A line-by-line analysis of the elements used by Robert Frost within his poem "After Apple Picking" that give it depth and meaning.
Aphrodite is a woman who changes herself to be whatever her current man wants her to be. She may not realize that she does this. She is the muse who inspires men to write poems and songs.
Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.
Canada's outstanding poet, David Solway, offers a lush scene of communicating plant and animal residents of a garden in spring in his poem simply titled, "The Garden."
Soseki's "Kokoro" and Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" both explore Western imperialism, although the stories that each author has to tell differ due to time period and location. Each novel shows how the author struggles with American and European influence in their native land.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
The character of Macbeth has seven different soliloquies within the play. Four of them are exceptionally well known. The other three soliloquies are not quoted as frequently, but they are essential to Macbeth’s character development.
(Spoiler Free) "Three Dark Crowns" is an epic read for those seeking a story filled with romance, drama, and action. This novel will grip you easily and is perfect for lovers of young adult fiction.
A physician and a poet, William Carlos Williams, modernist, lived and worked in Rutherford, New Jersey most of his life. His poems deal with the everyday things in life, based on the local, becoming universal. Wheelbarrows, plums, people traits, starlings and flowers - No ideas but in things.
As poet, translator, and critic, Rachel Tzvia Back offers insight into the world of modern poetry. An award-winning translator, she contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the important, contemporary Hebrew poets that enrich the world literary canon.
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.
Filled with hilarious, sarcastic humor from a man in a backwards baseball cap, innocent judgements from an elderly lady, and reevaluations of life choices culminating in needed positive changes, Catching Christmas is a quintessential Christmas romantic comedy to cozy up with.
Seamus Heaney's Storm On The Island is a monologue poem in blank verse. The speaker describes how life is shaped by the storm, how the architecture withstands such forces. With powerful language and imagery.Some think the poem a metaphor for the historical troubles on the island of Ireland.
'The Emperor's New Clothes' is a fairy tale for children, but it is also a perceptive commentary on the human condition. In this review I look at the story, its history and its great wisdom
Anna worked at a boring mass-produced chocolate factory until a freak accident left her missing two toes, and her self-esteem. Her former French teacher gets her a job at a prestigious chocolate shop in Paris. A hilarious feel-good comedy about longing, perfection, and chocolate.