If you are sick of reading short inta-poetry that’s too pedestrian, here are five literary poems by celebrated authors in English Literature that are perhaps worth visiting.
1. “Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare – This sonnet, also known as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” is perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous love poem. It is a tribute to a loved one’s beauty, comparing their physical appearance to the visual delights of nature.
2. “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – This is one of the most well-known love poems in English literature. It is a sonnet that expresses the speaker’s deep and intense love for her beloved, counting the ways in which she loves him.
3. “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe – This poem is a hauntingly beautiful tribute to a deceased lover, in which the speaker mourns the loss of his beloved and describes the strength of their love, which even death cannot destroy.
4. “When You Are Old” by W.B. Yeats – This poem is about lost love and the passage of time. It’s addressed to the speaker’s ex-lover, whom he imagines reading the poem when she’s old and grey, reminiscing their past love.
5. “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron – This poem celebrates the beauty and grace of a beloved woman. It compares her physical appearance to the beauty of the night sky, creating a vivid and romantic image of the speaker’s admiration for his love.
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