John Donne's "The Canonization" argues how the lovers will reach the divine status of unworldly saints through their worldly love.
The title of Gabriel Okara’s “Once upon a time is itself symbolic. First of all, the poet foregrounds the past in the context of the present through the title. Secondly, though there is a past, it see
The Imagists consider Dickinson the precursor to their poems, as her poems are replete with evocative imagery. Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" is an example.
The tree in Toru Dutt's "Our Casuarina Tree" stands for the motherland with its giant stature. It is indented with scars that has been inflicted by the past trials and tribulations. The rugged' trunk hints at the...
Ted Hughes' "The Jaguar" is a tribute to the majesty of the animal. The eminence of the jaguar is contrasted against the insignificance of other animals. The apes yawn at their humdrum existence. Their only point of...
W.H.Auden's "The Shield of Achilles" is thematically quite similar to Eliot's "Wasteland" in its representation of a world devoid of principles and ethics that in its march for success has lost the true meaning of life.
Thom Gunn's "On the Move" is said to be "a sociological footnote of the nineteen fifties". The motorcyclists had become emblematic of reckless vigor and aggressive energy in the East. The subtitle also functions as the...
The title of Margaret Atwood's "This is a Photograph of Me" is quite suggestive. The title may give rise to several interpretations. The speaker may want our attention to be drawn to the photograph. The fact that she...
Margaret Atwood's "The Journey to the Interior" is a monologue, the apt poetic form for introspection. It is a metaphysical poem with the recurring motif of 'journey' with Atwood that she explores in other works like...
Langston Hughes penned "Theme for English B" in 1949.The poem is in the imperative. 'English' in the poem is emblematic of comprehensiveness and universality. This analysis exemplifies how the poem is a satire on the...