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English 91A poem titles

The Soote Season
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
iambic pentameter; syllabic monotomy
words violating meteter = season, summer, swift, swallow, winter; jarring point in speaker’s life
-The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
Ben Jonson
iambic pentameter
Fresh Fount = alliteration; sad, slow tone of poem
-Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears;
To Autumn
John Keats
3 stanzas, eleven lines each, iambic pentameter; ABABCDEDCCE
-SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

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The Windhover
Gerald Manly Hopkins
sonnet; words broken in middle so that it can rhyme properly; italian sonnet; volta in line 9
-I caught this morning morning’s minion, king-
Peter Davidson
free verse; about love for English language
-A mouthful of language to swallow:
Les Murray
free verse; sounds very important in this poem as they echo the morse code
-Tuckett. Bill Tuckett. Telegraph operator, Hall’s creek,
Bloody Men
Wendy Cope
anapestic, ABCB rhyme; sarcastic/cynical tone; theme — relationships based on timing & take a lot of time/effort
-Bloody men are like bloody buses
John Clare
3 stanzas, 14 lines each in first 2 and 12 lines in last stanza; iambic pentameter; “and” is used 44 times, making you feel that there is no end and it goes on and on; quick end of last stanza makes it feel more abrupt
-When midnight comes a host of dogs and men
Wild Nights
Emily Dickinson
3 quatrains, iambic tetrameter; sexual connotations to emphasize feeling of ecstasy
-Wild Nights – Wild Nights!
No worst, there is none
Gerald Manley Hopkins
Italian sonnet, ABBAABBA CDCDCD, iambic pentameter
alliteration pitched past pitch
– No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,
Those Winter Sundays
Robert Hayden
multiple run on lines; each stanza represents one idea; no rhyme scheme
-Sundays too my father got up early
The Trees
Phillip Larkin
12 lines, ABBA CDDCEFFE, iambic tetrameter
compares life and cycles of a tree to human experience
-The trees are coming into leaf
A Supermarket in California
Allen Ginsberg
free verse, no rhyme scheme; speaks to Walt Whitman; lots of imagery to show how world became antithesis of Whitman’s ideal world
-What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for
Anglo-Saxon Riddle I
fourteener; no apparent rhyme scheme
no clear answer to riddle
– I am a lonely being, scarred by swords,
I Have a Gentle Cock
describing pet rooster
potential sexual meaning to poem
5 stanza,20 line poemw/ slant rhymes
-I have a gentle cock
The Author to Her Book
Anne Bradstreet
single stanza, 24 line poem in heroic couplets
-Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain,
An Apology for Writing So Much Upon this Book
Margaret Cavendish
1 10 line stanza w/ rhymingcouplets, iambic pentameter
-Condemn me not, I make so much ado
Some things that fly there be
Emily Dickinson
3 stanzas of 3 lines each; first 6 lines rhyme, last 3 lines rhyme
-Some things that fly there be —
I like to see it lap the miles
Emily Dickinson
5 stanzas long, each stanza 4 lines; ballad form
describes a bird and human trying to interact with it
-I like to see it lap the miles
A route of Evanescence
Emily Dickinson
8 lines long, 2 stanzas; ballad
visualize flight of a bird
– A Route of Evanescence
Fame is a Bee
Emily Dickinson
4 lines long; first 3 lines have 4 syllables and last line has 6 syllables
-Fame is a bee
Langston Hughes
no meter, no particular rhyme scheme
Afr Am Civil Rights movement
series of similes and one metaphor
-What happens to a dream deferred?
Pet Panther
A.R Ammons
trochaic, blank verse,metaphors
-My attention is a wild
Waking from sleep
Robert Bly
12 lines, 4 stanzas, 3 lines per stanza
no regular meter/rhyme pattern
-Inside the veins there are navies setting forth,
W.S Merwin
-Your absence has gone through me
I Do Not
Michael Palmer
free verse
poem is in English, and poet describes many complicated things using English – irony
-I do not know English
A Martian sends a Postcard Home
Craig Raine
17 stanzas, 2 lines per stanza
no regular metere
-Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings
To a Mouse
Robert Burns
8 stanzas, each 6 lines
Of Mice and Men reference
-Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie,
Lord Alfred Tennyson
poem composed 5 stanzas, iambic pentameter
-The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,
Soliliquy of the Spanish Cloister
Robert Browning
tetrameter; jealous monk finds more pleasure in flesh than in spirit
-Gr-r-r — there go, my heart’s abhorrence!
In Nunhead Cemetery
Charlotte Mew
form matches insanity of the persona
no definite rhyme scheme
-It is the clay what makes the earth stick to his spade;
Lady Lazarus
Sylvia Plath
free verse
28 stanzas of 3 lines each
-I have done it again.
The Lamb
William Blake
trochaic trimeter
repetition gives it a song like feel
-Little Lamb, who made thee?
The Tyger
William Blake
6 quatrains
rhymed couplets
-Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
Holy Thursday (songs of innocence)
William Blake
3 quatrains, each containing a rhyming couplet
iambic, fourteeners
