There are some short poems in this book that are very enjoyable. The poems by Edna St Vincent Millay and Emily Dickinson are great examples. I was drawn to Hope Is The Thing with Feathers I loved the interesting title, but I also appreciated the wonderful metaphor in the poem about what hope is. I loved Portrait By a Neighbor by Edna St Vincent Millay. Her poems exemplify that mere observations and perceptions can be very poetic.
I loved the poem Ithaca because it is such a motivational poem. It has wonderful vivid images. This kind of poem can motivate people to go out and seek their own adventure Another motivational poem is Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. The last stanza of the poem was quoted by President Kennedy in his speeches. It is a great poem about determination and staying true to your goals.
Loss can be very poetic. This is evident in another one of my favorite poems in this book Annabelle Lee. It is a lovely lyrical poem about losing the love of one's life. It is about loving a person so much in life that you can't bear to live without them after they are gone.
The section in the book written by Jacqueline O herself is noteworthy. The essay about The Books I Read When I was young is very inspring. Jackie O's poem about her husband Meanwhile in Massachusetts is very reflective and prophetic. This is one of the best books I have read all year.
It is impossible to select a favorite poem in this book, because they are all so beautiful and unique. I loved the diversity of themes in this book. There are poems about America, Adventure, Escape, Reflection, Romance and Love. These were subjects that were important to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Caroline Kennedy writes such eloquent introductions to each theme. Each introduction gives us a glimpse into what a beautiful person Jackie Kennedy was. There are several passages … more
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The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis have been selected by someone who should know: Caroline Kennedy. While Caroline's two confirmed appearances on the Today Show, a first serial in Good Housekeeping, and further publicity should make this easily the bestselling poetry title of the season, it doesn't hurt that Jackie's taste was excellent. Charming poems from John Clare, Kipling, and a young Jimmy Kennedy are complemented by work from Langston Hughes, Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop and by 14 b&w family photos. Caroline Kennedy has organized more than 100 poems into seven sections ("America"; "Adventure" etc.), written short, intimate introductions to each and included a small selection of Jackie's own poems.