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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