100 Best Loved Poems
A collection of 100 of the finest, most popular poems from the 16th-20th centuries. Selections include works by Shakespeare, Frost, Browning, Yeats, Marlowe, Poe, Dickinson, Milton, Donne, Shelley, and many, many more. Small and inexpensive, this book is nice for carrying with you to read in your spare time. 101 pgs.
Here are some of the most-loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity to engage our minds and refresh our spirits.
Among them are Marlowe: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"; Shakespeare: "Sonnet XVIII" ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"); Donne: "Holy Sonnet X" ("Death, be not proud"); Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress"; Wordsworth: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"; Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind"; Longfellow: "The Children's Hour"; Poe: "The Raven"; Tennyson: "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; Whitman: "O Captain! My Captain!"; Dickinson: "This Is My Letter to the World"; Yeats: "When You Are Old"; Frost: "The Road Not Taken"; Millay: "First Fig."
Works by many other poets " Milton, Blake, Burns, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Emerson, the Brownings, Hardy, Housman, Kipling, Pound, and Auden among them " are included in this treasury, a perfect companion for quiet moments of reflection.
The Prestwick House Poetry Teaching Unit provides individual studies for each of the 100 poems in the 100 Best-Loved Poems collection.