Texts analyzed by Cleanth Brooks, The Well-Wrought Urn (1947)


William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1606/1623)


John Donne, “The Canonization” (1633)


John Milton, “L’Allegro/Il Penseroso” (c.1631/1645)


Robert Herrick, “Corinna’s Gone A-Maying” (1648)


Alexander Pope, “The Rape of the Lock” (1712)


Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard” (1751)


William Wordsworth, “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” (1807)


John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1820)


Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Tears, Idle Tears” (1847)


W.B. Yeats, “Among School Children” (1927)