poetry pairings

John Keats Ode On A Grecian Urn and Emily Dickinson's I Died for Beauty
`To his Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell and `A valediction: forbidding mourning' by
John Donne
The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy by Robert Frost
A.E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle
into That Good Night"
Comparing Sonnets – see pages 1061 – 1074 in Norton book.
Compare shape poems – see page 1075 – 1082
"I, Too" and "Theme for English B" Langston Hughes
“Disabled” and “Mental Cases”, both by Wilfred Owen
Barred Owl by Richard Wilbur and History Teacher by Richard Wilbur
Frost's Mending Wall and Rosenblatt's A Game of Catch.
Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier' '
Or compare Dulce et Decorum Est with Who’s for the Game? By Jessie Pope
There is a lot of controversy about this World War 1 poem. Please try to consider it
in the light of national feelings in the UK at the time when it was written. It is unfair
to judge it out of context.
It should also be compared with Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est which was, in
part, a response to Pope and similar writers at that time.
Ulysses by Tennyson and Ithaka by C. P. Cavafy
The Road Not Taken by Frost and The Journey by Mary Oliver