- AuthorPhilip Smith (Editor)
- Page Count96
- PublisherDover Publications
- Year Published1995
- Type of BookNon-Fiction
- SubjectPoetry anthologies (various poets)
- EditorPhilip Smith
Here are some of the most loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity to engage our minds and refresh our spirits. Among them are: Marlowe: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Shakespeare: Sonnet XVIII ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?") Donne: Holy Sonnet X ("Death, be not proud") Marvell: To His Coy Mistress Wordsworth: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" Shelley: Ode to the West Wind Longfellow: The Children's Hour Poe: The Raven Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade Whitman: O Captain! My Captain! Dickinson: "This Is My Letter to the World" Yeats: When You Are Old Frost: The Road Not Taken Millay: First Fig Works by many other poetsMilton, Blake, Burns, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Emerson, the Brownings, Hardy, Housman, Kipling, Pound, and Auden among themare included in this treasury, a perfect companion for quiet moments of reflection.
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