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Lee-James Bovey

Lee-James, a.k.a. LJ, has been a Poem Analysis team member ever since Novemer 2015, providing critical analysis of poems from the past and present. Nowadays, he helps manage the team and the website.

The Rear-Guard by Siegfried Sassoon

Read Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘The Rear-Guard’ with a complete summary, analysis, and context to the war poem, about a soldier’s journey.

How To Write a Love Poem

Answering the question: “How do I write a love poem” is not as simple as asking “how do I boil an egg” but there are useful tips to consider.

Top 10 Greatest Love Poems

Poems can be about anything. They can be about war, nature, but when you hear the word poem the majority of us think about that most massive of emotions. Love.

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

‘Goblin Market’ is one of Christina Rossetti’s most famous and well-studied poems. The symbolism in the poem has led to a number of interpretations. One could argue that it is a metaphor for drug addiction or female purity.

The Night by William Blake

‘The Night’ is ostensibly about heaven and the angels. It is laden with references to nature and the natural world as you would expect from a romantic era poem.

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