According to Susan Lake & Associates, a formula poem is simply a poem that is formed by using a specific formula. Some examples of formula poems include limericks, acrostics, haikus and diamantes. More »

William Ernest Henley's poem "Invictus," as it's title suggests, is about a spirit which even in death stands without fear. That spirit claims self-command and self-possession as its virtues. Though the language of the p... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

The poem "Birches" by Robert Frost is about birch trees in a forest and what causes the limbs to arch and bend. The author initially imagines that the arches are caused by a young boy swinging on the branches. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Two famous poems that honor soldiers are John McCrae's poem, "In Flander's Fields," and Rupert Brook's poem, "The Soldier." Both poems were written to commemorate soldiers who fought in WWI. John McCrae wrote "In Flander... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

The poem that begins with "No man is an island" is Meditation 17 from "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," prayers written by John Donne during a difficult time in his life. The words of this meditation were originally w... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

A bio poem is a biography in the form of a poem that follows a strict form with 11 lines, each listing specific characteristics about a person. Bio poems are used frequently in introductory lessons about poetry writing. More »

According to PoetrySoup, a poem by Mike Santiago titled "To Grandmother" is written from the perspective of a grandchild to a grandmother. The poem is short and includes the reasons why the narrator appreciates his grand... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry