101 Great American Poems

101 Great American Poems : An Anthology

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Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems are included in this entertaining volume.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 6.1mm | 68g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486401588
  • 9780486401584
  • 71,860

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Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this treasury of great American poems offers a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, the compilation includes Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn," as well as poems by Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and many other notables.
Chosen by the non-profit organization American Poetry & Literacy Project, these much-loved verses include 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Casey at the Bat," "Fog," "The New Colossus," "Chicago," "I, Too, Sing America," "O Captain! My Captain!," "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Road Not Taken," "The Raven," "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," "Mending Wall," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter."
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Table of contents

Anne BradstreetTo My Dear and Loving HusbandPhillis Wheatley
"From To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth"William Cullen BryantThanatopsisRalph Waldo EmersonConcord HymnThe Snow-stormHenry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Arrow and the SongThe BuildersThe Children's HourThe Day is DonePaul Revere's RideEdgar Allan PoeAloneAnnabel LeeThe Conqueror WormThe RavenTo HelenAbraham LincolnMy Childhood's Home I see Again"Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr."Old IronsidesHerman MelvilleMisgivingsWalt WhitmanI Hear America SingingI Sit and Look OutMiraclesA Noiseless Patient SpiderO Captain! My Captain!From Song of MyselfWhen I Heard the Learn'd AstronomerFrances E. W. HarperBury Me in a Free LandSongs for the PeopleEmily DickinsonBecause I could not stop for Death'Death sets a thing significant'Hope is the thing with feathers'I died for beauty'If I can stop one heart from breaking'I'm nobody! Who are you?'My life closed twice before its close'Success is counted sweetest'There is no frigate like a book'This is my letter to the world'Emma LazarusThe New ColossusElla Wheeler WilcoxSolitudeErnest Lawrence ThayerCasey at the BatEdgar Lee MastersThe UnknownEdwin Arlington RobinsonMiniver CheevyMr. Flood's PartyRichard CoryStephen CraneI saw a man pursuing the horizon'War Is KindJames Weldon JohnsonSence You Went AwayPaul Laurence DunbarThe LessonSympathyWe Wear the MaskGertrude SteinSusie AsadoRobert FrostAcquainted with the NightAfter Apple-PickingBirchesDesignFire and IceMending WallNothing Gold Can StayThe Road Not TakenStopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningTwo Tramps in Mud TimeCarl SandburgChicagoFog"I am the People, the Mob"Vachel LindsayAbraham Lincoln Walks at MidnightEuclidThe Leaden-EyedWallace StevensThe Emperor of Ice-CreamGubbinalThe ReaderThirteen Ways of Looking at a BlackbirdWilliam Carlos WilliamsThe Great FigureThe Red WheelbarrowThis is Just To SayThe Widow's Lament in SpringtimeSara TeasdalePeaceEzra PoundIn a station of the MetroThe River-Merchant's Wife: A LetterRobinson Jeffers"Shine, Perishing Republic""Shine, Republic"Marianne MoorePoetryT.S. EliotThe Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockClaude McKayAfter the WinterIf We Must DieThe Tropics in New YorkEdna St. Vincent MillayFirst FigRecuerdoArchibald MacLeishArs PoeticaThe End of the WorldE.E. Cummingssince feeling is firstJean ToomerHer Lips Are Copper WireReapersLangston HughesDream Deferred (Harlem)"I, Too"Little Old LetterMother to SonThe Negro Speaks of RiversStill HereCountee CullenFor Paul Laurence DunbarIncidentW.H. AudenThe Unknown Citizen
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This is a wonderfully well thought out collection of fine American poetry! I shall cherish it for many years to come. :-)show more
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