I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud: ...And Other Poems You Half-Remember from School

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All of poetry’s greatest hits, from the classics of Wordsworth and Pope to modern-day poets W H Auden and Ted Hughes. Complete with an index of famous lines.

Do you remember the famous opening lines, 'Tyger tyger, burning bright'? Or 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' But would you be able to name the poems or the poets? The English language is jam-packed with wonderful verses that we've all heard at some point, but probably forgotten. "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" will ...

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Overview

All of poetry’s greatest hits, from the classics of Wordsworth and Pope to modern-day poets W H Auden and Ted Hughes. Complete with an index of famous lines.

Do you remember the famous opening lines, 'Tyger tyger, burning bright'? Or 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' But would you be able to name the poems or the poets? The English language is jam-packed with wonderful verses that we've all heard at some point, but probably forgotten. "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" will remind you of all those long-forgotten poems that you were taught at school, together with mini-biographies and introductions. This title includes: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Coleridge; "If" - Rudyard Kipling; "Dulce et Decorum Est" - Wilfred Owen; "Song of Myself" - Walt Whitman; "Digging" - Seamus Heaney; and "Not Waving But Drowning" - Stevie Smith. Complete with an index of famous lines as well as authors, any poetry enthusiast will love the collection of best-loved poems alongside the lively commentary. "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud", is a perfect addition to any poetry lover's collection.

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"Featuring poets from Chaucer to Shakespeare, Auden to Plath, this book includes all the 'greatest hits.'"  —Guardian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843173946
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ana Sampson is Head of Publicity and Marketing at Michael O'Mara Books, and has contributed to various publications including Writers’ Market UK, The Book Club Bible and The Bookseller.

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