Essay on Poetic Form

Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Earl of Surrey

Before I compare these sonnets I must understand exactly what a sonnet is. A sonnet is a type of poem, which poets often use to express their feelings. The themes of most sonnets are subjects such as war and death or love and happiness. Sonnets are useful because the poet can tell the reader what […]

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Sonnets 18, 116 and 130

The sonnets have fourteen lines and are structured into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The rhyme pattern is abab, cdcd, efef, gg and the rhythm is iambic pentameter.Sonnet 18 is written to the poets loved one. The voice of the poem seems to be Shakespeare himself as in the beginning line he says ‘shall […]

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Comparing ‘ Follower ‘ and ‘ Digging ‘

The title ‘ Follower ‘ intrigues curiosity for what the poem is about, and what is doing the following. This poem, the ‘ Follower ‘, is about the writer looking up to his father whilst he ploughs some land, and how the roles have changed. The title ‘ Digging ‘ is quite plain, and unusual […]

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The solitary reaper

Wordsworth is depicting a girl at the fields reaping and singing alone, the sound of the girl is magnificient and it makes him to tell people recognise and ‘listen! ‘ her , it is underpinned that the poet does not even understand the content of the song, yet he is enchanted by it, and lastly […]

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Sonnet Eighteen: An Analysis

Sonnet Eighteen is one of the most famous sonnets written by William Shakespeare. The sonnet is about the love that another has for his lover. Many argue that the sonnet is actually written about another man, but either way it is about love. Sonnet eighteen’s theme is that even though the summer and things of […]

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This Be the Verse

This Be the Verse is a lyric poem in three verses of four iambic tetrameter on an alternating rhyme scheme, by the English poet Philip Larkin (1922–1985). It was written around April 1971, first published in the August 1971 issue of New Humanist, and appeared in the 1974 collection High Windows. The title also ironically […]

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On His Blindness by John Milton

What is poetry? According to the author Clugston (2010) poetry is everything the poet sees. Also according to Clugston (2010) “poetry is everything the poet senses, feels, experiences, and imagines”. Poems are built around human life experiences but written in concise and expressive figurative language form which could sometimes be difficult to understand. Not only […]

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