Poetry Guides

LitCharts Poetry Guides will help you actually understand poetry, with line-by-line analysis, a modern translation, and explanations of speaker, setting, meter, rhyme scheme, poetic devices, and more.

Abou Ben Adhem
Leigh Hunt
After Apple-Picking
Robert Frost
Annabel Lee
Edgar Allan Poe
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen
An Arundel Tomb
Philip Larkin
As imperceptibly as grief
Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death —
Emily Dickinson
Bright star
John Keats
The Brook
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Caged Bird
Maya Angelou
The Caged Skylark
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Climbing My Grandfather
Andrew Waterhouse
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
William Wordsworth
Crossing the Bar
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Darkling Thrush
Thomas Hardy
Death, be not proud
John Donne
The Destruction of Sennacherib
Lord Byron
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Dylan Thomas
Dover Beach
Matthew Arnold
The Duck and the Kangaroo
Edward Lear
Dulce et Decorum Est
Wilfred Owen
Eden Rock
Charles Causley
The Eolian Harp
Samuel Coleridge
Exposure
Wilfred Owen
Fire and Ice
Robert Frost
The Flea
John Donne
Futility
Wilfred Owen
The Garden of Love
William Blake
God's Grandeur
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Good-Morrow
John Donne
Hawk Roosting
Ted Hughes
The Hollow Men
T. S. Eliot
Hope is the thing with feathers
Emily Dickinson
How do I love thee (Sonnet 43)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I Hear America Singing
Walt Whitman
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
William Wordsworth
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
Emily Dickinson
I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -
Emily Dickinson
I, Too
Langston Hughes
If We Must Die
Claude McKay
In Flanders Fields
John McCrae
In Mrs Tilscher’s Class
Carol Ann Duffy
In a Station of the Metro
Ezra Pound
Invictus
William Ernest Henley
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Emily Dickinson
Jabberwocky
Lewis Carroll
Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge
La Belle Dame sans Merci
John Keats
Lady Lazarus
Sylvia Plath
The Lamb
William Blake
Letters from Yorkshire
Maura Dooley
The Listeners
Walter De La Mare
London
William Blake
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
T. S. Eliot
Love’s Philosophy
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mametz Wood
Owen Sheers
Meeting at Night
Robert Browning
Mending Wall
Robert Frost
Mid-Term Break
Seamus Heaney
Mother, any distance
Simon Armitage
Much Madness is divinest Sense -
Emily Dickinson
My Last Duchess
Robert Browning
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes
Neutral Tones
Thomas Hardy
The New Colossus
Emma Lazarus
O Captain! My Captain!
Walt Whitman
Ode on a Grecian Urn
John Keats
Ode to the West Wind
Percy Bysshe Shelley
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
John Keats
Ozymandias
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Christopher Marlowe
Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins
A Poison Tree
William Blake
Porphyria's Lover
Robert Browning
Prothalamion
Edmund Spenser
The Red Wheelbarrow
William Carlos Williams
A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns
Rhapsody on a Windy Night
T. S. Eliot
Richard Cory
Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost
The Second Coming
William Butler Yeats
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
William Wordsworth
She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron
The Solitary Reaper
William Wordsworth
Sonnet 116
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 130
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 19: When I consider how my light is spent
John Milton
Sonnet 29
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 73
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 7
John Milton
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost
Strange Meeting
Wilfred Owen
Success is counted sweetest
Emily Dickinson
The Sun Rising
John Donne
This is my letter to the world
Emily Dickinson
To Autumn
John Keats
To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell
To My Dear and Loving Husband
Anne Bradstreet
To an Athlete Dying Young
A. E. Housman
The Tyger
William Blake
Ulysses
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
John Donne
The Voice of the Rain
Walt Whitman
War Photographer
Carol Ann Duffy
We Wear the Mask
Paul Laurence Dunbar
When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be
John Keats
When You Are Old
William Butler Yeats
Whoso List to Hunt
Sir Thomas Wyatt
A Wife In London
Thomas Hardy
The Wild Swans at Coole
William Butler Yeats
Winter Swans
Owen Sheers
The World Is Too Much With Us
William Wordsworth