Modernism emerged as a literary movement in response to the World Wars. It focused on the confusing change and discovery happening in Europe and America in response to war.
The Road Not Taken
A man reflects on being at a crossroads. How has his decision shaped his identity and life?
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Dylan Thomas' most famous poem, written for his dying father, in which he urges him to "rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Nothing Gold Can Stay
A classic poem packed with metaphors in which Frost depicts the fleeting nature of youth.
Story of An Hour
This is a classic short story from the early feminist writer, Kate Chopin, in which a woman is overcome by the death of her husband.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Written in stream-of-consciousness, the poem follows the lamentations of Prufrock, thwarted by love and his own indecisiveness.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
A man pauses for a thoughtful moment in the woods.
A woman’s Sunday alone in the park has unexpected emotional consequences.
In this classic Frost poem, a speaker questions the necessity of a dilapidated stone wall between his land and his neighbor's.
A husband and wife grieve differently about their deceased child.
The Lost Generation
This informational piece about prominent literary figures of the “Lost Generation” offers insight into the cultural and political factors that motivated their behavior.
The Death of a Soldier
The life and death of a soldier is compared to autumn.
That Evening Sun
Young Quentin wonders why Nancy, the black washerwoman, is afraid of her husband in this Southern Gothic story.