Death and isolation in Dickinson’s poetry

        Death and isolation are common themes in Dickinson’s poetry, yet her poems rarely seem melancholy. What elements prevent her poems from becoming too solemn? A minimum of one (1) Figurative/Connotative Device found in the work should be...

Favorite Poem

      Analyze one of the Favorite Poem Project videos Like last week, you can choose a creative OR a more traditional analysis approach to this week’s journal. Please see the two options below and choose one of them. Take on Jack’s persona...

Poetry analysis of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is often considered to be a larger-than-life poet, writing expansive lines and embracing the whole of America as his inspiration. In “Song of Myself,” however, he writes, “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars.” The...