A poem describing the pain of verbal and physical abuse.
What is slam poetry? It is high energy, anything-goes, no-holds-barred performance art. I entered a slam poetry contest and won with my poem, "Old Witches Never Die."
Like a bubble, we thrive as we move from one phase of life to the next. Colors change from bright to dull, as we ebb and flow through transitions. Until the end, we learn to accept life's changes.
Comparing her life to a stairway in an extended metaphor, a mother encourages her son to face life, even though it can be full of difficulties with twists and turns.
"One night with the king" was all they had. What would they do with this night? Try to obtain favour for themselves? This poem is a poetic response to the ancient story of Esther, or Hadassah, who saved her people from extinction.
Before Internet, email and even telephones and planes, people from different countries were still falling in love and often having to maintain long distance love affairs separated by miles and seas.
Dramatic Monologue is a combination of two words i.e., dramatic and monologue. The word dramatic is an adjective derived from the Greek word dramatikos meaning something which pertains to drama or which is replete with action and is suitable for drama.
Plato and Aristotle critique poetry and the effect it has on poets and their audiences, as well as society and humankind. Both men approach the critique from different perspectives-Plato from an idealistic deductive viewpoint depicted in dialogue format, and Aristotle from a realistic, practical...
There is a lot of media coverage and attempts to reduce road fatalities due to drink-driving, texting while driving, and speeding but a real danger is tiredness and falling asleep at the wheel.
The dramatic monologue is a poetic form that was used by Victorian poets to its fullest, especially by Robert Browning, now considered one of the most talented and prolific dramatic monologists. It worked as a tool to examine issues of the day that may not have been examined otherwise,...