POETS & POETRY

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ANNABEL LEE POE
ARIEL SHELLY
AULD LANG SYNE ROBERT BURNS
THE BELLS POE
BELLS & POMEGRANATES ROBERT BROWNING
CASEY AT THE BAT ERNEST THAYER
THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE TENNYSON
CHICAGO POEMS SANDBURG
THE CONCORD HYMN RALPH WALDO EMERSON
CROSSING THE BAR TENNYSON
DEATH BE NOT PROUD DONNE
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THE GOOD NIGHT DYLAN THOMAS
ENDYMION KEATS
ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD THOMAS GREY
EVANGELINE LONGFELLOW
THE FAERIE QUEEN EDMUND SPENCER
FOG SANDBURG
GUNGA DIN KIPLING
HOWL GINSBERG
IF KIPLING
IDYLLS OF THE KING TENNYSON
JABBERWOCKY LEWIS CARROLL
JOHN BROWN'S BODY STEPHEN VINCENT BENET
KUBLA KHAN SAMEUL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
LADY OF THE LAKE SIR WALTER SCOTT
THE LAYS OF ANCIENT ROME THOMAS MACAULAY
LEAVES OF GRASS WHITMAN
LYRICAL BALLADS WORDSWORTH
MENDING WALL FROST
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE LONGFELLOW
THE NEW COLOSSUS EMMA LAZARUS
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN WHITMAN
ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE KEATS
ODE ON A GRECIAN URN KEATS
ODE TO THE WEST WIND SHELLY
OLD IRONSIDES OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN ROBERT BROWNING
THE PISAN CANTOS EZRA POUND
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK POPE
THE RAVEN POE
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER COLERIDGE
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN FROST
RUBAIYAT OMAR KHAYYAM
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY BYRON
SNOWBOUND WHITTIER
THE SONG OF HIAWATHA LONGFELLOW
SONG OF MYSELF WHITMAN
SONGS OF EXPERIENCE BLAKE
SONGS OF INNOCENCE BLAKE
SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY EDGAR LEE MASTERS
STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING FROST
TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN LONGFELLOW
TAM O'SHANTER ROBERT BURNS
THANATOPSIS WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
TREES JOYCE KILMER
THE TYGER BLAKE
TINTURN ABBEY WORDSWORTH
TO A MOUSE ROBERT BURNS
TO A LOUSE ROBERT BURNS
TO A SKYLARK SHELLY
THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH LONGFELLOW
A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS CLEMENT MOORE
THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER LEWIS CARROLL
THE WASTE LAND T.S. ELIOT
WHAT'S O'CLOCK? AMY LOWELL
WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUNKIN JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
WRECK OF THE HESPERUS LONGFELLOW
POET KNOWN AS "OLD POSSUM" T.S. ELIOT
"ODE" POET KEATS
"PLOWMAN" POET ROBERT BURNS
"LAKE" POET WORDSWORTH
QUAKER POET JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
LIMERICK WRITER, 1870S EDWARD LEAR
LIMERICK WRITER FOR THE NEW YORKER OGDEN NASH
"A SECOND JOHNSON" SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
"THE BELL OF AMHERST" EMILY DICKINSON
THESE 2 POETS ARE BURIED IN THE SAME ROMAN CEMETERY… KEATS & SHELLY
EDDA POETRY COUNTRY ICELAND
TO HIS EXCELLENCY, GEORGE WASHINGTON WHEATLEY
TO A WATERFOWL BRYANT
TO HELEN POE
TAMERLANE & OTHER POEMS POE
THE TIDE RISES, THE TIDE FALLS LONGFELLOW
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING WHITMAN
WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER WHITMAN
WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOMED WHITMAN
THIS IS MY LETTER TO THE WORLD DICKINSON
I NEVER SAW A MOOR… DICKINSON
THE SOUL SELECTS HER OWN SOCIETY DICKINSON
SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST DICKINSON
I FELT A FUNERAL IN MY BRAIN DICKINSON
BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH DICKINSON
I HEARD A FLY BUZZ WHEN I DIED DICKINSON
RICHARD CORY ROBINSON
MINIVER CHEEVY ROBINSON
THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK ELIOT
THE HOLLOW MEN ELIOT
THE RED WHEELBARROW WILLIAMS
FIRE & ICE FROST
OUT, OUT— FROST
THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN FROST
THE UNKNOWN CITIZEN AUDEN
DADDY PLATH
ARIEL PLATH
THE NEGRO SPEAKS LANGSTON HUGHES
RENASCENCE AND OTHER POEMS MILLAY
A FEW FIGS FROM THISTLES MILLAY
THE HARP WEAVER & OTHER POEMS MILLAY
THE DREAM KEEPER LANGSTON HUGHES
"SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, LIKE THE NIGHT"… BYRON
"I THINK WE ARE IN RATS' ALLEY, WHERE THE DEAD MEN LOST THEIR BONES"… T.S. ELIOT
"CHAMELEONS FEED ON LIGHT AND AIR; POETS' FOOD IS LOVE AND FAME"… SHELLEY
HIS 1847 POEM "ULALUME" MENTIONS "THE GHOUL-HAUNTED WOODLAND OF WEIR"… POE
HIS "DIVINE COMEDY" IS 100 CANTOS WRITTEN IN TERZA RIMA… DANTE
"DEATH BE NOT PROUD, THOUGH SOME HAVE CALLED THEE MIGHTY AND DREADFUL, FOR THOU ART NOT SO" JOHN DONNE
"I LOVE THEE WITH THE BREATH, SMILES, TEARS, OF ALL MY LIFE!" ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE BYRON
THE INITIALS W.H. IN THIS POET'S NAME STOOD FOR WYSTAN HUGH… W.H. AUDEN
ROBERT FROST ENDED THIS POEM ABOUT A BARRIER WITH THE LINE "GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS" MENDING WALL
"MY CANDLE BURNS AT BOTH ENDS, IT WILL NOT LAST THE NIGHT" EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
"WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK" RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
HIS EPIC POEM "THE AENEID" BEGINS WHEN A TROJAN HERO & HIS FOLLOWERS ARE SHIPWRECKED NEAR CARTHAGE… VIRGIL
HIS 1946 POEM "FERN HILL" DESCRIBES THE JOY OF VISITING A FAMILY FARM IN WALES AS A CHILD… DYLAN THOMAS
ONE OF 2 BROTHERS OF NOVELIST & POET LAURA BENET WHO WON THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY… STEPHEN VINCENT BENET OR WILLIAM ROSE BENET
"THE HOLY GRAIL" AND "GUINEVERE" ARE AMONG THE POEMS CONTAINED IN THIS TENNYSON WORK… IDYLLS OF THE KING
TYPE OF CREATURE OF WHICH DICKINSON WROTE, " A NARROW FELLOW IN THE GRASS OCCASIONALLY RIDES" … A SNAKE
IN "THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH" LONGFELLOW WROTE OF THIS "SOUNDING" OBJECT THAT THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER STRIKES… AN ANVIL
"EYES THE SHADY NIGHT HAS SHUT CANNOT SEE THE RECORD CUT" WROTE HOUSMAN TO ONE OF THESE "DYING YOUNG"… AN ATHLETE
FITTINGLY, THE LAST SECTION OF "ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD" IS ENTITLED THIS TYPE OF INSCRIPTION… EPITAPH
HIS MASTERPIECE POEM "DON JUAN" IS DIVIDED INTO CANTOS… BYRON
AROUND 600 B.C., ALCAEUS WROTE VERSE IN PRAISE OF THIS DRINK & HOW IT BRINGS OUT TRUTH… WINE
RIMBAUD HAD QUITE A BIT OF TEEN ANGST, AS IN HIS BOOK TITLE "UNE SAISON EN ENFER", A SEASON HERE… HELL
BRITISH ROMANTICS INCLUDED WORDSWORTH IN ENGLAND, AND, NORTH OF THE BORDER, THIS "LADY OF THE LAKE" AUTHOR… SIR WALTER SCOTT
THIS BEAT POET'S FATHER WAS A TEACHER & A POET IN HIS OWN RIGHT… ALLAN GINSBERG
