Poetry

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer Part I

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems by Geoffrey Chaucer
THE CANTERBURY TALES
And other Poems
of
GEOFFREY CHAUCER
Edited for Popular Perusal
by
D. Laing Purves
CONTENTS
PREFACE
LIFE OF CHAUCER
THE CANTERBURY TALES
The General Prologue
The Knight’s Tale
The Miller’s tale
The Reeve’s Tale
The Cook’s Tale
The Man of Law’s Tale
The Wife of Bath’s Tale
The Friar’s Tale
The Sompnour’s Tale
The Clerk’s Tale
The Merchant’s Tale
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POEMS by T. S. ELIOT

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Beowulf

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Title: Beowulf
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Elements of Poetry

Poetry is a literary form characterized by a strong sense of rhythm and meter and an emphasis on the interaction between sound and sense. The study of the elements of poetry is called prosody.
Rhythm and Meter
Rhythm and meter are the building blocks of poetry. Rhythm is the pattern of sound created by the Read more

One fine day in the middle of the night

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other,
One was blind and the other couldn’t, see
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb Read more

William Blake Specific Bibliographies

Color Printed Drawings
Butlin, Martin. “The Evolution of Blake’s Large Color Prints of 1795.” William Blake: Essays for S. Foster Damon. Ed. Alvin H. Rosenfeld. Providence: Brown University Press, 1969. 109-16.
Butlin, Martin. “The Physicality of William Blake: The Large Color Prints of ‘1795.’” Huntington Library Quarterly 52 (1989): 1-17.
Essick, Robert Read more

Nice smug me

by e.e. cummings

this here verse’s
disjunct
i used to
stick to regular metered
poetry
now i write onetwothreefourfive poemsjustlikethat
Jesus
but this is simple work
and what i want to know is
how much am i going to get paid for this
mister editor

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Hen Gonads

I thought running a chicken breeding farm would
be a simple matter,
Just pipe some romantic music into the chicken
coop and chill some champagne and sit back
and wait for the proverbial little feet’s pitter-patter,
But it’s turned out to be trickier than that to
affect a chicken’s libido,
Because I just don’t know what Read more