Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by R. S. Gwynn

ISBN-10: 0321087208

ISBN-13: 9780321087201

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Longman

This brief, affordable poetry collection features over 250 poems, and presents a diverse body of work ranging from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Rita Dove and Adrienne Rich. Wide range of selections (arranged chronologically) from the popular ballads to poets born in the 60's. "Writing About Poetry" section offers readers the most basic tips on organization,


This brief, affordable poetry collection features over 250 poems, and presents a diverse body of work ranging from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Rita Dove and Adrienne Rich. Wide range of selections (arranged chronologically) from the popular ballads to poets born in the 60's. "Writing About Poetry" section offers readers the most basic tips on organization, style, and MLA style citation. "An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts" is a narrative account of a campus poetry reading with a discussion of poetry as oral performance art. "A Brief Note: Literary History and Poetic Conventions" a discussion of how schools of poetry have dominated during certain historical periods. Index of critical terms provides a cross-referenced list of terms covered.For anyone interested in poetry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Poetry.

Writing About Poetry. Anonymous (1500?) “Bonny Barbara Allan.”
Anonymous (1500?) “Sir Patrick Spens.”
Wyatt, Thomas (1503-1542) “They Flee from Me.”
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) “When I Was Fair and Young.”
Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599) “Amoretti: Sonnet 75.”
Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1584) “Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1.”
Southwell, Robert (1561-1595)“Burning Babe, The.”
Drayton, Michael (1563-1631) “Idea: Sonnet 61.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 18.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 20.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 29.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 30.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 73.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 116.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “Sonnet 130.”
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) “When Daisies Pied (Spring and Winter).”
Campion, Thomas (1567-1620) “There Is a Garden in Her Face.”
Donne, John (1572-1631) “Canonization, The.”
Donne, John (1572-1631) “Flea, The.”
Donne, John (1572-1631) “Holy Sonnet 10.”
Donne, John (1572-1631) “Holy Sonnet 14.”
Donne, John (1572-1631) “Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, A.”
Wroth, Mary (1587?-1651?) “In this Strange Labyrinth How Small I Turn?”
Jonson, Ben (1573-1637) “On My First Son.”
Jonson, Ben (1573-1637) “Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount.”
Herrick, Robert (1591-1674) “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.”
Herbert, George (1593-1633) “Easter Wings.”
Herbert, George (1593-1633) “Love III.”
Herbert, George (1593-1633) “Pulley, The.”
Herbert, George (1593-1633) “Redemption.”
Waller, Edmund (1607-1687) “Song.”
Milton, John (1608-1674) “How Soon Hath Time.”
Milton, John (1608-1674) “On the Late Massacre in Piemont.”
Milton, John (1608-1674) “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.”
Milton, John (1608-1674) “Lycidas.”
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) “Author to Her Book, The.”
Lovelace, Richard (1618-1658) “To Lucasta, Going to the Wars.”
Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678) “To His Coy Mistress.”
Dryden, John (1631-1700) “Epigram on Milton.”
Dryden, John (1631-1700) “To the Memory of Mr. Oldham.”
Taylor, Edward (1642-1729) “Housewifery.”
Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745) “Description of a City Shower, A.”
Pope, Alexander (1688-1744) “From an Essay on Criticism (selection).”
Pope, Alexander (1688-1744) “Ode on Solitude.”
Gray, Thomas (1716-1771) “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.”
Smart, Christopher (1722-1771) “Jubilate Agno (selection).”
Freneau, Philip (1752-1832) “Wild Honey Suckle, The.”
Blake, William (1757-1827) “Chimney Sweeper, The.”
Blake, William (1757-1827) “Poison Tree, A.”
Blake, William (1757-1827) “Tyger, The.”
Blake, William (1757-1827) “Little Black Boy, The.”
Burns, Robert (1759-1796) “Red, Red Rose, A.”
Burns, Robert (1759-1796) “John Barleycorn.”
Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud.”
Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) “It Is a Beauteous Evening.”
Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) “Lines (Composes a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey....”
Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) “Nuns Fret Not at Their Narrow Convent Room".
Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) “Ode: Intimations of Immortality.”
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) “Frost at Midnight.”
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) “Kubla Khan.”
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) “Work Without Hope.”
Gordon, George, Lord Byron (1788-1824) “Stanzas.”
Gordon, George, Lord Byron (1788-1824) “When We Two Parted.”
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) “Ode to the West Wind.”
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) “Ozymandias.”
Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) “To the Fringed Gentian.”
Keats, John (1795-1821) “La Belle Dame sans Merci.”
Keats, John (1795-1821) “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
Keats, John (1795-1821) “Ode to a Nightingale.”
Keats, John (1795-1821) “On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.”
Keats, John (1795-1821) “When I Have Fears.”
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861) “Sonnets from the Portuguese, 43.”
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) “Arsenal at Springfield, The.”
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) “Cross of Snow, The.”
Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) “Raven, The.”
Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) “The Haunted Palace.”
Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) “To Helen.”
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892) “Eagle, The.”
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892) “In Memoriam A.H.H., 54.”
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892) “Tears, Idle Tears.”
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892)“Ulysses.”
Browning, Robert (1812-1889) “My Last Duchess.”
Browning, Robert (1812-1889) “Porphyria's Lover.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “Noiseless Patient Spider, A.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “Song of Myself, 6.”
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer.”
Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) “Dover Beach.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)“Because I Could Not Stop for Death.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) “I Died for Beauty -- But Was Scarce.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) “I Heard a Fly Buzz -- When I Died.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) “My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) “Narrow Fellow in the Grass, A.”
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) “Soul Selects Her Own Society, The.”
Rossetti, Christina (1830-1894) “Up-Hill.”
Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928) “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?.”
Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928) “Neutral Tones.”
Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928) “The Convergence of the Twain.”
Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928) “Ruined Maid, The.”
Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889) “God's Grandeur.”
Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889) “Pied Beauty.”
Housman, A.E. (1859-1936) “Eight O'Clock.”
Housman, A.E. (1859-1936) “To an Athlete Dying Young.”
Housman, A.E. (1859-1936) “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now.”
Housman, A.E. (1859-1936) “Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall.”
Housman, A.E. (1859-1936) “'Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff . . ..”
Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) “When the Earth's Last Picture is Painted.”
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) “Lake Isle of Innisfree, The.”
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) “Leda and the Swan.”
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) “Sailing to Byzantium.”
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) “Second Coming, The.”
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) “Song of Wandering Aengus, The.”
Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869-1935) “Firelight.”
Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869-1935) “Eros Turannos.”
Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869-1935) “Mill, The.”
Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869-1935) “Richard Cory.”
Crane, Stephen (1871-1900) “The Black Riders, VI.”
Crane, Stephen (1871-1900) “War Is Kind, XXI.”
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906) “We Wear the Mask.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “Acquainted with the Night.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “After Apple-Picking.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “The Need of Being Versed in Country Things.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “Design.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “Home Burial.”
