📖 Poems Essay Examples and Topics

The Use of Animal Imagery in Poetry

This essay looks at three poems that all contain animal imagery. The first poem, “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, uses animals to create a sense of surrealism and confusion. The second poem, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, uses animals to symbolize different things. The third poem, “The Hunchback in the Park” by Dylan Thomas, uses animals to symbolize grace and redemption.

The Importance of Empathy in “The Fish”

In her poem “The Fish,” Elizabeth Bishop explores the relationship between man and nature, and argues that humans still have the ability to connect with nature on an emotional level. This connection is what allows us to empathize with other creatures and understand their perspectives.

The Aeneid: A Story of Grief, Loss, and Suffering

The Aeneid by Virgil is an epic poem that tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan prince who was ordered by the gods to leave his home and lead his people to safety after the Trojan War. The poem follows Aeneas on his journey from Troy to Italy, and eventually to Rome, where he is destined to found a new empire. Along the way, Aeneas faces many challenges and obstacles, both from nature and from other humans. He also suffers great personal loss, including the death of his wife, Dido. Throughout all of these trials, Aeneas remains stoic and resolute, motivated by his sense of duty to his people and to the gods.

“Death, Be Not Proud”: A Sonnet by John Donne

“Death, Be Not Proud” is a sonnet written by English poet John Donne. The poem has the form of a Petrarchan sonnet and was originally named as “Holy Sonnet X”. The sonnet is made up of 14 lines. There is one 8-line stanza.

The first quatrain (stanza) sets up the theme of the poem: death is not to be feared or thought of as something powerful. The second quatrain presents four reasons why death should not be considered proud or powerful. In the third quatrain, the speaker reassures himself that death is not permanent and that he will eventually be reunited with his loved ones who have died before him. The final couplet contains a statement of hope that death will eventually be conquered.

The poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph

The poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph is a light-hearted look at a woman’s rebellion against society’s expectations of her as she gets older. Jenny Joseph does not want to conform to the traditional roles that are set out for her, and instead wants to do things that are considered to be improper for an elderly woman. She sees getting older as a time when she can finally do what she wants, without having to worry about what other people think.

Whitman’s Poetry: An Analysis

This essay will discuss the work of American poet Walt Whitman. It will focus on his use of free verse, lack of rhyme or metre, and his allusions to war. The essay will also discuss Whitman’s main themes of war and spirit.

Growing Old by Matthew Arnold: An Analysis

In “Growing Old” Matthew Arnold uses language and style to create a vivid picture of the process of aging. He highlights the main points that occur in life as people grow old and makes a strong case for the need to understand and sympathize with old people.