IN 1922 THIS POET AND LINCOLN BIOGRAPHER WROTE "ROOTABAGA STORIES" TO ENTERTAIN HIS 3 DAUGHTERS… CARL SANDBURG
ARCHIBALD MACLEISH'S "ARS POETICA" CONTAINS THE LINE "A POEM SHOULD NOT MEAN/BUT " THIS BE
ON NEW YEAR'S EVE WE SHOULD GIVE THANKS TO THIS SCOTTISH POET FOR HIS "AULD LANG SYNE" ROBERT BURNS
"THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP / BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP / AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP" ROBERT FROST
THE LINE "BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY" IS FROM THIS KEATS WORK… ODE ON A GRECIAN URN
AMONG HIS POETRY COLLECTIONS IS 1942'S "SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM" LANGSTON HUGHES
IT'S THE TITLE OF THE LONGFELLOW POEM THAT BEGINS, "UNDER THE SPREADING CHESTNUT TREE" THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH
WRITTEN IN 1819, HIS "TO AUTUMN" BEGINS, "SEASON OF MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS"… KEATS
SHORTLY AFTER WRITING "I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH", THIS WWI POET MET IT… ALAN SEEGER
THOUGH BORN ON LONG ISLAND, IN HIS POETRY HE WAS "WALT WHITMAN, A KOSMOS, OF" THIS ISLAND "THE SON" MANHATTAN
"A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN", THIS IRISHMAN WROTE ON EASTER, 1916… WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
ALTHOUGH PUBLISHED AS A SEPARTE VOLUME IN 1865, WHITMAN'S "DRUM-TAPS" WAS LATER INCLUDED IN THIS WORK… LEAVES OF GRASS
IN 1945 THIS POET LAUREATE OF ILLINOIS PUBLISHED HER FIRST VOLUME OF POETRY… GWENDOLYN BROOKS
HE ALSO WROTE A POEM ABOUT "THE CHARGE OF THE HEAVY BRIGADE"… TENNYSON
HE FINISHED WRITING "EVANGELINE" ON HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY… LONGFELLOW
"SELDOM DOES A FIRST BOOK CONTAIN SO FEW UNSUCCESSFUL THINGS", SAID AMY LOWELL OF HIS "CHICAGO POEMS"… CARL SANDBURG
"I HAVE MEASURED OUT MY LIFE WITH COFFEE SPOONS" IS A LINE FROM THIS T.S. ELIOT POEM… THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK
THOUGH BORN IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS VERSE DEALING WITH NEW ENGLAND LIFE, AS IN "NORTH OF BOSTON"… ROBERT FROST
"POPPIES GROW / BETWEEN THE CROSSES, ROW ON ROW"… IN FLANDERS FIELDS
"THAT'S MY LAST DUCHESS PAINTED ON THE WALL, LOOKING AS IF SHE WERE ALIVE" ROBERT BROWNING
GLORIANA IS THE TITLE CHARACTER IN THIS EPIC POEM BY EDMUND SPENCER… THE FAERIE QUEEN
ROMANTIC POET WHO WROTE, "ST. AGNES'S EVE–AH, BITTER CHILL IT WAS! THE OWL, FOR ALL HIS FEATHERS, WAS A-COLD" KEATS
LONGFELLOW WROTE, " TELL ME NOT" THAT "LIFE IS BUT AN EMPTY" THIS… DREAM
THIS TROUBLED POET USED THE PSEUDONYM VICTORIA LUCAS… SYLVIA PLATH
BYRON WROTE, "WHO KILLED" THIS POET? "I, SAYS THE QUARTERLY, SO SAVAGE AND TARTARLY; TWAS ONE OF MY FEATS" KEATS
"IF WINTER COMES, CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND?" SHELLEY
IN "NEW HAMPSHIRE" HE WROTE, "DO YOU KNOW, CONSIDERING THE MARKET, THERE ARE MORE POEMS PRODUCED THAN ANY OTHER THING?" FROST
"THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK" LEWIS CARROLL
AFTER HE GAVE UP WRITING NOVELS, HE PUBLISHED HIS "WESSEX POEMS" IN 1898… THOMAS HARDY
SHE DESCRIBED HER 1840S POEM "A VISION OF POETS" AS "PHILOSOPHICAL, ALLEGORICAL, ANYTHING BUT POPULAR"… ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
HE WROTE HIS POEM "TO THE CUCKOO" IN AN ORCHARD IN GRASMERE… WORDSWORTH
WHILE HE LIVED NEAR PISA, THIS ENGLISH POET WROTE "ODE TO THE WEST WIND" AND "TO A SKYLARK" SHELLEY
POEM CONTAINING THE LINE, "PERCHED UPON A BUST OF PALLAS JUST ABOVE MY CHAMBER DOOR"… THE RAVEN
THIS ROBERT FROST POEM BEGINS, "TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN A YELLOW WOOD" THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
IT'S THE PERSONAL 3-WORD TITLE OF THE LONGEST POEM IN WALT WHITMAN'S "LEAVES OF GRASS" SONG OF MYSELF
IT'S THE SONNET WRITTEN IN 1883 THAT ENDS, "I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR" THE NEW COLOSSUS
IN AN ELEGY, SHELLEY SAID THIS POET'S SOUL "LIKE A STAR, BEACONS FROM THE ABODE WHERE THE ETERNAL ARE"… KEATS
"THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES IS MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE" KIPLING
IN 1677 JOHN DRYDEN WROTE "ALL FOR LOVE", A PLAY ADAPTED FROM THIS SHAKESPEARE WORK… ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
"THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK" ASKS, "SHALL I PART MY HAIR BEHIND? DO I DARE TO EAT" THIS FRUIT? A PEACH
IN A KEATS ODE, THESE 5 WORDS IMMEDIATLEY PRECEDE "THAT IS ALL YE KNOW ON EARTH, AND ALL YE NEED TO KNOW"… BEAUTY IS TRUTH; TRUTH BEAUTY
HIS "DOVER BEACH" MENTIONS THE FRENCH COAST AND THE CLIFFS OF ENGLAND… MATTHEW ARNOLD
JOHN BERRYMAN'S POEM "HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET" IS A TRIBUTE TO HER… ANNE BRADSTREET
SHAKESPEARE SAID OF THIS HANDSOME MYTHOLOGICAL MAN, "HUNTING HE LOV'D, BUT OVE HE LAUGH'D TO SCORN"… ADONIS
BYRON'S 1814 ODE TO HIM SAYS, "NOR TILL THY FALL COULD MORTALS GUESS AMBITION'S LESS THAN LITTLENESS!" NAPOLEON
"SO FAITHFUL IN LOVE, AND SO DAUNTLESS IN WAR, THERE NEVER WAS A KNIGHT LIKE" THIS SIR WALTER SCOTT POETIC HERO… LOCHINVAR
"POETICS" BY THIS LYCEUM FOUNDER HAS BEEN CALLED THE SINGLE MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK IN ALL OF LITERARY CRITICISM ARISTOTLE
PINDAR WAS FAMOUS FOR THIS TYPE OF POEM ODE
MANY GREEK AND LATIN EPIC POEMS OPEN WITH AN INVOCATION TO ONE OF THESE GODDESSES MUSES
EACH LINE OF A SONNET TYPICALLY CONTAINS 5 OF THESE METRICAL FEET IAMBS
AN ABECEDARIAN POEM IS MARKED BY ADHERENCE TO THIS ALPHABET
KEATS' "ODE TO___": "THOU WAST NOT BORN FOR DEATH, IMMORTAL BIRD" NIGHTINGALE
"A FREE BIRD LEAPS ON THE BACK OF THE WIND AND FLOATS DOWNSTREAM…" I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
"TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN A YELLOW WOOD" THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
"THE TREE HAS ENTERED MY HANDS, THE SAP HAS ASCENDED MY ARMS…" A GIRL (EZRA POUND)
"SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMERS DAY? THOU ART MORE LOVELY A ND MORE TEMPERATE…" SONNET 18 (SHAKESPEARE)
"STOP ALL THE CLOCKS, CUT OFF THE TELEPHONE, PREVENT THE DOG FROM BARKING WITH JUICY BONE… FUNERAL BLUES (W.H. AUDEN)
"I MET A TRAVELLER FROM AN ANCIENT LAND WHO SAID: TWO VAST AND TRUNKLESS LEGS OF STONE…" OZYMANDIAS (SHELLEY)
"GATHER YE ROSEBUDS WHILE YE MAY, OLD TIME IS STILL A-FLYING" TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME (ROBERT HERRICK)
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY, WHILE I PONDERED, WEAK AND WEARY" THE RAVEN
HE IS STARK MAD, WHO EVER SAYS, THAT HE HATH BEEN IN LOVE AN HOUR… THE BROKEN HEART (JOHN DONNE)
"TWAS BRILLIG, AND THE SLITHY TOVES…" JABBERWOCKY (LEWIS CARROLL)
