“Ode to A Nightingale” by John Keats

The Poem “Ode to A Nightingale” by John Keats is a unique poem, written sometime during the 1815- 1820’s while he was visiting at a friend’s house. This Romantic Age poem is well known for the way it is written. The main writing style Keats uses is imagery. This style is an excellent example of … Read more

Analysis of Sonnet 118

Like as, to make our appetites more keen, With eager compounds we our palate urge; As to prevent our maladies unseen We sicken to shun sickness when we purge: Even so, being full of your ne’er cloying sweetness, To bitter sauces did I frame my feeding; And, sick of welfare, found a kind of meetness … Read more

The poem The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd

The poem The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd, is a look into the mind of a realistic (or some may even say pessimistic) person. It was written as a response to the more idealistic poem, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, by Christopher Marlowe. The Passionate Shepherd is the story of a man trying to … Read more

Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost

In La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad, John Keats, the author, relates feelings of heartache to the reader by using metaphors of somberness and sorrow. The poem is set around a knights story of how his heart had been broken when he was left by a woman whom he had recently fell in love … Read more

The Bistro Styx

Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother … Read more

Robert Frost Compare/Contrast

Robert Frost takes our imagination to a journey through wintertime with his two poems Desert Places and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in our part of the country. Even though these poems both have winter … Read more

A Prose Analysis on Milton’s “Sonnet XIX”

John Milton, a poet who was completely blind in 1651 wrote “Sonnet XIX” in 1652; this sonnet is his response to his loss of sight. The theme of the sonnet is the loss and regain of primacy of experience. Milton offers his philosophical view on animism and God. Furthermore, “Sonnet XIX” explores Milton’s faith and … Read more

The Mysteries of the Sonnets

William Shakespeares sonnets may have been the best poetry ever written. The sonnets are beautifully written with many different feelings expressed in them. Although they may have been the most autobiographically written poems of all time, they still present a number of questions. Many Elizabethan historians and Shakespeare enthusiasts often wonder who Shakespeare was writing … Read more

Allen Ginsbergs Poetry

Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the School of Disembodied Poets. During his education at Colombia University Ginsberg started his highly political and … Read more

18th Century Poem Analysis

The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, “The Rape of Lock” and “The Eve of St. Agnes. ” Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A … Read more

Could I be an artist

I always thought I had some flare for the arts. I’ve always been considered a creative person. I decided to put my creativity to a different use, however. I opted for a career in helping others get the most out of their careers. Tonight will be my testimony to helping the real artists get recognized. … Read more

Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

Despite popular belief, William Shakespeare was considered a great poet before a great playwright. He accomplished writing at least 154 sonnets and other poems of love. In this paper, I will analyze one of his greatest sonnets. One of the most famous of his sonnets is number XXIX. This sonnet is one long sentence, but … Read more

Celebration Of The Lizard

“Celebration of the lizard” by James Douglas Morrison is a helpless labyrinth of insanity. The poem is a murder that results in insanity. The speaker is the murderously insane madman. In this outrageous maze, the poet is running from his chaotic problems. In the first three stanzas, it starts out as a bad dream that … Read more

Robert Herrick and Robert Frost

Centuries apart Robert Herrick and Robert Frost wrote poems illustrating the brevity of life. “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Herrick and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Frost are the two poems which address the limited time humanity, especially the time of youth, has to spend in this life. Both authors use … Read more

Coleridge and the Explosion of Voice

Coleridge is so often described in terms which are akin to the word, “explosive,” and by all accounts he was at times an unusually dynamic,charismatic and unpredictable person. His writings themselves could also betermed “explosive” merely from their physical form; a fragmented mass, some pieces finished but most not, much of his writing subject to … Read more

Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Once upon a midnite dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary. Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven, This poem is mainly about his wife dying and her being sick and his depression and anger. Nameless here forevermore, Only this and nothing more, Darkness there and nothing more, Tis the wind and nothing more. While I nodded … Read more

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

Shakespeare’s Sonnet #73, published in 1609, is written in the Shakespearean or English sonnet style. It consists of three quatrains and one couplet at the end, written in iambic pentameters. Each quatrain has its own rhyme scheme, rhyming in alternating lines. The couplet summarizes the preceding twelve lines. Sonnet 73 appears to contain multiple parallels … Read more

Analysis of A Poison Tree

In choosing a poem from the English Romanticism era, I found one that particularly stands among others. A poem that had some depth, in that I couldnt understand and feel what the poem was expressing at first glance. It is a poem that had a sense of mystery around it. These characteristics are exceptionally evident … Read more

Comparison Poems Essay

In all poems there is a theme, whether the theme be obvious from the start or it be one that is difficult to find. No matter how long or short a poem or how complicated or simple every poem that you read will have a theme. In “Beale Street Love” by Langston Hughes, the poem … Read more

If We Must Die – Claude McKay

Claude McKay “If We Must Die” One of the most influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance was Jamaican born Claude McKay, who was a political activist, a novelist, an essayist and a poet. Claude McKay was aware of how to keep his name consistently in mainstream culture by writing for that audience. Although in McKay’s … Read more

Home Burial by Robert Frost

Robert Frost wrote the poem Home Burial after he and his wife suffered the tragic loss of their 4-year-old son. Home Burial shows the emotions people feel after such a loss, and how they face those emotions. Through Frost’s experience he shows that men and women grieve in different ways. In Home Burial Frost demonstrates, … Read more

Poetry Essay Examples

The greatest pain in life is not to die, but to be ignored. To lose the person you love so much to another who doesn’t care at all. To have someone you care so about so much throw a party… and not tell you about it. When your favorite person on earth neglects to invite … Read more