Darkness sometimes yields a supernatural light whose power can modify the night's blackness, causing the soul to transcend all earthly anguish.
Lyric is a very common kind of subjective poetry. It is the most widely used means of self-expression and catharsis. Man has always loved to give catharsis to his pent-up feelings through the means of lyric.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet 6 is a clever seduction sonnet; as the speaker seems to be giving the suitor every reason to leave her, she is also giving him very good reasons to remain.
Musing and reflecting over some old pieces of her writing, the speaker compares her thoughts of the past to her present state of mind.
An omniscient narrator dramatizes the musings of a man whose thoughts and actions vaguely imply the concept of karma-reaping and sowing.
Employing a money metaphor, the speaker tries a different ploy to persuade the young man to marry and reproduces delightful children.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's final sonnet from the Sonnets from the Portuguese sequence assures her belovèd that she has finally accepted his gift of love.
Gwendolyn Brooks' versanelle offers a minimalist character sketch of three people whom the speaker disdains, and the vacant lot symbolizes her glee at being "all done" with them.
Ode is in fact a type of song, which was sung with the accompaniment of music or at least with a lyre. The word ode has actually been taken from a Greek word oide, which means song.
The speaker in Langston Hughes' "Night Funeral in Harlem" wonders how this poor dead boy's friends and relatives are able to afford such a lavish funeral.