Poem Samples

A Poet to His Beloved

"A Poet to his Beloved" is one of many poems by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats that is centered around love and courtship. It is a poem, which dates back to 1899, and it was inspired by and dedicated to Maud Gonne, the woman of his dreams. A Poet To His Beloved BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS I BRING you...

A Girl Analysis

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound, the great expatriate American poet and critic, used his iconic Imagism to write the poem ‘A girl’ where he used the mythical characters of Apollo and Daphne to showcase the creative imaginations of a girl from two different perspectives; an older child and an adult, where the girl transforms herself into a tree. A Girl BY...

A Dream Within A Dream

The poem “A Dream Within a Dream” was published back in 1849, written by one of the greatest American poets Edgar Allan Poe. In this poem the poet shows a rare contradiction between the two stanzas where his narratives change drastically in illustrating the inner and outer reality of the narrator’s mind. A Dream Within A Dream BY EDGAR ALLAN...

A Birthday Poem

In the poem, Ted Kooser gives another touch of his abiding interest in the versatility of life. He compares the rise and set of the sun with the cycle of life. He emphasizes on cherishing the moments and memories with life with a touch of nostalgia. A Birthday Poem BY TED KOOSER Just past dawn, the sun stands with its...

My Papa’s Waltz Analysis

My Papa’s Waltz BY THEODORE ROETHKE The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy. We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could not unfrown itself. The hand that held my wrist Was battered on one knuckle; At every step you...

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