Full analysis of Robert frost's fascinating poem.There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear that scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.
Self-help books make happiness seem so far away. A dying man has insights into happiness and it is only 200 pages away. His lessons strike a chord...
In "I measure every Grief I meet," the speaker examines the nature of human suffering. The poem is long by Dickinson standards, filling out a whopping ten quatrains.
Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 employs pathetic fallacy, personification, the moon likened to a sick lover, with sad steps and pale face. Using figurative language and rhetorical questioning Sidney reveals the frustrated inner world of Astrophil, yearning for Stella's love.
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.
She Walks In Beauty is a lyric poem by the archetypal romantic, Lord Byron. With full rhyme, alliteration and simile, written in iambic tetrameter, it explores the feelings of a speaker inspired by female beauty. Is beauty based on inner purity and goodness alone, or a mix of light and dark?
In this long-awaited publication, the great Indian-American yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, has corrected the misinterpretation of the famous Sufi poem, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Rubaiyat (meaning "quatrains") is the work of a Sufi mystic, and "wine" is a metaphor for divine love.
Yousef Komunyakaa's Camouflaging The Chimera focuses on the Vietnam War, the poet drawing on his own experiences as a reporter. With powerful imagery, short stanzas and gripping language this poem is about how soldiers blend in with nature as they get set to spring an ambush on the Viet Cong.
An overview of Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" and an analysis of the recurring motifs of mortality, lack of reasoning, love versus lust, and time.
Buried in the woods of Cornwall is the Lake House, frozen the day when a little boy disappeared. Detective Sadie contacts the aged mystery-novel author who lived there to find the missing baby.
Ailsa Rae is an Irish blogger in her twenties with a fatal heart condition in need of a transplant. This book will make you laugh out loud, shed tears for your lost loved ones, and stir you to question why more people don’t donate their organs so that others might live.
Moniza Alvi's An Unknown Girl focuses on identity. A girl in an Indian bazaar draws a henna peacock on the hand of the speaker. For a few rupees the speaker can gain new brown veins, as if she had a fresh identity, a new way of being. But soon the design fades and with it her identity. Who is she?
Emily Dickinson's keen intellect serves her well as she allows her speaker to demonstrate a profound truth that is still today widely and tragically misconstrued.
Sherlock Holmes stories from the 19th century remain popular. Anthony Horowitz has written a new story using familiar characters in the style of the original author, Arthur Conan Doyle.
This article looks at the meaning in Katherine Mansfield's short story "Miss Brill". It includes a summary, and a look at themes, foreshadowing, symbolizing and other elements.