Atwood's piece features a surrealistic drama that reduces the cowboy to a straw man, as the speaker vents her rage against a fantasy.
Winter in the UK is no fun when the heating packs up, even though we get less snow than other northern regions. Thank goodness for the Gulf Stream or winters would be even worse!
As the capital city of Scotland Edinburgh has enjoyed many royal visits from its reigning monarch in modern times. But probably none so remarkable than that of the state occasion of the arrival of King George IV to the city in 1822.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes we learned as children were originally written as secret and subversive messages for their time.
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.
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."
William Blake's didactic poem becomes unworkable despite the potentially useful advice of talking with one's enemies.