuals who often feel very insecure. This paper will discuss the […]

The Knight without Blemish and Without Reproach: The Color of Virtue

If there is something that the English Middle Age literature is definitely famous for, these are the numerous legends about knights, beautiful damsels and King Arthur; and, one must give these legends some credit for keeping its audience well in their seats for several centuries long. However, it seems rather unfair that the legend of […]

The “Lanval” Poem

Judging from the prologue that precedes the poem, the reader realizes that the author of “Lanval” was of French origin. However, there is no part of the poem whatsoever that makes a revelation of more details about its author. Originally, the poem was written in French and was translated into various dialects, which include English. […]

Evenin’ Air Blues

The poem Evenin’ Air Blues written by Langston Hughes was published in 1951. The poem consists of four six line stanzas or sestets. In the poem, a poor black man, who is probably an escaped slave, in a sad tone, speaks about the mismatch between the picture of Northern American states that existed among the […]

Japanese Poetry

Introduction Japan has a history on vast and varied forms of poetry. The history dates back to the time Chinese introduced its poetry to Japan. Afterwards, the history merged into the Japanese culture. The poems stand out for their easy comprehension, and intense, emotional connection with the readers. One of the popular Japanese poems is […]

Interpretive Statement on “At That Moment”

The poem is an elegy in nature in the sense that it’s mourning the death of Malcolm. The poem setting is in a ballroom where it talks about how Malcolm was murdered by a bullet. His shooting was meet with disbelief as ‘pounding thunder’ describes how the whole place was quite as Malcolm’s journey to […]

Defining American Poetry In “Blue Ontario’s Shore”

By blue Ontario’s shore is one of the 1856 poems composed by Walt Whitman, who is considered as the father of American poetry, that are full of drama. The speaker of the poem approaches greater rhetorical heights in defining true American poetry thus it takes a shape of a dramatic monologue. The poem narrates the […]

Linda Hogan’s Dwellings

Introduction The book Dwellings by Linda Hogan gives the reader a chance to look at life from a different angle or perspective. Linda explains how human beings look at their communities in a way that allows them to live in happiness and ignoring the things that might not matter in their lives. The book brings […]

“Disabled” by Wilfred Owen

Introduction The disabled poem was written in 1917 and it was an expression of feelings and thoughts of a young soldier who left for World War when he was nineteen years old only. After coming from the war, the young soldier felt disappointed by the reaction from the people. He seems to have thought that […]

Literary Analysis on Poetry by William Blake

Thesis statement/introduction Born in the era of French revolution and the enlightenment period, William Blake uses his artistic skills to construct the poem the tiger among other compositions. Coupled with misery and disunity in the region, he symbolically uses the tiger to condemn the evil practices in the society. Therefore, by analyzing his poem the […]

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is an intriguing Sumerian poem that focuses on the social, political and spiritual lives of the ancient people in their contemporary times. Influenced and controlled by his queer body features, Gilgamesh is the main character who posses both godly and human body. Alluding from the bible, the poem combines the traditional […]

Analysis of the Solitary Reaper

As an introduction to the book, Wordsworth catches the readers’ attention by pointing to a beautiful girl working alone in the field reaping and singing by herself. The girl does not want to be interrupted and alludes to the valley being full of songs. The first stanza of the song heaps a lot of praises […]

“This Compost” Gives Hope and Makes People Think

Walt Whitman is one of the greatest poets who make people take notice of all wonders of the world. In his poem “This Compost” Whitman reveals the miracle of renovation of nature which is taken for granted by most of people. Moreover, this optimistic work gives hope to all those who fail to believe in […]

Music of “Song of Myself” or New Type of Diary Entry

Whitman’s “Song of Myself” is a very unique poem. Some say it is a kind of diary entry or detailed self-reflection and this makes it that unique. However, the poem is also special because it combines two types of art: literature and music. “Song of Myself” is a musical artwork since in this poem it […]

Defining the “White Mind”

