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Classic Poems to Read Aloud

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Classic Poems to Read Aloud by James Berry; illustrations by James Mayhew is an all-inclusive thematic anthology of over 150 poems brings together a marvelous array of writings, from Shakespeare and Tennyson to modern poets such as Robert Frost and Ted Hughes to the works of Caribbean, African, and Native American poets. A delightful way for children and adults to spend ti ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by Kingfisher (first published 1995)
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Nov 23, 2015 KimStitch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book when I was about eleven, and have read and reread it ever since. Some of the poems are sad, some are funny, but all have rhythm and a gorgeous sound once read out loud. I didn't get all the poems from the start, but that never stopped me trying to make up my own meaning, taking poems literally for what they were, beautiful rhythmic pieces I could read to myself as softly or as loudly as I wanted. This book was an inspiration and introduced me too m favorite poet, Shel Silver ...more
Charlotte Clarke
Oct 29, 2013 Charlotte Clarke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the introduction of this book, James Berry tells the author that he was eager to include non-white and non-English poetry. Although there are still plenty of the 'classic' white English authors (Shelley, Sassoon, Byron, Wordsworth, Blake are just a few), there are also traditional tribal poems from the Dinka of Africa, the Navajo of America, from Muslim poets, black American poets writing in the era of the Great Depression and many other cultural and historical perspectives.

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Aug 10, 2014 Josh Birchard rated it it was amazing
I have used Poems in this book to compete in the NFL (National Forensics League). It has many poems; some popular and some unpopular.
Gabriel Valdivias
Book was ok, i didn't really like it too much. Some of the poems where nice but other poems where too hard to understand and read out loud. I wouldn't recommend, but i do like the fact that there where many different kinds of poems.
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