Here’s one that will tickle all English Literature students. As you probably know, getting young people excited about classic poetry can be tricky. As if the old English words and complicated sentence structures weren’t bad enough, the poems often lack what makes them relatable to the modern world. Well, one teacher solved that problem for good recently, when they retitled some classic poems as click-bait. Here are a few of our favourites.
1. “8 Squad Goals You Should Get Rid Of RN” by Gwendolyn Brooks
While Brooks is one of the more modern poets on the list, getting people into her stuff can be tricky. Then again, we all want to learn about ‘squad goals,’ right?
2. “5 Ways To Complicate Your Decision Making Process” by Robert Frost
If you didn’t study Frost in school, you’re bound to come across him when you do your degree. This click-bait style title perfectly sums up the sentiment of his classic poem.
3. “Dis Fruit Ain’t Loyal” by William Carlos Williams
The jury is still out on what this poem is really about. From sexual infidelity to life regrets, there are many theories on the underlying themes here. Still, one thing’s for sure, dis fruit ain’t loyal.
4. “13 Ways To Have No Chill When You’re Lonely AF” by Edgar Allan Poe
People often find Poe depressing, which is why this title works so very well. His themes range from loneliness to death so we’re guessing he wasn’t the cheeriest of men.
5. “This Tyger Is Way Too Turnt” by William Blake
The Tyger is one of those poems that we will all come across at some point, and it tends to be one that really sticks with people. Perhaps that is due to the fact that there is some seriously striking imagery in it.
6. “An Anthem For F*ckbois” by Andrew Marvell
Essentially, this poem is just one long pick-up line to the author’s mistress. We’ve all been there; you’re trying to get with a girl, but she is having none of it. And you thought poetry was hard to relate to.
7. “Why You Should Turn Up On the Regular” by Dylan Thomas
Am I the only one who finds this poem seriously emotional? We all love a bit of Thomas from time to time, and this is the ideal click-bait title for this poem.