The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature.
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Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete is a compilation of the poetry of Emily Dickinson in three different series, each composed of the following subjects: Life, Love, Nature, Time and Eternity.
The Heart of Happy Hollow (1904)
The Heart of Happy Hollow is a short story collection by Paul Laurence Dunbar that focuses on the experiences of African-Americans after the conclusion of the Civil War.
This anthology collects poetry and other writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Spanning the Atlantic, this collection brings together classic poetry from two traditions.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
by Emma Lazarus
The author discusses the stature and symbolism of soon to be constructed Statue of Liberty in New York City.
A poem about a son inquiring about his father’s amazing and peculiar habits for a man of his advanced age.
by Edward Lear
A nonsense poem about an owl and pussy-cat that get married.
The author describes a much revered flower that decorates the landscape of Florida.
A robin has a meal under an orange-tree.
by Walt Whitman
The author imagines the many miles his orange buds have traveled to go from the Florida sun to snow covered New Jersey.
The poet reflects on the world at noon, while laying back and dozing.
from The Sonnets
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Because I could not stop for Death
from The Sonnets
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
"It was many and many a year ago,"
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,