Classic Poetry

Classic Poetry

An Illustrated Collection

Book - 1998
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A collection of favorite poems by such writers as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes, with portraits of the poets, brief biographical background, and illustrations.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, 1998.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781564028907
Branch Call Number: J 821 CL
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosen, Michael 1946-
Howard, Paul 1967-


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Nov 02, 2009

This is an ambitious collection of poetry from over 30 poets (mostly male) who wrote in English between the 17th century and the mid-twentieth century. They range from Shakespeare to Yeats to African-American Langston Hughes to Australian Judith Wright. It is an introduction aimed at children in elementary school with lovely illustrations by Paul Howard. I thought some of the poems, like Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan and Lord Byron's The Destruction of Sennacherib were rather difficult for a young age group, but adults reading to children can answer questions that arise. Sharing will bring pleasure for all ages. A knowledge of classic poetry will also help children to get full enjoyment from other English literature, right up into adulthood, since so many writers are inspired by these works.


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