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100 Favorite English and Irish Poems

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This compact anthology contains many of the best works of 59 poets writing in English—from the complex rhyme schemes of Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser and lovely sonnets of the preeminent English poet and playwright William Shakespeare to William Blake's visionary works and John Keats' profound insights into the nature of beauty, art, and mortality.
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 10th 2006 by Dover Publications
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Phillip
Jun 26, 2013 Phillip rated it really liked it
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Like the Dover Thrift collection of 101 Great American Poems, I read this in preparation for a class I'm teaching this fall. I liked this collection more than the American collection, if for no other reason than that I prefer British literature to American.

Many of my comments about this collection will sound similar to ones in my review of the American poetry collection. It is nearly impossible to have a really satisfying collection of 100 poems to represent a British/English/Irish/Scottish/Wels
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Erika
Feb 20, 2011 Erika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Great compilation, going from the the Late Middle Ages to the 1950s. I love the way how the chronological arrangement of the poems allow you to see the development of English poetry (it's got a couple of Irish, Scottish and Welsh writers too, but very few). Every poems has a few lines describing the most important aspect of the authors and the name of the era they belong to. A very digestible introduction to English poetry.
Roisin
Nov 25, 2014 Roisin rated it really liked it
This Dover Thrift Edition is a very good, small and short anthology of a range of romantic, political and social poets within British and Irish literature. It features a good range of poets, but sadly too few women. Loads more than the usual two suspects could have been added. Shame!

There are short (a few lines) biographies on each poet too.
Keely *Keelskilo*
Oct 12, 2015 Keely *Keelskilo* rated it liked it
Of course, being Irish, I preferred the Irish ones...

....WE'RE PROUD, OKAY?? IRISH PEOPLE ARE STUPIDLY STUBBORN AND PROUD.
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All the poems are very good, naturally, but only two women?!?! In the WHOLE THING? smh
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A nice catalog of poems from Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas.
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