On the other hand, some of us read poetry solely to share it with the ones we love. There are miracles on paper that can easily be forgotten about if we let them be.
The following poems are written by some of our favorites such as Shakespeare, John Donne, Homer, and more. It is clear why these have become some of the most famous and unforgettable poems ever written. So grab a pen, and interpret these poems in your own, unique way. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints.
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I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,. Various themes have been suggested by scholars. According to biographer Florence Becker Lennon, the poem's " motif of loss of name or identity" is typical of Carroll's work. Gilbert , the librettist of the famous Gilbert and Sullivan team. According to him, a case can be made for a direct influence of Gilbert's Bab Ballads on The Hunting of the Snark , based on the fact that Carroll was well-acquainted with the comic writing and the theatre of his age.
In response to various letters asking for the meaning of the poem, Carroll often replied that he did not know. Widely varying interpretations of The Hunting of the Snark have been suggested: an allegory for tuberculosis,  a mockery of the Tichborne case , a satire of the controversies between religion and science, the repression of Carroll's sexuality, and a piece against vivisection, among others. According to Kelly, The Hunting of the Snark is "Carroll's comic rendition of his fears of disorder and chaos, with the comedy serving as a psychological defense against the devastating idea of personal annihilation.
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Martin Gardner sees the poem as dealing with existential angst ,  and states that the Baker may be Carroll's satire of himself, pointing to the fact that the Baker was named after a beloved uncle, as was Carroll, and that the two were around the same age at the time of the writing of the poem. Also references to religious issues had been suggested, like the Baker's 42 boxes being a reference to Thomas Cranmer 's Forty-Two Articles with a focus on the last article on eternal damnation,  and Henry Holiday's illustration to the last chapter of The Hunting of the Snark containing a pictorial allusion to Thomas Cranmer's burning.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the poem by Lewis Carroll. For the musical based on that poem, see The Hunting of the Snark musical. The Hunting of the Snark. The poem read by Robert Garrison, from the LibriVox project.
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Ginsberg took part in decades of political protest against everything from the Vietnam War to the War on Drugs. In , he joined the Merchant Marine to earn money to continue his education at Columbia. According to The Poetry Foundation, Ginsberg spent several months in a mental institution after he pleaded insanity during a hearing.
He was allegedly being prosecuted for harboring stolen goods in his dorm room. It was noted that the stolen property was not his, but belonged to an acquaintance. Ginsberg referred to his parents, in a interview, as "old-fashioned delicatessen philosophers". Ginsberg later said that his mother "made up bedtime stories that all went something like: 'The good king rode forth from his castle, saw the suffering workers and healed them. Eliot for ruining poetry with his ' obscurantism. Naomi Ginsberg's mental illness often manifested as paranoid delusions.
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She would claim, for example, that the president had implanted listening devices in their home and that her mother-in-law was trying to kill her. When he was in junior high school, he accompanied his mother by bus to her therapist. The trip deeply disturbed Ginsberg—he mentioned it and other moments from his childhood in "Kaddish". Ginsberg received a letter from his mother after her death responding to a copy of "Howl" he had sent her.
It admonished Ginsberg to be good and stay away from drugs; she says, "The key is in the window, the key is in the sunlight at the window—I have the key—Get married Allen don't take drugs—the key is in the bars, in the sunlight in the window". The sunshine showed too, a key on the side of the window for me to get out.
The yellow of the sunshine, also showed the key on the side of the window. In Ginsberg's freshman year at Columbia he met fellow undergraduate Lucien Carr , who introduced him to a number of future Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac , William S. Burroughs , and John Clellon Holmes.
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They bonded, because they saw in one another an excitement about the potential of American youth, a potential that existed outside the strict conformist confines of post—World War II, McCarthy-era America. Carr also introduced Ginsberg to Neal Cassady , for whom Ginsberg had a long infatuation.