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Committed to memory : 100 best poems to memorize

Author: John Hollander; Eavan Boland; et al
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; et al
ISBN: 1573226467 9781573226462
OCLC Number: 36589236
Description: 196 p. ; 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 ... [et al.].

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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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