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Julieta Abella

Julieta has a BA and a MA in Literature and joined the Poem Analysis team back in May 2017. She has a great passion for poetry and literature and works as a teacher and researcher at Universidad de Buenos Aires.

The Human Abstract by William Blake

‘The Human Abstract’ was first published in 1794 in Songs of Experience. The poem criticizes traditional Christian values and human reason.

Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sidney

‘Sonnet 1’ is featured in Astrophil and Stella, a sonnet sequence. Astrophil and Stella narrates the story of Astrophil and his hopeless passion for Stella.

Sonnet 3 by William Shakespeare

‘Sonnet 3: Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest’ is a procreation sonnet within the fair youth sequence, a series of poems that are addressed to an unknown young man.

Sonnet 31 by Sir Philip Sidney

‘Sonnet 31’ is featured in Astrophil and Stella, a sonnet sequence that has 108 sonnets and 11 songs. It narrates the story of Astrophil and his hopeless passion for Stella.

Sonnet 11 by Lady Mary Wroth

‘Sonnet 11’ is part of Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, a sonnet sequence in Countess of Montgomery’s Urania. It describes the feelings and expressions of a girl after her love has been unfaithful to her.

A Welsh Landscape by R. S. Thomas

‘A Welsh Landscape’ portrays R. S Thomas’ views about Wales and Welsh culture. Moreover, the poem depicts the people of Wales, based on this landscape portrait. R. S. Thomas focuses on negative aspects and develops a pessimistic look at Welshness.

Ecce Puer by James Joyce

‘Ecce Puer’ was published in 1932 and it is featured in Collected Poems. Joyce wrote this poem in order to mourn the recent death of his father, John Stanislaus Joyce.

A Peasant by R.S. Thomas

‘A Peasant’ was written in 1942. The poem presents an emblematic character of Thomas’s poetry called Iago Prytherch.

The Voice by Thomas Hardy

‘The Voice’ was written after Thomas Hardy’s wife died in 1912. It was published in Poems 1912–13, an elegiac sequence that responds to Emma’s death.

To a Snowdrop by William Wordsworth

‘To a Snowdrop’ describes an unexpected guest in the lyrical voice’s garden where the final lines provide the possibility of reflection and thought.

Bredon Hill by A. E. Housman

‘Bredon Hill’ by A.E. Housman depicts an initially heartwarming and later heartbreaking story of a couple torn apart when one of them dies suddenly on a cold Christmas night. 

At Castle Boterel by Thomas Hardy

‘At Castle Boterel’ was written in 1913. The poem remembers a certain moment in life that is associated with a deeply significant memory.

A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew

‘A Quoi Bon Dire’ by Charlotte Mew, explores the process of aging and deals with topics such as loss and death. Here’s a complete analysis.

Baby Song by Thom Gunn

‘Baby Song’ by Thom Gunn depicts the experiences, emotions, and thoughts of a baby who has been born recently.

Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser

‘Sonnet 75′ is part of Amoretti, a sonnet cycle that describes Edmund Spenser’s courtship and marriage to Elizabeth Boyle.

Heart and Mind by Edith Sitwell

‘Heart and Mind’ is a poem that was written in 1944. Edith Sitwell’s best known work is the one produced during the Second World War.

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