By Louis Untermeyer

ISBN-10: 0999152491

ISBN-13: 9780999152492

This vintage assortment, lengthy well-known as the most broadly learn and best-loved anthologies of poetry within the English language, offers greater than 1300 pages containing approximately 1000 poems through nearly 2 hundred poets. Interwoven along with his choices, Louis Untermeyer's magnificent interpretive and biographical textual content brings jointly the lives, occasions and works (both popular and lesser identified) of the world's so much liked poets.

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>first released January 1st 1901
>1942, third printing (this edition), has subtitle
A Treasury of significant Poems - English And American
From the principles Of The English Spirit To the phenomenal Poetry Of Our personal Time, With Lives Of The Poets and old Settings chosen and built-in
>1994 edition has subtitle
A Treasury of significant Poems -An Inspiring number of the Best-Loved such a lot relocating Verse within the English Language

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Is, first communicaan act of pure creation. In the throes of to aid the establishment of that of all, an emotional or intellectual excitement, the poet has achieved a magic: he has brought order out of chaos. This excitement must be shared before the enchantment can exert its spell. But, besides being an act of creation, poetry lyric is a miracle of is a piece of concentrated power; every condensation. tion of rapt creativeness and firm craftsmanship, and industry, which gives poetry its everlasting appeal.

The editor of this compilation is not less immodest than his fellows, but his claims upon the reader are somewhat different. His a little livelier book, ranging over six centuries, presumes to be comprehensive enough to include utterances of mind-shaking sublimity without neglecting inspired and equally unforgettable nonsense. stress its chief difference— this about poets and their poems. is But— to not only a book of poetry, but a book The prose paragraphs are not designed but to increase his pleasure: to act backgrounds for the verse.

O life! ) A Dirge (Rough wind, that moanest loud) Music (Silver key of the fountain of tears) JOHN KEATS On Ode on a Grecian Urn 745 746 748 748 749 Would I 750 Were 753 755 755 Stedfast 757 758 768 770 771 the Grasshopper and Cricket from ENDYMION A Thing of Beauty To One Who Has Been Long On 732 751 The Eve of St. Agnes Ode to a Nightingale Ode to Autumn Ode on Melancholy On 730 749 On Seeing the Elgin Marbles To Fanny La Belle Dame Sans Merci Bright Star, 728 [1795-1821] Looking into Chapman's Homer First Contents 772 773 in City Pent the Sea 774 774 from HYPERION Saturn When I 775 Have Fears That I May Cease to Be 775 XIII Faith, Doubt, and Democracy WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT To [1794-1878] Waterfowl Thanatopsis a JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER 777 778 779 [1807-1892] 781 Barbara Frietchie 782 SNOW-BOUND Winter Day Winter Night 785 from.

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