Huw Thomas Poetry Expert

Huw Thomas

Huw has a keen eye for poetry after studying English Literature, Creative Writing, and Film up to a post graduate level. He joined the Poem Analysis team back in November 2015 to analyse poetry from the past and present.

Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s first sonnet, ‘From fairest creatures we desire increase,’ serves to introduce many of the themes which echo through the rest of the collection.

Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

‘Ode on a Grecian Urn,’ an ekphrastic poem, is one of John Keats’ “Great Odes of 1819”.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all”, have you ever wondered how confident a poet can be to utter these memorable words?

Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The dramatic monologue ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson presents the indomitable courage and adventurous zeal of old Ulysses: a man of adventure.

Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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