Tag Love

The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem) – Poem Analysis

‘The Manhunt (Laura’s Poem)’ by Simon Armitage explores the impact of the experience of war on a soldier, and in turn his relationship with his wife, and his ability to connect with others.  Armitage is a Yorkshire-born poet whose early… Continue Reading →

One Flesh – Poem Analysis

‘One Flesh’ is a poem by Elizabeth Jennings, in which an individual’s intrigue towards the passionless marriage of their parents is explored with a sad and nostalgic tone. The narrator observes the physical and emotional separation or their parents. Jennings was… Continue Reading →

The Sick Rose – Poem Analysis

‘The Sick Rose’ is a poem by William Blake which explores the themes of love, innocence and sex across just two stanzas. Blake is one of the great poets of the Romantic era, well known today for a variety of… Continue Reading →

I, being born a woman – Poem Analysis

‘I, being born a woman’ is a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, also known by its longer title ‘I, being a woman and distressed (Sonnet XLI)’. It explores the feelings of a woman regarding a lover, breaking many societal… Continue Reading →

After the Lunch – Poem Analysis

‘After the Lunch’ by Wendy Cope looks at the emotions experienced after a first date, set on Waterloo Bridge in London. Cope is an award winning contemporary poet, known for her lighthearted and often comical writing. She often considers the… Continue Reading →