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The Mentor Book of Major American Poets

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9780451627919

ISBN10:
0451627911
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/1962
Publisher(s):
Signet

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Summary

A compact anthology of 3 centuries of poetry by 20 great American poets.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13(14)
EDWARD TAYLOR (1645-1729)
The Preface
27(1)
Our Insufficiency to Praise God Suitably for His Mercy
28(1)
Housewifery
29(1)
Am I Thy Gold? Or Purse, Lord, for Thy Wealth
30(1)
Thy Human Frame, My Glorious Lord, I Spy
30(1)
I Kenning through Astronomy Divine
31(1)
The Accusation of the Inward Man
32(1)
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
33(1)
The Outward Man Accused
34(1)
The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended
34(1)
An Address to the Soul Occasioned by a Rain
35(1)
Stupendous Lovel All Saints' Astonishmentl
36(1)
Oh! What a Thing Is Man? Lord, Who Am I?
37(1)
Still I Complain; I Am Complaining Still
38(2)
Should I with Silver Tools Delve through the Hill
40(2)
The Reflection
42(2)
RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)
Concord Hymn
44(1)
Brahma
44(1)
The Rhodora
45(1)
The Humblebee
45(2)
Each and All
47(1)
The Problem
48(2)
Woodnotes
50(1)
The Snowstorm
51(1)
Fable
51(1)
Days
52(1)
Saadi
52(4)
Hamatreya
56(2)
Experience
58(1)
Compensation
58(1)
Forbearance
58(1)
The Past
59(1)
Ode
59(2)
Give All to Love
61(1)
Terminus
61(1)
Good-bye
62(2)
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882)
Hymn to the Night
64(1)
The Day Is Done
65(1)
Curfew
66(1)
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
67(1)
My Lost Youth
68(3)
The Birds of Killingworth
71(6)
Divina Commedia
77(2)
The Fire of Driftwood
79(1)
Chaucer
80(1)
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
81(1)
The Cross of Snow
81(1)
The Bells of San Blas
81(2)
The Arrow and the Song
83(1)
Possibilities
84(1)
The Ropewalk
84(2)
from Evangeline
86(1)
from The Song of Hiawatha
87(3)
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849)
Dreams
90(1)
A Dream within a Dream
91(1)
``The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour''
91(1)
Sonnet---'To Science
92(1)
Romance
92(1)
To Helen
93(1)
Israfel
93(2)
The City in the Sea
95(1)
The Sleeper
96(2)
To One in Paradise
98(1)
The Haunted Palace
98(2)
Sonnet---Silence
100(1)
The Conqueror Worm
100(1)
Dreamland
101(1)
The Raven
102(4)
The Bells
106(3)
Ulalume---A Ballad
109(2)
Eldorado
111(1)
For Annie
112(1)
Annabel Lee
113(1)
The Lake: To---
114(1)
Alone
115(1)
WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)
Song of Myself (Complete)
116(48)
Native Moments
164(1)
Earth, My Likeness
165(1)
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
165(5)
I Sit and Look Out
170(1)
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
171(1)
Reconciliation
172(1)
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed
172(7)
O Captain! My Captain!
179(1)
To Think of Time
180(5)
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
185(1)
Good-bye My Fancy!
185(1)
EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886)
Success Is Counted Sweetest
186(1)
One Dignity Delays for All
186(1)
New Feet within My Garden Go
187(1)
Surgeons Must Be Very Careful
187(1)
Faith Is a Fine Invention
187(1)
Hope Is the Thing with Feathers
187(1)
I Should Not Dare to Leave My Friend
188(1)
I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed
188(1)
There's a Certain Slant of Light
189(1)
I Felt a Funeral in My Brain
189(1)
I'm Nobody. Who Are You?
190(1)
The Soul Selects Her Own Society
190(1)
I Should Have Been Too Glad, I See
190(1)
Before I Got My Eye Put Out
191(1)
A Bird Came Down the Walk
192(1)
I Dreaded That First Robin So
192(1)
No Rack Can Torture Me
193(1)
There's Been a Death in the Opposite House
194(1)
What Soft Cherubic Creatures
194(1)
Much Madness Is Divinest Sense
195(1)
The Wind Tapped Like a Tired Man
195(1)
This Is My Letter to the World
196(1)
I Died for Beauty
196(1)
I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died
196(1)
It Was Not Death, for I Stood Up
197(1)
I Started Early, Took My Dog
197(1)
The Heart Asks Pleasure First
198(1)
I Had Been Hungry All the Years
198(1)
I Laughed a Crumbling Laugh
199(1)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
199(1)
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
200(1)
The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean
201(1)
I Never Saw a Moor
201(1)
The Last Night That She Lived
201(1)
While We Were Fearing It, It Came
202(1)
There Came a Wind Like a Bugle
203(1)
Of God We Ask One Favor
203(1)
My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close
203(1)
The Distance That the Dead Have Gone
204(1)
The Saddest Noise, the Sweetest Noise
204(1)
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935)
Flammonde
205(2)
Luke Havergal
207(1)
Charles Carville's Eyes
208(1)
Reuben Bright
208(1)
Richard Cory
209(1)
John Evereldown
209(1)
Aaron Stark
210(1)
Fleming Helphenstine
211(1)
Cliff Klingenhagen
211(1)
George Crabbe
211(1)
Credo
212(1)
Bewick Finzer
212(1)
Many Are Called
213(1)
New England
214(1)
The Miller's Wife
214(1)
As It Looked Then
215(1)
Another Dark Lady
215(1)
``If the Lord Would Make Windows in Heaven''
215(1)
Recalled
216(1)
Haunted House
216(1)
A Mighty Runner
217(1)
The Story of the Ashes and the Flame
217(1)
Hillcrest
217(2)
Eros Turannos
219(1)
Mr. Flood's Party
220(2)
Cassandra
222(2)
STEPHEN CRANE (1871-1900)
In the Desert
224(1)
A God in Wrath
224(1)
I Saw a Man Pursuing
224(1)
Behold, the Grave
225(1)
Many Workmen
225(1)
A Learned Man Came to Me Once
225(1)
There Was Set before Me a Mighty Hill
226(1)
A Youth in Apparel That Glittered
226(1)
There Was One I Met
226(1)
A Man Saw a Ball of Gold
227(1)
On the Horizon
227(1)
I Walked in a Desert
227(1)
Tradition, Thou Art for Suckling Children
228(1)
Many Red Devils
228(1)
You Say You Are Holy
228(1)
``It Was Wrong to Do This''
228(1)
A Man Feared
229(1)
The Sage Lectured
229(1)
God Lay Dead
229(1)
War Is Kind
230(1)
A Little Ink More or Less
230(1)
Fast Rode the Knight
231(1)
A Newspaper
231(1)
The Wayfarer
232(1)
A Slant of Sun
232(1)
The Impact of a Dollar
233(1)
Ay, Workman
233(1)
There Was a Man with Tongue of Wood
233(1)
I Stood upon a High Place
234(1)
ROBERT FROST (b. 1874)
Mending Wall
235(1)
After Apple Picking
236(1)
The Oven Bird
237(1)
Birches
237(2)
The Subverted Flower
239(1)
The Gift Outright
240(1)
To Earthward
241(1)
Tree at My Window
242(1)
Two Tramps in Mud Time
242(2)
The Witch of Coos
