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~Ebook ⚇ One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Library of Essential Reading) ♵ This treasury of beloved poems collects all your favorite poets in one book Whether you re looking for a love poem or something to mend a broken heart, perhaps you re feeling patriotic or struggling to understand the nature of man, the timeless words of Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti are at your fingertips From the Romantic poets like Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats to the Transcendentalists like Ralph Waldo Emerson, this comprehensive collection contains examples of the many periods of writing from England to Scotland and on to the United States Included are such favorites as Walt Whitman s O Captain My Captain Eugene Field s Little Boy BluePercy Bysshe Shelley s To a SkylarkJoyce Kilmer s TreesRobert Burns Letter to a Young FriendHenry Wadsworth Longfellow s Paul Revere s RideEdgar Allan Poe s The Raven Three indices let you find your favorite poems by title, author, and first line My favorite poem in this book is by Francis William Bourdillon, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done Cuddle Doon by Alexander Anderson was super cute and I love reading the old language style even though it s hard to understand since I don t know all of those words and being old English t My favorite poem in this book is by Francis William Bourdillon, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done Cuddle Doon by Alexander Anderson was super cute and I love reading the old language style even though it s hard to understand since I don t know all of those words and being old English they aren t all in the dictionary I also liked Maud Muller by John Greenleaf Whittier, Home by Edgar A Guest, Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Letter to a Young Friend by Robert Burns, and How Did You Die by Edmund Vance Cooke It s cool that they have portraits of the authors of each poem too Neat little book I ve re read this multiple times, it has many classical poems in it that I love like Charge of the Light Brigade I re read parts of it again for my Western Civilization class to compare and contrast 3 poems of the First World War that are in it The most well known one In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, also I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger, both who took part in the war and were killed in action The final The Spires of Oxford by Winifred M Letts who wr I ve re read this multiple times, it has many classical poems in it that I love like Charge of the Light Brigade I re read parts of it again for my Western Civilization class to compare and contrast 3 poems of the First World War that are in it The most well known one In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, also I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger, both who took part in the war and were killed in action The final The Spires of Oxford by Winifred M Letts who wrote about those who died in the war from the view of one left behind Preface This is the age of science, of steel of speed and the cement road, The age of hard faces and hard highways Science and steel demand a medium of prose Speed requires only the look the gesture What need then, for poetry Great need The summer I turned eleven my family moved from Tonawanda, NY to Michigan For several months we lived with my grandparents while my folks looked for a new house All my possessions, save for my Barbie dolls, were in boxes in my grandparents garage I w Preface This is the age of science, of steel of speed and the cement road, The age of hard faces and hard highways Science and steel demand a medium of prose Speed requires only the look the gesture What need then, for poetry Great need The summer I turned eleven my family moved from Tonawanda, NY to Michigan For several months we lived with my grandparents while my folks looked for a new house All my possessions, save for my Barbie dolls, were in boxes in my grandparents garage I was a great reader and perused my grandfather s books for something to read I found One Hundred and One Famous Poems and read it so often that my grandfather gave it to me.The poems entertained me, taught me to love language, and extolled traditional American values of home, country, initiative, and community I learned history I learned about experiences very unlike my own.My earliest favorite was Eugene Field s The Duel Otherwise known by its protagonists, the Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat, who side by side on the table sat They started a fight that upset the Dutch Clock and the Chinese plate Next morning there was no trace of dog or cat The truth about the cat and pup is this they ate each other up Now, if that does not warn against the horrible end of those who engage in senseless fights find the poem at The Spider and The Fly by Mary Howitt is a warning to beware falling victim to flattery The spider entices a fly into the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy with fine and thin sheets When that does not work, the spider talks about the fly s robes of green and purple and eyes like the diamond bright She finally is seduced and entersnever to be seen again The dear children are then warned to take a lesson and unto an evil counselor close heart, and ear, and eye loved the story poems Especially Alfred Noye s The Highwayman, a romantic tale of the robber who loves Bess, the landlords dark eyed daughter When the Redcoats tie Bess up and wait for the highwayman to return to her, she warns him by fingering the rifle trigger, sacrificing her own life I adored the language of the poem