Synopsis of “A Vist from St. Nicholas” This poem, commonly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is attributed to Clement Clarke Moore under the title “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. However, there is some speculation that the poem was… Continue Reading
Synopsis In the poem “Touch” by Octavio Paz, the speaker states that his hands open the reader’s person, dresses the person in more nudity, and uncovers more bodies under the person’s body. His hands then invent a whole new body… Continue Reading
Synopsis The first stanza of “I Never Saw a Moor” states the speaker hasn’t traveled often but still has an idea of what the places look like. She hasn’t seen a moor nor the sea but she knows what a… Continue Reading
Synopsis “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet is a love poem written about her and her husband’s relationship. The poem begins by speaking about how if two people ever became one person, then it was surely them.… Continue Reading
Synopsis “The Tyger” looks at what could create such a creature like the tiger. The poem takes a look at the different parts of the tiger’s body and the thing (God?) who created the subject.
Synopsis “Annabel Lee” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous writings. In this work, Poe looks at his love, Annabel Lee. Long ago, in a kingdom by a sea, lived a maiden named Annabel Lee who lived to love… Continue Reading
Synopsis “I died for Beauty, but was scarce” is a poem in which the speaker is dead. The speaker says she died for her beauty, but that beauty is not common. The speaker then says a man who died for… Continue Reading
Synopsis “Ode to Large Tuna in the Market” is about the author walking through the market and seeing a variety of different vegetables but only one fish, and the fish is what catches his eye and admiration the most. He… Continue Reading
Synopsis This poem is written like a note William Carlos Williams would write for his refrigerator in his doctor’s office for one of the nurses or partners. It is simply an apology letter for eating someone’s delicious plums.
Synopsis “a total stranger one black day” is about a man who does something to anger a “stranger”. The stranger then fights him. The stranger found it hard to forgive the speaker. It is then revealed that the stranger is… Continue Reading