xv, 288 p. ; 22 cm.
This compilation of great American poetry contains some of the most fondly remembered works of all time. Representing the earliest days of the Nation through the golden age of the 19th century and up to the present day, this classic collection also includes the lyrics of canonical songs, from "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "This Land is Your Land." Each poet's work is preceded by an introduction.--From publisher description.
The prologue / by Anne Bradstreet -- The author to her book / by Anne Bradstreet -- Before the birth of one of her children / by Anne Bradstreet -- To my dear and loving husband / by Anne Bradstreet -- Amazing grace / by John Newton -- Yankee doodle dandy / traditional -- The star-spangled banner / by Francis Scott Key -- A visit from St. Nicholas / by Clement Clarke Moore -- Thanatopsis / by William Cullen Bryant -- Concord hymn / by Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Paul Revere's ride / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- The village blacksmith / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- A psalm of life / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Barbara Frietchie / by John Greenleaf Whittier -- Snow-bound / by John Greenleaf Whittier --
Old Ironsides / by Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The chambered nautilus / by Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The deacon's masterpiece, or The wonderful "one-hoss shay" / by Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The raven / by Edgar Allan Poe -- To Helen / by Edgar Allan Poe -- The bells / by Edgar Allan Poe -- What is so rare as a day in June from "The vision of Sir Launfal" / by Jaems Russell Lowell -- Billy in the Darbies / by Herman Melville -- What is the grass from Leaves of grass / by Walt Whitman -- Out of the cradle endlessly rocking / by Walt Whitman -- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry / by Walt Whitman -- A noiseless patient spider / by Walt Whitman -- I hear America singing / by Walt Whitman -- When I heard the learn'd astronomer / by Walt Whitman -- When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd / by Walt Whitman -- Battle-hymn of the republic / by Julia Ward Howe -- Do down, Moses / traditional -- Follow the drinking gourd / tradtional -- Jeanie with the light brown hair / by Stephen C. Foster -- Old folks at home / by Stephen C. Foster -- Wild nights!-- wild nights! / by Emily Dickinson --
There is no frigate like a book / by Emily Dickinson -- "Hope" is the thing with feathers / by Emily Dickinson -- I taste a liquor never brewed / by Emily Dickinson -- I'm nobody! Who are you? / by Emily Dickinson -- Because I could not stop for Death / by Emily Dickinson -- The face on the barroom floor / by Hugh Antoine D'Arcy -- Git along, little dogies / traditional -- Sioux ghost dance / translated by James Mooney -- The new Colossus / by Emma Lazarus -- Little boy blue / by Eugene Feld -- Casey at the bat / by Ernest Thayer -- Richard Cory / by Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Anne Rutledge from Spoon River anthology / by Edgar Lee Masters -- A man said to the universe / by Stephen Crane -- In the desert (from The black riders and other lives) / by Stephen Crane -- The cremation of Sam McGee / by Robert W. Service -- The shooting of Dan McGrew / by Robert W. Service -- Lfit every voice and sing / by James Weldon Johnson -- We wear the mask / by Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The Congo / by Vachel Lindsay -- A decade / by Amy Lowell --
The gift outright / by Robert Frost -- The road not taken / by Robert Frost -- Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / by Robert Frost -- Mending wall / by Robert Frost -- Death of the hired man / by Robert Frost -- Chicago / by Carl Sandburg -- Fog / by Carl Sandburg -- Grass / by Carl Sandburg -- The emperor of ice cream / by Wallace Stevens -- Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird / by Wallace Stevens -- Home / by Edgar Guest -- The red wheelbarrow / by William Carlos Williams -- This is just to say / by William Carlos Williams -- Ancient music / by Ezra Pound -- Trees / by Joyce Kilmer -- Poetry / by Marianne Moore -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / by Thomas Stearns Eliot -- The waste land / by Thomas Stearns Eliot -- First fig / by Edna St. Vincent Millay -- I, being born a woman and distressed / by Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Spring / by Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Recuerdo / by Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Second fig / by Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Résumé / by Dorothy Parker -- Buffalo Bill's / by E.E. Cummings -- In just- / by E.E. Cummings -- Poem: to Brooklyn Bridge / by Hart Crane -- Dream deferred / by Langston Hughes -- Mother to son / by Langston Hughes -- Song of the open road / by Ogden Nash -- Reflections on ice-breaking / by Ogden Nash -- Cross roads blues / by Robert Johnson -- Stagger Lee / traditional -- One art / by Elizabeth Bishop -- This land is your land / by Woody Guthrie -- The death of the ball turret gunner / by Randall Jarrell -- For the union dead / by Robert Lowell -- We real cool / by Gwendolyn Brooks -- Sound off marching cadence count / dereived from the Duckworth Chant, orignially attributed to Pvt. Willie Duckworth -- The day Lady died / by Frank O'Hara -- A supermarket in California / by Allen Ginsburg -- Daddy / by Sylvia Plath -- Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes / by Billy Collins.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -288).
One hundred essential American poems
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