In Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge metaphorically illustrates the dangers of sailing.
Blake, in his poem The Sick Rose, eloquently speaks of the pleasures and troubles of gardening.
There is also a slight possibility that, in his poem Jim Hillaire Belloc is implicitly hinting at the dangers of being eaten by lions.
Ozymandias is a poem about a statue.
In the The Lady of Shallot Tennyson uses the full force of his poetic imagination to describe to us a tower.
It is impossible to say for sure what Burns' profoundly ambiguous poem To a Mouse is about.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is clearly a book about racism.
Who can truly say what Edward Gibbon's book The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire really deals with?
Alexander Pope's poem The Rape of the Lock is a stirring condemnation of the hairdressing fashions of his day.
However, a sexual interpretation of Andrew Marvell's poem To His Coy Mistress is just possible.