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Poems for Homework
Over the course of this poetry unit, you will be reading and responding to several of these poems,
which are categorized into three types below.
“That Time of Year thou may’st in me Behold” – William Shakespeare (710)
“On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” – John Keats (746)
“Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God” – John Donne (946)
“God’s Grandeur” – Gerard Manlye Hopkins (952)
“Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds” – William Shakespeare (981)
“My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun” – William Shakespeare (982)
“Composed upon Westminster Bridge” – William Wordsworth (994)
Poems of Average Difficulty:
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” – Robert Frost (674)
“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” – Adrienne Rich (678)
“In The Orchard” – Muriel Stuart (690)
“The Battle”—Louis Simpson (713)
“The Word Plum”—Helen Chasin (736)
“Dover Beach” – Matthew Arnold (786) and “The Dover Bitch” (787)
“The Last Night that She Lived” – Emily Dickinson (843)
“Channel Firing” – Thomas Hardy (948)
“The Altar” – George Herbert (950)
“To an Athlete, Dying Young” – A.E. Housman (954)
“When I was one and twenty” – A.E. Housman (954)
“One Art” – Elizabeth Bishop (1005)
“The Tropics in New York” – Claude McKay (1020)
“The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” – Ezra Pound (1024)
“Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” – Dylan Thomas (1034)
“Spring and All” – William Carlos Williams (1037)
“Today I am Envying the Glorious Mexicans” – Michael Blumenthal (1050)
“Homage to my hips” – Lucille Clifton (1056)
More Challenging Poems:
“My Last Duchess” – Robert Browning (688)
“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” – William Wordsworth (697)
“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” – William Butler Yeats (706)
“me up at does” – e.e. cummings (727)
“A Dream of Death” – William Butler Yeats (760)
“I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed”—Emily Dickinson (833)
“I Died for Beauty – but was Scarce”—Emily Dickinson (841)
“Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” – John Donne (943)
“The Windhover” – Gerrd Manley Hopkins (952)
“On my First Son” – Ben Jonson (956)
“Ode on a Grecian Urn” – John Keats (969)
“To His Coy Mistress”—Andrew Marvell (972)
“A Litany in Time of Plague”—John Milton (975)
“anyone lived in a pretty how town” – e.e. cummings (1008)
“Blackberrying” – Sylvia Plath
“Leda and the Swan” – William Butler Yeats (1042)
“Wild Swans at Coole” – William Butler Yeats (1041)