244(4)
Once by the Pacific
248(1)
Acquainted with the Night
248(1)
On Looking Up by Chance at the Constellations
249(1)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
249(1)
The Road Not Taken
250(1)
Neither Out Far nor in Deep
250(1)
The Vantage Point
251(1)
The Tuft of Flowers
251(2)
Directive
253(2)
VACHEL LINDSAY (1879-1931)
The Leaden-Eyed
255(1)
The Unpardonable Sin
255(1)
Simon Legree---A Negro Sermon
256(1)
The Eagle That Is Forgotten
257(1)
The Bronco That Would Not Be Broken
258(1)
The Ghosts of the Buffaloes
259(2)
Factory Windows Are Always Broken
261(1)
The Pontoon-Bridge Miracle
262(1)
Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan
263(6)
General William Booth Enters into Heaven
269(2)
The Congo
271(4)
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
275(2)
WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955)
Peter Quince at the Clavier
277(2)
Sunday Morning
279(3)
Le Monocle de Mon Oncle
282(4)
Flyer's Fall
286(1)
Men Made Out of Words
286(1)
The Glass of Water
286(1)
Anecdote of the Jar
287(1)
The Emperor of Ice Cream
287(1)
Dry Loaf
288(1)
To the One of Fictive Music
288(1)
Bantams in Pine Woods
289(1)
The Idea of Order at Key West
290(1)
A Postcard from the Volcano
291(1)
Cuisine Bourgeoise
292(1)
Poetry Is a Destructive Force
292(1)
The Poems of Our Climate
293(1)
Martial Cadenza
294(1)
The Dwarf
295(1)
No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
295(1)
Esthetique du Mal
296(9)
The Good Man Has No Shape
305(1)
Credences of Summer
305(5)
Two Things of Opposite Natures Seem to Depend
310(1)
To an Old Philosopher in Rome
310(3)
Not Ideas about the Thing But the Thing Itself
313(1)
Crude Foyer
313(2)
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (b. 1883)
The Yachts
315(1)
To a Poor Old Woman
316(1)
The Sea Elephant
316(1)
Lear
317(1)
These
318(1)
Burning the Christmas Greens
319(3)
The Dance
322(1)
On Gay Wallpaper
322(1)
The Pure Products of America
323(2)
By the Road to the Contagious Hospital
325(1)
Queen-Ann's-Lace
326(1)
Tract
326(2)
Six Poems from Paterson
328(6)
EZRA POUND (b. 1885)
Na Audiart
334(1)
Ballad of the Goodly Fere
335(2)
Portrait d'une Femme
337(1)
A Virginal
338(1)
The Return
338(1)
Tenzone
339(1)
Salutation
339(1)
A Pact
339(1)
The Rest
340(1)
The Temperaments
340(1)
In a Station of the Metro
341(1)
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
341(1)
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
342(12)
from Homage to Sextus Propertius
354(5)
Canto I
359(2)
Canto II
361(3)
Canto III
364(1)
Canto XVII
365(3)
Canto XLV
368(1)
Canto LXXXI
369(3)
MARIANNE MOORE (b. 1887)
No Swan So Fine
372(1)
The Fish
372(1)
In This Age of Hard Trying, Non-chalance is Good and
373(1)
Critics and Connoisseurs
374(1)
The Monkeys
375(1)
In the Days of Prismatic Colour
376(1)
England
376(2)
A Grave
378(1)
The Labours of Hercules
379(1)
To a Steam Roller
380(1)
To a Snail
380(1)
To the Peacock of France
380(1)
The Past Is the Present
381(1)
What Are Years?
