Adam’s curse Summary & Analysis

Adam's curse

It was the eminent poet William Butler Yeats who wrote the poem Adam’s Curse which was (first) published in his poetic volume In the Seven Woods (1904). The poet, through this poem, describes poetry, love as well as beauty in general as hard work. It is a late summer evening when the speaker of Adam’s … Read more

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 … Read more

 Easter 1916 Summary and Theme

Easter 1916

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 … Read more

Ode to the West Wind Summary and Anaylsis

Ode to the West Wind

Ode to the West Wind by P. B. Shelley is one of the most anthologized poems in English Literature. Shelley composed this poem in Cascine Woods, outside of Florence (Italy) in the autumn of the year 1819. Ode to the West Wind was first published in 1820. It is a five-stanza poem, each stanza of … Read more

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

Composed upon Westminster bridge

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 … Read more

If By Rudyard Kipling Summary and Analysis

If- is a renowned poem written by Rudyard Kipling. It was published in his book Rewards and Fairies (1910). In this poem, a man gives many pieces of advice to his son.  The speaker of Rudyard Kipling’s poem If- tells his son to live with: (a) Restraint, (b) Moderation, as well as (c) Composure.  The … Read more