Welcome to my moderately skilled analysis of famous poetry (form, rhyme scheme, meter, what I think the message happens to be, etc.) Well, I usually do the analysis. I probably just posted the poem and phoned the rest in on a few of these. Leave a comment requesting that I deliver on my poetry promises if you discover some lazy blogging.

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The poets are searchable below by the first letters of their surnames.

A – BCDEFGH – I – J – KLMNOP – Q – RSTU – V – W – X – Y – Z


Bacon, Francis
+ Help Lord

Blake, William
+ A Divine Image
+ A Poison Tree
+ The Tyger

Brooks, Gwendolyn
+ We Real Cool

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
+ Sonnet 43

Burns, Robert
+ A Red, Red Rose


Carroll, Lewis
+ Jabberwocky

Chesterton, G.K.
+ Elegy In a Country Churchyard
+ The Donkey

Crane, Stephen
+ Behold, the grave of a wicked man
+ In The Desert

Cummings, E.E.
+ l(a


Dickinson, Emily
+ “Hope” is the thing with feathers
+ I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
+ I had no time to Hate —
+ I heard a fly buzz – when I died –
+ My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close
+ Tell all the truth but tell it slant—

Donne, John
+ Holy Sonnet 10: Death, be not proud
+ No Man is an Island

Dunbar, Paul Laurence
+ We Wear the Mask


Emerson, Ralph Waldo
+ Concord Hymn


Fitzgerald, F. Scott
+ The Staying Up All Night

Frost, Robert
+ Desert Places
+ Dust of Snow
+ Fire and Ice
+ Nothing Gold Can Stay
+ Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
+ The Road Not Taken


Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
+ Erlkönig


Hayden, Robert
+ Those Winter Sundays

+ The Pool

Hemingway, Ernest
+ All Armies Are The Same
+ Ultimately

Henley, William Ernest
+ Invictus

Hood, Thomas
+ Silence

Holmes, Oliver Wendell Sr.
+ Old Ironsides

Hughes, Langston
+ Dreams
+ Island
+ I, Too
+ Quiet Girl
+ So Tired Blues
+ Still Here

Hughes, Ted
+ Snowdrop

Hulme, T.E.
+ Autumn


Keats, John
+ Bright Star

Kipling, Rudyard
+ IF—


Lewis, C.S.
+ After Prayers, Lie Cold
+ The Country of the Blind

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
+ The Arrow and the Song
+ The Rainy Day


Matsuo Bashō
+ In the Twilight Rain
+ The Old Pond

McCrae, John
+ In Flanders Fields

Mercer, Leigh
+ A Dozen, a Gross, and a Score

Milton, John
+ When I Consider How My Light Is Spent


Nash, Ogden
+ A Caution To Everybody
+ A Word to Husbands
+ Old Men
+ The Duck
+ The Firefly

Natsume Sōseki
+ Over the Wintry


Owen, Wilford
+ Anthem for Doomed Youth


Poe, Edgar Allen
+ A Dream Within A Dream
+ TO —

Pound, Ezra
+ In a Station of the Metro


Rittenhouse, Jessie B
+ The Door of Dreams

Rosetti, Christina
+ A Dirge
+ In the Bleak Midwinter
+ Remember
+ The Rainbow
+ Up-Hill
+ What Are Heavy?
+ Who Has Seen the Wind?


Sandburg, Carl
+ Fog

Shakespeare, William
+ Sonnet 3
+ Sonnet 18
+ Sonnet 27
+ Sonnet 44
+ Sonnet 116
+ Sonnet 130

Shakur, Tupac
+ The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
+ Ozymandias

Silverstein, Shel
+ Friendship
+ Put Something In
+ Snowball

Stevens, Wallace
+ The Plot Against the Giant
+ The Snow Man

Stevenson, Robert Louis
+ Autumn Fires
+ The Land of Nod


Tennyson, Alfred Lord
+ Crossing the Bar
+ The Charge of the Light Brigade
+ The Eagle

Thomas, Dylan
+ Do not go gentle into that good night

Thomas, Edward
+ The Dark Forest

Tolkien, J.R.R.
+ All Woods Must Fail
+ Song of Aragorn
+ The Road Goes Ever On

Twain, Mark
+ Warm Summer Sun


+ Roses are Red


Whitman, Walt
+ A Noiseless Patient Spider
+ I Dream’d A Dream
+ O Captain! My Captain!

Whittier, John Greenleaf
+ An Easter Flower Gift
+ Ichabod!

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
+ Solitude

Wordsworth, William
+ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
+ The World Is Too Much With Us


Yeats, William Butler
+ Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
+ A Poet To His Beloved