The poignant poem "Cross of Snow" is an expression of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's personal pain over the tragedy of his wife's death. The theme relates the view of a cross carved into the side of a mountain to th... More »

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "The Cross of Snow" as a memorial to his wife, who perished in a freakish accident. The cross that the speaker sees on the mountainside is a symbol of the scar that he has on his own hear... More »

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "The Cross of Snow" as a memorial to his wife, who perished in a freakish accident. The cross that the speaker sees on the mountainside is a symbol of the scar that he has on his own hear... More »

According to an analysis on Cliffs Notes of "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, the three main themes are a celebration of his own individuality, an appreciation of America and democracy, and an expression of universal th... More »

Jose Rizal's poem "In Memory of My Town" or "Un Recuerdo A Mi Pueblo" expresses the writer's nostalgia for the town of his birth, Calamba in Laguna. The Philippine writer was a 15-year old student at the time he wrote th... More »

English poet, short story writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling is best remembered for his children's stories, such as "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and "The Jungle Book" as well as the poem "If." He was supportive of British imperia... More »

The prevalent interpretation of the meaning of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is that the poem describes the writer's conflict between solitude and social obligations. The subject of the poem pause... More »