Words That Burn

Words That Burn


Explore the compelling and intricate world of poetry with Ben, a passionate Irish enthusiast of poetry.

Journey through the labyrinth of poetic expressions and techniques one masterpiece at a time.

In each episode, Ben carefully dissects a chosen poem, providing listeners with a comprehensive guide on how to delve into poetry analysis themselves. Each detailed examination draws attention to the poet’s biography, the cultural and historical context that shaped the poem’s creation, and an exploration of the myriad literary techniques employed to create resonant and emotionally charged works of art.

For those yearning to expand their understanding of poetry in a soothing, accessible manner that will deepen appreciation without overwhelming, Words That Burn offers an inviting gateway.


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