Great Poems by American Women: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

From the colonial-era poets to such 20th-century writers as Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath, this inspiring anthology bargains a retrospective of greater than 3 centuries of poems via American ladies. Over two hundred choices embody quite a lot of issues and motifs: meditations at the which means of life, celebrations of life's joys, appreciations of the wildlife, and plenty of more.
"To My pricey and Loving Husband" and "Before the delivery of 1 of Her Children," written by means of America's first poet of be aware, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), seem the following, besides "On Being introduced from Africa to the USA" and "On Imagination," through Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), America's first nice black girl poet. decisions additionally contain greater than a dozen liked works via Emily Dickinson-"There's a definite slant of light," "I heard a fly buzz whilst I died," and "My lifestyles closed two times earlier than its close," between others-as good as masterly verses by means of Hilda Doolittle, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and various lesser-known authors.
A excellent advent to America's girls poets, this enticing assortment deals a cheap and profitable source for college students, academics, and all fans of good poetry. comprises four decisions from the typical center kingdom criteria Initiative: "A fowl got here Down the Walls," "The New Colossus," "Because i couldn't cease for Death," and "On Being introduced from Africa to America."

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One in all her top identified poems, “The Love-Knot,” initially released within the nationwide period, is integrated the following. Perry wrote poetry, novels, and tales for ladies, together with After the Ball, and different Poems (1875), Her Lover’s buddy, and different Poems (1880), for a lady, a singular (1885), and wish Benham, a narrative for women (1894). The Love-Knot Tying her bonnet less than her chin, She tied her raven ringlets in; yet no longer by myself within the silken snare Did she seize her stunning floating hair, For, tying her bonnet below her chin, She tied a tender man’s center inside of.

To be had in U. S. merely. ) 0-486-26866-7 the line no longer TAKEN AND different POEMS, Robert Frost. 64pp. (Available in U. S. purely. ) 0-486-27550-7 THE backyard OF HEAVEN: POEMS OF HAFIZ, Hafiz. 112pp. 0-486-43161-4 HARDY’S chosen POEMS, Thomas Hardy. 80pp. 0-486-28753-X A SHROPSHIRE LAD, A. E. Housman. 64pp. 0-486-26468-8 LYRIC POEMS, John Keats. 80pp. 0-486-26871-3 GUNGA DIN AND different favourite POEMS, Rudyard Kipling. 80pp. 0-486-26471-8 SNAKE AND different POEMS, D. H. Lawrence. 64pp. 0-486-40647-4 THE CONGO AND different POEMS, Vachel Lindsay.

To Solitude i'm weary of the operating, Weary of the lengthy day’s warmth; To thy cozy bosom, Wilt thou take me, spirit candy? Weary of the lengthy, blind fight For a pathway shiny and high,— Weary of the dimly loss of life Hopes that by no means rather all die. Weary looking out a nasty cipher For an exceptional that has to be intended; Discontent with being weary,— Weary with my discontent. i'm weary of the trusting the place my trusts yet torments turn out; Wilt thou hold religion with me? wilt thou Be my actual and soft love?

I observed the toad and scaly snake From tangled covert commence, and conceal themselves one of the weeds Above the useless man’s middle; yet undisturbed, in sleep profound, Unheeding, there he lay; His coffin however the mountain soil, His shroud accomplice grey. I heard the Shenandoah roll alongside the vale less than, I observed the Alleghanies upward thrust in the direction of the nation-states of snow. The “Valley crusade” rose to brain— Its leader’s name—and then I knew the sleeper were one Of Stonewall Jackson’s males. but whence he got here, what lip shall say— Whose tongue will ever inform What desolated hearths and hearts were simply because he fell?

Ah, none people have greater than this: If one real buddy eco-friendly leaves can achieve From out a few fairer, wider position, And comprehend our wistful speech! ELLA WHEELER WILCOX (1850—1919) Ella Wheeler Wilcox, born in Johnstown middle, Wisconsin, was once trained at neighborhood public colleges and attended the college of Wisconsin. At fourteen, Wilcox contributed to her family’s source of revenue through publishing a few sketches within the long island Mercury. Wilcox’s first e-book, Drops of Water, used to be released in 1872. Shells (1873) and Maurine (1876) undefined, however it was once the ebook of Poems of ardour (1883) that prompted an uproar.

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