"THE OUTLOOK WASN'T BRILLIANT FOR THE MUDVILLE NINE THAT DAY…" CASEY AT THE BAT (ERNEST THAYER)
"LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I, WHEN THE EVENING IS SPREAD OUT AGAINST THE SKY" THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK
"I CELEBRATE MYSELF, AND SING MYSELF, AND WHAT I ASSUME YOU SHALL ASSUME…" SONG OF MYSELF (WHITMAN)
"OF MAN'S FIRST DISOBEDIENCE, AND THE FRUIT OF THAT FORBIDDEN TREE WHOSE MORTAL TASTE…" PARADISE LOST (MILTON)
"THE RAIN SET EARLY IN TONIGHT, THE SULLEN WIND WAS SOON AWAKE, IT TORE THE ELM-TOPS DOWN FOR SPITE…" PORPHYRIA'S LOVER (ROBERT BROWNING)
"HALF A LEAGUE, HALF A LEAGUE, HALF A LEAGUE ONWARDS…" THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (TENNYSON)
HE WROTE & ILLUSTRATED "SONGS OF INNOCENCE" AND "SONGS OF EXPERIENCE" WILLIAM BLAKE
THIS IRISH POET "WILL ARISE AND GO NOW, AND GO TO INNISFREE, AND A SMALL CABIN BUILD THERE" YEATS
THIS BRITISH POET WROTE, "WHEN I CONSIDER HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT, ERE HALF MY DAYS, IN THIS DARK WORLD AND WIDE" MILTON
FOR HIS GREATEST POEM, EDMUND SPENSER INVENTED A LAND CALLED THIS AND ITS QUEENE FAIRIE
THIS MATTHEW ARNOLD POEM SAYS, "ON THE FRENCH COAST THE LIGHT GLEAMS" AND "THE CLIFFS OF ENGLAND STAND GLIMMERING" DOVER BEACH
THESE 11TH-13TH-C. POETS USED A FORM CALLED "LE JEU PARTI", A VERSE DEBATE ON LOVE TROUBADORS
THE NAME OF THIS FRENCH POET, A SUBJECT IN VERLAINE'S "THE DAMNED POETS", SOUNDS LIKE A STALLONE ROLE RIMBAUD
THE BOATHOUSE, THIS POET'S WRITING SHED IN LAUGHARNE, WALES, IS NOW A MUSEUM DYLAN THOMAS
IN THE EARLY 14TH-C., HE CALLED HIS MOST FAMOUS WORK "A COMEDY" BECAUSE OF ITS SAD BEGINNING AND HAPPY ENDING DANTE
HIS FATHER CAME FROM RUSSIAN NOBILITY; HIS MOTHER WAS DESCENDED FROM AN AFRICAN PRINCE PUSHKIN
IN 1871, AS A DEBAUCHED, VISIONARY 16-YEAR-OLD, HE WROTE "LE BATEAU IVRE" OR "THE DRUNKEN BOAT" ARTHUR RIMBAUD
THE IRISH LITERARY THEATRE OPENED IN 1899 WITH THIS CO-FOUNDER'S DRAMA "THE COUNTESS CATHLEEN" W.B. YEATS
SHE POETIZED, "LIFE, BELIEVE, IS NOT A DREAM SO DARK AS SAGES SAY"; JANE EYRE COULD HAVE USED THOSE THOUGHTS CHARLOTTE BRONTE
IN 1885 HE PUT OUT THE QUIET, "A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES" ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
IN 1899, THIS "STEPPENWOLF" AUTHOR PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK, THE POETRY COLLECTION "ROMANTIC SONGS" HERMANN HESSE
"SO FAITHFUL IN LOVE, AND SO DAUNTLESS IN WAR, THERE NEVER WAS A KNIGHT LIKE…" THIS SIR WALTER SCOTT POETIC HERO LOCHINVAR
ESTHER ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN THIS, THE ONLY NOVEL BY ITS POET AUTHOR THE BELL JAR
PART 1 OF LONGFELLOW'S "SONG OF …" THIS MAN IS ENTITLED "THE PEACE PIPE" HIAWATHA
IN 1814, SEEING A LADY IN MOURNING IN A SPANGLED DRESS, THIS LORD WROTE, "SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, LIKE THE NIGHT" BYRON
HIS "DIVINE COMEDY" IS 100 CANTOS WRITTEN IN TERZA RIMA DANTE
A POEM OF HERS SAYS, "I LOVE THEE WITH THE BREATH, SMILES, TEARS, OF ALL MY LIFE!" ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
THIS POET TOOK MELANCHOLY JOURNEYS LIKE THE ONES IN HIS LONG NARRATIVE POEM "CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE" LORD BYRON
HIS "POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT" WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1786 IN KILMARNOCK AND SOLD 600 COPIES BURNS
IN "DEVOTIONS UPON EMERGENT OCCASIONS", HE WROTE, "NO MAN IS AN ISLAND, ENTIRE OF ITSELF" JOHN DONNE
THIS EPIC POEM BY VIRGIL BEGINS WHEN A TROJAN HERO AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE SHIPWRECKED NEAR CARTHAGE AENEID
IN 1798 HE RECEIVED AND ANNUITY FROM JOSIAH & THOMAS WEDGWOOD, AND HIS "LYRICAL BALLADS" WAS PUBLISHED COLERIDGE
A GRAVESTONE AT BUNHILL FIELDS SAYS, "NEAR BY LIE THE REMAINS OF THE POET-PAINTER…" THIS MAN, "1757-1827" WILLIAM BLAKE
A POEM BY THIS AMERICAN BEGINS, "WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM'D" WHITMAN
THIS LAKE POET, PERHAPS LONELY AS A CLOUD, WANDERED OVER TO VISIT SIR WALTER SCOTT IN 1803 WORDSWORTH
HIS "LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK" SAYS, "IN THE ROOM THE WOMEN COME AND GO/ TALKING OF MICHELANGELO" T.S. ELIOT
RICHARD CORY, "A GENTLEMAN FROM SOLE TO CROWN" IN A POEM BY THIS MAN, "PUT A BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD" EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
"FUNERAL BLUES" BY THIS BRITISH POET, BEGINS, "STOP ALL THE CLOCKS, CUT OFF THE TELEPHONE" W.H. AUDEN
THIS POET LAUREATE'S "IM MEMORIAM" WAS AN ELEGY TO HIS FRIEND ARTHUR HENRY HALLAM TENNEYSON
IN 1827 HE ENLISTED IN THE ARMY A "EDGAR A. PERRY" POE
IN 1900 HIS GRANDFATHER BOUGHT HIM A CHICKEN FARM NEAR DERRY, NH FROST
HE WROTE, "WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE UP A DARK ALLEY WITH CAESAR BORGIA AND HE WAS COMING TORGIA" OGDEN NASH
FIRST NAME OF THE PULITZER-WINNING POET WHOSE SON CHARLES WAS INVOLVED IN THE 1950S QUIZ SHOW SCANDALS MARK (VAN DOREN)
HE WAS A DESCENDANT OF JOHN & PRICILLA ALDEN, WHOSE LOVE STORY HE TOLD IN AN 1858 NARRATIVE POEM LONGFELLOW
POET LAUREATE ROBERT SOUTHEY WROTE THAT "CURSES ARE LIKE YOUNG CHICKENS, THEY ALWAYS COME HOME TO …" DO THIS ROOST
THIS POETRY COLLECTION HAD A FOLLOW-UP, "THE NEW SPOON RIVER" SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY
IN ARABIC "RUBAI'I" REFERS TO A TYPE OF 4-LINE VERSE, AND THIS BOOK IS A BOOK OF THEM, LIKE OMAR KHAYYAM'S A RUBAIYAT
IN 1923 HE PUBLISHED THE COLLECTION "NEW HAMPSHIRE" ROBERT FROST
"THE LAMB" AND "THE SHEPHERD" ARE FOUND IN THESE WILLIAM BLAKE "SONGS" FROM 1789 SONGS OF INNOCENCE
CRITIC HIPPOLYTE BABOU SUGGESTED THE TITLE OF BAUDELAIRE'S "LES FLEURS DU MAL", WHICH TRANSLATES AS THIS THE FLOWERS OF EVIL
IN THE 78TH OF THESE SACRED POEMS, MANNA IS REFERRED TO AS "THE CORN OF HEAVEN" AND "ANGEL'S FOOD" (BOOK OF) PSALMS
"PEACE" BE WITH THIS MEXICAN, WHO PUBLISHED "LUNA SILVESTRE", HIS FIRST BOOK OF POEMS, WHEN HE WAS 19 OCTAVIO PAZ
"THE DRUNKEN DRIVER HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY" IS A BOOK OF POEMS BY THIS MAN WHO PRODUCED "MILLER'S CROSSING" ETHAN COEN
ONE POEM IN HER 1850 BOOK "POEMS" USES THE WORD "LOVE" 22 TIMES IN 44 LINES ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
THE COSTUMES FOR THIS LONG-RUNNING MUSICAL BASED ON T.S. ELIOT'S BOOK OF POEMS INCLUDE POINTY EARS AND TAILS CATS
IN 1913 HE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK OF POEMS AS WELL AS "SONS AND LOVERS" D.H. LAWRENCE
JOYCE KILMER'S BIG BOOK OF 1914 WAS "…. AND OTHER POEMS" TREES
THIS QUINTESSENTIAL NEW ENGLANDER PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK OF POEMS, "A BOY'S WILL", WHILE LIVING IN ENGLAND IN 1913 ROBERT FROST
IT'S THE BOOK OF LOVE POEMS BY KING SOLOMON SONG OF SONGS
