Yusef Komunyakaa's speaker attempts to examine and dramatize the character flaw called "pride," but its failed personification renders the deadly sin a flat odiousness of unrealized character.
Meant to elucidate the history of women's stagnant lives, Boland's poem unintentionally denigrates those lives through historical revisionist inaccuracies.
Atwood's piece features a surrealistic drama that reduces the cowboy to a straw man, as the speaker vents her rage against a fantasy.
According to Neruda's speaker in "The Future is Space," space is a many-colored wonder, but clear planets are unreliable. The goal is to fly off to "pure solitude."
This is a short nonsense poem that I just made up while I was relaxing in my back garden on a day off from work. I do appreciate and enjoy the little things in my little garden.
A guide to nonsense poetry - what it is and what it isn't. We'll look at Lear, Carroll, Seuss and other poets who have attempted to write nonsense.
While mentioning summer, William Blake's "The Schoolboy" is not really a poem that focuses on summer, but a lament of a youngster who simply hates to attend school.
The flippant and flawed piece, "The Hymn of a Fat Woman," puts on display the cluelessness of a speaker who tries to excuse her own corpulence by demeaning slim women saints.
Poet Charles Bernstein wants a “poetry that is bad for you.” So he has written “The Ballad of the Girlie Man,” a superb example of poem that is certainly bad for poetry.
Someone says they see brilliance in your poetry, but it may not really be there. The Emperor had no clothes, though many people claimed he did.