“And if thou wilt, forget.”

Christina Rosetti's poem, "Song," fascinated me. In this poem, the speaker is telling a loved one not to mourn them when they die, because life will go on. Rosetti structured the poem in two stanzas, each presenting the idea of memory in a contrasting way. The title of the poem, "Song," works with the way … Continue reading “And if thou wilt, forget.”

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On Reading Poetry: “Dover Beach”

Poetry may be an art, but reading poetry in itself is also an art. Of all the forms of writing, it is safe to say that people shy away from reading poetry the most. One of the biggest mistakes we make, when confronted with poetry, is that we tend to immediately look for deeper meanings, … Continue reading On Reading Poetry: “Dover Beach”