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Poem Samples

Seven Ages Of Man by William Shakespeare

One of the most well-known poems of William Shakespeare, a great English poet and playwright, describing the circle of human life. Shakespeare ingeniously compares the periods of life to theater plays, where actors - people - play their roles until they go away from the stage forever. Seven Ages Of Man BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE All the world's a stage, And...

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Two times Grammy-winning and once Oscar nominated American poet Shel Silverstein has earned himself a cult status when it comes to children’s poetry. However, it is not only the children who dearly love Uncle Shel but adults too. Here, he invites everyone to come to a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Where the Sidewalk Ends...

Walking Around by Pablo Neruda

In "Walking Around," a poem written somewhere around 1935, Pablo Neruda addresses the conflict of man versus society. He discusses how humans have lost their individuality because all that people want to have is what other people have. It is a sad and despairing poem, as Neruda communicates the emotion of hopelessness to the readers. Walking Around BY PABLO NERUDA...

If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

The poem is one of Pablo Neruda’s finest collections, containing undivided feelings for someone with picturesque comparisons with life and spiritual elements. The poem depicts a person’s selfless and pure love for another. It is about two choices a boy has given to a girl, whether the girl will forget him or come to him. If You Forget Me BY...

Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, actress, and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, wrote many beautiful and thought-provoking poems. One such poem is “Touched by an Angel.” In this poem, Angelou describes how people are before they fall in love, the ups and downs of love, and how love changes us. She died in 2014. Touched...

The Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by hand in December 1854. The poem is about the attack of the Light Brigade on the Russians and the Battle of Balaclava, which took place in 1854. The battle was fought between Russia, Britain, Turkey and France because Russia wanted to gain control of the Dardanelles, an important British...

Daddy by Sylvia Plath

The poem has a vivid use of imagination and a controversial use of Holocaust as metaphors by Sylvia Plath. The poem, which was written on October 12, 1962 shortly before Plath’s death is considered as one of the most anthologized poems in American Literature, which portrays a complex relationship between Plath and her father. Daddy BY SYLVIA PLATH You do...

Sick by Shel Silverstein

Despite his many attributes he made the most prominent splash as a songwriter and was nominated for both Grammy and Oscar. "Sick" is another one of Shel Silverstein’s humorous poems – it is about a little girl trying to convince her parents not to send her to school as she keeps on naming diseases. Sick BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN "I cannot...

America Analysis

"America", a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1956 speaks of the turbulent times post Second World War, when the prospects of the country looked dismal and bleak. The poem is a statement of those times of political unrest and urges positive change by shedding the veil of national inactivity. America BY ALLEN GINSBERG America I've given you all and...

No Second Troy by William Butler Yeats

The twelve-line poem portrays William Butler Yeats’ rhetoric directed to Maud Gonne regarding her rejections to Yeats’ repeated declaration of love, on the one hand. And on the other, the poet shows us the chaotic side to Gonne, an Irish revolutionary, and her methods in defeating the British rulers. No Second Troy BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Why should I blame...

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