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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
13858 The House with Nobody in It Comments and analysis of The House with Nobody in It by Joyce Kilmer 309 Comments
11277 The Singing Girl Comments and analysis of The Singing Girl by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
10908 Wealth
10396 The Snowman in the Yard Comments and analysis of The Snowman in the Yard by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
10026 Roofs Comments and analysis of Roofs by Joyce Kilmer 7 Comments
8644 In Memory Comments and analysis of In Memory by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
7738 Stars Comments and analysis of Stars by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
7482 Vision Comments and analysis of Vision by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
7250 Kings Comments and analysis of Kings by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
7142 Apology Comments and analysis of Apology by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
6486 Multiplication Comments and analysis of Multiplication by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
6426 Love's Lantern Comments and analysis of Love's Lantern by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
6350 A Blue Valentine Comments and analysis of A Blue Valentine by Joyce Kilmer 3 Comments
6235 The Robe of Christ Comments and analysis of The Robe of Christ by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
6174 The New School Comments and analysis of The New School by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
5602 Houses
5540 Thanksgiving
5189 The Thorn Comments and analysis of The Thorn by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
5062 The Proud Poet Comments and analysis of The Proud Poet by Joyce Kilmer 8 Comments
4914 Pennies
4839 The Annunciation
4830 The Rosary Comments and analysis of The Rosary by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
4696 Alarm Clocks Comments and analysis of Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
4689 Memorial Day
4540 Citizen of the World
4526 The Twelve-Forty-Five Comments and analysis of The Twelve-Forty-Five by Joyce Kilmer 13 Comments
4507 Easter Week Comments and analysis of Easter Week by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3617 St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars Comments and analysis of St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars by Joyce Kilmer 9 Comments
3428 Mid-ocean in War-time Comments and analysis of Mid-ocean in War-time by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3375 Queen Elizabeth Speaks
3164 As Winds That Blow Against A Star Comments and analysis of As Winds That Blow Against A Star by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
3110 Mount Houvenkopf
3043 The Big Top Comments and analysis of The Big Top by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
2933 The Cathedral of Rheims
2926 Delicatessen Comments and analysis of Delicatessen by Joyce Kilmer 18 Comments
2785 In Memory of Rupert Brooke
2766 The Fourth Shepherd
2644 Martin Comments and analysis of Martin by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
2488 To a Blackbird and His Mate Who Died in the Spring
2441 To Certain Poets
2344 Waverley
2288 St. Laurence Comments and analysis of St. Laurence by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
934 Trees Comments and analysis of Trees by Joyce Kilmer 157 Comments
906 Folly
490 The Visitation
458 Main Street Comments and analysis of Main Street by Joyce Kilmer 18 Comments
419 The Apartment House Comments and analysis of The Apartment House by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
263 To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself Comments and analysis of To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself by Joyce Kilmer 20 Comments
262 Old Poets Comments and analysis of Old Poets by Joyce Kilmer 2 Comments
244 Gates and Doors Comments and analysis of Gates and Doors by Joyce Kilmer 30 Comments
206 Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. Comments and analysis of Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
166 Madness Comments and analysis of Madness by Joyce Kilmer 3 Comments
161 Easter
142 Poets
139 Lionel Johnson Comments and analysis of Lionel Johnson by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment
137 The White Ships and the Red
114 Roses Comments and analysis of Roses by Joyce Kilmer 4 Comments
113 Dave Lilly Comments and analysis of Dave Lilly by Joyce Kilmer 6 Comments
100 Servant Girl and Grocer's Boy Comments and analysis of Servant Girl and Grocer's Boy by Joyce Kilmer 1 Comment


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