Poet T.S. Eliot published The Waste Land, a sprawling, difficult, and influential 434-line Modernist poem.
This anonymous poem, “A Farewell Ode to Emigrants on Their Journey to America,” written in 1853 from the perspective of someone who stayed in Norway, illuminates the reasons some left Norway and praises the wonders of America.
Approximately 3.5 million men served in the Union and Confederate military during the Civil War. Recent scholarship indicates that at least 750,...
In this poem, Phillis Wheatley compares the colonies’ relationship with England to a slave’s relationship with a slave holder.