- Wrest the meaning from an obscure poem.
- The Usual Doctrine Verse, which rose after the trend of Obscure Poem, plays a vanguard role for its exploratory significance.
- There's more obscure poems written and printed every year than clear ones.
- There are more obscure poems written and printed every year than clear ones.
- The poem is obscure to those unlearned in the classics.
- The poem showed great intensity of feeling.