HIS BOOK OF POEMS CALLED "DRUM-TAPS" WAS INSPIRED BY THE SUFFERING HE SAW DURING THE CIVIL WAR WALT WHITMAN
THIS BOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT CONSISTS OF 5 POEMS MOURING THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM LAMENTATIONS
IN 1998 THIS YOUNG POP STAR PUBLISHED HER POEMS IN THE BOOK "A NIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR" JEWEL
"THE CINNAMON PEELER" IS A BOOK OF POEMS BY THIS CEYLON-BORN AUTHOR OF "THE ENGLISH PATIENT" MICHAEL ONDAATJE
WHITMAN'S BOOK OF CIVIL WAR POEMS "DRUM TAPS", LATER BECAME PART OF THIS LARGER COLLECTION LEAVES OF GRASS
THIS MISSISSIPPI-BORN NOVELIST PUBLISHED HIS 2ND AND LAST BOOK OF POEMS, "A GREEN BOUGH", IN 1933 FAULKNER
THIS BOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IS BASICALLY A COLLECTION OF LOVE POEMS SONG OF SOLOMON
AFTER SHE DIED IN 1886, HER SISTER LAVINIA DISCOVERED HUNDREDS OF HER POEMS IN LITTLE HANDSEWN BOOKLETS DICKINSON
"I TOOK THE ONE LESS TRAVELED BY, AND THAT HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE" THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
"RATS! THEY FOUGHT THE DOGS, AND KILLED THE CATS, AND BIT THE BABIES IN THE CRADLES" THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN
"AT LENGTH DID CROSS AN ALBATROSS, THROUGH THE FOG IT CAME" THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
WRITER WHO USED THE SAME FIRST & LAST NAMES AND WAS THE SUBJECT OF A POEM BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS FORD MADDOX FORD
LAUGH ALL YOU LIKE BUT HIAWATHA'S WIFE IN A POEM BY LONGFELLOW WAS NAMED FOR THIS NIMMESOTA WATERFALL MINNEHAHA
IN "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN", LITTLE EVA'S NAME IS ACTUALLY THIS, LIKE THE HEROINE OF A LONGFELLOW POEM EVANGELINE
HAT NAMED AFTER THE HERO OF A 1791 POEM BY ROBERT BURNS TAM-O-SHANTER
THE POEM CALLED THE "GARIBNAMEH" CONTAINS 11,000 MASNAVI, WHICH WE KNOW AS THESE RHYMED 2-LINE UNITS OF VERSE COUPLETS
THE HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC'S HALL SHARES ITS NAME WITH THIS SIBELIUS TONE POEM FINLANDIA
ANDREA D'AGNOLO DI FRANCESCO IS BETTER KNOWN B THIS NAME FOUND IN THE TITLE OF ROBERT BROWNING'S POEM ABOUT HIM ANDREA DEL SARTO
HE WROTE THE POEM FROM WHICH PIPPA PASSES, KY TOOK ITS NAME ROBERT BROWNING
THE NAME OF THIS TYPE OF POEM IS FROM THE JAPANESE FOR "STANZA" HAIKU
RICHARD CORY, "A GENTLEMAN FROM SOLE TO CROWN" IN A POEM BY THIS 3-NAMED MAN, "PUT A BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD" EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
A LONGFELLOW POEM AND A LILLIAN HELLMAN PLAY ABOUT A GIRLS' BOARDING SCHOOL SHARE THIS TIMELY NAME THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
A TYPE OF HUMOROUS POEM BEARS THE NAME OF THIS IRISH PORT CITY LIMERICK
THIS OHIO CITY WAS CALLED THE "QUEEN OF THE WEST" EVEN BEFORE A LONGFELLOW POEM POPULARIZED THE NICKNAME CINCINNATI
USERMATRE, ONE OF RAMSES' NAMES, EVOLVED INTO THIS TITLE OF A SHELLEY POEM ABOUT A SHATTERED STATUE OF RAMSES OZYMANDIAS
DEAFNESS DIDN'T STOP JOACHIM DU BELLAY'S 115 POEMS, STYLED AFTER THIS ITALIAN FOR WHOM A STYLE OF SONNET IS NAMED PETRARCH
DYLAN THOMAS: "RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT" DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
WHITMAN: "DO I CONTRADICT MYSELF? VERY WELL THEN I CONTRADICT MYSELF" SONG OF MYSELF
ANDREW MARVELL: "HAD WE BUT WORLD ENOUGH, AND TIME, THIS COYNESS, LADY, WERE NO CRIME" TO HIS COY MISTRESS
KEATS: "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOR EVER; ITS LOVELINESS INCREASES" ENDYMION
T.S.ELIOT: "LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I, WHEN THE EVENING IS SPREAD OUT AGAINST THE SKY" THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT WAS JUST 17 WHEN HE WROTE THIS POEM WHOSE NAME COMES FROM THE GREEK FOR "VIEW OF DEATH" THANATOPSIS
ATTILA THE HUN APPEARS UNDER THE NAME ETZEL IN THIS 13TH-C. GERMAN EPIC POEM LATER ADAPTED INTO A WAGNER WORK THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG
"TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" REFERS TO THESE AS COURSERS, CALLING THEM BY NAME REINDEER
IN A NONSENSE POEM, LEWIS CARROLL WARNED "BEWARE" OF THIS CREATURE, "MY SON" THE JABBERWOCK
A LORD BYRON POEM INSPIRED THIS GREAT FRENCH ROMANTIC PAINTER'S "THE DEATH OF SARDANAPALUS" DELACROIX
THIS SYNONYM FOR GIBBERISH COMES FROM THE NAME OF A LEWIS CARROLL POEM JABBERWOCKY
A NEW HAMPSHIRE CAMP IS NAMED FOR THIS MAN IN TRIBUTE TO HIS POEM "I HEAR AMERICA SINGING" WHITMAN
THE A-BOMB TEST SITE WAS NAMED THIS, AFTER THE JOHN DONNE POEM "BATTER MY HEART, THREE-PERSONED GOD" TRINITY
HILDA DOOLITTLE WAS FAMOUS FOR PUBLISHING HER POEMS UNDER THIS EXTREMELY SHORT PEN NAME H.D.
THIS PLAYWRIGHT, A "BLITHE SPIRIT", WROTE HIS "CHELSEA BUNS" POEMS UNDER THE PEN NAME HERNIA WHITTLEBOT NOEL COWARD
THIS SONNETEER'S "CANZONIERE" CONSISTS OF 366 POEMS, MANY OF THEM LOVE LYRICS TO A MYSTERY LADY NAMED LAURA PETRARCH
IN A MOCK-EPIC POEM BY BYRON, THE NAME OF THIS LEGENDARY SPANISH RAKE RHYMES WITH "NEW ONE" DON JUAN
THIS WORD FOR A STREET URCHIN WHO WEARS RAGGEDY CLOTHES WAS THE NAME OF A DEMON IN THE POEM "PIERS PLOWMAN" RAGAMUFFIN
THE BOOJUM TREE WAS NAMED FOR THE MYSTERIOUS MONSTER IN HIS POEM, "THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK" LEWIS CARROLL
A MONKEY GOD NAMED HANUMAN APPEARS IN THE "RAMAYANA", AN EPIC POEM OF THIS COUNTRY INDIA
HE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HIS "SPOON RIVER" POEMS UNDER THE NAME "WEBSTER FORD" EDGAR LEE MASTERS
FREDERICK ASHTON'S BALLET, "THE LADY OF SHALLOT" IS BASED ON THIS MAN'S POEM OF THE SAME NAME TENNYSON
THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF POEMS DID NOT INCLUDE "THE LAST TOURNAMENT"; IT WAS ADDED IN THE 1870S IDYLLS OF THE KING
WALT WHITMAN CALLED THIS "THE BEAUTIFUL UNCUT HAIR OF GRAVES" GRASS
FROM THE 1795 POEM "ERIN": "NOR ONE FEELING OF VENGEANCE PRESUME TO DEFILE/ THE CAUSE, OR THE MEN, OF" THIS PLACE THE EMERALD ISLE
"HE IS ALL PINE, AND I AM APPLE ORCHARD. MY APPLE TREES WILL NEVER GET ACROSS AND EAT THE CONES UNDER HIS PINES" MENDING WALL
THIS REAL MAN INSPIRED A 1719 NOVEL CHARACTER AND A POEM THAT SAYS, "I AM MONARCH OF ALL I SURVEY" ALEXANDER SELKIRK
"FOREVER CURSED BE THIS DESTESTED DAY, WHICH SNATCHED BY BEST, MY FAVORITE CURL AWAY" THE RAPE OF THE LOCK
IN 1341 THE ROMAN SENATE CROWNED THIS SONNETEER POET LAUREATE PETRARCH
IT'S A PERSON HELD IN HIGH REGARD OR AWARDED FOR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS, LIKE CERTAIN POETS LAUREATE
THIS POET WHOSE FIRST NAME WAS ALGERNON, WAS DESCRIBED AS THE "LIBIDINOUS LAUREATE OF A PACK OF SATYRS" SWINBURNE
THIS AUTHOR OF 1935'S "MULATTO" WAS REFERRED TO AS "THE POET LAUREATE OF HARLEM" LANGSTON HUGHES
