Poem Samples

There is Another Sky by Emily Dickinson

“There is Another Sky” is a sonnet that depicts the beauty of nature itself in her described "Garden of Eden" as many call it. However, the poem was written in conjunction with a letter the writer sent to her brother pleading him to come back home. She would give anything for him to come back. There is another sky BY...

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

"The Waste Land" is T. S. Eliot’s ultimate masterpiece and has long been considered to be one of the most important poems of the twentieth century. Published in 1922, it was meant to be reflection of the devastating after effects of the First World War, revolving around the themes of trauma and dismay. The Waste Land BY T. S. ELIOT...

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

"The Road Not Taken" is one of Robert Frost’s most popular and memorable works published in 1916. The poem puts forward the point that no matter what choice one may make, even a good choice, one will still look back and wonder what would have happened with a different decision. Frost has illustrated this with beautiful imagery of paths, a...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” was published in 1798 in the “Lyrical Ballads.”  It is about how a Mariner pays for his cruel and impulsive killing of an Albatross, and how the punishment of Life in Death is reserved for him. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE Part I It...

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Considered one of the writer’s most famous works, ‘The Raven’ is also Poe’s most favorite piece, who has stated it to be the greatest poem ever written. The poem follows a bereaved lover’s encounter with a raven whose repeated reply at every question of his reminds him of the pain of losing his beloved. The Raven BY EDGAR ALLAN POE...

The Poor Ghost by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti’s ‘The Poor Ghost’ revolves around a man and his deceased lover who has apparently come back from the dead. The plot explores his apprehension and fear regarding her supernatural status while at the same time, his joy at being able to communicate with the loved one he lost again. The Poor Ghost BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI "Oh whence do...

The New Poetry Handbook by Mark Strand

Constructed as if written in the format of an actual handbook, ‘The New Poetry Handbook’ is Mark Strand’s list of rules on reading and writing poetry. Indeed, each stanza is numbered, keeping in accordance with the overall instructional theme of the poem. But there is more to it than that. The New Poetry Handbook BY MARK STRAND 1 If a...

The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

In the Poem “The Mother”, it is of no surprise that the writer Gwendolyn Brooke speaks about the heart quenching topic of abortion. The narrator is an impoverished mother addressing the reader directly. She paints an image of how abortion leads to the absence of a handful of motherly experiences - both emotional and physical. The Mother BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS...

The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott

The Lady of the Lake BY SIR WALTER SCOTT CANTO SECOND - THE ISLAND (Part II) Hail to the chief who in triumph advances! Honoured and blessed be the ever-green pine! Long may the tree in his banner that glances, Flourish the shelter and grace of our line! Heaven send it happy dew, Earth lend it sap anew; Gaily to...

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

"The Highwaymen" is a romantic tale of how two lovers cannot be separated even by the impediments of death. Set during the time of King George, the poem seeks to explore the world of love wherein also resides such themes as hope and jealousy and how their deadly combinations may lead to unforeseen tragedies. The Highwayman BY ALFRED NOYES PART...

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