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Biography of Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer (1886 - 1918)

Joyce Kilmer (December 6, 1886-July 30, 1918) was an American poet; his best-known work is "Trees". The poem is notable for its anthropomorphism: the tree in the poem presses its mouth to the earth's breast and looks at God and raises its leafy arms to pray. The poem was given a musical setting that was quite popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

Kilmer was killed in action by a sniper during World War I and is buried in the Oise-Aisne Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.



59 Poems written by Joyce Kilmer

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Page ViewsPoemComments
14460 The House with Nobody in It Comments and analysis of The House with Nobody in It by Joyce Kilmer 316 Comments
11510 The Singing Girl Comments and analysis of The Singing Girl by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
11229 Wealth
10677 The Snowman in the Yard Comments and analysis of The Snowman in the Yard by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
10442 Roofs Comments and analysis of Roofs by Joyce Kilmer 7 Comments
8885 In Memory Comments and analysis of In Memory by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
8008 Stars Comments and analysis of Stars by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
7696 Vision Comments and analysis of Vision by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
7518 Kings Comments and analysis of Kings by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
7339 Apology Comments and analysis of Apology by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
6720 Multiplication Comments and analysis of Multiplication by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
6675 Love's Lantern Comments and analysis of Love's Lantern by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
6559 A Blue Valentine Comments and analysis of A Blue Valentine by Joyce Kilmer 3 Comments
6400 The New School Comments and analysis of The New School by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
5828 Houses
5783 Thanksgiving
5338 The Proud Poet Comments and analysis of The Proud Poet by Joyce Kilmer 12 Comments
5175 The Rosary Comments and analysis of The Rosary by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
5142 The Annunciation
5092 Pennies
5031 Memorial Day
4962 Alarm Clocks Comments and analysis of Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
4892 The Twelve-Forty-Five Comments and analysis of The Twelve-Forty-Five by Joyce Kilmer 13 Comments
4796 Citizen of the World
4736 Easter Week Comments and analysis of Easter Week by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3907 St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars Comments and analysis of St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars by Joyce Kilmer 16 Comments
3674 Mid-ocean in War-time Comments and analysis of Mid-ocean in War-time by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3413 As Winds That Blow Against A Star Comments and analysis of As Winds That Blow Against A Star by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3305 Mount Houvenkopf
3246 Delicatessen Comments and analysis of Delicatessen by Joyce Kilmer 21 Comments
3245 The Big Top Comments and analysis of The Big Top by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3070 The Fourth Shepherd
3007 In Memory of Rupert Brooke
2867 Martin Comments and analysis of Martin by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
2698 To Certain Poets
2689 To a Blackbird and His Mate Who Died in the Spring
2523 Waverley
2492 St. Laurence Comments and analysis of St. Laurence by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
1379 Trees Comments and analysis of Trees by Joyce Kilmer 172 Comments
1107 Folly
767 The Visitation
746 Main Street Comments and analysis of Main Street by Joyce Kilmer 20 Comments
542 Old Poets Comments and analysis of Old Poets by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
526 Gates and Doors Comments and analysis of Gates and Doors by Joyce Kilmer 35 Comments
480 Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. Comments and analysis of Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
401 Madness Comments and analysis of Madness by Joyce Kilmer 3 Comments
369 Dave Lilly Comments and analysis of Dave Lilly by Joyce Kilmer 10 Comments
364 Roses Comments and analysis of Roses by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
359 The White Ships and the Red
347 Poets
339 Lionel Johnson Comments and analysis of Lionel Johnson by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
336 Servant Girl and Grocer's Boy Comments and analysis of Servant Girl and Grocer's Boy by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
273 The Robe of Christ Comments and analysis of The Robe of Christ by Joyce Kilmer 7 Comments
251 The Thorn Comments and analysis of The Thorn by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
229 To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself Comments and analysis of To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself by Joyce Kilmer 24 Comments
198 The Apartment House Comments and analysis of The Apartment House by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
162 The Cathedral of Rheims
74 Easter
32 Queen Elizabeth Speaks


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