Some of the more well known poems about hats include the 1867 poem "Coom, don on thy Bonnet an' Shawl" by Thomas Blackah, "The Crumpetty Tree" by Edward Lear, "The Death of the Hat" by Billy Collins and "The List of Famous Hats" by James Tate. There is also a Bahamian American nursery rhyme called "Bat, Bat, Come Under My Hat."Continue Reading
Hats and head coverings have been used for thousands of years to communicate social status, protect the wearer against the elements, express individual style and convey religious affiliations. Despite their popularity through the ages, there are few well-known poems in which hats are the primary subject.
Ancient Greece is one of the earliest known cultures to use hats. In the Middle Ages, virtually everyone wore some sort of head covering, and the type worn denoted social status. In the 1800s, one of the most popular hat styles for women was the wide-brimmed bonnet, which could be decorates with ribbons, flowers and feathers.
In 2014, some of the most popular hat styles around the world include the ascot cap, akubra, beanie, beret, Panama, patrol cap, Fez, Fedora, baseball cap and sombrero. Other common head coverings include the balaclava, Ghutrah, turban, toque and headscarf.Learn more about Poetry
An acrostic poem is a type of poem that uses a word as a subject with each line starting with a letter of the word. For instance, the word "cat" could be used as a subject for an acrostic poem. The poem could be something like cool as a cucumber, agile as could be and tiny whiskers.Full Answer >
While a sonnet has 14 lines, a 12-line poem is identifiable in literature as a variation of the sonnet used by Elizabethan poets. Other than this example, there is no distinct term for a 12-line poem in English literature.Full Answer >
One sad poem, titled "Alone," and written by Edgar Alan Poe in 1829, tells a story of inner turmoil. The poem was not published until after Poe's death, but is dated one month after his foster mother had passed away. Poe describes his sadness throughout the poem, as can be seen in this excerpt, "My sorrow; I could not awaken / My heart to joy at the same tone."Full Answer >
Famous poet Shel Silverstein's long-form poem "A Perfect High" is an example of anti-drug poetry. Other anti-drug poems include "Among School Children" by William Butler Yeats and "Adolescence" by Claude McKay.Full Answer >