"Forgive My Guilt" by Robert P. Tristram Coffin is a poem. Coffin wrote the poem in the first person. The poem describes a man who is working through his guilt over killing birds as a child.
In "Forgive My Guilt," Coffin writes that the person in the poem doesn't know what sin is but has a suspicion that his action of shooting birds was one of them. The character in the poem works through this guilty feeling. Throughout the poem, comparisons are made to assist him in painting pictures in the readers' minds. Coffin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1936, and he taught workshops on poetry.Learn More
A happy 80th birthday poem is a poem that is written to a person on their 80th birthday. This poem can take any form as long as it wishes the person a happy 80th birthday. An 80th birthday is a very special birthday as the person celebrating has lived longer than the average American life expectancy of 78.7 years.Full Answer >
The poem "Birches" by Robert Frost is about birch trees in a forest and what causes the limbs to arch and bend. The author initially imagines that the arches are caused by a young boy swinging on the branches.Full Answer >
Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" looks at all forms of segregation in the world, as it does not point to racial segregation, and the way that the struggle to continually separate people from one another is futile and destined to fail. The poem also looks at boundaries.Full Answer >
The unnamed male protagonist of the poem "Bereft" by Robert Frost finds himself on the porch of a house, facing the roaring ocean. He is troubled by the loneliness of his existence and the casual hostility of the natural world around him.Full Answer >