WHEN HE BECAME BRITAIN'S POET LAUREATE IN 1968, HIS SON DANIEL WAS 10 CECIL DAY-LEWIS
IN 2006 DONALD HALL, KNOWN FOR POEMS ABOUT HIS WIFE, JANE KENYON, WAS LAUDED AFTER HIS APPOINTMENT AS THIS U.S. POET LAUREATE
IN 1945 THIS POET LAUREATE OF ILLINOIS PUBLISHED HER FIRST VOLUME OF POETRY, "A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE" GWENDOLYN BROOKS
IN 1850 THE ATHENAEUM SUGGESTED THAT SHE SUCCEED WORDSWORTH AS ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
THE USA'S FIRST POET LAUREATE, HE TAUGHT AT LSU FROM 1934-42 AND EDITED THE SOUTHERN REVIEW ROBERT PENN WARREN
THE 1ST COMMISSION OF ANDREW MOTION, APPOINTED ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE IN 1999, WAS TO COMPOSE A LITTLE DITTY FOR THIS PRINCE'S WEDDING EDWARD
IN 1843, 36 YEARS AFTER HE "WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD", HE WAS NAMED ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE WORDSWORTH
EDWARD IS THE ACTUAL FIRST NAME OF THIS POET WHO WAS ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE FROM 1984-1998 TED HUGHES
IN 1852, THIS POET LAUREATE AND LORD WROTE HIS "ODE ON THE DEATH OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON" TENNYSON
POET LAUREATE OF THE U.S. FROM 1993-1995, SHE WON A 1987 PULITZER FOR "THOMAS AND BEULAH" RITA DOVE
THIS POET LAUREATE'S "IN MEMORIAM" WAS AN ELEGY TO HIS FRIEND ARTHUR HENRY HALLAM TENNYSON
THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO SERVE AS U.S. POET LAUREATE RITA DOVE
IN 1757 THIS "ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD" POET REFUSED AN APPOINTMENT AS POET LAUREATE THOMAS GRAY
THIS ACTOR IS THE SON OF A BRITISH POET LAUREATE AND THE SON-IN-LAW OF PLAYWRIGHT ARTHUR MILLER DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
ROBERT SOUTHEY'S PORSE COLLECTION, "THE DOCTOR", FEATURED THIS URSINE NURSERY STORY THE STORY OF THE 3 BEARS
JOHN DRYDEN ALSO WROTE PLAYS: HIS "ALL FOR LOVE" WAS BASED ON THIS ROMAN TALE BY SHAKESPEARE ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
HE WROTE "NOTHING CAN BRING BACK THE HOUR OF SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, OF GLORY IN THE FLOWER" WORDSWORTH
HE WAS A ROMANTIC POET, A LAKE POET, A POET LAUREATE, AND THE POET WHO PENNED "ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS" WORDSWORTH
IN 1854 THIS POET LAUREATE WROTE, "INTO THE VALLEY OF DEATH RODE THE SIX HUNDRED" TENNYSON
ENGLAND'S FIRST POET LAUREATE, APPOINTED FOR LIFE IN 1668 JOHN DRYDEN
IN 1883 QUEEN VICTORIA GAVE THIS POET LAUREATE THE TITLE "BARON OF ALDWORTH AND FRESHWATER" TENNYSON
THIS BLACK POETESS WON A PULITZER PRIZE FOR "ANNIE ALLEN" GWENDOLYN BROOKS
A SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENT SINCE THE 1950S, IN 1998 HE BECAME THE CITY'S FIRST POET LAUREATE LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI
HE WAS ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE FROM 1850-1892, LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE TENNYSON
IN "EUGENE ONEGIN", PUSHKIN WROTE, "NOW SOUTHWARD SWEPT THE CARAVAN OF THE WILD"…THESE, "A NOISY CLAN" GEESE
PISTOL CALLS HIS WIFE "MY DUCK" AS HE KISSES HER AND GOES OFF TO WAR IN FRANCE IN THIS SHAKESPEAREAN HISTORY PLAY HENRY V
"WE WILL EAT OUR MULLETS, SOUSED IN WINES", AND "SUP PHEASANTS' EGGS", THIS ELIZABETHEAN DRAMATIST WROTE IN "THE ALCHEMIST" BEN JONSON
THE "NEW ENGLAND MYSTIC" EMILY DICKINSON
HE PUBLISHED THE POETRY COLLECTION "NORTH OF BOSTON" FROST
A FAMOUS LINE IN A JAMES WELDON JOHNSON POEM SAYS, "YOUNG MAN—YOUNG MAN—YOUR ARM'S TOO SHORT TO…" DO THIS BOX WITH GOD
T.S. ELIOT DEDICATED "THE WASTE LAND" TO THIS POET & CRITIC WHO HELPED REVISE IT EZRA POUND
LONGFELLOW URGED, "ENJOY THY YOUTH, IT WILL NOT STRAY, FOR OH, IT IS NOT ALWAYS" THIS MONTH MAY
"NOTWITHSTANDING MANY HINTS TO THE CONTRARY", HE SAID, "I STILL MAINTAIN" CHILDE HAROLD "TO BE A FICTIOUS PERSONAGE" BYRON
THE ROSSETTIS PUBLISHED POEMS IN THE GERM, A SHORT-LIVED MAGAZINE FROM THIS ARTSY GROUP PRE-RAPHAELITES
HE WROTE, "MY HEART LEAPS UP WHEN I BEHOLD A RAINBOW IN THE SKY" IN THE EARLY 1800S AT GRASMERE WORDSWORTH
IN A POEM IN THIS 1855 COLLECTION, THE AUTHOR INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS "WALT WHITMAN, AN AMERICAN" LEAVES OF GRASS
"A JUG OF WINE, A LOAF OF BREAD–AND THOU" IS A LINE FROM THIS OMAR KHAYYAM WORK RUBAIYAT
SHE WROTE IN A SONNET, "FIRST TIME HE KISSED ME, HE BUT ONLY KISS'D THE FINGERS OF THIS HAND WHEREWITH I WRITE" ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
IN 1919'S "TRADITION & THE INDIVIDUAL TALENT", THIS AMERICAN-BRITISH POET SAID POETS MUST LEARN THE WORK OF THE PAST T.S. ELIOT
THIS RAKISH LORD OF POETRY, BORN IN 1788, WORE ROMANTIC OPEN-NECK SHIRTS STILL POPULAR WITH POETS TODAY BYRON
GEORGE HERBERT & RICHARD CRANSHAW WEREN'T KNOWN AS THE PHYSICAL POETS BUT AS THESE POETS, A SLIGHTLY LONGER TERM METAPHYSICAL POETS
THE FRENCH SYMBOLIST POETS POPULARIZED THIS, A TERM WHOSE FRENCH TRANSLATION IS VERS LIBRE FREE VERSE
AMONG OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOL NICKNAMES ARE THE BRANDEIS JUDGES AND THE WHITTIER THESE POETS
THIS HERO WENT "FORTH UPON THE GITCHE GUMEE…WITH HIS FISHING-LINE OF CEDAR" TO CATCH A STURGEON HIAWATHA
FOR WRITING THE PAMPHLET "THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISM", THIS "ODE TO THE WEST WIND" POET WAS EXPELLED FROM OXFORD SHELLEY
THE FIRST LINE OF THIS POEM IS "SING, GODDESS, THE ANGER OF PELEUS'S SON ACHILLES" THE ILLIAD
IN 1899 THIS IRISH POET AND DRAMATIST CO-FOUNDED THE IRISH LITERARY THEATRE, WHICH LATER BECAME THE ABBEY THEATRE YEATS
IN 1823 LORD BYRON PENNED, "AND, AFTER ALL, WHAT IS A LIE? 'TIS BUT" THIS "IN MASQUERADE" THE TRUTH
POEM IN WHICH KEATS WROTE, "HEARD MEMORIES ARE SWEET, BUT THOSE UNHEARD ARE SWEETER" ODE ON A GRECIAN URN
HE KNEW A LOT ABOUT "STONE WALLS": HE WAS IMPRISONED IN 1642 AND 1648 AND WROTE FAMOUS POEMS BOTH TIMES RICHARD LOVELACE
HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY'S POETS' CORNER CHAUCER
TREES FIGURED IN MANY OF HIS POEMS, LIKE "BIRCHES", "DUST OF SNOW", AND "GOOD-BYE AND KEEP COLD" FROST
"FOR THE UNION DEAD" IS A 1964 BOOK BY THIS POET WHOSE ANCESTORS CAME OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER ROBERT LOWELL
IN 1995 THIS SEAMUS FROM IRELAND DETECTED THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE COMING HIS WAY SEAMUS HEANEY
THIS GREEK LYRIC POETESS CREATED A VERSE FORM FEATURING 3 LINES OF 11 SYLLABLES AND A FOURTH LINE OF 5 SYLLABLES SAPPHO
IT COMPLETES THE ROBERT BROWNING LINE "GOD'S IN HIS HEAVEN…" ALL'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD
THIS POEM BEGINS, "ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY, WHILE I PONDERED WEAK AND WEARY" THE RAVEN
THE POETRY OF ATTILO JOZSEF, IMMORTALIZING HIS WASHERWOMAN MOTHER, IS A MONUMENT OF THIS LANGUAGE HUNGARIAN
