Poetry Analysis

Essays are organised alphabetically by poet’s last name

Chinua Achebe
+ A Mother in a Refugee Camp

Simon Armitage [Armitage homepage]
+ Alaska
+ Give
+ Gooseberry Season
+ My Father Thought it Bloody Queer
+ Out of the Blue
+ Poem
+ To Poverty
The Convergence of the Twain
+ True North

Margaret Atwood
+ The City Planners

William Blake [Blake Home Page]
London [Video]

Elizabeth Brewster
+ Where I Come From

Robert Browning
My Last Duchess


Carol Ann Duffy [Duffy Homepage]
+ Havisham
+ Valentine
+ War Photographer

Kevin Halligan
+ The Cockroach

Ted Hughes
+ Old Age Gets Up
+ Hawk Roosting
+ The Pike
+ Wind [Essay] [Video]

Boey Kim Cheng
+ The Planners


Norman MacCaig
+ Summer Farm

Andrew Marvell

+ About Petrarchan Sonnets

Christina Rossetti

+ A Birthday
+ Remember

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
+ NEW The Woodspurge 

Vernon Scannell


William Shakespeare

+ Sonnet 116 Let Me Not To The Marriage of True Minds

+ Sonnet 129 The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame +NEW get translation

+ Sonnet 147 My Love is Like a Fever Longing Still +NEW get translation

Percy Bysshe Shelley
+ Ozymandias

Dylan Thomas 
‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’

Alice Walker
+ Poem at Thirty Nine

Thomas Wyatt

+ Whoso List to Hunt

The author, Melanie Kendry, is an Oxford graduate, outstanding-rated English Language and Literature teacher and of ages 10-18 in the British education system. In 2012, she was nominated for Pearson’s Teaching Awards. As a private tutor, she raises grades often from C to A. Her writing is also featured in The Huffington Post. She offers private tuition in the Haywards Heath area, West Sussex.