Darkness sometimes yields a supernatural light whose power can modify the night's blackness, causing the soul to transcend all earthly anguish.
From Spoon River Anthology, Masters' "Cassius Huffier" is written in the American sonnet tradition: reversing the Petrarchan octave and sestet, while revealing the depravity of the speaker.
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."
Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology has become an American classic. The poet's skillful craftsmanship in molding each character produced a fascinating and insightful study of human nature.
"'Butch' Weldy" concludes the "Minerva" series, declaiming about his ordeal after a work related accident.
In “A Defence of Poetry,” Percy Bysshe Shelley stated, “A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician.” (843) ...
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.
"Death & Co." is one of Plath's weaker poems, relying heavily on postmodern obtuseness and obscurity; it features seven free verse paragraphs, the final a single line.
"Ollie McGee" and her husband "Fletcher McGee" report their complaints in the third and fourth poems from Masters' Spoon River Anthology. The couple elucidates the status of their marriage.
The character, Willard Fluke, is spared an ignominious confession but at a great price.