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Book cover: Moonlit JourneyMoonlit Journey
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Please join me on this quest through dark passages -- yet there are rays of hope throughout as we seek paradise. This book contains a range of poetic and prosaic writing styles in one compilation that is thick with liminalism and imagery.
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Book cover: Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital AgePoetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age
by - University of Michigan Press ,
The essays of this volume blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture. Poetry's spirited afterlife has come ...
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Book cover: Perverted Proverbs: A Manual of Immorals for the ManyPerverted Proverbs: A Manual of Immorals for the Many
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Virtue its own reward? Alas! And what a poor one as a rule! Be Virtuous and Life will pass Like one long term of Sunday-School. In this 'manual' Harry Graham takes issue with conventional pearls of wisdom in rhyming verse.
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Book cover: The RavenThe Raven
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The Raven is a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe. It is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness.
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Book cover: The Flowers of EvilThe Flowers of Evil
by - Project Gutenberg ,
As you read these stark and beautiful poems you may see into the tortured psyche of the poet who wrote them. The poems themselves cover many subjects in traditional symbolist style, from cats to gypsies to corpses to a whole section on wine.
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Book cover: Standing in a CloudStanding in a Cloud
by - Bibliotastic.com ,
The book is for the connoisseur of fine poetry. It has Sir Walter Scott's epic sweep, Arthur Schopenhauer's Wille zum Leben, and Shelley's fluidity of movement, among other qualities, all distilled with Dennis Thomas' characteristic aplomb.
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Book cover: The Works of Alexander PopeThe Works of Alexander Pope
by - J. B. Smith & co. ,
This volume comprises the works of Alexander Pope. It includes The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad as well as several epitaphs, essays and epistles. It also contains poems that Pope wrote in his youth, which imitate the styles of several poets.
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Book cover: Phantasmagoria and Other PoemsPhantasmagoria and Other Poems
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Known for pointing out the absurdities of life in his fiction and poetry, Carroll took paranormal belief to the extreme in the satirical poem Phantasmagoria, the humorous story of an annoying ghost that is assigned to haunt a new house.
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Book cover: Idylls of the KingIdylls of the King
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Tennyson interprets the Arthurian myth as an epic poem, and his tales of Camelot soar to remarkable imaginative heights to trace the birth of a king; the founding, fellowship, and decline of the Round Table; and the king's inevitable departure.
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Book cover: Rhymes and Meters: a practical manual for versifiersRhymes and Meters: a practical manual for versifiers
by - The Editor Publishing Company ,
This book arranges in a convenient form the fundamentals of verse -- enough for the student who takes up verse as a literary exercise or for the older verse writer who has fallen into a rut or who is a bit shaky on theory.
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Book cover: Leaves of GrassLeaves of Grass
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Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted as the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
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Book cover: The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
by - Houghton, Mifflin ,
Shelley was one of the major English romantic poets and is among the finest lyric poets in the English language. This edition of his poetical works contains all Shelley's ascertained poems and fragments of verse that have hitherto appeared in print.
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Book cover: Paradise LostParadise Lost
by - Dutton ,
Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny.
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Book cover: The KalevalaThe Kalevala
by - Sacred Texts ,
The Kalevala is a book and epic poem compiled from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the nineteenth century. It is held to be the national epic of Finland and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of Finnish literature.
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Book cover: Nonsense BooksNonsense Books
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Edward Lear was renowned for his literary nonsense, especially his limericks, a form that he popularized. Lear's nonsense works are distinguished by a facility of verbal invention and a poet's delight in the sounds of words, both real and imaginary.
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Book cover: The Poems of Emily DickinsonThe Poems of Emily Dickinson
by - The University of Virginia ,
The Poems of Emily Dickinson, published at various intervals after her death in 1886, and in a volume entitled The Single Hound, published in 1914, with the addition of a few before omitted, are here collected in a final complete edition.
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Book cover: Collected Poems of Oscar WildeCollected Poems of Oscar Wilde
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Wilde, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father.
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Book cover: The Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy
by - Feedbooks
Led by the souls of Virgil and his love Beatrice, Dante crosses the gulfs of Hell, climbs the mountain of Purgatory and arrives through the spheres of Heaven in the presence of God. This is one of the most influential works in the Western canon.
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Book cover: Don JuanDon Juan
by - Milner and Sowerby ,
Byron's masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan. Written in ottava rima stanza form, it blends drama with humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries, and mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.
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Book cover: The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and PoetryThe Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry
by - Project Gutenberg ,
The purpose of this book is to throw some light on Indian painting by presenting the story of Krishna in the clearest possible terms, in the form in which it has actually reached Indian minds and has influenced belief and worship.
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Book cover: Where Is the Light? Poems 1955-2005Where Is the Light? Poems 1955-2005
by - Spectrum Productions ,
Fifty years of poetry, much of it previously published in literary journals. Oscar Mandel, Professor of literature, is the author of numerous acclaimed books of poetry, drama, essays, fiction, literary criticism, translation, and art history.
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Book cover: The Compleat Panther CyclesThe Compleat Panther Cycles
by - Lulu.com ,
This volume has been called one of the most ambitious books of poetry ever written: the full revelation of the legendary Panther Cycles. More than six hundred and forty poems chart the ups and downs of the intensely dysfunctional love affair.
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Book cover: Breath Of The Rose, And Other VerseBreath Of The Rose, And Other Verse
by - Melvin Printing Co ,
Breath of the rose, Dreams of a Far-away World, A Summer Dusk, At Easter Time, Somewhere in Summer-Time, At Christmas Tyde, This Sorry Earth Turns Round and Round, Mount Hamilton, A Moment at the Open Door, A Wind, and more.
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