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Committed to memory : 100 best poems to memorize

Author: John Hollander; Eavan Boland
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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One hundred poems chosen specifically for memorization, a vanishing art. For the most part they are classics in rhyming accentual-syllabic verse. Among them: Kipling's If, Coleridge's Kubla Khan, Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus, immortalized on the Statue of Liberty.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hollander; Eavan Boland
ISBN: 1573226467 9781573226462
OCLC Number: 36589236
Description: 196 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Sonnet; Elizabeth Bishop --
At the round earths imagin'd corners; John Donne --
On first looking into Chapman's Homer; John Keats --
The new colossus; Emma Lazarus --
Lucifer in starlight; George Meredith --
On his blindness; John Hamilton --
Piazza piece; John Crowe Ransom --
Sonnet #18; Shakespeare --
Sonnet #55; Shakespeare --
Ozymandias; Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Composed upon Westminster Bridge; William Wordsworth --
The spacious firmament on high; Jospeh Addison --
Lay your sleeping head, my love; W.H. Auden --
from Milton: And did those feet; William Blake --
The tyger; William Blake --
Afton water; Robert Burns --
A red, red rose; Robert Burns --
So we'll go no more a roving; Lord Byron --
Ask me no more; Thomas Carew --
The song of the mad prince; Walter de la Mare --
Dear March--come in--; Emily Dickinson --
Break of day; John Donne --
When Malindy sings; Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Concord hymn; Ralph Waldo Emerson --
THe blue and the gray; Francis Miles Finch --
Those winter sundays; Robert Hayden --
Invictus; William Ernest Henley --
Love(III); George Herbert --
Pied beauty; Gerard Manley Hopkins --
The negro speaks of rivers; Langston Hughes --
To Celia; Ben Jonson --
I hear an army charging upon the land; James Joyce --
To Althea, from prison; Richard Lovelace --
The mower's song; Andrew Marvell --
A litany in time of plague; Thomas Nashe --
To Helen; Edgar Allan Poe --
Coronach; Sir Walter Scott --
Blow, blow, thou winter wind; William Shakespeare --
When that I was and a little tiny boy; William Shakespeare --
The splendor falls; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
from In Memoriam; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Tears, idle tears; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Song of myself, #11; Walt Whitman --
The widow's lament in springtime; William Carlos Williams --
A slumber did my spirit seal; William Wordsworth --
They flee from me; Thomas Wyatt --
The cat and the moon; William Butler Yeats --
The song of wandering Aengus; William Butler Aengus. April mortality; Leonie Adams --
Ecclesiastese 3: 1-8; Anonymous (Old Testement, Kind James Version) --
Brahma; Ralph Waldo Emerson --
from The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; Edward Fitzgerald --
The world; George Herbert --
To the virgins, to make much of time; Robert Herrick --
To an athlete dying young; A.E. Housman --
If; Rudyard Kipling --
Up-hill; Christina Rossetti --
Do not go gentle into that good night; Dylan Thomas --
Go, lovely rose!; Edmund Waller --
The eagle and the mole; Elinor Wylie --
The second coming; William Butler Yeats --
Lord Randall; Anonymous --
My last duchess; Robert Browning --
Jabberwocky; Lewis Carroll --
Kubla Khan; Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
anyone lived in a pretty how town; E.E. Cummings --
The road not taken; Robert Frost --
Ode on the death of a favorite cat; Thomas Gray --
The oxen; Thomas Hardy --
La Belle Dame sans Merci; John Keats --
The owl and the pussy-cat; Edward Lear --
Richard Cory; Edwin Arlington Robinson --
An apple gathering; Christina Rossetti --
The woodspurge; Dante Gabriel Rossetti --
All the world's a stage; William Shakespeare --
Casey at the bat; Ernest Lawrence Thayer --
Adlestrop; Edward Thomas --
from Snow-bound; John Greenleaf Whittier --
Dover beach; Matthew Arnold --
Stanzas; Emily Bronte --
To a waterfowl; William Cullen Bryant --
from Childe Harold's pilgrimage; Lord Byron --
A narrow fellow in the grass; Emily Dickinson --
Because I could not stop for death; Emily Dickinson --
Mending wall; Robert Frost --
Hyla Brook; Robert Frost --
Spring pools; Robert Frost --
The darkling thrush; Thomas Hardy --
The chambered nautilus; Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Spring and fall; Gerard Manley Hopkins --
To autumn; John Keats --
On his seventy-fifth birthday; Walter Savage Landor --
Snow-flakes; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The tide rises, the tide falls; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Shiloh; Herman Melville --
The animals; Edwin Muir --
The house on the hill; Edwin Arlington Robinson --
from Adonais; Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Not waving but drowning; Stevie Smith --
Mnemosyne; Trumbull Stickney. Ulysses; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
from In memoriam; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
The kraken; Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
A noiseless patient spider; Walt Whitman.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by John Hollander ; advisory committee, Eavan Boland [and others].

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One hundred poems chosen specifically for memorization, a vanishing art. For the most part they are classics in rhyming accentual-syllabic verse. Among them: Kipling's If, Coleridge's Kubla Khan, Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus, immortalized on the Statue of Liberty.

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