Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott


Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott

The Poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott
This is a specific example of American poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of American poetry including the poem by this famous American Poet. The American poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following American poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott from this famous poet can be used as a good example of American poetry.
 

The poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott
 

 Oft in the silence of the night,
When the lonely moon rides high,
When wintry winds are whistling,
And we hear the owl's shrill cry,
In the quiet, dusky chamber,
By the flickering firelight,
Rising up between two sleepers,
Comes a spirit all in white.

A winsome little ghost it is,
Rosy-cheeked, and bright of eye;
With yellow curls all breaking loose
From the small cap pushed awry.
Up it climbs among the pillows,
For the "big dark" brings no dread,
And a baby's boundless fancy
Makes a kingdom of a bed.

A fearless little ghost it is;
Safe the night seems as the day;
The moon is but a gentle face,
And the sighing winds are gay.
The solitude is full of friends,
And the hour brings no regrets;
For, in this happy little soul,
Shines a sun that never sets.

A merry little ghost it is,
Dancing gayly by itself,
On the flowery counterpane,
Like a tricksy household elf;
Nodding to the fitful shadows,
As they flicker on the wall;
Talking to familiar pictures,
Mimicking the owl's shrill call.

A thoughtful little ghost if is;
And, when lonely gambols tire,
With chubby hands on chubby knees,
It sits winking at the fire.
Fancies innocent and lovely
Shine before those baby-eyes,
Endless fields of dandelions,
Brooks, and birds, and butterflies.

A loving little ghost it is:
When crept into its nest,
Its hand on father's shoulder laid,
Its head on mother's breast,
It watches each familiar face,
With a tranquil, trusting eye;
And, like a sleepy little bird,
Sings its own soft lullaby.

Then those who feigned to sleep before,
Lest baby play till dawn,
Wake and watch their folded flower
Little rose without a thorn.
And, in the silence of the night,
The hearts that love it most
Pray tenderly above its sleep,
"God bless our little ghost!"
 

 

The Poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott - Example of American Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott is piece of literature written by a American poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish American poetry from American prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of American poetry is the poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott.

The Poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott - Example of Structure of American Poetry
The structure used in an American poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and American Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as Our Little Ghost by Louisa May Alcott . The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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