HE WROTE "SONG OF THE BROAD-AXE" AND "SONG OF MYSELF" WHITMAN
"THE CARRIAGE HELD BUT JUST OURSELVES AND IMMORTALITY" IS A FAMOUS LINE FROM A POEM BY THIS WOMAN DICKINSON
IN "ENDYMION" HE WROTE, "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER" KEATS
IN 1945 THIS SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY'S GABRIELA MISTRAL WON THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE CHILE
A POEM BY POE PURPORTS TO BE THE CONFESSION OF THIS LAME ASIATIC CONQUEROR, ALSO A CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE SUBJECT TAMERLANE
TAKING ITS TITLE FROM "SONG OF MYSELF", THE BOOK "CONTAINING MULTITUDES" TRACES HIS INFLUENCE ON RECENT POETRY WHITMAN
HIS NONSENSE POEM "THE NEW VESTMENTS" SAYS, "HIS BUTTONS WERE JUJUBES, AND CHOCOLATE DROPS" EDWARD LEAR
IN 1945 THIS POET WAS ELECTED A SENATOR IN CHILE PABLO NERUDA
"ONE CALM SUMMER NIGHT" THIS CHARACTER "WENT HOME AND PUT A BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD" RICHARD COREY
TENNYSON'S "THE LOTUS EATERS" IS BASED ON AN EPISODE FROM THIS WORK OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE THE ODYSSEY
IN AN ERNEST THAYER POEM, COONEY, BURROWS, FLYNN, AND BLAKE PRECEDED THIS MAN TO THE PLATE CASEY
IN "SEA FEVER", ALL JOHN MASEFIELD ASKED FOR "IS A TALL SHIP AND A STAR TO…" DO THIS STEER BY HER
THIS HARLEM RENAISSANCE POET WONDERED, "WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED?" LANGSTON HUGHES
BY THE TITLE, IT'S WHAT KEATS' "LA BELLE DAME" WAS "SANS" MERCI
WHITMAN'S "WHEN LILIES LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM'D" WAS AN ELEGY FOR THIS MAN LINCOLN
SHE'S WON 2 GRAMMYS FOR ALBUMS OF HER POETRY, "ON THE PULSE OF MORNING" AND "PHENOMENAL WOMAN" MAYA ANGELOU
THIS BRITISH POET SPENT THE LAST 15 YEARS OF HER LIFE AT HER VILLA IN FLORENCE, ITALY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
THIS LEADER OF THE IMAGIST SCHOOL WAS THE SISTER OF THE FAMOUS ASTRONOMER WHO PREDICTED THE EXISTENCE OF PLUTO AMY LOWELL
"THE COMING OF ARTHUR" AND "GARETH AND LYNETTE" ARE PARTS OF HIS "IDYLLS OF THE KING" TENNYSON
THIS ROMANTIC POET'S NAME GAVE US AN ADJECTIVE FOR THE TYPE OF HERO HE CREATED…A BROODING YOUNG MAN BYRON
"RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE" IS FOUND IN THIS LAKE POET'S 1807 "POEMS IN TWO VOLUMES" WORDSWORTH
LAST NAME OF POET WYSTAN HUGH, WHO WROTE, "A POET'S HOPE: TO BE, LIKE SOME VALLEY CHEESE, LOCAL, BUT PRIZED ELSEWHERE" W.H. AUDEN
THE LEAVES OF GRASS AT THIS POET'S GRAVE SURROUND A TOMB OF HIS OWN DESIGN IN HARLEIGH CEMETERY WHITMAN
THIS WORD FOR THE POETIC MOVEMENT INCLUDING KEATS AND BYRON, IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN AMPHIBRACH ROMANTIC POETS
HE WROTE THAT "NOTHING CAN BRING BACK THE HOUR OF SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, OF GLORY IN THE FLOWER" WORDSWORTH
PUBLISHED IN 1866, "BATTLE-PIECES" WAS HERMAN MELVILLE'S UNAPPRECIATED BOOK OF POETRY ABOUT THIS EVENT CIVIL WAR
POET WHO WROTE THE IMMORTAL, "WHEN THE WORLD IN MUD-LUSCIOUS THE LITTLE LAME BALLOONMAN WHISTLES FAR AND WEE" ee cummings
WITH 6 CHILDREN, THIS POET WAS WELL-EQUIPPED TO WRITE, "THE CHILDREN'S HOUR" LONGFELLOW
WILLIAM O'CONNOR'S PAMPHLET IN DEFENSE OF THIS POET WAS TITLED "THE GOOD GRAY POET", HENCE HIS NICKNAME WHITMAN
IN 1630 JOHN MILTON WROTE A SONNET HONORING THIS OTHER FAMOUS SONNETEER SHAKESPEARE
VOLTAIRE'S MOCK HEROIC "LA PUCELLE" FEATURES THIS MEDIEVAL WARRIOR MAID JOAN OF ARC
ODYSSEUS ELYTIS, A POET FROM THIS COUNTRY, WON THE 1979 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE GREECE
"CROSSING THE WATER" AND "WINTER TREES" ARE 2 POSTHUMOUS COLLECTIONS BY THIS "BELL JAR" POET PLATH
AT THE CALIFORNIA COLLEGE NAMED FOR JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, NO TEAM NICKNAME COULD BE FITTER POETS
THIS AUTHOR OF THE POEM "DADDY" COMMITTED SUICIDE IN 1963, BEFORE SHE COULD WORK OUT HER PARENTAL ISSUES PLATH
HE READ ALMOST AS WELL AS HE WROTE: "DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT…" DYLAN THOMAS
IN 1998 THIS YOUNG POP STAR PUBLISHED HER POEMS IN THE BOOK "A NIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR" JEWEL
IN 1917, AT AGE 52, THIS IRISHMAN GOT MARRIED AND PUBLISHED HIS BOOK, "THE WILD SWANS OF COOLE" YEATS
BEFORE WRITING POEMS LIKE "HIAWATHA", HE TAUGHT MODERN LANGUAGES AT BOWDOWIN COLLEGE LONGFELLOW
A TASTY LITTLE VERSE BY ODGEN NASH SAYS, "I DON'T MIND EELS EXCEPT AS…" THESE MEALS
IN THE SECOND EDITION OF "LEAVES OF GRASS", THIS PIECE WAS TITLED "POEM OF WALT WHITMAN, AN AMERICAN" SONG OF MYSELF
HIS POEM "ENDYMION" BEGINS WITH THE LINE, "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER" JOHN KEATS
IN 1958 T.S. ELIOT HELPED GAIN THE RELEASE OF THIS POET FROM A WASHINGTON MENTAL INSTITUTION EZRA POUND
SAMUEL BUTLER RHYMED, "LOVE IS A BOY BY POETS STYLED; THEN SPARE THE ROD AND" DO THIS SPOIL THE CHILD
"SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD" SAMUEL BUTLER
THE WELCH EISTEDDFOD ORIGINALLY HONORED THESE MEDIEVAL POETS, BUT NOT SHAKESPEARE BARDS
TYPE OF EVENT CELEBRATED BY AN "EPITHALAMION", LIKE THE ONE SPENSER WROTE ABOUT HIS OWN ELIZABETH BOYLE WEDDING
TASLIMA NASRIN LEFT BANGLADESH AFTER INCURRING A 1994 ISLAMIC DEATH SENTENCE, LIKE THIS BRITISH AUTHOR SALMAN RUSHDIE
IN 1811 THIS POET WAS EXPELLED FROM OXFORD FOR WRITING THE PAMPHLET "THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISM" SHELLEY
HE WAS ACTUALLY IN PRISON WHEN HE WROTE "TO ALTHEA FROM PRISON" RICHARD LOVELACE
HE'S THE PATRON SAINT OF POETS AND OF WALES ST. DAVID
"DOUBLE PERSEPHONE" WAS THE FIRST BOOK OF POETRY BY THIS CANADIAN AUTHOR OF "THE HANDMAID'S TALE" MARGARET ATWOOD
"NATURE'S FIRST GREEN IS GOLD. HER HARDEST HUE TO HOLD" FROST
ROBERT BURNS TOLD THIS "SWEET" RIVER TO "FLOW GENTLY…AMONG THY GREEN LEAVES" AFTON
THIS "DON JUAN" POET ADOPTED A THIRD GIVEN NAME, NOEL, TO RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE FROM HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW LORD BYRON
THIS 1712 POEM WAS BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF A LORD CUTTING A CURL FROM ARABELLA FERMOR'S HAIR THE RAPE OF THE LOCK
WILLIAM BLAKE TELLS OF THIS ANIMAL "BURNING BRIGHT IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT" TIGER
HIS CLASSIC 1946 POEM "FERN HILL" WAS INSPIRED BY A RELATIVE'S FARM IN WALES DYALN THOMAS
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER COULD TELL YOU THE TITLE OF THE 1494 GERMAN POEM "DAS NARRENSCHIFF" MEANS THIS SHIP OF FOOLS
EMMA LAZARUS IS BEST KNOWN FOR THIS SONNET INSCRIBED ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY'S BASE THE NEW COLOSSUS
THE LAST WORK OF 15TH-C. POET CHRISTINE DE PISAN CELEBRATES THE MILITARY VICTORIES OF THIS WOMAN JOAN OF ARC
