Night Sweat Poem by Robert Lowell Summary, Notes and Line by Line Explanation in English for Students

Introduction Robert Lowell’s poem “Night Sweat” is an exquisite piece of poetry. The speaker’s cause for having night sweats is unclear. “My stalled equipment” is a metaphor that indicates the speaker is experiencing writer’s block. His past bias and declining abilities are preventing him from penning that “one writing.” Nonetheless, the poet claims that his … Read more

For the Union Dead Poem by Robert Lowell Summary, Notes and Line by Line Explanation in English

Introduction  “For the Union Dead” is a collection of poems that were personal to Robert Lowell. The poem “For the Union Dead” was written for a Boston Art festival by Lowell.  About the Poet  Robert Lowell was an American Poet from Boston. His poetry was characterised by Heavy imagery, symbolism, Christian motifs and historical references.  … Read more