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The Random House Treasury of B

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Featuring classic poems of the English language that have proved perenially popular, this expanded second edition includes more modern classics by such contemporary poets as Gwendolyn Brooks, and includes the works of famous poets, including Robert Burns, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandburg, and more.
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published August 18th 1990 by Random House Reference Publishing (first published January 1st 1990)
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Laura Verret
I love poetry. I love little skinny books of poetry. But even more, I love big fat books of poetry.

This one wasn’t as fat as it could’ve been. But at 340 pages, it was still nice sized. You may have noticed from the title, that this is a ‘large print edition’ – when purchasing the book, I told myself I would enjoy it “despite” the large print. Having read, I can now say that part of the reason I enjoyed it so much was *because of* the large print.

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I think it was because it made me feel lik
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Tasia
Jan 09, 2013 Tasia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I think it's a good collection for those just entering the world of poetry (as in very young people), but not for someone looking for a serious, diverse collection. One of my biggest criticisms is that there were some oddly-placed entries. The one that sticks out the most is "On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phyllis Wheatley being placed in the Country Life/City Life section. The poem is Wheatley's way of addressing her history as a slave and salvation through Christianity. How is thi ...more
Autumn
May 13, 2015 Autumn rated it really liked it
I don't like to shop but for my sixteenth birthday, twenty two plus years ago, I asked for a shopping spree at the music & bookstore. I purchased this book and it's one of my favorites to this day. I read a few of the other reviews and I agree with most everything written. This is an excellent collection of poetry to grow up with and I cherish many of the poems in my heart. This is a biased review as I am so sentimentally attached to this book.
Eva Shang
Apr 01, 2012 Eva Shang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I obviously haven't read and analyzed every poem in here, but they have some good ones that I wouldn't have found otherwise, such as "Peace" by Yeats, "Ashes of Life" by Millay, "Waiting" by Raymond Carver, and especially "What Work is" by Phillip Levine, which I completely fell in love with. So overall, great anthology.
Sarom
Sep 28, 2008 Sarom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was given as a gift from my sister Saroum. I love poetry and I have read this book several times over and over. It also inspires me to write poetry as well.
Julia
Jun 04, 2009 Julia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
My mother gave me this book when I was a kid and it's one of my most treasured books. This book really introduced me to poetry.
Susan
Aug 13, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lovely read! There were a lot of poems I recognized and a ton that were new. It's a super introduction to famous poems.
Hayley Shaver
Jul 27, 2016 Hayley Shaver rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
A lot of these poets in this book are my old favorites, and a lot are brand new to me. The same can be said of the poems. If you love poems, this is the book for you.
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