Frost, Robert (1874-1963) “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955) “Anecdote of the Jar.”
Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955) “Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock.”
Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955) “Snow Man, The.”
Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955) “Sunday Morning.”
Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963) “Last Words of My English Grandmother, The.”
Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963) “Red Wheelbarrow, The.”
Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963) “Spring and All.”
Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) “In a Station of the Metro.”
Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) “River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter, The.”
Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) “Portrait d'une Femme.”
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) “Pear Tree.”
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) “Sea Rose.”
Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967) “Dreamers.”
Jeffers, Robinson (1887-1962) “Purse-Seine, The.”
Moore, Marianne (1887-1972) “The Fish.”
Moore, Marianne (1887-1972) “Silence.”
Wylie, Elinor (1887-1928) “Let No Charitable Hope.”
Eliot, T.S. (1888-1965)“Journey of the Magi.”
Eliot, T.S. (1888-1965)“Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The.”
Ransom, John Crowe (1888-1974) “Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter.”
Ransom, John Crowe (1889-1974) “Piazza Piece.”
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950) “Not in a Silver Casket.”
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950) “If I Should Learn, in Some Quite Casual Way.”
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950) “Oh, Oh, You Will be Sorry for That Word!
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950) “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed.”
Owen, Wilfred (1893-1918) “Dulce Et Decorum Est.”
Parker, Dorothy (1893-1967) “One Perfect Rose.”
Parker, Dorothy (1893-1967) “Résumé.”
cummings, e.e. (1894-1962) “in Just-.”
cummings, e.e. (1894-1962) “pity this busy monster, manunkind.”
cummings, e.e. (1894-1962) “r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r.”
cummings, e.e. (1894-1962) “no body loses all the time.”
Toomer, Jean (1894-1967) “Reapers.”
Bogan, Louise (1897-1970) “Women.”
Crane, Hart (1899-1933) “Chaplinesque.”
Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) “Dream Boogie.”
Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) “Theme for English B.”
Cullen, Countee (1903-1946)“Incident.”
Cullen, Countee (1903-1946) “Yet Do I Marvel.”
Hope, A.D. (1907-) “Imperial Adam.”
Auden, W.H. (1907-1973) “As I Walked Out One Evening.”
Auden, W.H. (1907-1973) “Musee des Beaux Arts.”
Auden, W.H. (1907-1973) “Unknown Citizen, The.”
Roethke, Theodore (1908-1963) “Dolor.”
Roethke, Theodore (1908-1963) “My Papa's Waltz.”
Roethke, Theodore (1908-1963) “Root Cellar.”
Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) “Fish, The.”
Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) “One Art.”
Sarton, May (1912-1995) “A Guest.”
Hayden, Robert (1913-1980) “Those Winter Sundays.”
Randall, Dudley (1914-) “Ballad of Birmingham.”
Stafford, William (1914-) “Traveling Through the Dark.”
Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953) “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.”
Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953) “Fern Hill.”
Kees, Weldon (1914-1955) “For My Daughter.”
Jarrell, Randall (1914-1965) “Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, The.”
Walker, Margaret (1915-) “For Malcolm X.”
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-) “Mother, The.”
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-) “We Real Cool.”
Lowell, Robert (1917-1977) “For the Union Dead.”
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (1919-) “Coney Island of the Mind, A, 15.”
Swenson, May (1919-1989)How Everything Happens.”
Nemerov, Howard (1920-1991) “Primer of the Daily Round, A.”
Wilbur, Richard (1921-) “Junk.”
Wilbur, Richard (1921-) “Playboy.”
Wilbur, Richard (1921-) “Writer, The.”
Wilbur, Richard (1921-) “Year's End.”
Larkin, Philip (1922-1985) “Next, Please.”
Larkin, Philip (1922-1985) “Aubade.”
Larkin, Philip (1922-1985) “This Be the Verse.”
Dickey, James (1923-) “The Heaven of Animals.”
Dugan, Alan (1923-) “Love Song: I and Thou.”
Hecht, Anthony (1923-) “'More Light! More Light!'”
Levertov, Denise (1923-1999) “The Ache of Marriage.”
Simpson, Louis (1923-) “American Classic.”
Simpson, Louis (1923-) “My Father in the Night Commanding No.”
Miller, Vassar (1924-) “Subterfuge.”
Justice, Donald (1925-) “Counting the Mad.”
