One Hundred and One Famous Poems: With A Prose Supplement (Paperback)
This collection of one hundred and one famous poems is drawn from centuries of literature - it is a perfect introduction to the beautiful craft of poetry.
Included in this embracing and superb anthology of classic poems are works by authors as diverse as William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, John Whittier and so many more. Their contrasting styles, reflecting the versatility and evolution of the English language, make this selection of their finest works a well-rounded and evocative example of the poetic craft.
This collection's subjects range from romantic sonnets to musings on nature, to soliloquys and hymnals. Poems concerning specific events, particularly the furious melee of battles, also feature. A few notable poems refer to the history of the United States, with Native Americans as their theme. Although diffuse and without a focus other than celebration of the classics, this collection acts as a superb starting point for those wanting to experience and explore many of the finest masters of verse.
Appended to the conclusion of this collection are documents pertaining to the history of the USA; this 'political poetry' includes the U.S. Constitution and the Gettysburg Address.