Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize
Academy of American Poets, 1996 - Poetry - 196 pages
Sonnets: Sonnet / Elizabeth Bishop -- At the round Earths imagin'd corners / John Donne -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer / John Keats -- New colossus / Emma Lazarus -- Lucifer in starlight / George Meredith -- On his blindness / John Milton / Piazza piece / John Crowe Ransom -- Sonnet #18 / William Shakespeare -- Sonnet #55 / William Shakespeare -- Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Compose upon Westminster bridge / William Wordsworth -- Tears, idle tears / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Song of myself, #11 / Walt Whitman -- Widow's lament on springtime / William Carlos Williams -- Slumber did my spirit seal / WIlliam Wordsworth -- They flee from me / Thomas Wyatt -- Cat and the moon / William Butler Yeats -- Song of wandering Aengus / William Butler Yeats --Counsels: April mortality / Leonie Adams - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 / Anonymous -- Braham / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam / Edward Fitzgerald -- 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 -- Eagle and the mole / Elinor Wylie -- Second coming / William Butler Yeats. Tales: Lord Randall / Anonymous -- My last duchess / Robert Browning -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll -- Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- anyone live in a pretty how town / E.E. Cummings -- Road not taken / Robert Frost -- Ode on the death of a favorite cat / Thomas Gray -- Oxen / Thomas Hardy -- Le belle dame sans merci / John Keats -- Owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear -- Richard Cory / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Apple gathering / Christina Rossetti -- 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 -- Meditations: Dover beach / Matthew Arnold -- Stanzas / Emily Bronte -- To a waterfowl / William Cullen Bryant -- From Childe Harold's pilgrimage / George G.N., Lord Byron -- 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 -- Darkling thrush / Thomas Hardy -- 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 -- Tide rises, the tide falls / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Shiloh / Herman Melville -- Animals / Edwin Muir -- 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 -- Kraken / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Noiseless patient spider / Walt Whitman.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mwcgrad97 - LibraryThing
I can't memorize anything so I'm not even trying, but I do enjoy reading the selections. I like poetry in small doses and I tend to prefer conventional poetry (read: not modern free verse), so this ... Read full review
Committed to memory: 100 best poems to memorizeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Somewhere along the way those who decide such things decided that memorizing poems was not really important to education. Of course, it wasn't really. However, it was a pleasure, and generations of ... Read full review