Robert Graves

Robert Graves is remembered as a poet, historian, literary critic, and classicist. He wrote poems, biographies, and anthologies. Read more about Robert Graves.

A Frosty Night

Robert Graves presents a compelling duologue in his poetic ballad, ‘A Frosty Night.’ He uses simple ideas and complex language to create a meaningful poem.

Down, Wanton, Down!

‘Down, Wanton, Down!’ is a direct address to “wanton” or the urge to have unrestrained sexual relationships. The speaker rebukes the desire/person by describing the value of “Love” and “Beauty.”

Down, Wanton, Down! by Robert Graves Visual Representation

Goliath and David

Goliath and David by Robert Graves retells the story of ‘David and Goliath’ in a darker, more realistic manner in which David loses the fight.

The Beach

‘The Beach’ by Robert Graves is a poem about the contrast between childhood innocence and an adult mindset. The poem depicts this dichotomy by demonstrating the difference between how a boatman and a group of children interact with the ocean.

The Beach by Robert Graves Visual Representation

The God Called Poetry

‘The God Called Poetry’ by Robert Graves talks about the nature of poetry and how one can master this art to be a better poet in the future.

Triolet

‘Triolet’ by Robert Bridges is a short love poem that takes a specific poetic form. It acknowledges that love is a painful experience and personifies the force as a “hard master.” 

Triolet by Robert Bridges Visual Representation