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the negro speaks of rivers full poem

The Negro Speaks of Rivers Full Poem

The Negro Speaks of Rivers is one of Langston Hughes’ best-known poems. It forms part of the whole gamut of African-American Literature. In fact, this poem is the first acclaimed literary work coming from Langston Hughes. It is, nonetheless, the only poem written by Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes has written other poems such as Harlem Read more

winners of the nobel prize for literature

All Nobel Prize for Literature Winners (PDF)

Among the Nobel Prize for Literature winners are Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, Theodor Mommsen of Germany, Sully Prudhomme of France, Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway and William Golding all of the US, T.S. Eliot, Rudyard Kipling and Winston Churchill of the UK, Rabindranath Tagore of India, Gabriela Mistral of Chile and Nadine Gordimer of South Africa. Read more

batter my heart john donne

The Full Text of “Batter My Heart” by John Donne

“Batter My Heart” is one of the sonnets written by John Donne. Batter My Heart is a sonnet as described by the poet himself. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lines of Batter My Heart, yet another metaphysical poem with very strong imagery on display. John Donne: Holy Sonnet XIV, Batter My Heart… Batter my Read more

john donne the sun rising

The Sun Rising by John Donne

This post contains the complete lines of the poem, The Sun Rising by John Donne. Much of the poetry of John Donne falls under the tradition of metaphysical poetry. And The Sun Rising happens to be one such metaphysical poem. John Donne: The Sun Rising Busy old fool, unruly Sun,           Read more

the poem dream deferred

Full Text of “Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes

See below the full text of the poem “Dream Deferred” by the African-American poet, Langston Hughes. Are you familiar with Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun? It is from this poem, Dream Deferred that the title is taken. Check out line 3 below. Langston Hughes: Dream Deferred What happens to a dream deferred? Read more

poem if by rudyard kipling

“If”: A Poem by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If” is counted among the most influential motivational poetry of all time. I intend to keep bringing to your attention similar poems to inspire you to do and be whatever you want to be. Rudyard Kipling: If If you can keep your head when all about you   Are losing theirs and Read more

andrew marvell to his coy mistress

To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

The full text of Andrew Marvell’s poem, To His Coy Mistress, is now at your disposal. I’m trusting you to derive the necessary enjoyment from the poem. And let me know if you need an essay on any question related to the poem, To His Coy Mistress. To His Coy Mistress Had we but World Read more

john keats ode to a nightingale

Full Text of Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

Do you want to have the full text of John Keats’ poem Ode to a Nightingale? Find Ode to a Nightingale below. ANALYSIS OF THE GOOD MORROW BY JOHN DONNE ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE BY JOHN KEATS My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains    My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,Or Read more

william wordsworth the solitary reaper poem

Full Text of the Poem, The Solitary Reaper

Below is the complete text of William Wordsworth’s popular poem, The Solitary Reaper. THE SOLITARY REAPER BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Behold her, single in the field,     Yon solitary Highland Lass!     Reaping and singing by herself;     Stop here, or gently pass!     Alone she cuts and binds the grain,   Read more

she being brand poem

she being Brand: Poem by e.e. cummings

The poem “she being Brand” is one of the most popular love poems among true lovers of poetry the world over. I hope you’ll enjoy the unique writing style of the American poet, e.e. cummings. (note the spelling of the poet’s name! It isn’t a typo.) she being Brand… she being Brand -new;and youknow consequently Read more

Dylan Thomas life and works

Biography of Dylan Thomas, the Poet

Do you want to know as much as much as there is to know about the biography of Dylan Thomas (1914 –1953)? Then you’ve just arrived at the right place. Because I’m about to let you in on the biography of Dylan Thomas, the author of the poem, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Read more

D.H. Lawrence biography

Biography of D.H. Lawrence, The Poet

Below is a brief biography of D.H. Lawrence, the author of the poem, Bat. The post contains a brief reference to the background of the poem, Bat, as well. Birth and Family D.H. Lawrence’s full name is David Herbert Lawrence. D.H. Lawrence was born, in the period of the Industrial Revolution, on 11th September 1885. Read more

the sea eats our land at home poem

The Sea Eats the Land at Home by Kofi Awoonor

This post is going to give you the full text of Kofi Awoonor’s poem, The Sea Eats the Land at Home. Make sure to also read my analysis of the poem. Remember that this is one of the prescribed poems for the 2021 to 2022 Cambridge IGCSE Literature-in English test. The full meaning of IGCSE Read more

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William Shakespeare – A Brief Biography

At long last, you will now know all the important details concerning the biography of William Shakespeare, the great English playwright and poet. Ready? Let’s go! William Shakespeare, the playwright, was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Shakespeare’s father was a wealthy trader. His mother also came from a rich family. Read more

the pulley poem by george herbert

The Pulley: A Poem by George Herbert

When God at first made man,Having a glass of blessing standing by,Let us, said he, pour on him all we can,Let the world’s riches, which dispersed lie,Contract into a span. So strength first made way,Then bounty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure,When almost all was out, God made a stay,Perceiving that, alone of all his treasure,Rest Read more