Great Short Poems

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Dover Publications, Feb 18, 2000 - Poetry - 64 pages
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This outstanding anthology of short verse offers poetry lovers an impressive sampling of more than 150 masterpieces spanning over 400 years of English and American literary history. Although short in length (the longest are 24 lines, most 16 lines or less), these poems are long on beauty, power, imagination, and originality.
Included are such memorable compositions as John Donne's "Death Be Not Proud," Shakespeare's "When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes," "On His Blindness" by John Milton, William Blake's "The Tyger," Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," Byron's "She Walks in Beauty," Shelley's "Ozymandias," as well as works by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Amy Lowell, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Dylan Thomas, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and many others.
Attractive and inexpensive, this compilation of carefully chosen verse contains many of the most loved, most anthologized poems in the English language. Students, teachers, and any lover of great poetry will treasure this splendid collection.
Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Road Not Taken," "Loveliest of Trees," and "Ozymandias."

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The book is excellent. It has a great selection of short poems, and ones that I have come to love. Highly recommended for students and those who love poetry. Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Mills - Goodreads

A satisfying read This small book of poetry is extraordinary in its depth of choices. Much time was spent in compiling the poems. Lovers of poetry may very well find their favorite poem within. Read full review

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