381(1)
Spenser's Ireland
382(2)
Nevertheless
384(1)
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing
385(1)
In Distrust of Merits
386(2)
JOHN CROWE RANSOM (b. 1888)
Winter Remembered
388(1)
Necrological
388(1)
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
389(1)
Dead Boy
390(1)
Good Ships
391(1)
Emily Hardcastle, Spinster
391(1)
Here Lies a Lady
391(1)
Conrad in Twilight
392(1)
Armageddon
393(2)
Judith of Bethulia
395(1)
Blue Girls
396(1)
Old Man Playing with Children
397(1)
Captain Carpenter
397(2)
Old Mansion
399(1)
Piazza Piece
400(1)
Vision by Sweetwater
401(1)
Her Eyes
401(1)
Parting, without a Sequel
402(1)
Janet Waking
403(1)
Two in August
403(1)
Our Two Worthies
404(2)
Man without Sense of Direction
406(1)
Survey of Literature
407(1)
The Equilibrists
408(2)
Painted Head
410(1)
Address to the Scholars of New England
411(3)
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950)
Renascence
414(5)
Dirge without Music
419(1)
Spring
419(1)
The Ballard of the Harp-Weaver
420(2)
Moriturus
422(2)
Recuerdo
424(1)
The Cameo
424(1)
Lament
425(1)
Elegy before Death
426(1)
The Return
426(1)
Conscientious Objector
427(1)
Oh, Think Not I Am Faithless to a Vow!
427(1)
I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear
428(1)
Not with Libations, But with Shouts and Laughter
428(1)
And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Dust
429(1)
Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day
429(1)
I Shall Go Back Again to the Bleak Shore
430(1)
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
430(1)
Euclid Alone Has Looked on Beauty Bare
430(1)
To Jesus on His Birthday
431(1)
On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven
431(1)
Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink
432(1)
ARCHIBALD MacLEISH (b. 1892)
The Silent Slain
433(1)
Eleven
433(1)
Ars Poetica
434(1)
You, Andrew Marvell
435(1)
The End of the World
436(1)
Memorial Rain
436(2)
``Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments''
438(1)
Pony Rock
439(1)
Pole Star for This Year
439(1)
Poem in Prose
440(1)
What Any Lover Learns
441(1)
The Steamboat Whistle
442(1)
Starved Lovers
442(1)
What the Serpent Said to Adam
442(1)
Vicissitudes of the Creator
443(1)
My Naked Aunt
443(1)
The Genius
444(1)
Reasons for Music
444(2)
E. E. CUMMINGS (b. 1894)
Spring is like a perhaps hand
446(1)
darling! because my blood can sing
446(1)
when serpents bargain for the right to squirm
447(1)
i thank You God for most this amazing
448(1)
all ignorance toboggans into know
448(1)
maggie and milly and molly and may
449(1)
so shy shy shy (and with a
449(1)
in time of daffodils (who know
450(1)
if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have
450(1)
Mouse) Won
451(1)
that melancholy
451(2)
Thanksgiving (1956)
453(1)
whatever's merely wilful
453(1)
stand with your lover on the ending earth
454(1)
i am a little church (no great cathedral)
455(1)
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
455(1)
if up's the word; and a world grows greener
456(1)
what if a much of a which of a wind
456(1)
no man, if men are gods; but if gods must
457(1)
i sing of Olaf glad and big
457(2)
a man who had fallen among thieves
459(1)
``next to of course god america i
459(1)
anyone lived in a pretty how town
460(1)
pity this busy monster, manunkind
461(1)
my father moved through dooms of love
461(3)
HART CRANE (1899-1932)
The Bridge (Complete)
464(34)
Black Tambourine
498(1)
Emblems of Conduct
499(1)
Praise for an Urn
499(1)
Garden Abstract
500(1)
Stark Major
500(1)
Voyages, I to VI
501(4)
The Broken Tower
505(1)
Repose of Rivers
506(1)
W. H. AUDEN (b. 1907)
Musee des Beaux Arts
507(1)
The Unknown Citizen
507(1)
Petition
508(1)
The Composer
509(1)
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
509(2)
Herman Melville
511(2)
Something Is Bound to Happen
513(1)
The Diaspora
513(1)
The Novelist
514(1)
The Climbers
514(1)
Another Time
515(1)
Who's Who
515(1)
Macao
516(1)
O What Is That Sound
516(1)
O Where Are You Going
517(1)
Mundus et Infans
518(1)
The Chimeras
519(1)
Words
520(1)
Epitaph on a Tyrant
520(1)
Narrator
521(2)
Notes on the Poets 523(6)
Index 529


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