Robert Frost's poem, "Bereft," displays one the most amazing metaphors of all poetic time: "Leaves got up in a coil and hissed / Blindly struck at my knee and missed."
Your favorite popular music probably contains lyrical poetry.
An Afrikaans poem which awoke me to the power of words and to a love of Afrikaans poetry. It also helped me understand other poetry better. I offer my own humble attempt at a translation of it.
Alberta K. Johnson is a character in Langston Hughes' twelve-poem set called "Madam to You." In this poem, she has herself some name cards printed.
Plastic pollution is a worldwide environmental problem that is a danger to marine life, including seabirds, turtles and whales, and plastic has entered the food chain so is also a danger to humans.
D. H. Lawrence's "Best of School" contrasts somewhat with his poem, "Last Lesson of the Afternoon."
The speaker in Rita Dove's "My Mother Enters the Work Force" dramatizes the irony of all the "work" her mother did before she actually "entered the work force."
If you have never experienced pain, don’t bother reading this piece.
Water Night's words are from a poem by Octavio Paz, and Whitacre brings out the beauty of his words with his stunning composition. This is an analysis of the lyrics and sonic qualities of the piece.
We Real Cool: The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel is a message to those who would allow an oppressive establishment to drive them to the streets.
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