The dramatic monologue is a poetic form that was used by Victorian poets to its fullest, especially by Robert Browning, now considered one of the most talented and prolific dramatic monologists. It worked as a tool to...
Prayer Before Birth is a poem Louis MacNeice wrote during World War Two. He was living in London and German rocket bombs were landing. The speaker in the poem is an unborn child, destined to be born into a violent,...
I have developed this three-part Poetry Tutorial to assist students and teachers in analyzing poetry. Tutorial 3 will examine sense devices used in poetry.
Representing the fifth epitaph in Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology is the character named Robert Fulton Tanner, who compares his life to a rat caught in a trap.
Named for America’s first feminist writer, Margaret Fuller, Mrs. Slack laments marriage and motherhood that crushed her dreams of greatness in becoming the next George Eliot.
These are the best and wisely chosen short love poems for your boyfriend that will make him cry. Let him hear the voice of your heart, even from a long distance.
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.
Emily Bronte's poetry includes evocative cadences and enigmatic meanings. Listen to some poems and explore poetry analysis here.
The speaker in Rita Dove's "My Mother Enters the Work Force" dramatizes the irony of all the "work" her mother did before she actually "entered the work force."
Plastic pollution is a worldwide environmental problem that is a danger to marine life, including seabirds, turtles and whales, and plastic has entered the food chain so is also a danger to humans.