The nature of the ‘white mind’ as presented in ‘The Land of The Spotted Eagle’ by Luther Standing Bear is a depiction of a personal conviction devoid of factual knowledge. Bear presents the white mind as a destructive force; a force that has no respect for nature. Instead of adopting and enriching the American features […]

Ethics by Linda Pasten

Introduction A poem is a work of art that serves many purposes. Just like music or literary works of art, a poem can be used to entertain, educate or pass on an important message to the society. More often than not, poems tend to use a parabolic kind of language and the message contained herein […]

Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”

Introduction Poems, short stories, novels, narratives among other literary works offers us a means through which we can see and understand our nature as human beings, as well as, various cultural, social, and political features of our society which are critical to our societal and individual well-being. They act as a mirror through which individuals […]

Interior Monologue for Gilgamesh

Introduction Interior monologue, otherwise known as the inner voice, refers to a passage of text that is used to explain a character’s thoughts deep within (Heidel 6). In this case we are to look at the interior monologue of Urshanabi at his encounter with Gilgamesh at the time of crossing the waters of death. It […]

Theodore Roethke and Sylvia Plath

Theodore Roethke and Sylvia Plath are two poets who have done poetry justice. They are known for their great works both in poetry and in writing. Theodore took up poetry as a vocation relatively late in life while Sylvia started writing poems at a tender age of eight years. Both have had great success in […]

Cathy Song’s Biography and Poems

Cathy Song is one of the most popular poets whose works have been highly recognized in academic circles, and many people still enjoy reading her literary works even today. In 1955 she was born at a place called Honolulu in Hawai’i. “She later went for her studies at Wellesley College in America where she graduated […]

Difference between Tragedy and Pathos in Death of a Salesman

Introduction Thousands of people who are truly committed to the American Dream often find themselves shattered against the tragic realities of life. Such stories are not uncommon, since the American Dream has nothing to do with personal attractiveness and chance but implies that hard work is the direct prerequisite for continued success. Arthur Miller’s Death […]

Analysis of Poems by Dorothy Parker

Thesis statement: Though the poems of Parker may embody a sense of cynicism and sarcasm regarding relationships it is apparent that it is not the concept of a romantic relationship that Parker is so negative about but rather her spitefulness is directed at males in general. Introduction Bitterness, that one word seems to be at […]

Catullus Poems 5, 58, 75 and 87

Roman poets, similar to other Roman artists of that period, employed an inimitable skill in acquiring exterior influences from outside cultures, effectively assimilating them and then re-engineering a Roman equivalent (Cunningham & Reich, 2010, p. 87). In poems 5, 58, 75 and 87 from the Roman poet Catullus, we see this skill exemplified. Catullus belonged […]

American literature: Steven Wallace

Introduction A poem can be defined in several ways. For example we can define it as a piece of writing in verse form which conveys strong feelings of a person a bout a given subject. For instance, one can write a poem in order to show his attitude or opinion about something or a pertinent […]

The poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”

Introduction The poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” is considered to be the masterpiece of 20th century writer William Carlos Williams, supposedly written in five minutes when he was caring for a sick child that eventually died (The Book of the Dead Man 109). While there have been many interpretations over the years as to the meaning […]

Song Dynasty and Two Poems for Analysis

Chinese poetry is one of the most popular literature genres in China. The variety of dynasties, their unique and unpredictable approaches to the representation of their ideas, their unbelievable passion to writing – all this seems to be amazing in the world of Chinese literature. The Tang Dynasty, Song Dynasty, or Yuan and Ming Dynasty […]

Importance of dreams in the Epic of Gilgamesh

In the Gilgamesh story, dreams have been given great prominence especially since they play a critical part in explaining the unfolding of events. The two main characters Gilgamesh and Enkidu constantly dream about things and events which contribute positively to their lives as well as help give meaning to the story. In the period of […]

The Literary Function of Dreams in the Epic of Gilgamesh

In a society, dreams serve various purposes depending on the culture, community, or family. The significance of dreams is related to the way an individual feels about them. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, which was developed over a period of nearly a thousand years from about 2500 to 1500 B.C., several dreams are told involving […]

