Poetry

In this section of the blog, I analyze famous poems (form, rhyme scheme, meter, what I think the message happens to be, etc.) Well, I usually do. I probably phoned it in on a few of these.

If anyone ever comes here for help on a school assignment, I hope you get the not-too-suspicious “B-” that you deserve.


Bacon, Francis
+ Help Lord

Blake, William
+ A Divine Image
+ A Poison Tree

Brooks, Gwendolyn
+ We Real Cool

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
+ Sonnet 43

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 —
+ 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

Hemingway, Ernest
+ All Armies Are The Same
+ Ultimately

Henley, William Ernest
+ Invictus

Hood, Thomas
+ Silence

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

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
+ The Old Pond

McCrae, John
+ In Flanders Fields

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

Poe, Edgar Allen
+ TO —

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

Sandburg, Carl
+ Fog

Shakespeare, William
+ Sonnet 18
+ Sonnet 27
+ 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

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

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

Twain, Mark
+ Warm Summer Sun

Unknown
+ Roses are Red

Whitman, Walt
+ A Noiseless Patient Spider
+ I Dream’d A Dream

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
+ A Poet To His Beloved