History of Poetry
Few know that Richard Wright, author of Black Boy and Native Son, wrote haiku in his last year of life. Like Ginsberg and Kerouac he is an American pioneer of the form.
The American Revolution inspired and was inspired by songs and poetry. This article looks at a period song and a poem about a Founding Father.
The voice in Blake's poem about a garden he visited in his childhood days becomes louder when describing how much it [life] has changed. Is he talking about the garden, itself, or life in the church?
The story and history behind the famous quotation: Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. By Thomas Osbert Mordaunt...
Traces the history of poetry from its origins in early agricultural societies where it was spoken or chanted as a spell to promote good harvests through to the end of the twentieth century.
A history of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the mid-19th century and their presence in both the world of art and of poetry, as well as a discussion of the leading individuals of the movement.
The wonderful juxtaposition of art and Haiku is called Haiga. I love the union of images and poetry. The magic of a beautiful poem set against the backdrop of beautiful art is a double joy for those who appreciate such...
The poetry of William Carlos Williams deals with the everyday things in life. Wheelbarrows, plums, starlings and flowers are valid objects for this poet who was also a doctor.
The Romantic Movement came later to the United States. Basics about the time period as well as analysis of Poe's and Dickenson's poems.
Nursery rhymes are an evergreen delight for our children. They date back many centuries. There is so much speculation on their origins and history. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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