Bogland Poem Summary and Analysis

Seamus Heaney’s Bogland appeared in his (second) poetry collection Door into the Dark (1969) as its last poem. In fact, this poem is a description of the peat bogs (wetlands composed of dead plant matter) covering a large fraction of Ireland’s landscape. In other words: The speaker of Bogland presents the history as well as …

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Canonization Theme & Summary

Canonization is an outstanding poetic work by the leading metaphysical poet John Donne. This witty, punny, and passionate poem was first published in John Donne‘s Songs and Sonnets (1633) –  a posthumous collection of the poet. It is noteworthy that generally famous Victorian poets Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson are known for writing dramatic …

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Easter 1916

 Easter 1916 Summary and Theme

It was the famous Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats who wrote the poem Easter, 1916 that in fact reflects on those events that surround the Easter Rising; an armed insurrection began on Easter, 1916 (Monday, 24th April) in Dublin. As far as this event is concerned; it is about a rebellion led …

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Composed upon Westminster bridge

Composed upon Westminster bridge September 3, 1802, Summary by William Wordsworth

It was William Wordsworth who wrote the poem Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1803, which is in fact an Italian/Spenserian sonnet. Its title is known for marking a particular place as well as time, a viewpoint over the River Thames of London during the Industrial Revolution. Moreover, the sonnet is typical of William Wordsworth …

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The Forsaken Merman

The Forsaken Merman summary

Introducing the poet and the Poem It was Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888), who wrote the poem ‘The Forsaken Merman’. He was not only a famous poet of the Victorian era but the inspector of the government of school, a renowned critic, as well as, a professor of poetry at Oxford University. ‘Thyrsis’, Rugby Chapel’, …

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