These two Dickinson poems contrast mightily with each other: one is a riddle, while the other redefines two common terms employed daily but, to the speaker's mind, remain mischaracterized.
William Cullen Bryant's poem dramatizes an unsolved murder mystery, and the speaker muses about the family of the man whose bones are found "far down a narrow glen."
Thomas Hardy, one of England's finest and most noted poets/novelists, declared de la Mare's mysterious poem the finest poem of the twentieth century.
The speaker in Emily Dickinson's poem, "I'll tell you how the Sun rose—," dramatizes what she knows about the sunrise but then hazards only a dramatic guess about sunset.
Theodore Roethe's "My Papa's Waltz" is a rather literal poem, but it does engage an extended, somewhat ironic, metaphor of the gentle dance known as the "waltz."
Edgar Lee Masters’ “Percy Bysshe Shelley” dramatizes a relationship between a father and son, whose differences were vast and deep.
Jacob Goodpasture is lamenting the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861-8165). He considers the war not justified, and he also has lost his son who served as a soldier in the war.
Addressing the Divine Belovèd, Emily Dickinson’s speaker prays to remain a special musical and visual spark in the creation of everlasting, eternal, immortal Bliss.
Thanking Jesus Christ for my birthday celebrated on the 9th of February 2020 :)
Wallace Stevens' use of the imagination in poetry reveals the unchartered territory that readers have come to expect from the modernist, nihilistic mindset.