This book, The Juvenilia: Didactic Narratives and other Poems, is a collection of poems that presents the works of a nascent poet as the title implies. This collection is meant to be the first of many. The collection is divided into two major parts. The first part features three long poems which are retold tales written in rhyming verses; a lengthy one, a moderately long one – both written in the poet’s preferred couplet pentameter and a relatively shorter one written in rhyme royal. The other part contains short poems of different forms and styles which cut across various themes.