– ‘Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean,
Holy Thursday (songs of experience)
William Blake
4 quatrains, ballad form
-Is this a holy thing to see
The Divine Image
William Blake
ballad form, iambictetrameter alternating with iambic trimeter
Mercy, Pity, Love given human characteristics, Peace given dress
-To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
A Divine Image
William Blake
8 syllables, 2 stanzas, quatrain
human characteristics put things in diff perspective
-Cruelty has a human heart,
Easter Wings
George Herbert
shape/pattern resembles birds/wings
no reliabllemeter; chiasmic, like a bird
-Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Walt Whitman
no particular rhymescheme; free verse
-WHEN I heard the learn’d astronomer;
The Convergence of the Twain
Thomas Hardy
each stanzarhymes within itself; shaped like a shipor an iceberg
-In a solitude of the sea
The Red Wheelbarrow
William Carlos Williams
iambic trimeter and 5 syllable lines
-so much depends
The Fish
Marianne Moore
structure resembles waves, 1,3,9,6,8
dark, archaic feeling
Swan and Shadow
John Hollander
free verse,no punctuations, use of capitalization
shaped in swam and its reflection, but not perfectly
Above the
The Window
Derek Mahon
shaped like a window frame
windows connect us with outside world
Amoretti 1
Edmund Spenser
spenserian sonnet
trochaic pentameter
-Happy ye leaves when as those lily hands,
Astophil and Stella
Phillip Sydney
italian sonnet, metapoetic
-Ouing in trueth, and fayne in verse my loue to show,
Idea 6
Michael Drayton
english sonnet, iambic pentameter
volta at line 13; metapoetic
How many paltry, foolish, painted things
Sonnet 15
life is short and quickly changing; stage metaphor for life
When I consider every thing that grows
Sonnet 73
poem about shrinkage of space and time
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
Sonnet 106
richness in language found in antique literature of past, as opposed to language of the present
When in the chronicle of wasted time
Holy Sonnets 14
John Donne
italian sonnet
iambic pentameter; entire poem is extended metaphor – religion vs physical love
Batter my heart, three-person’d God ; for you
No worst, There is None
Gerald Manley Hopkins
italian sonnet
things cant get any worse
-NO worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,
The Oven Bird
Robert Frost
sonnet, iambic
There is a singer everyone has heard,
The Cambridge Ladies
E.E Cummings
sonnet, doesn’t conform to a particular meter
the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls
The Broken Home
James Merrill
composed of 7 diff sonnets all connected thematically
-Crossing the street,
The Bistro Styx
Rita Dove
greek mythology
similes, metaphors used a lot
She was thinner, with a mannered gauntness
Missing Dates
William Epson
dont miss opportunities and dont waste time
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills.
The Waking
Theodore Rothke
-I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
One Art
Elizabeth Bishop
we are okay if we lose material things, and even if we lose people we love we are generally okay
-The art of losing isn’t hard to master
Do Not go Gentle into that Good Night
Dylan Thomas
villanelle; addressing his dying father
enjambment stresses urgency in his message
-Do not go gentle into that good night,
Ye Goathered Gods
Sir Philip Sydney Strephon
double sestina; very comical
hendecasyllabic (11 syllables)
2 shepherds mourning the loss of the beautiful loved one and how nothing is same without her
Ye Goatherd gods, that love the grassy mountains,
Elizabeth Bishop
enjambment symbolizes connection btwn repeating words
-September rain falls on the house.
The Book of Yolek
Anthony Hecht
sestina; no set meter; about Jews in concentration camp; words transform in meaning
-The dowsed coals fume and hiss after your meal
The Painter
John Ashbery
sestina; painter struggling to complete his works — pattern changes in syllables too, to mirror content
-Sitting between the sea and the buildings
Anglo-Saxon Riddle II
9 line poem; answer may be swan, wind, etc.
– My dress is silent when I tread the Ground
Anglo-Saxon Riddle III
6 line poem, no apparent rhyme scheme
A moth ate words: a marvellous event
Western Wind
speaker seems to be a military man away from home longing for his sweetheart; spelling of Arms as Armys
Westron wynde, when wylle thow blow
Lewis Carroll
From “Through the Looking Glass”
7 quatrains; iambic tetrameter, except for last line of each stanza, which is iambic trimeter
nonsense language, surreal aspects; most of vocab is made up
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
anyone lived in a pretty how town
EE Cummings
9 quatrains
no rhyme scheme
male = anyone, female = noone
anyone lived in a pretty how town
Brute Image
John Ashbery
1 21 line stanza
nonsensical poem
It is a question of altitude, or latitude

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English 91A poem titles
The Soote Season Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey iambic pentameter; syllabic monotomy words violating meteter = season, summer, swift, swallow, winter; jarring point in speaker's life -The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings
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