John Keats’ “Bright Star” Analysis and an Analysis of “To Solitude”

Try an analysis of poems by John Keats to impress your coworkers and classmates at your next Friday night poetry party. Or I guess you could use it to make everyone in your English literature class think you're romantic and … [Read more...]

John Keats’ Poetry: “Ode to a Nightingale” Analysis and “Ode on Melancholy” Analysis

Analysis of John Keats' OdesUse these John Keats poem interpretations for your next poetry discussion party. You'll find details on two of his most famous odes, "Ode on Melancholy" and "Ode to a Nightingale." If … [Read more...]

Analysis of “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” by John Keats

You probably meant to take your own notes on "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" but you thought that would ruin the experience. Searching for my notes online, however, didn't detract at all from reading one of John … [Read more...]

“La Belle Dame Sans Merci” Analysis

What good did five years of French do me? Well, read this analysis of John Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and see if it was worth anything.If you would like step-by-step instructions on how to do a poetry analysis, … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson’s Love Poems: An Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s Poems about Love

I love football, chainsaws, boxing, dogs, and wrestling. I am, in short, a man's man. That doesn't mean, however, that I don't read and appreciate love poems by Emily Dickinson.Although there is no one meaning for most … [Read more...]

Poems with Figurative Language

I could have chosen just about any poem for my poems with figurative language page. I chose these because they turn up in literature anthologies and I like them.Here’s a handout you can use if you decide to teach poems … [Read more...]

Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe’s Poetry and Short Stories

These Edgar Allan Poe quotes can be used to trick your colleagues, impress your friends, or terrify your enemies. Here's a lesson plan.Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Quote: And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held … [Read more...]

William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” Analysis

Whether you call Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils" or "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," you'll find this poem analysis helpful. And if you're looking to teach or write a poetry analysis, check out this lesson.The Foundation … [Read more...]

An Analysis of Quotes from Robert Frost’s Poems

An analysis of poetry by Robert Frost unveils great lines of poetry. The following Robert Frost quotes come directly from his poems. Here's a symbolism in the poems of Robert Frost lesson plan. Robert Frost … [Read more...]

English Romantic Poets Study Guide: Examples and Analysis of British Romantic Poems

Here's a brief look at British Romantic poets and a couple of poems.Six Famous British Romantic PoetsWilliam Blake - "The Tyger," "The Lamb," "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," "The Chimney Sweeper," and … [Read more...]