This paper describes and analyzes six unrelated poems.

The paper includes a wide range of poetry: “Poetry” by Marianne Moore,
“The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen,
“London” by William Blake, “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? by Shakespeare and We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks. The author presents a short summary about the content and style of the poem and some general comments about poetry.
Overall, this is a poem about what poetry should be – meaningful, genuine and understandable by everyone. Poetry is not about being high sounding but about producing something that can be understood. Poetry also does not have to be about grand subjects but can be about anything genuine, from the baseball fan to the hanging bat. This poem has a message to poets about what their poetry should achieve and also a message to the person not understanding poetry about what they can expect to see in a good poem.”