08th December, 2016
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Interpretation of Death, Be Not Proud by Donne

Background “Death, Be Not Proud” is a sonnet by John Donne. It was published in 1633, after Donne’s death, although he wrote the poem in 1609. It is one of nineteen sonnets comprising Donne’s Holy Sonnets. Structure The poem is a Petrarchan, or Italian, sonnet. It is composed of 14 total lines. The first eight Keep Reading

23rd June, 2016
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Analysis of Le Pont Mirabeau by Guillaume Apollinaire

Background “Le Pont Mirabeau” by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire was first published in February of the year 1912. Many who have read, heard, or studied it hail it as lovely and lyrical. Many translations have been published since then, some more literal than others. The translation by Richard Wilbur can be found in the analysis Keep Reading

22nd April, 2016
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Interpretation of Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

Background “Little Orphant Annie” was written by the best-selling writer, James Whitcomb Riley. He was born in Indiana and known for his works appealing to a young, or child, audience. The poem was first published in the Indianapolis Journal on November 15, 1885 titled as “The Elf Child.” Structure The poem is composed of four Keep Reading

10th April, 2016
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Analysis of The Tyger by William Blake

Background “The Tyger” was written by William Blake and first published in the year 1794 as part of the poetry collection book Songs of Experience. The poem is one of his best-known works. Blake’s poetry is highly symbolic, rife with imagery and creativity. Structure The poem consists of 24 lines, broken up evenly into six Keep Reading

22nd March, 2016
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Interpretation of A Poet to his Beloved by William Buttler Yeats

Background “A Poet to his Beloved” was written by Irish poet, William Butler Yeats. It was first with other poems in his collection “A wind among the reeds” in 1899. Much of Yeat’s early poetry centered on themes of love and courtship. It is believed these poems, including “A Poet to his Beloved”, were inspired Keep Reading

25th August, 2015
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Analysis of She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth

Background “She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways” is a poem written by the romantic poet William Wordsworth. The poem was written in 1798. It was then published in the book Lyrical Ballads in 1800. Structure “She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways” is a three-stanza poem. Each stanza is composed of four lines (quatrains) with an Keep Reading

31st July, 2015
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Analysis of The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

Background Andrew Marvell wrote the poem “The Definition of Love”. It was published in The Poems of Andrew Marvell in 1892. It is categorized as a metaphysical poem due to its attempt to apply logic to the abstract notion of love. Structure The poem is composed of eight quatrains. The rhyme scheme follows an ABAB Keep Reading

22nd July, 2015
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Analysis of I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

Background The poem “I Hear America Singing” was written by Walt Whitman. It was published in 1867 in the book Leaves of Grass. An earlier version of the poem, with slight variations, appeared in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass labeled simply as “20” under the section titled “Chants Democratic.” [1] Structure The poem Keep Reading

05th July, 2015
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Analysis of The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Tennyson

Background Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade” in 1854. The poem was written as a commemoration of a specific event in the 1854 Battle of Balaclava. Structure The poem is composed of six stanzas of varying length. Though there are rhymed lines in the poem, it does not follow a consistent Keep Reading

10th June, 2015
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Analysis of Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats

Background W.B. Yeats wrote the poem “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.” It was published in the year 1899 in Yeats’ book of poetry, The Wind Among the Reeds. Structure The poem is a single stanza consisting of eight lines. It employs ABAB CDCD rhyme scheme. The corresponding words (AA, BB, CC, DD) are Keep Reading

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