Best Poems, Advanced Level, softcover 6 - 12 9780890618493
Best Poems, Advanced Level, softcover

Best Poems, Advanced Level, softcover

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
By McGraw-Hill
Copyright: 1998
Publication Date: January 1, 1998
MHID: 0890618496
ISBN 13: 9780890618493

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Best Poems, Advanced Level, softcover

Best Poems


Unit 1, What is a Poem?

Flying Fish by Carl Sandburg

Self Portrait by Samantha Abeel

The Argument of His Book by Robert Herrick

April by Marcia Masters

.05 by Ishmael Reed

old age sticks by e.e. cummings

Birches by Robert Frost

I Am Singing Now by Luci Tapahonso

Unit 2, Speakers in Poetry

The Corn by Daniel David Moses

To Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos, translated by Maria Arrillaga

I Heard a Fly Buzz by Emily Dickinson

Two Friends by David Ignatow

Girls Can We Educate We Dads? by James Berry

Rice and Rose Bowl Blues by Diane Mei Lin Mark

My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

Flannan Isle by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Unit 3, Imagery, Concrete Language, and Mood

Abandoned Farmhouse by Ted Kooser

The Morning My Father Died, April 7, 1963 by James Masao Mitsui

In an Iridescent Time by Ruth Stone

I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud by William Wordsworth

The Proletariat Speaks by Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Poem to Be Read at 3 A.M. by Donald Justice

The Breathing by Denise Levertov

Unit 4, Sounds in Poetry

Cool Tombs by Carl Sandburg

Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins

truth by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Burning by N. Scott Momaday

Idaho by Kaye Starbird

A narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Cargoes by John Masefield

The Tyger by William Blake

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? by William Shakespeare

Unit 5, Figurative Language

The Waning Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Metaphor by Eve Merriam

Song of the Sky Loom Tewa Indian prayer, translated by Herbert J. Spinden

When I Hear Your Name by Gloria Fuertes, translated by Ada Long and Philip Levine

Death, Be Not Proud by John Donne

March 1st by Kathleen Spivack

Birthday by M.T. Buckley

Tiburón by Martín Espada

Fall, leaves, fall by Emily Brontë

Unit 6, Form in Poetry

Oh Mistress Mine by William Shakespeare

Stanzas (When a Man Hath No Freedom to Fight for at Home) by George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Keeping Things Whole by Mark Strand

She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Villanelle VI by Judith Barrington

Two Hokku Poems by Richard Wright

If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be for Naught by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Swan and Shadow by John Hollander

Unit 7, Author's Purpose

If We Must Die by Claude McKay

Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Flying Cat by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Solitary by Sara Teasdale

Woman with Flower by Naomi Long Madgett

A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy

Cinderella by Anne Sexton

Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break, Break, Break by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

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