Companion to British and American Poetry

I taste a liquor never brewed by Emily Dickinson: Summary and Analysis

I taste a liquor never brewed is a short lyrical poem written by Emily Dickinson which was first published in the Springfield Daily Republican on 4 May 1861. The publisher changed the title of the poem as 'The May-Wine', but Dickinson herself never t ...More

Success is Counted Sweetest by Emily Dickinson: Summary and Analysis

Success is counted sweetest is a lyric poem of Emily Dickinson’s which was one of only seven published poems during her lifetime. It was written in 1859 and published anonymously in 1864 in the Brooklyn Daily Union. The uses of the images of a vict ...More


Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Summary and Analysis

Christabel is an unfinished gothic ballad written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It was finished in two years: first part in 1797 and second part in 1800 which was published in 1816 Christabel; Kubla Khan, A Vision; The Pains of Sleep. The story of Chri ...More

Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Analysis

The poem Love is written in the form of a ballad. A ballad, in general, is a short narrative poem, dealing with simple homely themes of perennial interest. It is written in an artless, simple and direct manner. The themes of the older ballads were ma ...More


Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Summary

The poem Love is one of Coleridge's most interesting and beautiful love-poems. It is written in the form of a ballad and describes a story within a story. The poem's composition was originally involved with that of the 'Tale of the Dark Ladie', to wh ...More

Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Summary

Dejection: An Ode was written by ST Coleridge on the 4th of April, 1802 when Dorothy and William were on a visit to Keswick. It is a personal poem in which the poet expresses the distress of his soul. The poet bewails that he has lost the creative en ...More


Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Analysis

Dejection: An Ode is a deeply personal and autobiographical poem of Coleridge in which he describes his spiritual and moral loss, and the loss of creative imagination. At the time of birth, nature gave him great creative and imaginative powers, but h ...More

The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Analysis

The Eolian Harp (1795) has been called "the most perfect" of Coleridge's early poems. It is one of his conversation poems. Most of the poems of this group belong to the years 1795-93, but Coleridge used the form intermittently over a period of twelve ...More


The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Summary

The poem "The Eolian Harp" addressed to Sarah Fricker whom the poet was about to marry, was composed in August, 1795 since the time of Thomson. An eolian harp was considered an indispensable possession for every poet. It was usually placed in a casem ...More

Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Analysis

The poem Frost at Midnight written by Coleridge is one of the finest short poems in the English language. It is much loved and much praised. The poem has been set in a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere. It is the time of midnight and the frost is fu ...More


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        Rupert Brooke

        Samuel Taylor Coleridge

        Seamus Heaney

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