Best Remembered Poems
Courier Dover Publications, 1992 - Literary Collections - 210 pages
The 126 poems in this superb collection of 19th- and 20th-century British and American verse range from the impassioned "Renascence" of Edna St. Vincent Millay to Edward Lear's whimsical "The Owl and the Pussycat" and James Whitcomb Riley’s homespun "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Famous poets such as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Whitman, and Frost are well-represented, as are less well-known poets such as John McCrae ("In Flanders Fields") and Ernest Thayer ("Casey at the Bat"). Includes 10 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Casey at the Bat," "Jabberwocky," "O Captain! My Captain!," "Paul Revere's Ride," "Ozymandias," "The Raven," "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," "Mending Wall," and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."
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I'm on the fence about keeping this on my bookshelves in an internet age where almost all of these are in the public domain and easily searched for, so I don't need it on hand to say, be able to reread Masefield's Sea Fever. This is one of four poetry anthologies I own. This contains 123 British and American poems of the 19th and 20th Century. It lacks the international and historical focus of my Book of Woman Poets--it opens with Enheduanna, a Sumerian Priestess who may be the earliest known name in written literature. The Immortal Poems of the English Language offers 447 poems embracing a wide range of the best poets in the language from Chaucer to Dylan Thomas, so is a better survey of poetry in the English language. Premier Book of Major Poets offers a thematic grouping: Nature, Love, Humor, Death, etc. All the above also offer more than the usual suspects--the whole reason for this collection is to gather the best known poems--one reviewer who calls this a museum is right. On the other hand, I do appreciate the annotations by Martin Gardner--something two of the previously mentioned anthologies don't offer. It's nice to have the context.
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Each poet gets a couple of paragraphs worth of notes, followed by their famous poem(s).
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Best Remembered Poems,. edited by Martin Gardner, the poems are ... “best remembered” poems. Our fathers and grandfathers remembered ...
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