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Title Poet Poem Criticism Type Tags
Christopher J. MacGowan: On "The Great Figure" William Carlos Williams The Great Figure Poem Criticism Irony; Art; Numerical Symbols; Color; Allusion
Richard F. Dietrich: On "Space being (don't forget to remember) Curved" E. E. Cummings Space being (don't forget to remember) Curved Poem Criticism Irony; Satire; Sarcasm; Science; Images
Katherine Kearns: On "The Road Not Taken" Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Poem Criticism Irony; Friendship; Sentimental; Tricky; Transformation; Roads; Complex
Katherine Kearns: On "Mending Wall" Robert Frost Mending Wall Poem Criticism Determination; labor; Irony; habit; hypocrite
Mark Richardson: On "Mending Wall" Robert Frost Mending Wall Poem Criticism Nature; Allies; Irony; competition
George Montiero: On "After Apple-Picking" Robert Frost After Apple-Picking Poem Criticism Adam; Eve; Dreams; labor; Irony; Genesis; Religion
Alan Williamson on: "Memories of West Street and Lepke" Robert Lowell Memories of West Street and Lepke Poem Criticism children; Irony; appearances; connections; heart; Paradox
Memories of West Street Memories of West Street Poem Criticism relativism; imagery; clothing; absorption; confident; penetration; mature; Irony; manacle; instincts; depersonalization; Identity; book-worming; confession; authority
Fred M. Fetrow On "A Letter from Phyllis Wheatley Robert Hayden Poem Criticism psychogram; American black poet; England; Orbour Tanner; Irony; ocean crossing; westward crossing; slave; British Chimney Sweep
David Lehman: On "Why I Am Not a Painter" Frank O'Hara Why I Am Not a Painter Poem Criticism Natural; Surprises; Relationship; Abstract Expressionism; Anecdote; Degas; Mallarme; Parable; Mike Goldberg; Baudelaire; Rimbaud; Ezra Pound; Ashbery; Irony
Jerald Ramsey: On "For A Coming Extinction" W. S. Merwin For A Coming Extinction Poem Criticism whale; Jonah; animal extinctions; Tone; Sarcasm; Irony; persona; despoilers; burden; imagination; evocation; The Lice; Dying
Edward Brunner on "The Asians Dying" W. S. Merwin The Asians Dying Poem Criticism Death; asians; Irony; animals; possessors
Charles Altieri: On "For A Coming Extinction" W. S. Merwin For A Coming Extinction Poem Criticism The Lice; metaphysical speculations; apocalyptic destruction; sacrifice; Irony
Michael Simeone: On "Bully" On Bully Poem Criticism Irony; Michael Simeone; Martin Espada; Bully; Cuba; Roosevelt; invasion; stockpiles; imperial nation
Phillip Ernstmeyer: On "Dust World" Adrian C. Louis Dust World Poem Criticism devastated background; absolute cynicism; diminishes; hero; self-recognition; incongruous; sexual virility; swaggering machismo; Parody; white American masculinity; Hollywood cinema; cartoonish; Clint Eastwood; Steve McQueen; Scott A. Campbell; heroism; Irony; dissimulate; colonialism
Paula Bennett: On 465 ("I heard a Fly buzz--when I died--") Emily Dickinson 465 (I heard a Fly buzz——when I died——) Poem Criticism Death; humor; Irony; curiosity; unknown; after life
Charles Molesworth: On "The Pangolin" Marianne Moore The Pangolin Poem Criticism Irony; Metaphore; Scientific; Morality; Animal; Artist; Syllabic; Leonardo Da Vinci