Catullus’ Lyric Poem and His Obsession with Lesbia

Gaius Valerius Catullus was an Italian poet who wrote before the time of Christ. He was prolific. There are at least 116 poems attributed to his name (Lawall, p.1046). But the most important are those that were written to express his love for a woman named Lesbia. It was not a simple relationship like a […]

The Poet in Love, the Poet in Pain

Introduction William Butler Yeats is one of the most renowned figures in British as well as world literature. His poems are full of symbolism and mystery, which are combined with clarity and divine power. The poet touched upon numerous topics. Love was one of the major themes in his works. “Never Give All the Heart” […]

Never Give All the Heart

Introduction The poem, Never Give All the Heart, by W. B. Yeats appears to elaborate on the necessity of being more reserved when it comes to love wherein instead of giving it your all you have to keep something back. This is based on the various verses which place a significant emphasis on the potential […]

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most renowned US poets. She received numerous honors for her works, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. One of her best works, which has been quoted for more than fifty years, is We Real Cool. This poem is also remarkable as it is marked by the shift in the […]

I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

Introduction Emily Dickinson is the outstanding American poet of the XIX century. Her poems represent the invaluable part of the world literature heritage. Although the most part of her compositions are devoted to the themes of death and immorality, the theme of nature also takes an important part in her poems. The aim of this […]

The Tales of the Medieval Knights: Courage, Chivalry and Convictions

Fighting a dragon, saving the princess and going for another quest – this is how most people, who have only heard about knights from the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, imagine a Medieval knight. However, the reality was far more complicated than that. With an impeccably virtuous lifestyle imposed […]

If You Forget Me

“If You Forget Me” is a poem by the Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda. Neruda’s work spans the period between the first and second world wars. Neruda was also active in the civil movement that took place in Spain. Born in 1904, Pablo Neruda was a Chilean politician, diplomat, and poet (Pablo Neruda – […]

The Art of a Soliloquy: Learning to Face One’s Personal Demons

Sonnet: Solitude Face solitude right in the evil eye; It stares at you and never says a word. It makes you cringe, regret, deny, defy – The more it lasts, the stronger it may hurt. But we did reconcile long ago; It takes me where I’d never dare to go. Sonnet Analysis The given sonnet […]

The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats is thought to be one of the most admired poets. “The Second Coming” is a masterpiece that leaves the reader wondering what is truly meant by the poem. The title suggests that the content is positive, relating to religion and saving of people. But at the same time, there is a sense […]

W.B.Yeats: Writing Style & Poetry

Introduction Each poem is very individual and unique. There are many types of rhythms, tones, language uses, and the general structure. Everyone reflects a particular feeling felt or thought of by the poet. It is a reflection of the personal philosophy, understanding of life, and others. This essay describes the writing style of William Butler […]

Sonnet 116 Analysis

Sonnet 116 is one of the most famous poems in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet” collection. The popularity of this poem can only be matched by that of other poems such as sonnet 18 and 130. Sonnet 116 is often referred to by its first line, “Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds”. The type of […]

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by Shakespeare and it is thought to have been written in 1595 or 1596. The play is set in the city of Verona. It is a tragic love story and the love between Romeo and […]

“The Road not Taken” by Richard Frost

The road not taken is a poem that most people have misinterpreted for a long time. Some say the poem the poet is talking about a road less travelled. However, a keen look at the poem reveals the opposite as the speaker talks about a road not taken at all as opposed to a road […]

The Fish – a Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

The Fish is a poem authored by Elizabeth Bishop. The author uses language to attract the attention of the readers. She also manages to express her feelings through imagery in her literary piece of work by employing similes, descriptive language, and adjectives. These literary devices culminate into a precise mental image of the occurrences in […]

Robert Frost’s Fear Poetry

Robert Frost had it tough growing up and during his adulthood it did not get any easier. Frost wrote poetry relating to his rather challenging life experiences because he used it as a coping mechanism. Fear and anxiety were common images in his writing which is why his poetry explicitly depicts his true inner self. […]

