Poetry Essay Topics

Beowulf Assignment

1) Leslie Webster: Archaeology and Beowulf 2) There are many difficulties incorporated throughout Beowulf which challenge the modern day reader but which are also significant factors in the overall literary experience of the text. One of the main challenges that presents itself, according to 1925 Watt and Chambers, is the translation of Beowulf, the oldest… View Article

Compare the ways the poets write about love or the absence of love

Love is an emotional force to be reckoned with, and a pure source of inspiration for poets. Modern and ancient, love is a common theme of poetry; it enables poets to discuss there most inner feelings behind clever literary techniques and paradoxical phrases. Such techniques can be found in Shakespeare’s sonnet 130. In this sonnet… View Article

People of different races, immigrate to a different country

What are the feelings of those exiles? Many people immigrate out of their country of origin to a different country everday. Whilst some may feel excited at the prospect of discovering a new World, others may feel alienated and strange about their new environment. In the poems ‘Search for my Tongue’ and ‘Island Man’, the… View Article

Andrew Marvell’s poem ‘To His Coy Mistress’

In this essay I will compare and contrast Andrew Marvell’s poem, ‘To His Coy Mistress’, with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet, ‘How Do I Love Thee…?’ Andrew Marvell’s poem is about an older man trying persuade a younger women to ‘carpe diem’ (seize the day), in order to make love to her, by using compliments and… View Article

An Analysis Of Cousin Kate And The Seduction

The title sounds like a woman is talking about her “Cousin Kate” and not especially about herself. It’s like her side of the story in the poem. The poem is about a lady in about the 1814 (the olden times). She falls in love with a rich person who sounds like the king which says… View Article

Crossing Borders – Interracial Dating

In the hodge-podge of American culture you are bound to find interracial dating. There are many differences between people. One that is obvious to the naked eye is the difference of race. In the society that we live in it is sometimes difficult for people of different races to be a couple. The Dominant Culture… View Article

The threat of death presented in: Havisham, Hitcher, Laboratory, On my first Sonne

Throughout the poems: “Havisham”, “Hitcher”, “Laboratory” and “On my first Sonne”, death is presented in several different ways. In “Havisham”, “Lab” and “Hitcher”, the threat of death is primarily conveyed in a malicious, spiteful way- concerning jealousy or bitterness. However in “Sonne”, death is viewed upon as possibly a gift from god, something as natural… View Article

Re-offender puts lives at risk

Ex-convict Mr. Jones was held in custody yesterday for the bribery of 2 local children, Jack and Jill Bramcote. The pair of children aged no less than 12 were bribed with a pack of sweets to climb up the green hill formally known as “the death trap” to collect a pale of water. The 2… View Article

Seamus Heaney poetry comparison

In this essay I am going to be comparing the poems “Blackberry Picking,” “Mid-Term Break” and “Digging.” They all focus on the idea that childhood experiences effect, teach and develop us to be the people we are today. I chose to compare these literary pieces because not only did they all link in with my… View Article

Critical appreciation of T. Roethke’s ‘The Geranium’

What themes are brought out in the Szirtes’ poem and how are they expressed through the poet’s choice of diction, imagery, style and symbolizes? Like many other poems Like a black bird has a mix of different ideas that are conveyed through the various themes portrayed in the poem. Each theme is brought out by… View Article

Death and Grief in Midterm

‘Out Out’ was written by Robert Frost who was an American poet born in 1874. He moved to New England, a farming region, where most of his poems were inspired. ‘Mid Term Break’ was written by Seamus Heaney, who was born on a farm in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. It is evident that both… View Article

Compaison of two poems – ‘Night Over Birkenau’ and ‘Earrings’

This essay will be analysing and contrasting two poems relating to the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII and how it diversely affected Jews. The first poem is ‘Night over Birkenau,’ a first hand experience poem written by Tadeusz Borowski to display the daily lives of Jewish prisoners in concentration camps and ‘Earrings,’ a second generation… View Article

William Blake

‘Songs of Innocence’ and ‘Songs of Experience’ appear to be quite simplistic on first reading. Explain how Blake uses imagery, form and language in these poems, and what their content reveals about the times in which they were written and Blake’s beliefs In many of the poems from his Songs of Innocence and Songs of… View Article