non-African poetry

The Complete Text of the Poem Journey of the Magi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is the full text of the Poem Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot. T.S. Eliot: Journey of the Magi Stanza One A cold coming we had of it, The ways deep and the weather sharp The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow There …

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Journey of the Magi Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes & Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Topic: Journey of the Magi Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices This tutorial is meant to give you a complete analysis of the poem Journey of the Magi. You will know the subject matter, the themes and poetic devices in T.S. Eliot’s poem, Journey of the Magi. Remember that Journey of the Magi …

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The Full Text of the Poem The Good Morrow

Reading Time: < 1 minute John Donne: The Good Morrow First Stanza I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ‘Twas so, but this, all pleasures fancies be If ever any beauty I did see …

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The Good Morrow Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes & Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s do an in depth analysis of The Good Morrow, a poem by the metaphysical poet, John Donne. This tutorial will help you to get a proper understanding of the subject matter, themes and poetic devices in John Donne’s poem The Good Morrow. Background Information The setting of this monologue is an early morning. This …

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The Schoolboy: A Poem by William Blake

Reading Time: < 1 minute William Blake: The Schoolboy I love to rise in the summer morn, When the birds sing on every tree; The distant huntsman winds his horn, And the skylark sings with me. O! What sweet company. But to go to school in a summer morn, O! it drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn. …

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The Pulley: A Poem by George Herbert

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …

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