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Famous Analysis Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Analysis poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous analysis poems. These examples illustrate what a famous analysis poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Emerson, Ralph Waldo
...f Livingston, and that Moore had
written another, and almost forgotten, Christmas piece, "Old
Santeclaus." Foster's analysis of this deception appears in his Author
Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous (New York: Henry Holt, 2000):
221-75. 22.

1Later revised to "Donder and Blitzen" by Clement Clarke
Moore when he took credit for the poem in Poems (New York: Bartlett
and Welford, 1844).

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by Dickinson, Emily
...never to this day
If I invited him could tell,
Or he invited me.

So infinite our intercourse
So intimate, indeed,
Analysis as capsule seemed
To keeper of the seed....Read More

by Tebb, Barry
...s I lie helpless at the border of infirmity

With my soul burning and brimming over

With adolescent passion.

Only analysis with its symmetries and asymmetries

Exactness and paradox, scientific as Heisenberg's

Principle of Uncertainty, yet various as the shades of Monet,

Eases me.

I think of those I have known and know no longer,

Who have died needlessly, disappeared irrevocably

Or changed beyond recognition.

I think of the bridge, river and streets

Of my...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...ALL submit to them, where they sit, inner, secure, unapproachable to analysis, in the
Not traditions—not the outer authorities are the judges—they are the judges of
 authorities, and of all traditions; 
They corroborate as they go, only whatever corroborates themselves, and touches
For all that, they have it forever in themselves to corroborate far and near, without one
 exception....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...The Definition of Beauty is
That Definition is none --
Of Heaven, easing Analysis,
Since Heaven and He are one....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...e Stars
The Scientist of Faith
His research has but just begun --
Above his synthesis
The Flora unimpeachable
To Time's Analysis --
"Eye hath not seen" may possibly
Be current with the Blind
But let not Revelation
By theses be detained --...Read More

by Blake, William
...ble thro' his conceited notions.
Thus Swedenborgs writings are a recapitulation of all
superficial opinions, and an analysis of the more sublime, but no
Have now another plain fact: Any man of mechanical talents
may from the writings of Paracelsus or Jacob Behmen, produce ten
thousand volumes of equal value with Swedenborg's.
and from those of Dante or Shakespear, an infinite number.
But when he has done this, let him not say that he knows
better than...Read More

by Tebb, Barry

The one became the two again, you shed your ring, we had our son to share.

I read instead of writing, psycho-analysis became a faith of sorts,

A pastime then a passion I kept on with even when my muse returned

Demanding me in dreams. Our children grew, then you wrote, too, by candle

In the dark or by the breath of the midnight sea on Brighton beach.

You made the rat return so I could face it, retracing childhood’s

Nightmare footsteps while you recalled...Read More

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