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.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
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.
In the 1990s, Professor Kent Johnson published poetry, claiming it was written by a Hiroshima survivor. Then it was discovered that no such poet ever existed.
The history of the interaction between poetry and the visual arts is both long and broad, stretching not only far back into history, but also to all parts of the globe we inhabit. In almost every culture, poetry has...
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?
Ancient Greece needed feminism. At least, the women of ancient Athens could have done with a dose, and since almost all we know about ancient Greece is filtered through Athenians, we'll just include the whole culture...
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 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.
A brief examination of the anonymous 9th century Irish Gallic Poem, "The Old Woman of Beare".