Apart from being a source of entertainment, literature gives us a lot of information about the times they were written in. The poems mentioned in this article are some of the best ever written. You may take time to comprehend them. Their eloquence is unsurpassed.


1. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
Year of Publication- 1922
T.S. Eliot is the representative poet of the 20th century, a century in which the World Wars were fought. The poem is about psychological, moral, and cultural crisis after the war.

2. Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson
Year of Publication- 1842
The poem is a monologue by Ulysses (Greek mythology) where he is inciting his fellow mariners to go on a voyage despite their old age. Ulysses doesn't want to just sit and rule, he wants to go on adventures and live life to the fullest. His thirst for knowledge is admirable. You will get the feels of wanderlust while reading it.

3. Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
Year of Publication- 1608
In this poem, the poet is praising his beloved. He doesn't know what can be compared to his beloved's impeccable beauty.

4. My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
Year of Publication- 1842
My Last Duchess is a dramatic monologue. The narrator is Duke of Ferrara, a supercilious man. The poem is reportedly based on a true story during Renaissance (Italy). No spoilers for this amazing piece of work as it guarantees to give a chilling effect.

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