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To a mouse Robert Burns
To a Louse Robert Burns
Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie,O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Robert Burns to a mouse
It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!An' naething, now, to big a new ane Robert Burnsto a mouse
O was some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! Robert Burns to a louse
Lines Composed a Few Miles From Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
This Lime Tree Bower my Prison Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Has themes of remembrance and nature; talks about being there 5 years prior. lightly discusses themes of industrialization and change in society. Tintern AbbeyWilliam Wordsworth
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud William Wordsworth
The Chimney Sweeper William Blake
Holy Thursday William Blake
Nutting William Wordsworth
Ode: Intimations of immortality William Wordsworth
The Eolian Harp Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kubla Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge
preface to /lyrical ballads/ William Wordsworth
/Biographia Literaria/ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
has phallic themesa memory from boyhoodtalks about the purposeful disturbance of nature NuttingWilliam Wordsworth
/Manfred/ George GordonLord Byron
/Don Juan/ George GordonLord Byron
Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mont Blanc Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley
On seeing the Elgin Marbles John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats
The Eve of St. Agnes John Keats
/Lamia/ John Keats
To a Little Invisible Being Who Is Expected Soon to Become Visible Anna Letitia Barbauld
Washing Day Anna Letitia Barbauld
On Being Cautioned against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic Charlotte Smith
Casablanca Felicia Hemans
England's Dead Felicia Hemans
/Sartor resartus/ Thomas Carlyle
What is Poetry? John Stuart Mill
The Lotos Eaters Lord Alfred Tennyson
The Lady of Shalott Lord Alfred Tennyson
In Memoriam A.H.H Lord Alfred Tennyson
Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Poryphia's Lover Robert Browning
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister Robert Browning
My Last Duchess Robert Browning
Dover Beach Matthew Arnold
The White Man's Burden Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling
The Speckled Band Arthur Conan Doyle
The Harlot’s House Oscar Wilde
Pied Beauty Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hap Thomas Hardy
Neutral Tones Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush Thomas Hardy
Channel Firing Thomas Hardy
The Convergance of the Twain Thomas Hardy
Ah, are you digging on my Grave? Thomas Hardy
Adlestrop Edward Thomas
The Cherry Trees Edward Thomas
The General Siegfried Sassoon
The Rear Guard Siegfried Sassoon
Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen
Disabled Wilfred Owen
Still Falls the Rain Edith Sitwell
Vergissmeinnicht Keith Douglas
Leda and the Swan W.B. Yeats
The Second Coming W.B Yeats
/The Wasteland/ T.S. Eliot
Tradition and the Individual Talent T.S. Eliot
Musee des Beaux Arts W.H. Auden
The Dead James Joyce
The Mark on the Wall Virginia Woolf
Church Going Philip Larkin
This be the Verse Philip Larkin
Theology Ted Hughes
Digging Seamus Heaney
What was the significance of the spade and the pen? Seamus Heaney Digging
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground Seamus HeaneyDigging
Themes of religionQuestions the future of churches as well as the poet's own beliefs. is religion merely superstition? Church goingPhilip Larkin
Once I am sure there's nothing going onI step inside church going Philip larkin
Once I am sure there's nothing going onI step inside church goingPhilip larkin
discusses how our parents will make the same mistakes their parents did, despite trying their hardest not to make those mistakes, so the best resort is to move away and never have kids This be the versePhilip Larkin
Who half the time were soppy-sternAnd half at one another's throats. This be the versePhilip Larkin
Man hands on misery to man.It deepens like a coastal shelf. This be the versePhilip Larkin
anti-religious poem on the fall of man.Adam at the apple, Eve ate Adam, the snake at eve Theology Ted Hughes
“How readily our thoughts swarm upon a new object, lifting it a little way, as ants carry a blade of straw so feverishly, and then leave it. …” The Mark on the WallVirginia Woolf
“Why, if one wants to compare life to anything, one must liken it to being blown through the Tube at fifty miles an hour—landing at the other end without a single hairpin in one’s hair!” The Mark on the Wall Virginia Woolf
And the novelists in future will realize more and more the importance of these reflections, for of course there is not one reflection but an almost infinite number; " The Mark on the WallVirginia Woolf
those are the depths they will explore, those the phantoms they will pursue, leaving the description of reality more and more out of their stories, taking a knowledge of it for granted…” The Mark on the Wall Virginia Woolf
