Poetry: Subjective and Objective

Poetry can be broadly categorised into two types: subjective and objective. They are two distinct approaches to poetic expression that differ in their focus, perspective, and emotional engagement.Su...

Haiku

Haiku is a traditional Japanese poetry known for its simplicity, precision, and depth. It captures moments of nature, emotion, or insight in a very concise format. Haiku evolved from the hokku, the op...

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is the British writer Thomas Gray's most famous poem, first published in 1751. It mourns the lives of the obscure and forgotten populace of a rural village, whose...

An Elegy

An elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead. It is a genre of poetry that expresses sorrow or lamentation, typically for a deceased person...

Not My Best Side

Not My Best Side by U A Fanthorpe is a poem that humorously reinterprets the classical legend of Saint George and the Dragon by giving a voice to each of the three main characters depicted in Paolo Uc...

Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Macavity: The Mystery Cat is a poem by T S Eliot that is part of his collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, a collection of feline-centered poems published in 1939. These poems later became t...

Darkness

Darkness is a narrative poem written by Lord Byron in 1816 during a period of extraordinary climatic and personal turmoil following the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which led to a year with...

The Circus Animals’ Desertion

The Circus Animal's Desertion is a poem by William Butler Yeats, published in 1939 as part of his final poetry collection, The Winding Stair and Other Poems. It is often seen as Yeats's reflection on ...

The Arrow and the Song 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is an American poet known for his lyrical and introspective works. The Arrow and the Song is a beautiful poem about the contrast between an "arrow" and a "song". This metaph...

A Subaltern

A Subaltern is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon, a World War I poet known for his stark representations of the war. As with many of Sassoon's writings, he focuses on the harsh realities of war and its impa...