This short comment is on another comment about Plato’s Republic. I think it’ll be helpful in terms of thinking about the structure of the book as a whole. Thanks to http://arexandriuhrae.tumblr.com/ for mentioning Plato & Socrates.
Christopher Marlowe, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”
Anthony Jacobus, “Silence!”
Basho, “Winter solitude” (trans. Robert Hass)