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Off to outer space tomorrow morning Norman Nicholson

Sonnet No 116 William Shakespeare

Note: The first collected edition of Shakespeares sonnets appeared in 1609.
There are totally 154 sonnets and the major themes of these sonnets include
the destructive power of time, the permanence of poetry (art), triangular
love and the analysis of amorous emotion (love). It has to be noted that
apart from these 154 sonnets Shakespeare also wrote two long poems titled
Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.
Sonnet: A sonnet is a lyric (short, personal poem) written in a single stanza
consisting of fourteen lines. Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage . . .)
deals with the theme of true love. Many critics consider it incomparable
and call it the finest of all. In this poem various images are used to
highlight the nature of true and deep love.

The solitary reaper -> William Wordsworth
IS life but a dream -> Lewis Caroll
Be the Best -> Douglas Malloch

O captain My Captain -> Walt Whitman
The poem, O Captain! My Captain was published in 1865 and widely
anthologised during his life time. This poem is a rare example of his use of
rhymed, rhythmically regular verse, which serves to create a sombre yet
exalted effect. Whitman had envisioned Abraham Lincoln as an archangel
Captain and he wrote this poem as a dirge for the death of Abraham Lincoln.
The first line of the poem serves to begin the controlling metaphor
upon which the rest of the poem is built. In this poem, Captain is a substitute
of Abraham Lincoln, and the ship is the United States of America. The
fearful trip is the Civil War. The Speaker celebrates the end of the civil war
but continues to mourn the fallen hero.

A psalm of life -> HW Lonfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), the great
American poet, was a professor at Harvard. His great fame began
with the publication of his first volume of poems Voices of the
Night in 1839, which included A Psalm of Life, one of nineteenth
centurys best-loved poems. His other collections include Ballads
(1841), Evangeline (1847), Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of
Miles Standish (1858) and Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863).
Longfellow was the most popular poet of his age and during
his lifetime he became a national institution. His work was

musical, mildly romantic, high-minded, and flavoured with
sentimental preachment (Norton Anthology of American
This poem seems to give a great deal of good advice. It
tells the reader not to waste his/her time but to be up and going;
not to be discouraged by failures but to have a heart for any fate;
not to judge life by temporary standards but to look to eternal
reward. (Brooks and Warren)

Womens right -> Annie Louisa Walker
Annie Louisa Walker (1836-1907), British-born novelist,
childrens playwright and poet, was educated in Ontario, where
she and her sisters operated a school for ladies. Walker published
poetry widely in newspapers on both sides of the border before
collecting them in Leaves from the Backwoods in 1861-62. She
returned to England to work for her cousin, Margaret Oliphant, a
well-known novelist, and edited her Autobiography and Letters
in 1899, under her married name, Mrs. Harry Coghill. She collected
her poetic output in Oak and Maple: English and Canadian

A Noiseless, Patient Spider
=>> Walt Whitman
The first half of this poem describes the spiders inimitable way
of spinning its web. The second half of the poem pictures the
human soul reaching out into space and time, seeking something
infinite and eternal to serve as the anchor of hope.

English Words -> VK Gokak
Snake -> DH Lawrence
The Man he Killed -> Thomas Hardy
To a Millionaire -> Archibald Lampman
Piano-> DH Lawrence

Manliness ->Rudyard Kipling
Going for water -> Robert Frost
The cry of the children -> Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Migrant Bird -> Famida Y. Basheer