Oscar Wilde has remained famous more for his plays and for his philosophical novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, than for his poems. He was a proponent of "art for art's sake," a kind of precursor to the fragmentation of...
The speaker in Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 41" expresses her gratitude for all those who have loved her-including, of course, a special debt to her belovèd.
In this American (Innovative) sonnet, “Herbert Marshall,” the speaker is responding to the report delivered by “Louise Smith,” the speaker of the preceding epitaph.
Claude McKay's speaker in his English sonnet, "I Shall Return," employs clusters of images that offer solace to a soul long steeped in sorrow.
Three poems of love and appreciation for that special man in your life. An expression of friendship, intimacy and romance between soul-mates.
Unbridled arrogance and overweening vanity have coupled to bring about the destruction of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Pantier.
The speaker in Sonnet 13 muses on the idea of composing a verse about her newly found emotion of love, but she hesitates for she fears touching the grief that still molests her.
From Spoon River Anthology, Masters' "Cassius Huffier" is written in the American sonnet tradition: reversing the Petrarchan octave and sestet, while revealing the depravity of the speaker.
A poem about wild animals being kept in captivity and forced to perform in the circus.
A love poem with a difference that shows there is always a guardian angel watching over you.