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Here are the top ten articles for the Poetry Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. "The Pomegranate" by Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland's poem “The Pomegranate” beautifully represents the complex web of feelings involved in the relationship between mothers and daughters.
2. Principles of Analyzing Sound in Poetry
Poets choose words carefully for their sounds. Learn how to identify and interpret the role of sound in poetry.
3. What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio
In the poem "What Do Women Want?" Kim Addonizio uses a red dress as a metaphor for answering the question posed by the title.
4. Bed In Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, offers a simple summer poem perfect for children just learning to read and recite poetry.
5. Repetition in Poetry
The importance and purpose of repetition within poetry.
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7. How Robert Burns Shaped the Scottish Identity
How could a poet’s works be so fundamental to a country that they actually help shape that society’s national identity? Ask Robert Burns and the people who still celebrate his life today.
8. Halloween Poetry
A short selection of ghoulish and ghastly poems great for Halloween.
9. Change Your Mind
Keeping everything the same is boring. Change is good for your brain. Change the way you write, read, and think about poetry after reading this article.
10. Death and Poetry
Death is a common theme in poetry. John Donne and Adelaide Crapsey deliver poems of rebellion against death.
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