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The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts

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Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, originally published in two volumes in 1792, was praised as a bestseller. Part Two: The Loves of the Plants…

The Hunting of the Snark: an Agony, in Eight Fits


Published in 1876, The Hunting of The Snark by Lewis Carroll is a poem about nine men and a beaver on a quest for a snark. The poem focuses on the…


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As described by the Oxford English Dictionary, a fable is “a short story devised to convey some useful lesson" and especially "one in which animals…