In-depth study and analysis of poems leading to further understanding of imagery, message and language of poetry.
"The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland's poem “The Pomegranate” beautifully represents the complex web of feelings involved in the relationship between mothers and daughters.
Amazing Grace - A Spiritual Autobiography
A well-known and much loved Hymn, Amazing Grace is not just another song, but a wonderful poem with deep meaning and insight.It is also the spiritual autobiography of a notorious seafarer.
An Hymn to Humanity by Phillis Wheatley
A verse by verse look at a poem with a deep religious theme.
Emily Dickinson's journey with Death
Death is an inevitable part of life. Emily Dickinson penned her thoughts about this subject in her poem "Because I could not stop for death". Read her thoughts and practice analyzing her poem with some key questions.
Interpreting Dickinson’s masterpiece "Because I could not stop for death", a follow up to the article: "Emily Dickinson’s journey with Death".
Plath's ‘Morning Song’ - A Handful of Notes
A mother's love for her new born can become a less than beautiful thing in the mind of troubled woman.
Rudyard Kipling's Virtues- IF
A modern look at one of Rudyard Kipling's popular poems "If" and the character virtues that he stated would make his son "a Man"
The Autumn- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Poet Elizabeth Barret Browning compares the winds of autumn with the changes of life while reminding her readers to look for hope amidst change.
The Burns Supper: Celebration of Poetry
A Burns supper is a night celebrating the life of Robert Burns and the Scottish national culture. But it also celebrates the poetry of a world-class poet and includes entertaining, dramatic poetry readings.
The Red Wheelbarrow
William Carlos Williams´ ode to the simple life, ´The Red Wheelbarrow´ is one of the most celebrated and important poems of the twentieth century. Why?
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Robert Frost is a famous American poet. His poems are profound works on human nature and yet carry a naive simplicity about them. One of his more famous poems is "The Road Not Taken".
What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio Poetry Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Poetry Site Map
In the poem "What Do Women Want?" Kim Addonizio uses a red dress as a metaphor for answering the question posed by the title.
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