“I understand Nature’s game—her prompting to take action as a way of ending any thought that threatens to excite or to pain.” The Mark on the Wall Virginia Woolf
The hole in the wall prompts thoughts on why certain things create social standing (such as the right table cloth) or that knowing the origins of the hole could be better if not known. The Mark on the WallVirginia Woolf
Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, That on a wild secluded scene impressThoughts of more deep seclusion Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
Nor less, I trust,To them I may have owed another gift,Of aspect more sublime; that blessed mood,In which the burthen of the mystery,In which the heavy and the weary weight Of all this unintelligible world,Is lightened Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
that serene and blessed mood,In which the affections gently lead us on,—Until, the breath of this corporeal frameAnd even the motion of our human bloodAlmost suspended, Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
housemaid lilyMary Jane Morkan Kate and Julia Morkangabrielmr. brownefreddy James joyceThe Dead
What Upsets Gretta in that she refuses the romantic advances of Gabriel? The song at the party was sung by a former lover (Michael fury)the whole party makes gabriel rethink his view on the world
about our indifference to human misfortune inspired by Icarus paintingchildlike vocabulary Musee de Beaux ArtsW.H. Auden
key words: tradition and individual talent.we have to understand that tradition also refers to the presence as poetry will reflect upon the past poems all works must be compared to pieces from the past Tradition and the Individual TalentT.S. eliot
personality and personal emotions should be left out of poetry. poets can only surrender themselves in work once they have a sense of tradition Tradition and the individual TalentT.S. Eliot
—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,Yours arms full, and your hair wet, I could notSpeak, and my eyes failed, I was neitherLiving nor dead, and I knew nothingLooking into the heart of light, the silence. The WastelandT.S. Eliot
What are the roots that clutch, what branches growOut of this stony rubbish? Son of man,You cannot say, or guess, for you know onlyA heap of broken images The WastelandT.S Eliot
(And I Tiresias have foresuffered allEnacted on this same divan or bed;I who have sat by Thebes below the wallAnd walked among the lowest of the dead.) The WastelandT.S Eliot
Madame SosostrisStetsonPhilomelaMr. EugenidesPhlebas The Wasteland T.S. Eliot
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,Did she put on his knowledge with his powerBefore the indifferent beak could let her drop Leda and the SwanW.B. Yeats
How can those terrified vague fingers pushThe feathered glory from her loosening thighs?And how can body, laid in that white rush,But feel the strange heart beating where it lies? Leda and the SwanW.B. Yeats
Talks about the rape of Leda the swan by Zeus which birthed Helen of Troy Leda and the SwanW.B. Yeats
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere / The ceremony of innocence is drowned.” The Second ComingW.B. Yeats
When a vast image out of Spiritus MundiTroubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desertA shape with lion body and the head of a man,A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, The Second ComingW.B. Yeats
Gyre? the second comingw.b. yeatshistory repeats itself in cycles
But she would weep to see todayhow on his skin the swart flies move;the dust upon the paper eyeand the burst stomach like a cave. VergissmeinnichtKeith Douglas
talks about returning to theater after combat action and the impact it had on everyrone, even the German's (lost love who is now decaying) VergissmeinnichtKeith Douglas
walks about the bombing of london during world war 2strong biblical themes (nails on the cross, blood) Still Falls the RainEdith Sitwell
"Then sounds the voice of One who, like the heart of man,Was once a child who among beasts has lain-'Still do I love, still shed my innocent light, my Blood for thee'" Still Falls the RainEdith Sitwell
About a Soldier who returned home with no legs and it's mainly talking about the country and the way they deal with veterans upon their arrival home. DisabledWilfred Owen
Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.— Dulce et DecorumWilfred Owen
discusses the trauma faced by soldiers in theatreand how the pursuit of glory is immeasurable against the pains of war. "it is sweet and honorable"sets the real scene of war for soldiers Ducle et Decorum
“He's a cheery old card,” grunted Harry to JackAs they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.But he did for them both by his plan of attack. The GeneralSiegfried Sassoon
damns those in charge.Talks about officers seeming to have indifference to the death of their soldiers The General Siegfried Sassoon
