Positivity

It Couldn’t Be Done by Edgar Albert Guest 

‘It Couldn’t Be Done’ by Edgar Albert Guest is a poem with an uplifting message about never giving up. The narrator of the poem encourages the reader not to be discouraged by the pessimism of others.

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To a Pessimist by James Lasdun

‘To a Pessimist’ by James Lasdun describes one speaker’s belief about the general goodness of the world and the way he believes a pessimist should live.

O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman

‘O Me! O Life!’ by Walt Whitman is a poem where being capable of boosting the quality of “life” is presented through juxtaposed ideas.

If— by Rudyard Kipling

Many people consider ‘If—’ to be one of the most inspirational poems ever written. It is certainly a poem that has garnered a great deal of attention in popular culture.

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

In short, ‘Wild Geese’ is a poem, written by Mary Oliver, that expresses what one must do in order to lead a good life.

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