IN A 1648 POEM, HE URGED RELUCTANT MAIDENS TO "GATHER YE ROSEBUDS WHILE YE MAY" ROBERT HERRICK
THIS MIDWESTERN AMERICAN POET GAINED NEW FAME IN 1990 WITH "IRON JOHN: A BOOK ABOUT MEN" ROBERT BLY
THIS 19TH-C. AUTHOR OF "LES FLEURS DU MAL" TRANSLATED POE'S TALES INTO FRENCH BAUDELAIRE
THIS WORLD LEADER AND AUTHOR OF THE "LITTLE RED BOOK" WAS ALSO A POET MAO TSE-TUNG
A SUMERIAN KING GOES ON ADVENTURES WITH HIS COMPANIAN ENKIDU, AND SEARCHES FOR IMMORTALITY AFTER THE LATTER'S DEATH THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH
A CONFLICT ARISES BETWEEN ACHILLES AND AGAMEMNON IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE TROJAN WAR ILIAD (HOMER)
A GREEK HERO ENCOUNTERS MANY OBSTACLES ON HIS LONG JOURNEY HOME FROM TROY ODYSSEY (HOMER)
RAMA, AN INCARNATION OF VISHNU, PURSUES THE DEMON KING RAVANA IN AN EFFORT TO REUNITE WITH HIS KIDNAPPED WIFE SITA RAMAYANA
A TROJAN HERO FLEES THE BURNING OF TROY AND GOES TO ITALY, BECOMING THE ANCESTOR OF THE ROMANS AENEID (VIRGIL)
A SERIES OF UNCONNECTED TRANSFORMATION STORIES CENTRAL TO THE MYTHOLOGICAL CREATION AND HISTORY OF THE WORLD METAMORPHOSES (OVID)
MANY TRADITIONAL NORSE POEMS COMPILED INTO ONE VOLUME EDDA
CHARLEMAGNE'S ARMY, RETREATING FROM SPAIN, IS ATTACKED AND COURAGEOUSLY FIGHTS A LOSING BATTLE AGAINST THE BASQUES SONG OF ROLAND
DANTE IS GUIDED BY THE POET VIRGIL THROUGH THE 3 REALMS OF THE DEAD; HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE DIVINE COMEDY
ADAM AND EVE ARE TEMPTED BY SATAN AND EXPELLED FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN PARADISE LOST
VARIOUS AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS ARE COMPILED, CENTERING AROUND AN OJIBWE HERO AND HIS LOVE FOR HIS WIFE, MINIHAHA SONG OF HIAWATHA
IN MARCH 2003, THIS RELIGIOUS LEADER PUBLISHED A BOOK OF POETRY CALLED "ROMAN TRIPTYCH" THAT WAS RELEASED IN ITALIAN & POLISH JOHN PAUL II
HER NEXT BOOK AFTER "FEAR OF FLYING" WAS A POETRY COLLECTION, "LOVEROOT" ERICA JONG
THIS GROUP'S KERRY LIVGREN WROTE "DUST IN THE WIND" AFTER READING A BOOK OF NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY KANSAS
IN 1899 THIS "STEPPENWOLF" AUTHOR PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK, THE POETRY COLLECTION "ROMANTIC SONGS" HERMANN HESSE
IN AN A.E. HOUSMAN BOOK OF POETRY, A TITLE LAD WAS FROM THIS PLACE SHROPSHIRE
"HOWL", HIS FIRST BOOK OF POETRY, WAS PUBLISHED BY CITY LIGHTS, A BOOKSTORE OWNED BY POET LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI GINSBERG
LAST NAME OF THE SISTERS WHOSE 1846 BOOK OF POETRY, PUBLISHED UNDER MALE PSEUDONYMS, SOLD 2 COPIES BRONTE
THE BOOK "O HOLY COW", MAKES POETRY OF THE WORDS OF THIS NY YANKEES BROADCASTER CALLED "SCOOTER" PHIL RIZZUTO
WHILE ATTENDING SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, THIS "COLOR PURPLE" AUTHOR WROTE HER FIRST BOOK OF POETRY ALICE WALKER
AFFLICTED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY, CHRISTY BROWN NOT ONLY PAINTED WITH THIS APPENDAGE, HE ALSO WROTE BOOKS & POETRY HIS LEFT FOOT
TAKING ITS TITLE FROM "SONG OF MYSELF", THE BOOK "CONTAINING MULTITUDES" TRACES HIS INFLUENCE ON RECENT POETRY WHITMAN
POET A.E. HOUSMAN PROBABLY HADN'T BEEN TO WASHINGTON WHEN HE CALLED THIS THE "LOVELIEST OF TREES" CHERRY TREE
"MALT DOES MORE THAN" THIS POET "CAN JUSTIFY GOD'S WAYS TO MAN" JOHN MILTON
THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO "SHOULDER-HIGH WE BRING YOU HOME…TOWNSMAN OF A STILLER TOWN" AN ATHLETE DYING YOUNG
"DOUBLE PERSEPHONE" WAS THE FIRST BOOK OF POETRY BY THIS CANADIAN AUTHOR OF "THE HANDMAID'S TALE" MARGARET ATWOOD
"NORTH OF BOSTON" AND "NEW HAMPSHIRE" ARE BOOKS OF POETRY BY THIS MAN FROST
"CLOWN'S HOUSES" IS A BOOK OF POETRY BY THIS SISTER OF OSBERT AND SACHEVERELL SITWELL EDITH SITWELL
COLERIDGE WROTE "THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER" FOR A BOOK OF POETRY CO-WRITTEN WITH THIS MAN WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
"EAST IS EAST, AND WEST IS WEST" IS FROM THIS KIPLING WORK GUNGA DIN
CHAUCER, SHAKESPEARE, AND BLAKE ARE AMONG THE POETS WHO HAVE WRITTEN THAT LOVE HAS THIS DISABLITY IT IS BLIND
BRITISH AUTHOR WHO WROTE "THE TIME HAS COME' THE WALRUS SAID, 'TO TALK OF MANY THINGS…" LEWIS CARROLL
CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE IN SAN FRANCISCO WAS A 1950S HANGOUT FOR THESE ITINERANT WRITERS AND POETS "BEAT" WRITERS
ON FEB.12, 1959, THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN'S BIRTH, HE ADDRESSED A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS CARL SANDBURG
"IDYLLS OF THE KING" TENNYSON
FOR MUCH OF THE WINTER OF 1794-95, HE SERVED AS ACTING SUPERVISOR FOR DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND ROBERT BURNS
"I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD" INCLUDES HIS LINE, "A CROWD, A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS" WORDSWORTH
WRITTEN IN 1811, HIS POEM, "FAREWELL TO MALTA", BEGINS, "ADIEU, YE JOYS OF LA VALETTE!" LORD BYRON
HE CALLED "PROMETHEUS UNBOUND" "THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE" SHELLEY
GEORGE THOMSON'S "SELECT COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SCOTTISH AIRS" CONTAINS MANY OF HIS SONGS ROBERT BURNS
IN A LONGFELLOW POEM, THIS SCHOONER IS WRECKED "ON THE REEF OF NORMAN'S WOE" HESPERUS
HIS 1892 WORK "BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS" INCLUDED SUCH POEMS AS "FUZZY-WUZZY" AND "DANNY DEEVER" KIPLING
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE'S MASTERPIECE, "LES FLEURS DU MAL", TRANSLATES AS THESE "OF EVIL" FLOWERS
SYLVIA PLATH PUBLISHED HER NOVEL, "THE BELL JAR", UNDER THIS PSEUDONYM VICTORIA LUCAS
HIS COLLECTION, "THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT", CONTAINED HIS FREQUENTLY REPRINTED POEM "RICHARD CORY" EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
BEFORE THIS POET DIED IN 1400, HE WAS LIVING IN A HOUSE IN THE GARDEN OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY CHAUCER
THE FIRST LINE OF THIS POET'S "ENDYMION" IS "A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOR EVER" KEATS
IN 1883 QUEEN VICTORIA GAVE THIS POET LAUREATE THE TITLE "BARON OF ALDWORTH & FRESHWATER" TENNYSON
FOR 10 YEARS, THIS GREATEST OF GERMAN POETS PRACTICALLY RAN THE DUCHY OF SAXE-WEIMAR GOETHE
LI PO, WHO LIVED OVER 1,000 YEARS AGO, WAS ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S GREATEST POETS CHINA
HE WROTE HIS OWN EPITAPH, "CAST A COLD EYE ON LIFE, ON DEATH, HORSEMAN, PASS BY!" WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
HE OFTEN HAD VISIONS OF ANGELS & DEAD PEOPLE; PERHAPS HE SAW A "TYGER! TYGER! BURNING BRIGHT" TOO WILLIAM BLAKE
GEORGIA POET SYDNEY LANIER SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN A MARYLAND PRISON DURING THIS WAR U.S. CIVIL WAR
