Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale is known as a lyric poet whose work was mainly concerned with beauty, love, and death. She was known to incorporate her own experiences into her poetry, from those of youth to those of depression. Read more about Sara Teasdale.

A November Night

by Sara Teasdale

Filled with beautiful images of nature and emotion, ‘A November Night’ is one of Sara Teasdale’s best poems.

A Winter Blue Jay

by Sara Teasdale

‘A Winter Blue Jay’ by Sara Teasdale tells of a perfect day in which the speaker and her companion find the pinnacle of their love, and then surpass it.

After Love

by Sara Teasdale

‘After Love’ by Sara Teasdale expresses a relationship situation where, despite the “peace” and “safe[ty]” felt within it, the narrator still feels disappointed.

Barter 

by Sara Teasdale

‘Barter’ by Sara Teasdale describes the many lovely and splendid sights, sounds and experiences life has to sell to someone willing to invest in them.

Because

by Sara Teasdale

‘Because’ by Sara Teasdale is a poem written in first person. This poem is an explanation or a confession of a lover as to where she stands in her relationship.

Buried Love

by Sara Teasdale

‘Buried Love’ by Sara Teasdale expresses a contrast of emotion within the narrator as she grieves a “Love” that was “bittersweet.”

I Am Not Yours

by Sara Teasdale

‘I Am Not Yours’ by Sara Teasdale describes the emotions of a speaker who is seeking out a love which does not strive to confine her.

Longing 

by Sara Teasdale

In ‘Longing,’ readers will find a brief discussion of life after death and the future of one’s body and soul. 

Moonlight

by Sara Teasdale

‘Moonlight’ is a short lyrical poem by Sara Teasdale that uses various literary devices to depict the sorrows of a troubled youth.

September Midnight

by Sara Teasdale

‘September Midnight’ by Sara Teasdale tells of a speaker’s affection for the last days of summer and all the sights and sounds that go with it.

Spring in War Time

by Sara Teasdale

‘Spring in War Time’ is a lyric poem contemplating war and its strength; as well as its inability to stop the seasons from changing and spring from coming.

Stars

by Sara Teasdale

‘Stars’ by Sara Teasdale is a beautiful and easy-to-read poem. In it, Teasdale spends five stanzas describing and appreciating the stars in the sky. 

The Answer

by Sara Teasdale

‘The Answer’ by Sara Teasdale is a short lyric poem made out of two eight lines stanzas that are mostly written in free verse. Analysis of The Answer First Stanza When I go back to earth And all my joyous body Puts off the red and white That once had been so proud, If men should pass above With false and feeble pity, My dust will find a voice To answer them aloud: The speaker of ‘The Answer’, who is perhaps the poet herself, begins the poem by describing the future state of her body.

The Ghost

by Sara Teasdale

‘The Ghost’ by Sara Teasdale describes a speaker’s unwelcome experience after reuniting with two ex-lovers in a city she used to know. 

The Kiss

by Sara Teasdale

‘The Kiss’ by Sara Teasdale is a passionate love poem. The piece describes how devoted a speaker is to her lover and how she’d never choose anyone or anything over him. 

The River

by Sara Teasdale

‘The River’ by Sara Teasdale is a short and effective poem. It uses a river as a narrator and describes its journey towards the ocean.

There Will Come Soft Rains

by Sara Teasdale

‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ is a beautiful, image-rich poem. In it, Teasdale describes the impact, or lack thereof, that humanity really has on the natural world.

To Sappho I

by Sara Teasdale

‘To Sappho I’ by Sara Teasdale speaks on the beauty of the past as seen from a tainted future that has lost it’s joy and magic. 

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