The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, the road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor language of Edgar Allen Poe s The Raven was also gorgeous It was in the bleak December, and each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before I soon discovered a complete set of Poe on my grandfather s shelves and ended up taking them home permanently as well suffered terrible nostalgia and homesickness for over two years after our move Out To Old Aunt Mary s by James Whitcomb Riley allowed me to indulge my own fond remembrances of a childhood home so recently lost He spoke of willow trees, which had surrounded my own home.http www.jameswhitcombriley.com youLittle Boy Blue by Eugene Field describes the vacant chair and waiting toys of the absent boy, who I did not realize was dead when I first read it I thought he had grown up as I was growing up quite against my wishes The poem s sweet nostalgia transported me to my own future And John Greenleaf Whittier s Barefoot Boy speaks of the lost freedom of childhood, lost to the mills of toil the volume warned about the adult responsibilities and horrors that awaited.Like War Did the Light Brigade also have a rendezvous with death when they charged forward Was their death gentle, as Alan Seeger wrote This was a world of poppies in Flanders fields, and of grass covered graves in Gettysburg so that people asked what place is this and did not remember the violence it had seen.The suffering of the poor in Thomas Hood s Song of the Shirt, with fingers weary and worn a women in rags sewed in poverty, hunger, and dirt It is not linen you re wearing bout, But human creature s lives immediately follows Shakespeare s The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven is our purpose on earth Abou Ben Adhem asks the Angle if his name was in the book of those who loved the Lord and was told, Nay, not so He asks to write me as one that loved his fellow men and lo his name led the list of those whom God had blessed was taught social consciousness.The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune may have given Hamlet pause But every other poem condemns his indecision It isn t the fact you re dead that counts, But only, how did you die asks Edmund Vance Cooke It s how did you fight and why and how did you take the troubles life throws at you Come up with a smiling face, to lie there that s disgrace Be strong admonishes Maltbie Davenport Babcock, we are not here to play, to dream, to drift we have hard work to do and loads to life Shun not the struggle face it tis God s gift Taint no use to sit an whine, Frank Stanton encourages in Keep a Goin, drain the sweetness from the cup Yours is the Earth and everything in it Rudyard Kipling cries If you can dream, and not make dreams your master Act act in the living Present proclaims Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Psalm of Life We can makes our lives sublime And, departing leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time beauty was extolled in these poems Poems are made by fools like me But only God can make a tree Joyce Kilmer will always be remembered for this simple poem What does he plant who plants a tree ashed Henry Cuyler Bummer in The Heart of the Tree He plants the glory of the plain He plants the forest s heritage, the harvest of a coming age The joy that unborn eyes shall see Wordsworth wandered lonely as a cloud and comes across a crowd a host of golden daffodils which like Shelley s skylark taught him gladness and unbodied joy The book is tattered with bent edges and the paper cover of the book has separated from the spine Yet it is one of my most treasured possessions, for it brought me to an early love of poetry.The 1922 edition of One Hundred and One Famous Poems from The Cable Company is found at the Library of Congress and can be downloaded in many formats.http archive.org details onehundred I really want to like poetrythan I do. I actually own a 1926 edition of this book and I have to say it contains some of the best classic poetry..along with some now mediocre poems favored in the old Victorian era But for the most part the poetry and prose is good and this book is a good and interesting read This book is a historical treasure in how it shows what reading in the ante depression era was like It is filled to the brim with Romantic transcendentalist authors as well as the Victorians, an almost disturbing amount of dead I actually own a 1926 edition of this book and I have to say it contains some of the best classic poetry..along with some now mediocre poems favored in the old Victorian era But for the most part the poetry and prose is good and this book is a good and interesting read This book is a historical treasure in how it shows what reading in the ante depression era was like It is filled to the brim with Romantic transcendentalist authors as well as the Victorians, an almost disturbing amount of dead WWI casualties in this respect I am reminded of the comments that often wonder had not the Great War happened how manygreat writers would the world have had , Shakespeare some of his peers, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a prose Supplement that includes The Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, Letter To Mrs Bixby, Magna Carta, The Ten Commandments, and Patrick Henry s Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death speech To let you know how old this book is in context I believe Robert Frost and Edna St Vincent Millay were the two youngest at the that time living poets to be featured in this anthology So I give this book my seal of approval and if you find it or even another old book like it than count yourself lucky In print