Examples of aubade poetry include "Aubade: Lake Eerie" by Thomas Merton and "Aubade with Bread for the Sparrows" by Oliver de la Paz. Another example is "Aubade: Some Peaches, After Storm" by Carl Phillips.Continue Reading
Aubade poems are poems that celebrate the morning. For example, "Aubade" by Philip Larkin is about a man who wakes up at 4 a.m. to start work, but he spends the time between waking and sunrise imagining that he is one day closer to dying, and that today is the day it will happen. While this poem isn't about a romantic love, it describes the relief this man feels when the sun rises and he can put his fears aside.
"Aubade: Some Peaches, After Storm" focuses on peaches that fall during a sudden storm and how they exist in a state between ripeness and rot. The peaches that survive the rot, or night, depend on if they are picked up and rescued, much like morning rescues the Earth from night.
"Aubade: Lake Erie" finds a group of children enamored with the beauty that they see each morning. They celebrate nearby crops of grapes and corn and salute the sun for the role it plays in crop production.
"Aubade With Bread for the Sparrows" finds the titular birds the only witnesses to the rising sun. They eat and celebrate the new day, and the poet marvels at their song and fortitude.Learn more about Poetry
A metrical tale is a form of poetry that relays a story in a number of verses. Two famous examples are "Evangeline," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Sir Walter Scott's "The Lady of the Lake." The majority of metrical tales recount romantic stories and are usually told from the first-person point of view.Full Answer >
"I Still Rise" by Maya Angelou, "If" by Rudyard Kipling, and "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost are all examples of inspirational poetry. These poems share a positive theme that encourages the reader to persevere through life's difficulties.Full Answer >
Some examples of refrain in poetry include the lines "jump back, honey, jump back" in "A Negro Love Song" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and "return and return again" in James Laughlin's "O Best of All Nights, Return and Return Again." Both of these lines recur at regular intervals within the poems. Refrains are often repeated at the end of each stanza, or else between stanzas as a kind of chorus.Full Answer >
Internal rhyme is a poetic device involving rhyming words that occur within a line or lines of poetry, sometimes entirely apart from the end-of-the-line rhyme scheme. "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe uses internal rhyme in many places, most famously in its first line: "Once upon a midnight dreary, as I pondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."Full Answer >