Hi all, In this post, I will be exploring the ways in which ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne may be clearly defined as a metaphysical poem. Below is the video that inspired this post. I wanted to share it here as I found it particularly beautiful as an audible version of Donne’s ‘Good Morrow’. … Continue reading An Overview of ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne.
Hi all, this post is an updated version of the post I wrote during summer 2018. What is chiasmus? Chiasmus is a rhetorical figure in which the words, structure or concept of a text are repeated in reverse order to form a pattern similar to ABBA or ABCBA. Why does Milton use a chiastic structure … Continue reading UPDATED: Chiasmus in John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
What is metaphysical poetry? Before completely defining metaphysical poetry, let's deconstruct the word 'metaphysical'. Meta is a prefix meaning 'beyond' in Greek and physical is more commonly known as relating to the body, as opposed to the mind, in a tangible and concrete manner. When considering metaphysical poetry as a whole, we can understand it … Continue reading How To Define Metaphysical Poetry.
The Tyger was published in 1794 by William Blake and is often considered as being Blake's most successful poem. The ultimate meaning behind The Tyger is Blake's questioning on why, if God is omnibenevolent, did he create such fearsome and dangerous animals. The poem is below: 'The Tyger' by William Blake Structure The poem consists … Continue reading ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake.
Hi everyone, This is a poem that I have read and enjoyed recently. I thought I would share it- along with a few of my thoughts- for you to read too ☺️ Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas What is this poem about? This poem is ultimately a son's plea to … Continue reading ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas.
Rupi Kaur is a Canadian poet famous for her modern approach to poetry and controversial comments on the themes of love, sex and race. In her self published anthology titled ‘Milk and Honey’, Kaur writes in the style of confessional poetry by relating to her own thoughts and experiences of abuse, trauma and hurt. I … Continue reading My Top 5 Favourite Rupi Kaur Poems
Hi all, I have noticed that many people have conflicting opinions over poetry. Some enjoy the creative expression of emotion, whereas others repel against its intricate and ambiguous nature. For me, poetry is an important means of escape and an opportunity to observe the world from a multitude of perspectives. Recently, I have been meaning to … Continue reading Poetry Recommendations!