takes place during the battle of arras describes compromised soldier trying to make his way through tunnels thrust right into the scene of war The Rear GuardSiegfried Sassoon
And for that minute a blackbird sangClose by, and round him, mistier,Farther and farther, all the birdsOf Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. AdlestropEdward Thomas
And willows, willow-herb, and grass,And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,No whit less still and lonely fairThan the high cloudlets in the sky. AdlestropEdward Thomas
takes place at train station, talks about the beauty of the English countryside AdlestropEdward Thomas
The cherry trees bend over and are sheddingOn the old road where all that passed are dead,Their petals, strewing the grass as for a weddingThis early May morn when there is none to wed. The Cherry TreesEdward Thomas
female narroratordiscusses how life goes on without author, and that nobody cares enough to come by except the dog, who didnt even realize his owner was buried there. her enemy though her no longer worth her time, her husband had remarried Ah, are you digging on my grave?Thomas hardy
written in lines of threea,a,babout the Titanic Convergence of the twainThomas Hardy
about a sea victim hearing cannons and thinking it was raptureand talking about how the world has not seemed to have learned lessons from the dead in the sea and the time they came from Channel firing Thomas hardy
“Instead of preaching forty year,”My neighbour Parson Thirdly said,“I wish I had stuck to pipes and beer.”Again the guns disturbed the hour, Channel firingThomas Hardy
I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-grey, And Winter's dregs made desolate The weakening eye of day. The Darkling ThrushThomas Hardy
His crypt the cloudy canopy, The wind his death-lament. The ancient pulse of germ and birth Was shrunken hard and dry, And every spirit upon earth Seemed fervourless as I. The Darkling ThrushThomas Hardy
icy, frozen landscapeall is gloomy and grey until we hear the sound of a bird chirpingwho seems near death, but sings anyway. author is a realistwhy be joyful when the world can be so drab and cruel? The Darkling ThrushThomas hardy
The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing Alive enough to have strength to die; And a grin of bitterness swept thereby Like an ominous bird a-wing…. Neutral TonesThomas Hardy
Your eyes on me were as eyes that rove Over tedious riddles of years ago; And some words played between us to and fro On which lost the more by our love. Neutral TonesThomas Hardy
discusses the demise of a relationship discussesl love as painful and doomedtakes place next to a pond in winter Neutral Tones Thomas Hardy
Thou suffering thing, Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy, That thy love's loss is my hate's profiting!” HapThomas Hardy
How arrives it joy lies slain, And why unblooms the best hope ever sown? —Crass Casualty obstructs the sun and rain, And dicing Time for gladness casts a moan. . . . Hap Thomas hardy
Believes that his pain and suffering is by chance rather than divine intervention Hap Thomas Hardy
Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil God's GrandeurGerard Manley Hopkins
the natural world is inseparable from God.the earth is full of god's special powerthe world's surfaced is calloused by industryThe Holy Ghost watches the earth like an unhatched egg, worried yet comforting. God's grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins
All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Pied BeautyGerard Manley Hopkins
“Glory be to God for dappled things."chestnuts (meaty interior)coals in a fire (glow from within)Wings of finches (multicolored like patchwork quilt) Pied BeautyGerard Manley Hopkins
makes mechanical comparisons 3 lines per stanzatalks about the emptiness of those who work and visit the brothel, as compared to the love the author has. The Harlot's HouseOscar Wilde
And down the long and silent street,The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet,Crept like a frightened girl. The harlot's HouseOscar Wilde
popular sherlock Holmes storyfocuses on helen stoner who lives with her domineering stepfatherjulia's siser killed prior to being married ( in which she would have been given a fortune)the stepfather was the bad guy Arthur Conan Doyle
what does the speckled band refer to? A very venomous snake
ababtalks about how slavery helps the white man and mocks the idea that a group of white men would know whats best for a group of people most have nt even met while trying to take resources. The White Man's BurdenRudyard Kipling
news reporter from britian in India who writes about two men who set out to become king of the fictional nation of Karifstan and draw out a contract to do so. they use the narrator to get information on the country. The Man who Would be KingRudyard Kipling
how does the new correspondent in the Man who would be King become respected? by reporting two men who attempted to blackmail an official.
how do peachey and daniel dravot disguise themselves? a mad priest and his assistant.
