The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites

The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites By William Harmon, The Classic Hundred Poems All Time Favorites Here in one volume are the top one hundred poems as determined by a survey of than anthologies the poems in English most frequently anthologized the poems with the broadest most enduring appe
  • Title: The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites
  • Author: William Harmon
  • ISBN: 9780231112598
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites By William Harmon, Here in one volume are the top one hundred poems, as determined by a survey of than 1,000 anthologies the poems in English most frequently anthologized, the poems with the broadest, most enduring appeal With insights into the historical period in which each poem was written, the verse form used, and connections among poems, this is the ideal introduction to poetry,Here in one volume are the top one hundred poems, as determined by a survey of than 1,000 anthologies the poems in English most frequently anthologized, the poems with the broadest, most enduring appeal With insights into the historical period in which each poem was written, the verse form used, and connections among poems, this is the ideal introduction to poetry, as well as a treasury for the dedicated reader.
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    1. I have mixed feelings about this book It was picked up with the best intentions American primary education slights poetry, except a note worthy few authors Emily Dickinson, Thomas Mallory, Poe and we are never truly indoctrinated into the power of the well metered verse A few years back I recognized my deficiency and sought to remedy it through my own auspices I loved Donne, gagged through Shelley, recalled a brief charming affair with Milton during my literature of evil period, dabbled with the [...]


    2. I have this book on audio The selection of poems all British or American is outstanding Just enough comment is given about poem and author, and the poems are narrated beautifully by about a dozen talented readers I say I have finished reading this work, but I know I will go back to it many times.


    3. Absolutely perfect Well edited, an excellent selection of the best of poetry, and brief helpful discussions of each.


    4. Many of the introductions are longer than the poems themselves, but aside from occasional odd little flights On Theodore Roethke Whenever he heard the word agriculture he reached for his typewriter are informative enough Also, it was disappointing to hear so much about how great a reader Dylan Thomas was, but then have his poems presented and rather dispassionately too by someone else Still, selections are professionally read by a variety of voices.


    5. Don t know much about poetry,Which makes this a good book to read.Some great poems all written out,And an essay telling all aboutThe poem, the poet, and form.


    6. I m giving this audiobook collection five stars because it has two things that the previous one I listened to, Classic American Poetry 65 Poems by Longfellow, lacked a better quality of poetry readers and context for the poems The best explanation for the latter can be found on the back of the box the Playaway comes in Imagine if Billboard compiled a list of the top 100 poems, chosen not by critics or professors but by the people themselves That s the concept behind The Classic Hundred, and it w [...]


    7. I really enjoyed this Let me repeat I really enjoyed this It s kind of a who s who of poetry Each poet is introduced, and each poem is introduced I found all of the introductions interesting, but, of course, too short and too long Too short because I wanted to know Too long because there were spoilers I seriously read listened to this book several times, and likely will read it again Good stuff Although, I wonder who keeps track of all the poems ever anthologized How is that a job Well, anyway, [...]


    8. Here was my problem my current subway commute is too short for extended reading So I decided to toss a book of poetry into my backpack I wanted an anthology and I wanted to revisit classics that I had not read since college over thirty years ago I was not diappointed Some may quibble that mechanically reprinting the most anthologized poems by referring to Grainger s does not ensure that one is really getting the best poems of all times and the last poet in the book is Dylan Thomas so it leaves o [...]


    9. A great collection of the best English language poetry With lines from poems that most any reader or movie goer would recognize like That is no country for old men from Yeat s Sailing to Byzantium , it s obvious to see how these poems have influenced much of western thought and sentiment Yet it also tells a story of love, war, despair and hope of and sometimes between both English speaking nations on either side of the pond With only 100 poems in the collection, there are obvious ommissions, but [...]


    10. A well done collection that includes the 100 most anthologized poems in English, organized chronologically from from Sir Thomas Wyatt and Sir Walter Ralegh to Randall Jarrell and Dylan Thomas William Harmon, the editor, provides about a one page bio for each poet although he manages to provide a lot of context and interest in that one page and then several paragraphs of interpretation, explication, and context for each poem, along with listing similar poems It is a excellent collection for a poe [...]


    11. This is a very nice edition of classic poems in English, starting with early epic Scottish poems and running through Dylan Thomas and other modern poets The collection was created by surveying than 1,000 other anthologies, so it represents the most commonly anthologized poems not necessarily the ones with the most literary merit Still, aside from the inclusion of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, all the poems included in the collection are great classics.There is also a books on tape edition, w [...]


    12. I didn t get all the way through this one I really enjoyed some of the poems, and the analysis of them too, but I was listening to this one as a recorded book, and it s not my favorite way to enjoy poetry The recording was nice and clear, though, unlike a lot of other ones I ve tried, and I may want to return to this sometime to finish, but I haven t listened to it for weeks, so I guess I m done for now.


    13. A fantastic quick introduction to the history of English poetry Harmon s analyses of each poem are invaluable and allow the reader to get even out of this collection.Reading through chronologically allows one to see patterns and recurrences, even in this small sample I m eager to read Harmon s collection of 500 poems, and plan to do so soon.Highly recommended.


    14. This fairly solid collection published by Columbia University is a great starter book for the reader who isn t quite sure about poetry yet The poems selected are all rather safe, in that there aren t many experimental or envelope pushing pieces Still, I enjoyed going over some of my favorites from the likes of Donne, Marvell, Byron, Pound, Gray, Vaughan, and others.


    15. Loved listening to the poetry that I have only read It is a completely different experience The cadences and the rhythms come through in a way that the written word cannot touch Poetry was meant to heard and digested as a piece of music is heard I will do this mor eoften.


    16. Poetry read is a wonderful thing but poetry listened to enters the brain through a different door This collection of 100 poems read by seven great voice artists was a great way to rediscover classic poetry I will definitely listen to these poems again and again.


    17. Everyone must just sit down a read poetry Just sit down and make your brain work a little harder than usual to understand what one person has set out in just a handful of words It s soul food.










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