IN ONE OF HIS CUTE COUPLETS HE QUIPPED, "A BIT OF TALCUM IS ALWAYS WALCUM" OGDEN NASH
RALPH WALDO EMERSON SPENT MUCH OF HIS LIFE IN THIS NEW ENGLAND STATE WHERE HE WAS BORN MASSACHUSETTS
THIS 19TH-C. POET LAUREATE WAS THE MOST FAMOUS POET BORN IN THE LAKE DISTRICT OF ENGLAND WORDSWORTH
THIS MAINE POETESS SOMETIMES WROTE UNDER THE SHORTER PEN NAME NANCY BOYD EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
LONGFELLOW BEGAN A POEM ABOUT THIS EARLIER POET, "TUSCAN, THAT WANDEREST THROUGH THE REALMS OF GLOOM" LORD BYRON
HE WROTE, "THE MASON SINGING…THE BOATMAN…THE HATTER…SINGING WHAT BELONGS TO HIM OR HER AND TO NONE ELSE" WHITMAN
"I LOVE THEE FREELY, AS MEN STRIVE FOR RIGHT; I LOVE THEE PURELY, AS THEY TURN FROM PRAISE" ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
FIRED FROM A JOB FOR LAZINESS, HE WROTE, "I LEAN AND LOAFE AT MY EASE OBSERVING A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS" WHITMAN
ONE OF HER POEMS SAYS, "I WAS TEN WHEN THEY BURIED YOU. AT TWENTY I TRIED TO DIE AND GET BACK, BACK, BACK, TO YOU" SYLVIA PLATH
SHE WROTE, "FROM HER BEACON-HAND GLOWS WORLD-WIDE WELCOME; HER MILD EYES COMMAND THE AIR-BRIDGED HARBOR" EMMA LAZARUS
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; 2005 EXHIBIT ON HIM HAD A SECTION TITLED, "WOUND DRESSER IN THE CIVIL WAR" WALT WHITMAN
IN 1812 HE BECAME A DISCIPLE & FRIEND OF SOCIAL PHILOSOPHER WILLIAM GODWIN, LATER HIS FATHER-IN-LAW SHELLEY
IN 1998, HE BECAME SAN FRANCISCO'S FIRST POET LAUREATE LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI
THIS FEMALE AMERICAN POET HAS A LINE OF HALLMARK CARDS MAYO ANGELOU
THESE 2 GREAT ENGLISH ROMANTIC POETS DIED WHILE STILL IN THEIR 20S, ONE IN 1821 AND ONE IN 1822 KEATS & SHELLEY
MADE A BARON IN THE EARLY 1880S, HE WAS THE FIRST ENGLISHMAN ELEVATED TO THAT RANK FOR LITERARY WORK ALONE TENNYSON
ONE REASON HE IS NOT BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY IS HIS EPITAPH, WHICH CONCLUDES, "CURST BE HE THAT MOVES MY BONES" SHAKESPEARE
SPURNED IN LOVE, HE JOINED THE LIGHT DRAGOONS IN 1793 UNDER THE ALIAS SILAS TOMKYN COMBERBACHE SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
HE WAS ENGLAND'S POET LAUREATE FROM 1850 TO 1892, LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE TENNYSON
MASSACHUSETTS CITY NAMED FOR AN INDUSTRIALIST WHOSE FAMILY INCLUDED SEVERAL POETS AND AN ASTRONOMER LOWELL
POETRY WITHOUT A SET RHYTHM OR PATTERN FREE VERSE
A COMPARISON THAT GIVES HUMAN QUALITIES TO AN OBJECT PERSONIFICATION
A WORD THAT IMITATES A SOUND ONOMATOPOEIA
A LONG POEM, USUALLY 60+ LINES NARRATIVE POEM
A COMPARISON THAT MAKES ONE THING AS IF IT IS SOMETHING ELSE METAPHOR
COMPARISONS BETWEEN UNRELATED THINGS OR IDEAS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
A POET'S CHOICE OF WORDS OR ARRANGEMENTS DICTION
A PAIR OF TWO RHYMING LINES WRITTEN IN THE SAME FORM COUPLET
SHORT POEMS ABOUT PERSONAL FEELINGS OR EXPERIENCES LYRIC POEM
ANY SENSORY IMPRESSION A POEM PRODUCES IMAGERY
A LINE OR GROUP OF WORDS IN A POEM SEPARATED FROM ANOTHER GROUP OF LINES STANZA
METAPHOR USING "LIKE" OR "AS" TO COMPARE THINGS SIMILE
THE REPETITION OF BEGINNING SOUNDS(USUALLY CONSANANTS) IN NEIGHBORING WORDS ALLITERATION
THE REPETITION OF VOWEL SOUNDS IN NEIGHBORING WORDS ASSONANCE
JOHN DONNE: "AND ____ SHALL BE NO MORE:____, THOU SHALT DIE" DEATH
IN ____ DID KUBLA KHAN/ A STATELY PLEASURE-DOME DECREE" (COLERIDGE) XANADU
TENNYSON: TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, TO FIND, AND NOT TO ____ YIELD
SHELLEY: "MY NAME IS ____, KING OF KINGS/ LOOK ON MY WORKS, YE MIGHTY, AND DESPAIR! OZYMANDIAS
JOHN MASEFIELD: …TO THE LONELY SEA AND THE SKY/AND ALL I ASK IS A TALL SHIP AND A ____ TO STEER HER BY STAR
FROST: THE ____ ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP./ BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP WOODS
MAYA ANGELOU: TUNE IS HEARD ON THE DISTANT HILL/FOR THE CAGED BIRD SINGS OF ____. FREEDOM
LEWIS CARROLL: BEWARE THE JUBJUB BIRD, AND SHUN/THE FRUBIOUS ____ BANDERSNATCH
W.B. YEATS: ALL CHANGED, CHANGED UTTERLY/ A TERRIBLE ____ IS BORN BEAUTY
SHAKESPEARE: SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY?/ THOU ART MORE LOVELY, AND MORE ____ TEMPERATE
DYLAN THOMAS: OLD AGE SHOULD BURN AND RAVE AT CLOSE OF DAY/ ____,____ AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT RAGE,RAGE
GINSBERG: I SAW THE BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION DESTROYED BY/ ____, STARVING HYSTERICAL NAKED, MADNESS
RICHARD LOVELACE: I COULD NOT LOVE THEE DEAR, SO MUCH/ LOVED I NOT ____ MORE HONOUR
DICKINSON: "____ IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS/ THAT PERCHES IN THE SOUL HOPE
LANGSTON HUGHES: MAYBE IT JUST SAGS/ LIKE A HEAVY LOAD/ OR DOES IT____? EXPLODE
G.M.HOPKINS: GLORY BE TO GOD FOR ____ THINGS/FOR SKIES OF COUPLE-COLOUR AS A BRINDED COW DAPPLED
JOHN MCCRAE: IN FLANDERS FIELDS THE ____ GROW/ BETWEEN THE CROSSES ROW ON ROW POPPIES
SHEL SILVERSTEIN: FOR THE CHILDREN, THEY MARK, AND THE CHILDREN, THEY KNOW/ THE PLACE WHERE THE ____ ENDS SIDEWALK
BLAKE: TILL WE HAVE BUILT ____/ IN ENGLAND'S GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND. JERUSALEM
WHITMAN: DO I ____ MYSELF?/ VERY WELL THEN, I ____ MYSELF,/ (I AM LARGE, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES) CONTRADICT
"THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL" OSCAR WILDE
"IN FLANDER'S FIELDS" JOHN MCCRAE
"FERN HILL" DYLAN THOMAS
"BURNT NORTON" T.S. ELIOT
"LONDON, 1802" WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
"CONCORD HYMN" RALPH WALDO EMERSON
"EL DORADO" POE
"HARLEM" LANGSTON HUGHES
"A SHROPSHIRE LAD" A.E. HOUSMAN
"THE IDEA OF ORDER AT KEY WEST" WALLACE STEVENS
"CHICAGO" CARL SANDBURG
"DOVER BEACH" MATTHEW ARNOLD
"ENGLAND IN 1819" SHELLEY
"I HEAR AMERICA SINGING" WALT WHITMAN
"THE DEFENSE OF FORT MCHENRY" FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
"SAILING TO BYZANTIUM" WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
"ANNIE ALLEN" GWENDOLYN BROOKS
"WE REAL COOL" GWENDOLYN BROOKS
NIKKI GIOVANI'S BOOK "LOVE POEMS" WAS WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF THIS RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR
"THOMAS AND BEULAH" RITA DOVE
"THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH" RITA DOVE
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO'S "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" COMMISSIONED HER TO WRITE AN INAUGURAL POEM FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA NIKKI GIOVANNI
2011 U.S. POET LAUREATE PHILIP LEVINE
THIS BRITISH POET LAUREATE WROTE "RINGS" FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING OF WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON CAROL ANN DUFFY

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