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.

Looking-Glass River

In Stevenson’s ‘Looking-Glass River, ’ readers are treated to a lovely poem about a river, children’s perception of it, and the nature of life. 

My Shadow

‘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

‘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 Land of Story-Books

‘The Land of Story-Books’ by Robert Louis Stevenson describes a boy’s land of make believe that is inspired by his collection of books.

The Vagabond

‘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 Vagabond by Robert Louis Stevenson Visual Representation

The Wind

‘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.

The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson Visual Representation

To Any Reader

‘To Any Reader’ by Robert Louis Stevenson explores the childhood experiences of a Victorian child through an adult’s perspective.

Windy Nights

‘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. 

Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson Visual Representation

Winter-Time

‘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. 

Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson Visual Representation

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