Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and more. He is best known for his novel Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His children’s poetry was published in A Child’s Garden of Verses. He died in December 1894 in Samoa.

Requiem

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Requiem’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is a poem about accepting death and finding peace in going “home” after a long life. 

My Shadow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘My Shadow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is told from the perspective of a child who is trying to understand what purpose his shadow serves. 

Swallows Travel To and Fro

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Swallows Travel To and Fro’ is a three stanza poem written by the author Robert Louis Stevenson, and describes the freedom of human interconnectedness and the beauty in the similarity of our experiences.

The Vagabond

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘The Vagabond’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is a poem about one speaker’s desire to live a life close to nature and far from the rules of contemporary society. 

The Wind

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘The Wind’ by Robert Louis Stevenson inquires into the nature of the wind. Stevenson uses a young speaker in order to adequately convey a child-like wonder of this common element.

Windy Nights

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Windy Nights’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is a children’s poem about a nighttime storm. It was first published in 1885 in A Child’s Garden of Verses. 

Winter-Time

by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Winter-Time’ by Robert Louis Stevenson depicts the winter season from a child’s perspective. His imagination comes through clearly in his depictions of what all there is to see and experience, negative and positive. 

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