Committed to Memory

Committed to Memory

100 Best Poems to Memorize

Book - 1996
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Poet John Hollander has divided the poems into tales, sonnets, songs, meditations and counsels. Published in partnership with The Academy of American Poets.

Publisher: New York : Academy of American Poets, c1996
ISBN: 9781885983152
Branch Call Number: 821.008/COM
Additional Contributors: Hollander, John 1929-
Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979
Donne, John 1572-1631
Keats, John 1795-1821
Meredith, George 1828-1909
Lazarus, Emma 1849-1887
Milton, John 1608-1674
Ransom, John Crowe 1888-1974
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Shelley, Percy Bysshe 1792-1822
Wordsworth, William 1770-1850
Addison, Joseph 1672-1719
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Blake, William 1757-1827
Burns, Robert 1759-1796
Byron, George Gordon Byron Baron,1788-1824
Carew, Thomas 1595?-1639?
De la Mare, Walter 1873-1956
Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906
Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882
Finch, Francis Miles 1827-1907
Hayden, Robert E. 1913-1980
Henley, William Ernest 1849-1903
Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637
Joyce, James 1882-1941
Lovelace, Richard 1618-1657
Marvell, Andrew 1621-1678
Nashe, Thomas 1567-1601
Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849
Scott, Walter Sir,1771-1832
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson Baron,1809-1892
Whitman, Walt 1819-1892
Williams, William Carlos 1883-1963
Wyatt, Sir Thomas 1503-1542
Yeats, Jack Butler 1871-1957
Adams, Léonie 1899-1988
FitzGerald, Edward 1809-1883
Herbert, George 1593-1633
Herrick, Robert 1591-1674
Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936
Kipling, Rudyard 1865-1936
Rossetti, Christina Georgina 1830-1894
Thomas, Dylan 1914-1953
Waller, Edmund 1606-1687
Wylie, Elinor 1885-1928
Browning, Robert 1812-1889
Carroll, Lewis 1832-1898
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 1772-1834
cummings, e. e (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
Frost, Robert 1874-1963
Gray, Thomas 1716-1771
Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928
Lear, Edward 1812-1888
Robinson, Edwin Arlington 1869-1935
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence 1863-1940
Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892
Arnold, Matthew 1822-1888
Brontë, Emily 1818-1848
Bryant, William Cullen 1794-1878
Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1809-1894
Landor, Walter Savage 1775-1864
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807-1882
Melville, Herman 1819-1891
Muir, Edwin 1887-1959
Smith, Stevie 1902-1971
Stickney, Trumbull 1874-1904
Alternative Title: 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 Milton
Piazza piece / John Crowe Ransoj
Sonnet # 18 / William Shakespeare
Sonnet # 55 / William Shakespeare
Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley
Composed upn Westminster Bridge / William Wordsworth
The spacious firmament on high / Joseph Addison
Lay your sleeping head, my love / W. H. Auden
Milton : and did those feet [excerpt] / 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.q
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 / Lord Tennyson
In memoriam [excerpt] / Lord Tennyson
Tears, idle tears / Lord Tennyson
Song of myself, # II / 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 Yeats
If / Rudyard Kipling
Up-hill / Christina Rossetti
Go, lovely rose! / Edmund Waller
Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas
My last duchess / Robert Browning
Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll
The road not taken / Robert Frost
The oxen / Thomas Hardy
La belle dame sans merci / John Keats
All the world's a stage / William Shakespeare
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Dover Beach / Matthew Arnold
Because I could not stop for death / Emily Dickinson
Mending wall / Robert Frost
Adonais / Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ulysses / Lord Tennyson
Snowflakes / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The house on the hill / Edwin Arlington Robinson
Not waving but drowning / Stevie Smith
Mnemosyne / Trumbull Stickney
A narrow fellow in the grass / Emily Dickinson
to a waterfowl / William Cullen Bryant
An apple gathering / Christina rossetti
The owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear
The eagle and the mole / Elinor Wylie
To an athlete dying young / A. E. Housman
The world / George Herbert
Brahma / Ralph Waldo Emerson
To the virgins, to make much of time / Robert Herrick
The second coming / William Butler Yeats
Ode on the death of a favorite cat / Thomas Gray
Anyone lived in a pretty how town / e. e. cummings
The tide rises, the tide falls / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To Autumn / John Keats
The chambered nautilus / Oliver Wendell Holmes
Spring pools / Robert Frost
A noiseless patient spider / Walt Whitman


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