Argument paper on Milton’s Paradise lost

Introduction In the poem, Milton talks about the story of Adam and Eve and how they lost their place in paradise. He expands the story of creation by including more details and events that led to the creation and fall of man. He also presents a narrative of the activities that happened in the Garden […]

Importance of the Book “Odyssey” by Homer

Odyssey is an epic story done by Homer. It is one of the best epic stories which revolve around a hero who is faced by many challenges and problems which he conquered. The author has used an admiration tone throughout the book which helps to improve the character of the hero. The epic story is […]

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats played an influential role in shaping modern literature through his use of innovative and figurative poetry. For Yeats, symbolism was not an artistic feature for embellishing his poetry, rather a means of effective and innovative expressing his thoughts on different themes. In the poem ‘Leda and the Swan’ Yeats presents the brutal […]

The Religious and Political Views of the Epic Poem

Introduction The poem Paradise Lost by Milton is a piece of art that has been coined wonderfully to pass both political and religious messages. The name Paradise Lost was carefully chosen as a summary of what Milton was talking about in the entire book. According to Sander (64), the way Milton has used diction in […]

‘An Age of Surfaces’: Deceptive Exteriors and Flawed Interiors in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, offers the reader and viewer a chance to laugh at the deceptive ways that people present themselves. As Lady Bracknell puts it, towards the close of the play, “We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces”. (Wilde Act 3, line 164) This […]

The Road Not Taken

Author Robert Frost was an avid poet who lived in America between during the twentieth century. His poem “The Road Not Taken” is still one of his best works. Frost’s exceptional depictions of America’s rural life along with his mastery of colloquial speech, makes him one of the best poets of the twentieth century (Dickinson […]

William Blake poems

Tyger by William Blake About the writer William Blake was born in London on the 28th of November 1757 and died on the 12th of August 1827. He is a celebrated English poet who belongs to the school of romantic poems. He expressed his ideas and view of romance both in his poems and his […]

Sandra Cisneros

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review the literary style used by the feminist author Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros is one of the female writers who has expressed dissatisfaction with the American social system, especially due to racial segregation, poverty, economic and gender inequalities. Her poetic approach, use of vignettes and the Spanish language […]

“Parsley” by Rita Dove. Analysis of the Poem

Written by Rita Dove in 1937, “Parsley” is perhaps one of most political poems throughout the whole 20th century. Dove’s main aim was to describe the violence against humanity in the Dominican Republic. Dictator Rafael Trujillo, who Rita Dove calls the ‘El General’ in the poem, ordered his army to kill nearly 20,000 immigrant workers […]

Reading between the Lines: The Monster That Haunted Heorot

There are many reasons to admire “Beowulf,” one of the most recognized poems in entire world. To start with, it is so ancient that one cannot help gasping in awe; second, “Beowulf” is the first written and, therefore, the most treasured British poem; third, the poem is truly epic from beginning to the very end; […]

Andrew Marvel Poetry

“To his Coy Mistress” refers to a poem drafted by English novelist Marvel Andrew during military government of Cromwell Protector Oliver in England. Indeed, “To his Coy Mistress” was one of the best pretty and premium poems of Andrew, the greatest renowned Carpe Diem rhyme in the State. The poem was composed in 1650s when […]

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green knight is a story set in the Middle English and was written by an unknown person from West Midlands. He is famed with many other works that were also written around the same period. Sir Gawain is the protagonist in the tale. Several events in the story describe his true […]

The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men has a lot of different interpretations. It can be connected with the author’s poem The Wasteland, however, it is better to consider The Hollow Men as the separate piece of writing which should be analyzed independently. Moreover, it seems at the first sight that the main idea of […]

Why are we afraid of poetry?

