Three poems every student should read

Three poems every student should read

Areebah Sholeman, Staff Writer

As April is poetry month, how about suggesting some poems? Below are 3 poems that I believe everyone should read and enjoy.

The Raven

This is a classic. You might have heard of it before, but if you haven’t, I suggest you give it a read. It’s called “The Raven” and was written by Edgar Allan Poe. It’s about a man who is sad because his love, Lenore, has died. One night, he hears a knocking at his door, but nobody is there when he opens it. This happens a few times until a raven appears at his window. The man starts talking to the raven, asking it questions. However, the raven only says one word, “nevermore,” which makes the man feel even more sad. It’s a great poem because it feels interesting. The words used in the poem paint a picture in your mind, and the poem talks about feeling really sad when someone you love dies, which is something many people can understand.

A Dream Within a Dream

Here’s another poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “A Dream Within a Dream.” It talks about how it can be hard to know what’s real and what’s not. The person wonders if everything he experiences is just a dream or not, and whether he can trust what he sees and feels. It’s basically saying that the only thing we can truly trust is our own thoughts and feelings. It’s a great poem because it talks about something that everyone can relate to – how it can be hard to know what’s real and what’s not. The poem is also very beautiful, with words that make it fun to read. It also makes us think about the world around us. Finally, because it doesn’t give all the answers, different people can have different ideas about what the poem means, which makes it even more interesting, since people can interpret it in many different ways.


Invictus is a poem about no giving up, even when things are really hard. The writer talks about being in a dark and difficult situation, but still feeling strong inside. The poem encourages us to be brave and never let tough times break them. The poem has been translated into many languages and is known all over the world. The poem is special because it was important to Nelson Mandela, who recited it to his fellow prisoners during his time in prison.

Give these poems a read!