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81 Famous Poems

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Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard. The only authorized audio companion to the widely-respected Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, this audio collection includes the greatest poems of the English Language, ranging from the writings of Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, and Wordsworth, to the best-loved verse of Whitman, Dickinson, the Brownings, an ...more
Audio CD, 1 page
Published August 31st 1993 by AudioGO (first published 1987)
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Hope
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, audiobook
These poems are all bona fide classics ranging from Milton’s “On His Blindness” to Blake’s “Little Lamb Who Made Thee?” to Robert Burn’s “To a Mouse.” If you want an education on the best-of-the-best, you need go no further.

My enjoyment of the readings was enhanced by the fact that I was already acquainted with most of them. (If you are not familiar with them, it would take several listens to get their gist.) If you already love good poetry, or would like to become more knowledgeable, this is a
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Kristi Richardson
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This reading of 81 Famous Poems was relaxing and enjoyable. I never liked poetry much in school because you had to analyze them too much and figure out the metaphors and meanings in a way that ended up ruining the poems for me.

I listen to poems because the cadence soothes me and the words sink into me with no pressure to do anything but absorb the words. This collection is a companion from the Norton Anthology of Poetry Third Edition.

Most of these poems I had read before or recognized them fro
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Mari
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My favorites:
'There is a Garden in Her Face'~Thomas Campion
'To His Coy Mistress'~Andrew Marvell
'The Definition of Love' ~Andrew Marvell
'She Walks in Beauty' ~Lord Byron
'Ode to the West Wind' ~Shelley
'Kubla Khan' ~Samuel Coleridge
'A Red Red Rose' ~Robert Burns
'My Heart Leaps Up' ~William Wordsworth
'The World is Too Much With Us' ~William Wordsworth
'The Retreat' ~Henry Vaughan
'Death Be Not Proud' ~John Donne
'Sonnet 116' ~Shakespeare ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments" fir
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Beckiezra
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
It was fun to hear poems I recognized lines from or to realize quotes I've heard came from different poems. I think it might've been better to have the poems to read along with as I listened, I just didn't always pay attention to what was being said.
James
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Great poems. Irritating narration.
Kat
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A truly lovely collection of poems.
Aleria
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Glad I audiobooked it.
Because, I loved all the poems. An the fact that they used different people to read a certain amount of poems.
It was overall a lovely listen~
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