Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova

Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova with Carol Ann Duffy (Contributor), D.M. Thomas (Translator)

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fiction poetry dark emotional slow-paced


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CAROL ANN DUFFY Anna Akhmatova is one of the most accomplished and well loved poets Russia has ever produced. Her moving and passionate writing has won her an ardent readership all over the world. This selection, beautif...

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emotional 66%
dark 58%
sad 50%
reflective 41%
challenging 25%
inspiring 25%
hopeful 16%
informative 16%
tense 16%
adventurous 8%
mysterious 8%


slow 50%
medium 30%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

N/A: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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