who returns to the narrator injured? peachey
why are the two travellers regarded as gods? Because they are freemasons
what makes the people realize they are mortals? Dan's bride bites him in the face and he bleeds
what does peachey bring to the narrator? The crown and severed head of Dan
Sophocles long agoHeard it on the ?gean, and it broughtInto his mind the turbid ebb and flowOf human misery; we (15-18) Dover beach Matthew Arnold
Of human misery; weFind also in the sound a thought,Hearing it by this distant northern sea Dover Beach Matthew Arnold
The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled. Dover BeachMatthew Arnold
About a man who has a beautiful woman come through the rain to meet him, as they were going to make love and she strips naked, he strangles her and talks about her lifeless body all while justifying why it was not bad. Poryphia's loverRobert Browning
…] sheToo weak, for all her heart's endeavour,To set its struggling passion freeFrom pride, and vainer ties dissever,And give herself to me forever[…] Poryphia's loverRobert Browning
But passion sometimes would prevail,Nor could tonight's gay feast restrain Poryphia's LoverRobert Browning
about a monk who seems to be accusing another monk, brother Lawrence, of gluttony and lechery is really doing those things himself. he tries to make a deal with satan in order to condemn brother Lawrence to damnation Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister Robert Browning
What? your myrtle-bush wants trimming?Oh, that rose has prior claims – Needs its leaden vase filled brimming? Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister Robert Browning
While brown Dolores Squats outside the Convent bankWith Sanchicha, telling stories,Steeping tresses in the tank,Blue-black, lustrous, thick like horse hairs Soliloquy of the Spanish CloisterRobert Browning
makes use of non-verbal soundsmonk is talking to himself Soliloquy of the Spanish CloisterRobert Browning
about a man telling a servent who has come to discuss the terms of a dowry, about his first wife for whom he has a painting covered in the curtain. he tells of how she was beautiful but seemed to want the attention of others. he reveals he killed her. My last Duchess Robert Browning
about a woman who was raised by her aunt and taught to do "womanly" things she found relatively pointless. she instead went on to be a poet when her cousin Romney is in love with mariam, who refuses his proposal after all these years to be a sole guardian / Aurora Leigh/Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all. In Memoriam A.H.HLord Alfred Tennyson
Who trusted God was love indeedAnd love Creation's final lawTho' Nature, red in tooth and clawWith ravine, shriek'd against his creed in memoriam A.H.H.Lord Alfred Tennyson
Lady Waldemar Bad guy from aurora leigh
questions mortality and immortality under the guise of christian values after the loss of a friend; the purpose of life is gaining knowledge. talks about gaining a brother in law in memoriam AHHLord Alfred Tennyson
ababtakes place on the ship of Odysseus and his men who land on an island where they re greeted by lotos eaters, and eat a fruit (lotos) that makes them want to stay on the island forever. The Lotos EatersLord Alfred Tennyson
the lady staying in a tower has a weave in which she has been working on a vibrant cloth. she sees life going on outside the tower in a mirror, until she sees Lancelot and turns around despite consequences The lady of ShalottLord Alfred Tennyson
the poem is about an editor who has received a piece from an author that he just can't seem to make sense of an autobiogrpahy sent to him by Teufelsdrockh Sartor ResartusThomas Carlyle
SON of the Ocean Isle! Where sleep your mighty dead? Show me what high and stately pile Is reared o’er Glory’s bed. England's deadFelicia Hemans
talks about Egypt, India, Columbia, pyrenees, England's dead Felicia Hemans
The boy stood on the burning deckWhence all but he had fled;The flame that lit the battle's wreckShone round him o'er the dead. CasabiancaFelicia Hemans
The Boy stood on the burning deckYoung boy awaiting orders from his father to abandon his post Casabianca Felicia Hemans
He has no nice felicities that shrink From giant horrors; wildly wandering here, He seems (uncursed with reason) not to know The depth or the duration of his woe. On Being Cautioned against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic” Charlotte smith
Is there a solitary wretch who hies To the tall cliff, with starting pace or slow, And, measuring, views with wild and hollow eyes On Being Cautioned against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic” Charlotte smith
poem about the sphinxLook on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, OzymandiasPercy Bysshe Shelley
Thus thou, Ravine of Arve—dark, deep Ravine— Thou many-colour'd, many-voiced valeThy caverns echoing to the Arve's commotion, A loud, lone sound no other sound can tamethe everlasting universe of things Mont Blanc Percy Bysshe Shelley
madeline porphyro The eve Of St Agnes John Keats

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