100 Best-Loved Poems by Andrew Marvell, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., A.E. Housman, Robert Browning, John Milton, Wilfred Owen, Wallace Stevens, Robert Burns, W.B. Yeats, Henry Vaughan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, E.E. Cummings, John Keats, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Gray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Marianne Moore, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edwin Arlington Robinson, William Blake, Robert Frost, George Meredith, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Wyatt, Edmund Waller, Li Bai, Leigh Hunt, Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace, Edna St. Vincent Millay, W.H. Auden, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily John Donne, Christopher Marlowe, Walt Whitman, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Philip Smith, William Cullen Bryant, Thomas Nashe, Alfred Tennyson, Lord Byron

101 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

nonfiction classics poetry lighthearted slow-paced


Here are some of the most-loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity...

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challenging 75%
emotional 75%
inspiring 50%
reflective 50%
relaxing 50%
adventurous 25%
dark 25%
funny 25%
hopeful 25%
lighthearted 25%
sad 25%


medium 66%
slow 33%

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