Karen Connelly's "The Story" exemplifies the godless horror experienced by the individual that has no inkling of his/her true self.
Harry Carey Goodhue announces the special grudge he harbors against the citizens of the town of Spoon River while revealing how he finally got his revenge.
Willian Wordsworth's ballad, "The Idiot Boy," portrays the poet's dedication to establishing a poetry that involves simple, rural people in their natural environment.
In June 2012, Natasha Trethewey was appointed U. S. Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. She served two terms in that position.
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.
The speaker in Langston Hughes' "Night Funeral in Harlem" wonders how this poor dead boy's friends and relatives are able to afford such a lavish funeral.
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."
The name of the poet is unknown, but it was translated by John L. Foster; this poem offers a glimpse of an ancient culture. Because it is a translation, its accuracy cannot be affirmed.
Named for America’s first feminist writer, Margaret Fuller, Mrs. Slack laments marriage and motherhood that crushed her dreams of greatness in becoming the next George Eliot.
Edgar Lee Masters’ “Theodore the Poet” contemplates the purpose of life through his observation of the crawfish and then people.