Tag Archives: metaphor

Sonnet 92 by Anna Seward

Behold that tree, in Autumn’s dim decay, Stripped by the frequent, chill, and eddying wind; Where yet some yellow, lonely leaves we find Lingering and trembling on the naked spray, Twenty, perchance, for millions whirled away! Emblem, also! too just, … Continue reading

Posted in Seward Anna | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Words by Sylvia Plath

Axes After whose stroke the wood rings, And the echoes! Echoes traveling Off from the center like horses. The sap Wells like tears, like the Water striving To re-establish its mirror Over the rock That drops and turns, A white … Continue reading

Posted in Plath Sylvia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anecdote of the Jar by Wallace Stevens

I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground … Continue reading

Posted in Stevens Wallace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Burnt Ship by John Donne

Out of a fired ship, which by no way But drowning could be rescued from the flame, Some men leaped forth, and ever as they came Near the foes’ ships, did by their shot decay; So all were lost, which … Continue reading

Posted in Donne John | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of … Continue reading

Posted in Wordsworth William | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hope by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little … Continue reading

Posted in Dickinson Emily | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments