101 Great American Poems

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Rich treasury of verse from 19th and 20th centuries, selected for popularity and literary quality, includes Poe’s “The Raven,” Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing,” as well as poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, many other notables.

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  1. Margaret

    …………this small book of poetry contains the work of nearly forty of the best known American poets. From Emily Dickinson to Walt Whitman to Edgar Allan Poe to Robert Frost, there are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone! Also represented in this collection are ten women poets and eight African Americans including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes and Phyllis Wheatley. There’s even a poem by Abraham Lincoln that reveals his thoughts about his childhood experiences.

    This collection is a simple, inexpensive way to introduce oneself to the wonderful world of American poetry. Each poet is introduced with a short biography followed by his or her most memorable work. Great buy!
    Rating: 4 / 5
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  2. J & M's mom

    Anne Bradstreet

    To My Dear and Loving Husband

    Phillis Wheatley

    “From To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth”

    William Cullen Bryant


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Concord Hymn

    The Snow-storm

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Arrow and the Song

    The Builders

    The Children’s Hour

    The Day is Done

    Paul Revere’s Ride

    Edgar Allan Poe


    Annabel Lee

    The Conqueror Worm

    The Raven

    To Helen

    Abraham Lincoln

    My Childhood’s Home I see Again

    “Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.”

    Old Ironsides

    Herman Melville


    Walt Whitman

    I Hear America Singing

    I Sit and Look Out


    A Noiseless Patient Spider

    O Captain! My Captain!

    From Song of Myself

    When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

    Frances E. W. Harper

    Bury Me in a Free Land

    Songs for the People

    Emily Dickinson

    Because I could not stop for Death’

    Death sets a thing significant’

    Hope is the thing with feathers’

    I died for beauty’

    If I can stop one heart from breaking’

    I’m nobody! Who are you?’

    My life closed twice before its close’

    Success is counted sweetest’

    There is no frigate like a book’

    This is my letter to the world’

    Emma Lazarus

    The New Colossus

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox


    Ernest Lawrence Thayer

    Casey at the Bat

    Edgar Lee Masters

    The Unknown

    Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Miniver Cheevy

    Mr. Flood’s Party

    Richard Cory

    Stephen Crane

    I saw a man pursuing the horizon’

    War Is Kind

    James Weldon Johnson

    Sence You Went Away

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    The Lesson


    We Wear the Mask

    Gertrude Stein

    Susie Asado

    Robert Frost

    Acquainted with the Night

    After Apple-Picking



    Fire and Ice

    Mending Wall

    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    The Road Not Taken

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    Two Tramps in Mud Time

    Carl Sandburg


    “I am the People, the Mob”

    Vachel Lindsay

    Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight


    The Leaden-Eyed

    Wallace Stevens

    The Emperor of Ice-Cream


    The Reader

    Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

    William Carlos Williams

    The Great Figure

    The Red Wheelbarrow

    This is Just To Say

    The Widow’s Lament in Springtime

    Sara Teasdale


    Ezra Pound

    In a station of the Metro

    The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

    Robinson Jeffers

    “Shine, Perishing Republic”

    “Shine, Republic”

    Marianne Moore


    T.S. Eliot

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    Claude McKay

    After the Winter

    If We Must Die

    The Tropics in New York

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    First Fig


    Archibald MacLeish

    Ars Poetica

    The End of the World

    E.E. Cummings

    since feeling is first

    Jean Toomer

    Her Lips Are Copper Wire


    Langston Hughes

    Dream Deferred (Harlem)

    “I, Too”

    Little Old Letter

    Mother to Son

    The Negro Speaks of Rivers

    Still Here

    Countee Cullen

    For Paul Laurence Dunbar


    W.H. Auden

    The Unknown Citizen

    Rating: 5 / 5
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  3. Shalom Freedman

    This is a wonderful collection of American poetry classics. It contains most of the poems that have been taught through the years in American schools as the ‘ classics ‘ of American Literature. It does not really touch the American poetry of the past fifty years.

    Most of its poems are the shorter poems of great poetic masters , for instance for Wallace Stevens, ” Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird’ and the ‘Emperor of Ice- Cream’ but not the ‘Idea of Order at Key West’ for Eliot, ” Prufrock” but not the “Wasteland ” or the “Quartets”.

    A wonderful collection most highly recommended.
    Rating: 5 / 5
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  4. Chelle

    The project undertaken is much larger than this small book can handle. It includes many of the old classic poems from which Americans know a line or two, so it is handy if you are studying trivia or if it just really, really bugs you when you can’t remember what something is from. I guess that’s my main use for the book. Much of it will seem rehashed if you are interested in poetry and looking for something new.

    Perhaps you will enjoy this book more if you are new to poetry; my advice is to choose a poem you like, then read more by that author. On the other hand, for a dollar you can hardly go wrong adding this book to another order. You might buy a couple and hand them around just to raise awareness of poetry, which isn’t read in schools as it was a hundred years ago.
    Rating: 3 / 5
    101 Great American Poems

  5. Constant Book Reader

    I was not surprised by the content. It had all of the classics I was hoping for and more. Dover Thrift Edition is a wonderful way to go when you want to read more than the junk being put out today. Plus, the price is definitely right!! They have all the classic novels and poems that you could ever want or need! I do recommend this book specifically, it is great especially for someone new to the world of poetry.
    Rating: 5 / 5
    101 Great American Poems

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