since 1916, this book of poetry contains a wide range of the best known English poets, from William Shakespeare Robert Frost, to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Edna St Vincent Millay.Roy Cook assembled this much loved collection and indexed them by title, author, and first line of the poem The poetry represents early American, and although the poems may not be familiar to kids, they reflect a less complicated world Well known American poets such as William Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henr In print since 1916, this book of poetry contains a wide range of the best known English poets, from William Shakespeare Robert Frost, to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Edna St Vincent Millay.Roy Cook assembled this much loved collection and indexed them by title, author, and first line of the poem The poetry represents early American, and although the poems may not be familiar to kids, they reflect a less complicated world Well known American poets such as William Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe s poems are included in this book Other poets poems included in the book are Robert Frost, Edna St Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, and Carl Sandburg English poets included are Elizabeth and Robert Browning, Burns, Keats, Kipling, Milton, Sir Walter Scott, Shakespeare, Shelley, Tennyson, and Wordsworth This book will be a must in my classroom Besides being classics, the poems reflect patriotism, honesty, respect for others and loyalty Reading a book of poetry from cover to cover is never the ideal way to savor each poem That aside, i am glad I finally did that with this book I ve had on my book shelf for many years reading a poem here and a poem there.The range of poets included is broad although all English or American The poems range from traditional rhymed and metered to some free verse Most of the poets are men Almost all the poems have a picture of the poet and dates of birth and death by them Some have comments aft Reading a book of poetry from cover to cover is never the ideal way to savor each poem That aside, i am glad I finally did that with this book I ve had on my book shelf for many years reading a poem here and a poem there.The range of poets included is broad although all English or American The poems range from traditional rhymed and metered to some free verse Most of the poets are men Almost all the poems have a picture of the poet and dates of birth and death by them Some have comments after them about the poem as the one Lincoln, the Man of the People by Edwin Markham chosen to be read at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.Some poems I did not like, some were all right, some I really liked In future I would read a poem or two a day so I could reflect on each for a time.For anyone not yet a poetry reader, this would be a nice book to start with because there is such a range of poems I have ended up with some unexpected new favorites as well as revisiting some old favorites and look forward to reading another book of verse soon My dad had a 1929 copy of this book It s pretty sweet It s got the best of the best inside Whenever I would consider giving presents to people, this book would usually cross my mind I ve read most of it, but now I m starting at the beginning and reading it through.EDIT And now I ve finished it.I have a lot of favorites I love the multi layered symbolism in In Flanders Fields The poppies being red, and an opiate and the fact that they introduce the poem and give it a sense of closure.Kip My dad had a 1929 copy of this book It s pretty sweet It s got the best of the best inside Whenever I would consider giving presents to people, this book would usually cross my mind I ve read most of it, but now I m starting at the beginning and reading it through.EDIT And now I ve finished it.I have a lot of favorites I love the multi layered symbolism in In Flanders Fields The poppies being red, and an opiate and the fact that they introduce the poem and give it a sense of closure.Kipling s If is a masterpiece, as are his other works in here It s interesting to look at the timing of his personal life for when he wrote The Gods of the Copybook Headings Paul Revere s Ride Oh Captain My Captain Horatius was a pleasant suprise I could never get into that poem before I really liked it this time around The title includes with a prose supplement Honestly, that annoyed the daylights out of me Not the title, but that a book called One Hundred and One Famous Poems would include a prose supplement Actually, it was probably the prose they selected that annoyed me evenThese were not 101 Famous Political poems, yet the supplements were The Gettysburg Address, The Ten Commandments okay, that one gets a pass, kind of , a Patrick Henry speech, and The Declaration of Independence, and the Ma The title includes with a prose supplement Honestly, that annoyed the daylights out of me Not the title, but that a book called One Hundred and One Famous Poems would include a prose supplement Actually, it was probably the prose they selected that annoyed me evenThese were not 101 Famous Political poems, yet the supplements were The Gettysburg Address, The Ten Commandments okay, that one gets a pass, kind of , a Patrick Henry speech, and The Declaration of Independence, and the Magna Charta.Other than some unnecessarily political prose, though, the selection of poems was pretty good I used them during the April Poetry Dare for April s National Poetry Month I rather enjoyed these poems as I read them, and I used the time and the book to introduce myself to new poem and new poets Definitely a good resource for a beginner s introduction to poetry