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Themes in Poetry


Theme 1. The Human Soul (many poems)

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Theme 2. Advice on how to Live (6 poems)

Poems by Martial (2), Greene, Swift, Pope, and Wordsworth

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Theme 3.The City (3 poems)

 

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Theme 4. Day and Night

night scene

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Theme 5. Death

engraving of death harrassing a merchant

engraving by Hans Holbein

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Theme 6. Drink and other Vices

drink and other vices
Wood engraving c1562 anon

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Theme 7. Imagination, Sense and Nonsense

illustration by John Tenniel from Alice in Wonderland c1860

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Theme 8. Love

Aphrodite and Ares by Sandro Boticelli

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Melancholy

Metaphysics, Folklore and other Transformations

Natural Phenomena

The Poet

The Seasons

Time

War

Women

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