A collection of verse about cats, in the style of Dr Seuss.
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."
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.
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.
Atwood's piece features a surrealistic drama that reduces the cowboy to a straw man, as the speaker vents her rage against a fantasy.
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.
A fear of snake remedy put in a creative writing rhyme that is sure to free you of a snake phobia. You may believe this is a bit of literary nonsense or a nonsensical rhyme.
A poor poets view of Deer Hunters today as compared with those of yesteryear. Is it still Hunting with all of the technology, or just silly men pretending.
Some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes we learned as children were originally written as secret and subversive messages for their time.
If you want to win a poetry contest, you can always start your own. It will be hard to chose between the finalists, but it doesn't really matter.