Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Favorite Poems

If you have been here for a little while, you know that I love poetry and I have a whole series about poetry called Poetry Spotlight (you can see the series posts here). So today I thought I would just link you guys to some of my favorite poems. I could write a novel about why I love these poems, but I think poetry is so much better when you just read it with no outside influence and make your own connection to it.

This poem has my favorite imagery out of every poem I have read so far.  

I wrote a whole paper on this poem and the feminist bad-assery of it. 

The most haunting poem I have ever read.

Plath's poetry is haunting and brutal and so beautifully crafted.

So powerful, a must read for every woman.

This poem left me speechless when I read it for the first time. 

This is one of Whitman's more concrete poems, though it still offers a challenge, but trust me, it's well worth it.  

This is my favorite Poe poem, it's so romantic and dark.

This poem has so much depth in meaning and construction. 

Love this little poem and Edna's sass. It was my first introduction to her.

Let me know some of your favorite poems in the comments so I can check them out! And let me know which of these poems you enjoyed if you check them out! 

18 comments:

  1. Great topic, Mallory! The only poem I've read here is Dulce et Decorum Est - I need to read a lot more poetry than I do; Witch-Wife and Barbie Doll are calling to me, so I may have to go and read them now. ;)

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  2. This is a great list, totally unexpected to me! I love love love "I Started Early — Took my Dog —" and Dickinson in general, and Whitman is by far one of my top ten poets. Have you ever read anything by Wallace Stevens? He is another favorite of mine, if you are looking for someone!
    here's my TTT!

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    1. Dickinson is such a genius and a fearless poet. I don't think I have read any Wallace Stevens, I will definitely check him out, thanks for the recommendation!
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  3. Wow great topic! I love Dickinson, Plath, and Poe. Awesome choices! Here's my TTT http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-top-ten-gothic.html?m=0

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  4. I used to read so much poetry when I was younger. Dickinson, Poe, and Whitman were favorites. Thank you for reminding me not to forget poetry in my reading.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-will.html

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  5. Lovely list :)
    My favourite poem is Tea by Carol Anne Duffy.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  6. I love pretty much anything by Edgar Allan Poe and I clicked through and read 'Barbie Doll'. What a sad, poignant poem! I'm pretty sure I read a book by Marge Piercy a long time ago - cannot think of it though. Will have to research.

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  7. I haven't read a lot of poetry but in school I did enjoy learning about Thoreau and Dickinson. Interesting that Emily Dickinson never saw the sea - i was surprised to see that. I like that poem !

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    1. Emerson writes beautiful poetry as well. Dickinson was an amazing poet, and very fearless-perhaps because she never expected her work to be published.
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  8. Great topic! Annabel Lee is one of my favorites as well. :)
    Check out my TTT.

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  9. This is awesome!! I'll be bookmarking this post so that I can take my time reading these poems. Thanks for sharing!

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