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  1. says:

    My copy of Immortal Poems of the English Language must be handled gingerly to prevent it from completely falling apart The cover is held together with so much clear tape that it s probably tape than cover But the memories this book holds are as strong as the paper is brittle This current copy is actually my second the first having been worn out so quickly that it soon needed replacing I remember them both living in my book bag during my college years The first was purchased for a literature course at Hunter College The second perhaps a year later when the first one wore out I used to whip it out every chance I got If a lecture was boring, out came Immortal Poems of the English Language If there was a long wait at the bus stop, a poem or two would fill the time Many of its poems were memorized during those days and some of them I can still recite today.Nowadays I have a fairly large collection of poetry books and most, if not all, of the poems in Immortal Poems of the English Language are surely available on the internet, but I would not part with this book for all the poems on the web It is not mere sentimentality that keeps this book on my shelves When it finally does fall to dust I will get a third copy I keep it because it is, quite simply, a superlative collection of poetry Everyone should own a copy.


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    This has been an ongoing Currently Reading book in my collection since I owned the first, 1952 edition Every now and them it falls to pieces and I get a new copy Many of my favorite poems are in here, the ones I memorized in childhood to recite before dinner, the ones that comforted me during bad times in childhood, the ones Mama read when Father died I read some of those same ones to my nephew when my mother died, and earlier this year, when my younger sister died suddenly, I chose poems to read at her memorial service It was from a volume of this name that I learned Shelley s OZYMANDIAS I met a traveler from an antique landWho said Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert Near them on the sand,Half sunk, a shatter d visage lies, whose frownAnd wrinkled lip and sneer of cold commandTell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamp d on these lifeless things,The hand that mock d them and the heart that fed.And on the pedestal these words appear My name is Ozymandias, king of kings Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair Nothing beside remains round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,The lone and level sands stretch far away.One of my all time favorites, Ozymandias was another name of Ramesses the Great, Pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt Lots of my favorites in here, and a nice addition to an library.


  3. says:

    I carried this book around the world in my backpack when I went to Japan as an exchange student in high school, and again when I travelled around the world, in college It s a great book to have when traveling, with high literature per ounce value, and can be re read many times The collection favors older poems there s not much even from the earlier 20th century, but it s good for what it does.


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    If you like poetry, this is a brilliant collection John Keats was well represented in this It is a very inclusive and comprehensive anthology But the volume is not too intimidating and I found myself easily lingering on a few poems for days, and then sifting through others within minutes, which is the beauty of an anthology not too daunting when you re reading poetry, this makes for a great variety of writing styles and I never got bored My only complaint is that Elizabeth Barret Browning is short changed with a little less than 2 pages yikes But Yeats, Shakespeare, Byron, Alexander Pope, among others, are well represented.


  5. says:

    I thought the collection was very well done So many epic poems, and with no notes in it you could take it in and try it figure it out yourself.


  6. says:

    I am enjoying this book as something to browse through It s a nice collection of poems by different writers Some of the poems are long and complex, but a few are short and fun, such as Epigram Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 1839 Sir, I admit your general rule,That every poet is a fool,But you yourself may serve to show it,That every fool is not a poet.Or The Golf Links Sarah N Cleghorn, 1876 1959 The golf links lie so near the millThat almost every dayThe laboring children can look outAnd see the men at play.Anyway, sometimes it s nice to read poetry for a change.


  7. says:

    Some poets overrepresented, others underrepresented A good collection, though.


  8. says:

    The grizzly bear is huge and wild He has devoured the infant child.The infant child is not aware,It has been eaten by the bear A.E Housman Page 487Love it.


  9. says:

    I ve been working through this anthology for a few months now, and finally reached the end Overall, I think it provides an excellent taste of poems of the English language and their history Many classics are contained herein, and yet, it s concise enough not to be overwhelming I was frustrated with some omissions There are SEVERAL John Donne poems, and yet my favorite To His Mistress Going to Bed, was not included I was similarly frustrated with the selections of Walt Whitman s poems, as well as a few others Matters of taste aside, I think this is an excellent resource for English teachers and students alike.


  10. says:

    This was a very nice compilation of poems, but it was a little long and daunting in my opinion For people recently interested in poetry, I would choose something a little smaller and modern


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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • Immortal Poems of the English Language
  • Oscar Williams
  • 06 January 2017
  • 9780671496104

About the Author: Oscar Williams

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