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The World by Henry Vaughan

‘The World’ by Henry Vaughan speaks on the ways men and women risk their place in eternity by valuing earthly pleasures over God. 

Love in a Life by Robert Browning

‘Love in a Life’ is Browning’s unending quest to find his lover in the numerous rooms of their house. By the end, he still has not found her, which alludes to the possibility that the search will continue.

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The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

‘The Spider and the Fly’ by Mary Howitt describes the entrapment of a silly fly who gives into her own vanity and loses her life to a cunning spider. 

The Phantom Horsewoman by Thomas Hardy

‘The Phantom Horsewoman’ by Thomas Hardy describes a man plagued by a reoccurring vision of a lost “horsewoman” throughout every moment of his life.

Sympathy by Edith Franklin Wyatt

‘Sympathy’ describes a speaker’s expanding view of the world and how a new ability to see has brought her closer to civilization.

The Vast Hour by Genevieve Taggard

‘The Vast Hour’ by Genevieve Taggard describes the changes that come over the world as day gives way to a sightless and soundless night.

Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay

‘Travel’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay speaks of one narrator’s unquenchable longing for the opportunity to escape from her everyday life. 

The Old Year by Henry Kendall

‘The Old Year’ by Henry Kendall is an optimistic piece that deals with how time passes and the intangible impact it leaves on the present.

Have a Nice Day by Spike Milligan

‘Have a Nice Day’ by Spike Milligan is a poem that uses an odd process of wording to depict a bizarre situation that proved fatal for both involved individuals.

Punctuality by Lewis Carroll

‘Punctuality’ by Lewis Carroll expresses the importance of being “punctual” and showing respect enough for endeavors to treat them with promptness.

Last Look by Seamus Heaney

In ‘Last Look’ by Seamus Heaney the tale is told of an older man who is standing stationary and staring blankly toward a physical “field,”

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