The speaker in Hayden's "Monet's Waterlilies" finds solace while viewing the artistry of the French Impressionist, Claude Monet.
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.
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.
Blind Jack the Fiddler dies because of two drunken louts who drove a set of horses too fast and landed them all in a ditch. But Jack has an important report to offer from his seat in the afterlife.
The speaker relives a happy event of her childhood after her belovèd calls her by her childhood nickname.
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.
In this American (Innovative) sonnet, “Herbert Marshall,” the speaker is responding to the report delivered by “Louise Smith,” the speaker of the preceding epitaph.
Musing and reflecting over some old pieces of her writing, the speaker compares her thoughts of the past to her present state of mind.
A young lady is suffering because her lover is going off to fight in a war.
Sonnet 34 dramatizes its subject, extending a metaphor of weather with sun and clouds with the troughs and crests that appear in the always evolving tumult of the speaker’s writing ability.