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Poets, Poetry

Poets & Poetry

America the Beautiful Kathy Lee Bates

Annabelle Lee Edgar Allen Poe

Ariel Percy Bysshe Shelly

The Art of Love Ovid

Assurance Emily Dickinson

Arsenal at Springfield, The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns

Aurora Leigh Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Ballad of the Harp Weaver, The Edna St. Vincent Millay

Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe

Belle Dame Sans Merci, La John Keats

Bells, The Edgar Allan Poe

Bells and Pomegranates Robert Browning

Bronze Horseman, The. Alexandr Pushkin

Casey at the Bat Ernest Thayer

Chambered Nautilus, The Oliver Wendell Holmes

Charge of the Light Brigade, The Alfred Lord Tennyson

Chicago Poems Carl Sandburg

Concord Hymn Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courtship of Miles Standish, The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Crossing the Bar Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry Walt Whitman

Daffodils William Wordsworth

Death Be Not Proud John Donne

Don Juan Lord Byron

Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night Dylan Thomas

Endymion John Keats

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray

Evangeline Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Faerie Queen, The Edmund Spencer

Fleurs du mal, Les (The Flowers of Evil) Charles Baudelaire

Fog Carl Sandburg

Gunga Din Rudyard Kipling

Harp Weaver, The Edna St. Vincent Millay

Howl Allen Ginsberg

If Rudyard Kipling

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

I Never Saw a Moor Emily Dickinson

Idylls of the King Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll

John Brown’s Body Stephen Vincent Benet

Kubla Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott

Lake Isle at Innisfree, The William Butler Yeats

Lays of Ancient Rome, The Thomas Macaulay

Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Little Boy Blue Eugene Field

Love Letter to Her Husband, A Anne Bradstreet

Love Songs Sara Teasdale

Lyrical Ballads William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mending Wall Robert Frost

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My Last Duchess Robert Browning

New Colossus, The Emma Lazarus

No Man is an Island John Donne

North of Boston collection Robert Frost

O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman

Ode to a Nightingale John Keats

Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats

Ode on Melancholy John Keats

Ode to a Skylark Percy Bysshe Shelly

Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelly

Old Ironsides Oliver Wendell Holmes

On His Blindness John Milton

Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Robert Browning

Pippa Passes Robert Browning

Pisan Cantos, The Ezra Pound

Prometheus Unbound Percey Bysshe Shelley

Rape of the Lock, The Alexander Pope

Raven, The Edgar Allan Poe

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Road Not Taken, The Robert Frost

Road to Mandalay, The Rudyard Kipling

Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam

She Walks in Beauty Lord Byron

Snowbound John Greenleaf Whittier

Song of Hiawatha, The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Song of Myself Walt Whitman

Songs of Experience William Blake

Songs of Innocence William Blake

Sonnets from the Portuguese Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost

Strange Victory Sara Teasdale

Tales of Wayside Inn Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tamburlaine Edgar Allan Poe

Tam o’Shanter Robert Burns

Thanatopsis William Cullen Bryant

There Will Come Soft Rains Sara Teasdale

Trees Joyce Kilmer

Tinturn Abbey William Wordsworth

To Autumn John Keats

To a Mouse Robert Burns

To a Louse Robert Burns

To a Skylark Percy Bysshe Shelly

To Helen Edgar Allan Poe

Tiger, The William Blake

Under Milkwood Dylan Thomas

Village Blacksmith, The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Visit From St. Nicholas, A Clement Moore

Walrus and the Carpenter, The Lewis Carroll

Waste Land, The T. S. Eliot

What’s O’clock Amy Lowell

When the Frost is on the Punkin James Whitcomb Riley

Wild Swans at Coole, The William Butler Yeats

Witness Tree, A Robert Frost

Wreck of the Hesperus, The Henry W. Longfellow

Other Facts:

Earliest known poem, 3rd millennium, B.C. Mesopotamia

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Persian poet (11th century) Omar Khayyam

“A Second Johnson” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

American colonies first female poet Anne Bradstreet

Poet known as “Old ‘Possum” T. S. Eliot

The Ode Poet, died at the age of 25 John Keats

“Ploughman Poet” or “The Scottish Poet” Robert Burns

Lake Poet William Wordsworth

Poets buried in same Roman cemetery John Keats and P.B. Shelly

Mussolini’s friend who died in an asylum Ezra Pound

Poet who used only lower case letters e. e. cummings

The Lincoln Poet Carl Sandburg

Percival Lowell’s sister Amy Lowell

New Hampshire or New England Poet Robert Frost

Quaker Poet John Greenleaf Whittier

Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas

Limerick writer, 1870’s Edward Lear

Limerick writer for The New Yorker Ogden Nash

The Harlem Poet Langston Hughes

The Alter Poet George Herbert

The Belle of Amherst Emily Dickinson

First U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren

Poet who read at JFK’s inauguration Robert Frost

Poet who read at Clinton’s inauguration Maya Angelou

Poet of the beat generation Allen Ginsberg

Canadian poets school School of Montreal

Number of lines in a sonnet Fourteen

Japanese three-line poem Haiku

Number of syllables in haiku Seventeen

Edda poetry comes from this country Iceland