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...]

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...]

“Ode on a Grecian Urn” Analysis

You probably don't care, but this is my favorite poem by my favorite poet. I like football, too.This "Ode on a Grecian Urn" analysis is one of many interpretations. You're more than welcome to create your own analysis and … [Read more...]

32 National Poetry Month Lesson Plans

I'm not sure when National Poetry Month became a thing, but it is. And I'm glad. If you feel April is a great time for teaching poetry and you need some poetry lesson plan or poetry teaching ideas, you are in the right … [Read more...]

Teaching English Romantic Poetry: How Many of These 19 Poems Have You Taught?

After studying and teaching English Romantic Poetry and finding myself aglow with delight, I built a time machine and traveled back 30 years to talk to my teenage self. Here's what transpired: Me: Hey, Trent!Teenage Me: … [Read more...]