Kerry Michael Wood analyzes 'My Papa's Waltz' which is a modern poem that is a generational litmus test.
Give yourself over to the poetic perplexities of Edward Estlin Cummings and see what you can come up with.
Read a poem by Robert Hayden that pays tribute to his foster father and confesses the poet's youthful ingratitude and inability to realize the loving sacrifices made by the undemonstrative man. It is only in Hayden's maturity that he is able to comprehend what parental love and boyish presumptuousness mean.
This poetry analysis by Kerry Michael Wood is a close examination of T. S. Eliot’s interior monologue 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' and a study of the numerous allusions to Dante, Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell, Hesiod, biblical personages and the metaphsical conceits as they apply to the world of early modernism.
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