Poetry Review Examples

Analysis of Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church by Emily Dickinson

August 1st, 2020

Emily Dickinson was one of the most prominent poets of the 19th century. Dickinson lived much of her life in isolation, which is why her family found a collection of 1,800 poems only after she had died and made a decision about publishing them (Wikipedia 1). “Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church” describes the concept of religion and its perception by society and by Emily herself. This poem was written in the 19th century and belongs to the category…

‘Our Deepest Fear’ by Marianne Williamson

June 10th, 2013

“Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson: Success and Being Afraid to Be Great Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson can be considered as a ‘spirituality’ verse which revolves around the aspect of success and fear. According to the author of this poem, our greatest fear is not based on our inadequacy, but rather our powerfulness beyond measure. This poem can be perceived as a thought-provoking piece of literary work that sounds like an anthem of the modern generation of seekers….

The Poem “If-” by Rudyard Kipling

June 1st, 2013

For Whom is The Poem “If-” By Rudyard Kipling Intended For and Why? “If-“ is undoubtedly one of the most beloved poems written by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in the “Brother Square-Toes” chapter of the book Rewards and Fairies, a 1910 collection of poetry and short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. For more than a century, “If-” has inspired millions of people all over the world, and has quite often been voted as…

The Journey by Mary Oliver

May 21st, 2013

The Symbolical Meaning of the Poem “The Journey” by Mary Oliver “The Journey” is a famous poem by the contemporary American poet Mary Oliver, who has won two notable awards: the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The New York Times called Oliver “far away, [America’s] best-selling poet” (The New York Times, 2007). “The Journey” is an inspiring and thought-provoking poem. Its main idea is to show us how it is significant to listen to our inner voice. From…

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats

May 18th, 2013

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William butler Yeats is a written inspiration from the author’s teenage years. He had read Walden by Henry David Thoreau and wished to imitate Thoreau by living on Innisfree Island. As his teenager, Yeats would visit Lough Gill at night in the company of his cousin. One night they went to the lake, observed the birds and listened to the stories by the crew in the Yatch. The area around the lake created a…