Anthem for the Doomed Youth
'Wilfred Owen, who wrote some of the best British poetry on World War I, composed nearly all of his poems in slightly over a year, from August 1917 to September 1918. In November 1918 he was killed in action at the age of twenty-five, one week before the Armistice.'
2014 marked the centenary of the beginning of World we remember those who fought and died in wars - not only the World Wars, but all wars, everywhere around the world.
William Blake is one of the most important poets in the English language. According to the British Library website,
‘The Tyger’ is perhaps the most famous of all Blake’s lyric poems.
First published in 1794 in the collection Songs of Experience, it has thrilled children and has had academics arguing for over 200 years as to its meaning. Whether the poem is simply a delightful lyric for children or a political allegory of the French Revolution remains a hotbed of discussion. Whatever the case, it remains an evocative piece by Blake at his most inspired.'
The Road Not Taken
Along with “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” this poem is one of Robert Frost’s most beloved works and is frequently studied in high school literature classes.
This poem is extremely popular because every reader can empathize with the narrator’s decision: having to choose between two paths without having any knowledge of where each road will lead. However, when we look closer at the text of the poem, it becomes clear that the narrator's decision is much more complex.