Tag Archives: american poets

Elizabeth Bishop’s Relationship With Nature in Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry is full of imagery that can transport the reader to any of the settings she writes about. Her ability to use these settings and the subject of nature in poetry to reflect on other themes such as … Continue reading

Posted in English III Honors | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow Days and Poetry

One of the elements that Wallace Stevens tends to incorporate into his poetry is the concept of weather. Since he lived in New England all his life, Stevens showed a lot of interest and perception in wintry days; and soon … Continue reading

Posted in American poets | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A poet or a traitor?

Countee Cullen is no doubt successful in achieving his goal of “to be read as a poet, not a Negro poet.” He utilizes imagery, understatement, and religious references effectively to achieve such goal. But many critics say that he is too … Continue reading

Posted in English III Honors, Honors English III | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

All The Difference

The perplexing thing about Robert Frost as a poet is that he is able to make the reader feel like they are with him, trudging through the snowy forests of New England, even though most of his poems were published while … Continue reading

Posted in Modernism, Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Inconsistencies Between the Real Life and the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an African-American poet in the 20th century who was incredibly inspirational and influential to a lot of African-Americans, specifically those living in impoverished urban communities such as Harlem in New York.  Hughes was a part of the … Continue reading

Posted in Honors English III | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Change in Tone in the Poetry of Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is known for her scandalous subject matter and fearless writing style. In a majority of her poems she writes about feelings of love, pain, grief, and self discovery as they pertain to her relationships with her parents and … Continue reading

Posted in Honors English III | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Petals on a Wet, Black Bough”

In a Station of the Metro “The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.” -Ezra Pound Though short and concise, Ezra Pound’s In a Station of the Metro is the perfect representation of Pound … Continue reading

Posted in Honors English III, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment