Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem "Cradle Song" about a baby's bright future. "Where Did You Come From Baby Dear" by George MacDonald and "A Prayer for My Daughter" by William Butler Yeats offer a parent's perspective on babies. Christina Rossetti's "I know a baby, such a baby" celebrates the prec
A lyric poem is a poem that speaks of personal or emotional feelings, traditionally in the present tense, and with a song-like quality. In modern examples, much lyric poetry shares the same rhyming schemes.
A letter poem, more commonly referred to as an epistolary poem, is a poetry form that follows a letter-like format. The earliest known epistolary poems date back to the early Roman poet Ovid, whose work "The Heroides" was written from the vantage of heroines of Greek and Roman mythology.
A memorial poem refers to either a poem written to commemorate someone's life after they die or to an existing poem chosen for a funeral, wake or memorial service. Mourners and preachers often read or recite poems as part of speeches, prayers or eulogies.
Poetry is characterized by elements such as tone, speaker, setting, form, symbolism and sound. Even though different forms of poetry, such as free-verse and sonnet forms, can be wildly different in concept, the genre is united by similar elements that have similar goals regardless of format.
The poem "Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson finds Ulysses in his old age, bored with his current routine, knowing that his son will soon take over his reign but unwilling to sit still and live out his days. He accepts that his glory days are behind him, but he remains "strong in will" to keep going.
A good poem about church is Philip Larkin's "Church Going." This poem explores the meaning of a church building in the modern era through the skeptical, yet respectful eyes of a non-religious person.
Some funny famous poems include: "A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein, "The Pig" by Roald Dahl, "How doth the little crocodile..." by Lewis Carroll, "The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howittand and "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns. These are some of the most popular funny poems.
Narrative poems tell a story about characters progressing through a plot in verse form. Narrative poems were often told or performed verbally for an audience. For example, the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the "Iliad" are about great deeds of heroes, whereas the American folk song "Jesse James" is a balla
A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story. This type of poem is usually written in metered verse and makes use of the narrator and the characters voices. Types of narrative poems include epics, ballads and lays.