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The Poetry Articles and the Purpose of the Site
This BellaOnline.com site is devoted to the study and enjoyment of poetry from the ancients to the contemporary, from classical to postmodernist, from British, American, and World poetries. The lives of the poets will also be included, as well as critical analyses of their works.
Commentaries and analyses of individual poems will be a major focus for the articles on this site. So if you have always wondered what a certain poem means, such as W. B. Yeats’ “Second Coming,” you may benefit from a thorough vetting of that poem like those that I will be placing in the articles on this site.
As Poetry editor, I will also explore the historical background and development of the art and report my findings and analyses in the weekly articles. Information about literary movements, use of technical terms, and poetic devices will also be included, from time to time.
The following list includes four sample articles focusing on Poetry:
S. Omar Barker‘s "Shepherds of the Range"
Cowboy poetry at Christmas time offers a colorful view of how these hard-working, hard-playing characters enjoy their celebration, yet all the while recognizing the reason for the season.
Johnson‘s "A Poet to His Baby Son"
The baby seems to get a wild-eyed stare that can look “through the ceiling of the room, and beyond.” This uncanny expression leads the father to suspect that he might have a budding poet on his hands.
Natasha Trethewey's "Incident"
In June 2012, Natasha Trethewey was appointed U. S. Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. She is serving her second term in that position. Her poem, “Incident,” provides an example of the poet’s style, form, and theme.
Four Poems by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath wrote many fascinating, memorable poems, and each reader/fan will have a favorites list. This article features an overview of four of Plath poems that have been widely anthologized and have influenced many Plath fans.
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Forum discussions will round out the Poetry experience, where readers and poetry aficionados can share information, opinions, and resources involving all things poetry. You can visit the forum at http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=109
Thank you for visiting the Poetry site at BellaOnline.com and for subscribing to the newsletter. I do hope your experience here is a pleasant one. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome.
Linda Sue Grimes