Walt Whitman Poetry

Walt Whitman, a famous American poet, was born on May 31, 1819 in the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mothers name was Loisia Van Velsor, of Dutch descent. , and amazingly could not read very well, if …

The Romantic sonnet

The Romantic sonnet holds in its topics the ideals of the time period, concentrating on emotion, nature, and the expression of “nothing. ” The Romantic era was one that focused on the commonality of humankind and, while using emotion and …

Donne’s poem The Flea

The Norton Anthology of English Literature defines the “conceits” of poetics as metaphors that are intricately woven into the verse, often used to express satire, puns, or deeper meanings within the poem, and to display the poet’s own cunning with …

Charles Simic’s poem ‘Cabbage’

An interpretation of Charles Simic’s poem ‘Cabbage’ is as a parody of Andrew Marvell’s ‘To My Coy Mistress’ and John Donne’s ‘The Flea. ‘ These are two well-known seventeenth-century carpe diem love poems (The Explicator). I choose this poem because …

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

In William Shakespeares Sonnet 130 and Christopher Marlowes The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery are all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views. The theme of unconditional …