Poetry is one of the greatest forms of expressing human thoughts. Poetic language is a specific language which seems to be too ideal. However, when some people consider poetry as the greatest destination of the literature, others are afraid of poems and everything connected with them. There are a lot of different reasons why people […]

The Art of Love

The Art of Love by Ovid provides an extremely intriguing advice that can be used by both men and women. The author shows the ways of searching for a perfect match. This poem adopts a fascinating satire that may be applied to describing not only the sexual activities in the pagan Roman culture but also […]

Poems Copmarison

Analysis of Do not go gentle into that good night The main theme in the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas, is an argument to fight against the encroaching arms of death. While the word “fight” is never actually utilized despite its similarity to the meter of the poem, […]

Poems by Iconic Authors: Keats, Shakespeare, Hughes

“Ode on Grecian Urn” by John Keats This poem is majorly based on paradoxical stylistic device. It entails the appreciation of artwork that has found its description in a poem. The poem describes art work versus life occurrences. There is a world of creation of full fantasy by the “urn” people in the poem. These […]

Works commissioned by Augustus and their Political Influence

Emperor Augustus of Rome was born Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 B.C. Augustus took power in 44 B.C. after the murder of his uncle, Julius Ceaser. Augustus was a wise, bright and astute politician. He was able to restore peace in Rome after 100 years of civil war. Augustus was able to commission the […]

Summary and Response to “Digging” by Heaney, Seamus

Effective Images in Seamus Heaney’s “Digging” The poem “Digging” by Seamus Heaney is a recollection of the persona’s childhood and present memories. In this poem, the poet efficiently utilizes audio-visual images as well as the persona’s voice to convey his message on hard work. The persona acts as a narrator and tells the story of […]

Interpretation of Poem Child of the Americas

Introduction Aurora Levins Morales, the author of the poem Child of the Americas, was born of Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish father in Indiera, Puerto Rico. She later relocated to the United States: New Hampshire and Chicago. Currently, she hails from San Francisco alongside her family. In Child of Americas, she draws tremendously from […]

Heroes in English Literature

Heroes in English literature constitute a majority of the middle Ages narratives. In epic plays, poems and narratives, heroes were defined as being selfless individuals who deliberately and courageously risked their lives for a justified cause. They are said to overcome risky and dangerous obstacles for the benefit of others. In the middle Ages, there […]

Analysis of Poet Robert Frost’s Life and Writings

Introduction Different people have distinctive life histories according to the works they get involved with and the achievements they are able to have during their lifetime. Robert Frost was an American poet who was born in the year 1874 and died in 1963 at the age of 89. Among the things he got involved with, […]

Beowulf: Grendel’s Mother Viewpoint

Beowulf is a unique title of a famous and old epic poem, which has more than three thousand alliterative lines. It forms part of the important works of ancient Anglo-Saxon literature. Beowulf is a long and detailed narrative poem, which is rich in literature and other aspects, thus coming in handy in the study of […]

To Waken an Old Lady

The poem To Waken an Old Lady ideally looks at the effects of growing old. In a bid to deliver the message of the poem, the author uses various interesting tools. As I read the poem, I was interested in the manner in which the author employs literary devices in passing across the message. Other […]

Aristotelian Tragedy Definition

Aristotelian tragedy can be defined as a simulation of such deeds that are complete and severe. An action which has a level and language of its own, it also possesses some accessories in it, which are considered pleasurable and congenial. Incident that is full of grievances and pity is also termed as tragedy. Aristotle stated […]

How Do I Love Thee, Let me Count the Ways

Introduction The content of a poem coupled with its message as well as its relevance play a good role in telling the poem that the reader ought to go for on the expense of the others, as the case appears for this paper. The poem “How Do I Love Thee, Let me Count the Ways” […]

Travelling through the dark

Introduction “Travelling through the dark”, by William Stafford poem was published in 1962. The poem was set in nature where the speaker was driving in a dark narrow path. He found a she deer which had been recently hit by the car. Through this poem his actions and emotions comes out as he made his […]

Poem Analysis: I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud

In his poem, I wondered lonely as a cloud, William Wordsworth applies different elements of poetry to highlight his themes. For instance, he uses symbolism to connect human beings with their immediate environment (nature). A symbol is an object either living or non-living that represents something else in reality; therefore, the reader has to think […]