Justice, Donald (1925-) “The Heaven of Animals.”
Kizer, Carolyn (1925-) “Ungrateful Garden, The.”
Kumin, Maxine (1925-) “Noted in The New York Times.”
Creeley, Robert (1926-) “I Know a Man.”
Creeley, Robert (1926-) “Oh No.”
Ginsberg, Allen (1926-) “Supermarket in California, A.”
Merrill, James (1926-) “Casual Wear.”
Merrill, James (1926-) “Charles on Fire.”
Snodgrass, W.D. (1926-) “Mementos, I.”
O'Hara, Frank (1926-1966) “Day Lady Died, The.”
Ashbery, John (1927-) “Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape.”
Ashbery, John (1927-) “Paradoxes and Oxymorons.”
Merwin, W.S. (1927-) “For the Anniversary of My Death.”
Merwin, W.S. (1927-) “Last One, The.”
Wright, James (1927-1980) “A Blessing.”
Wright, James (1927-1980) “Saint Judas.”
Levine, Philip (1928-) “Genius.”
Sexton, Anne (1928-1974) “Cinderella.”
Sexton, Anne (1928-1974) “Truth the Dead Know, The.”
Gunn, Thom (1929-) “From the Wave.”
Gunn, Thom (1929-) “Terminal.”
Hollander, John (1929-) “Adam's Task.”
Kennedy, X.J. (1929-) “In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day.”
Rich, Adrienne (1929-) “Aunt Jennifer's Tigers.”
Rich, Adrienne (1929-) “Diving into the Wreck.”
Rich, Adrienne (1929-) “Rape.”
Hughes, Ted (1930-) “Pike.”
Snyder, Gary (1930-) “Walk, A.”
Walcott, Derek (1930-) “Central America.”
Williams, Miller (1930-) “Book, The.”
Pastan, Linda (1932-) “Crocuses.”
Barrat, Gerald (1933-) “Strangers Like Us: Pittsburg, Raleigh, 1945-1985.”
Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963) “Daddy.”
Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963) “Edge.”
Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963) “Metaphors.”
Stevenson, Anne (1933-) “Sous-entendu.”
Strand, Mark (1934-) “Tunnel, The.”
Oliver, Mary (1935-) “Black Walnut Tree, The.”
Chappell, Fred (1936-) “Narcissus and Echo.”
Clifton, Lucille (1936-) “to my last period.”
Piercy, Marge (1936-) “Barbie Doll.”
Willard, Nancy (1936-) “Hardware Store As Proof of the Existence of God, A.”
Adcock, Betty (1938-) “Digression on the Nuclear Age.”
Gildner, Gary (1938-) “First Practice.”
Phillips, Robert (1938-) “Compartments.”
Simic, Charles (1938-) “Stone.”
Stuart, Dabney (1938-) “Discovering My Daughter.”
Atwood, Margaret (1939-) “Siren Song.”
Dunn, Stephen (1939-) “The Sacred.”
Heaney, Seamus (1939-) “Digging.”
Heaney, Seamus (1939-) “Punishment.”
Heaney, Seamus (1939-) “Bogland.”
Disch, Tom (1940-) “Ballade of the New God.”
Mayers, Florence Cassen (1940-) “All-American Sestina.”
Rogers, Pattiann (1940-) “Foreplay.”
Hass, Robert (1941-) “Picking Blackberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan.”
Ortiz, Simon J. (1941-) “The Serenity in Stones.”
Ruark, Gibbons (1941-) “Visitor, The.”
Cardiff, Gladys (1942-) “Combing.”
Martin, Charles (1942-) “E.S.L..”
Olds, Sharon (1942-) “One Girl at the Boys Party, The.”
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire “To the Desert.”
Tate, James (1943-) “Teaching the Ape to Write Poems.”
Voight, Ellen Bryant (1943-) “Daughter.”
Cope, Wendy (1944) “Rondeau Redoublé.”
Morgan, Robert (1944-) “Mountain Bride.”
Raine, Craig (1944-) “Martian Sends a Postcard Home, A.”
Shomer, Enid (1944-) “Women Bathing at Bergen-Belsen.”
Walker, Alice (1944-) “Even As I Hold You.”
Stokesbury, Leon (1945-) “Evening's End.”
Fairchild, B. H. (1945-) “Body and Soul.”
Waniek, Marilyn Nelson (1946-) “Ballad of Aunt Geneva, The.”
Ai (1947-) “Child Beater.”
Hall, Jim (1947-) “Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too.”
Komunyakaa, Yusef (1947-) “Facing It.”
Gwynn, R. S. (1948-) “Approaching a Significant Birthday He Peruses The Norton Anthology of Poetry.”
Steele, Timothy (1948-) “Sapphics Against Anger.”
Bottoms, David (1949-) “Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt.”
Fenton, James (1949-) “God, a Poem.”
Forché, Carolyn (1950-) “Colonel, The.”
Cortez, Sarah (1950-) “Tu Negrito.”
Gioia, Dana (1950-) “Planting a Sequoia.”
Jones, Rodney (1950-) “Winter Retreat: Homage to Martin Luther King, Jr..”
Timothy Murphy (1950-) “The Track of a Storm.”
Harjo, Joy (1951-) “Song for the Deer and Myself to Return On.”
Hongo, Garrett (1951-) “Crossing Ka'u Desert.”
Hudgins, Andrew (1951-) “Air View of an Industrial Scene.”
Dove, Rita (1952-) “Adolescence -- III.”
Nye, Naomi Shihab (1952-) “Traveling Onion, The.”
Ros, Alberto (1952-) “Purpose of Altar Boys, The.”
Soto, Gary (1952-) “The Skeptics.”
Alvarez, Julia (1953-) “Bilingual Sestina.”
Mason, David (1954-) “Song of the Powers.”
Salter, Mary Jo (1954-) “Welcome to Hiroshima.”
Song, Cathy (1955-) “Stamp Collecting.”
Holmes, Janet (1956-) “Cinquains for Rocky.”
Tufariello, Catherine (1963-) “Useful Advice.”

Appendix 1: “Poems Grouped by Genre, Technique, or Subject” .

Appendix 2: Traditional Stanza, Fixed and Nonce Forms.

Index of Critical Terms.

Index of Poets, Titles, and First Lines.

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