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The sixty poems selected for Pocket Book of Poetry span more than four centuries and some rank among the greatest works of literature in the English language. Many are popular favorites and several represent the best works written by their authors, among them William Shakespeare's sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn," William The sixty poems selected for Pocket Book of Poetry span more than four centuries and some rank among the greatest works of literature in the English language. Many are popular favorites and several represent the best works written by their authors, among them William Shakespeare's sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn," William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming," and Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." Although some of these poems share themes and verse forms, each is a unique work unto itself. All suggest a world much greater than can be encompassed in their words, and the way in which they transport the reader to that realm is a large part of the pleasure that they offer. Pocket Book of Poetry is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging.


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The sixty poems selected for Pocket Book of Poetry span more than four centuries and some rank among the greatest works of literature in the English language. Many are popular favorites and several represent the best works written by their authors, among them William Shakespeare's sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn," William The sixty poems selected for Pocket Book of Poetry span more than four centuries and some rank among the greatest works of literature in the English language. Many are popular favorites and several represent the best works written by their authors, among them William Shakespeare's sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn," William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming," and Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." Although some of these poems share themes and verse forms, each is a unique work unto itself. All suggest a world much greater than can be encompassed in their words, and the way in which they transport the reader to that realm is a large part of the pleasure that they offer. Pocket Book of Poetry is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging.

30 review for Pocket Book of Poetry

  1. 5 out of 5

    Loretta

    Another nice small selection of poetry. 😊

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bon

    Whoever compiled this was a genius and obviously a kindred spirit, because all the best poems were in here. I love me a grim ballad or a musing on death and they were all here, "Because I Could Not Stop for Death", "The Highwayman", "In Flanders Fields"... I enjoyed it immensely. There's unexpected wisdom to be found in here, too, including an eerily-prescient poem about a Wall by Robert Frost. Makes you think...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Justin Wiggins

    I found this volume of poetry in the bargain bin at work and finished reading it the other night. It is a very good compilation of poems by William Blake, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Rudyard Kipling, John Milton, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and many others. I highly recommend it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Simpson

    Read this several times over the last month. My introduction to poetry and the classics. Standouts: - “Ozymandias” by Shelley - “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by Keats - “Because I could not stop for Death” by Dickinson - “Dover Beach” by Arnold - “The Second Coming” by Yeats - “The Listeners” by De La Mare

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karysa Ella Joy

    I got this little book in my stocking for Christmas and I'm glad because I want to read more poetry. I really liked the ones in here that I already knew from Anne of Green Gables and Dead Poets Society. I also enjoyed most of the other poems but some were admittedly over my lazy head. One of my favorite poems was by a British guy named Edward Lear. He wrote "nonsense poetry" which I really like because then I don't feel like I'm missing some deeper meaning.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

    Book #70 of the EBN Challenge at my Library. Challenge topic: A book of Poetry. Lots of really popular poems like "The Raven" and "O Captain, My Captain" and then ones I've never heard before like "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver." It really touched me emotionally.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tammi

    A nice selection of poems by various authors...actually included some of my favorites. A great book for anyone interested in poetry!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather Fryling

    This is a great little book of all those classic poems that inspired you in high school and college literature classes. If it's been a while since you had an overview of poetry, this isn't a bad place to jump back in.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Kail-Ackerman

    Amazing poems, historically-impactful. A great collection. My favorites: Sonnet XVIII: William Shakespeare Sonnet XXIX: William Shakespeare Sonnet CXVI: William Shakespeare Death: John Donne The Sun Rising: John Donne To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time: Robert Herrick A Red, Red Rose: Robert Burns The Divine Image: William Blake Ozymandias: Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to a Grecian Urn: John Keats The Children's Hour: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Raven: Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee: Edgar Allan Poe "Hope is a Amazing poems, historically-impactful. A great collection. My favorites: Sonnet XVIII: William Shakespeare Sonnet XXIX: William Shakespeare Sonnet CXVI: William Shakespeare Death: John Donne The Sun Rising: John Donne To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time: Robert Herrick A Red, Red Rose: Robert Burns The Divine Image: William Blake Ozymandias: Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to a Grecian Urn: John Keats The Children's Hour: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Raven: Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee: Edgar Allan Poe "Hope is a thing with feathers": Emily Dickinson "Because I could not stop for Death": Emily Dickinson The Charge of the Light Brigade: Alfred Lord Tennyson Dover Beach: Matthew Arnold The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: Edward Lear The Walrus and the Carpenter: Lewis Carroll Solitude: Ella Wheeler Wilcox When I Was One-and-Twenty: AE Housman If: Rudyard Kipling The Listeners: Walter De La Mare The Highwayman: Alfred Noyes Richard Cory: Edward Arlington Robinson Miniver Cheevy: Edward Arlington Robinson The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost Trees: Joyce Kilmer The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: Edna St. Vincent Millay

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Spelbring

    I really liked this collection of poetry. It contains some very famous poems by some very well known authors including Shakespeare, Byron, Bronte, Yeats, Keats, Elliot, and more. If you find it you should grab it up. I must confess that I actually took the time to read through this twice. I had to, the poems all had a beauty about them that I wanted to soak them in as much as possible before reading something else. Some of my favorites were "The Road Not Taken", "Because I Could Not Stop for Dea I really liked this collection of poetry. It contains some very famous poems by some very well known authors including Shakespeare, Byron, Bronte, Yeats, Keats, Elliot, and more. If you find it you should grab it up. I must confess that I actually took the time to read through this twice. I had to, the poems all had a beauty about them that I wanted to soak them in as much as possible before reading something else. Some of my favorites were "The Road Not Taken", "Because I Could Not Stop for Death", and "O Captain, My Captain!" To me, this was an inspiring read. Reading some of the great poets inspired me to try my hand at poetry again.

  11. 4 out of 5

    K.L

    This is a lovely collection of sixty of the most beloved and famous poems in the English language, bond in a concise, manageable little book so you can easily read the very best poems. I am very happy to say I found quite a few new favorites. My top five: I. Sonnet 106 - William Shakespeare II. The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes III. To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell IV. Trees - Joyce Kilmer V. To a Mouse - Robert Burns

  12. 4 out of 5

    Izzie Redman

    This is a very sweet collection of poems. Even though I didn’t personally like every single one, I appreciate their value and understand why they’re considered classics. On the other hand, I now have some new favorites that I absolutely adore! I also like the idea of having many of the classics at my fingertips. I look forward to rereading a lot of these poems and relishing the genius use of language in it’s pages.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    An essential book of poetry for any reader, poet, or any word-enthusiast. It's filled with so many pivotal poems and fine examples of the English language that everyone should be familiar with if they want to call themselves well-read. Plus, the fancy cover and slim feel of this volume make it a fine addition to any shelf.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Randi

    Beautiful little collection of classic poetry. I enjoyed it very much over coffee. ;) I particularly love that "The Highwayman" was included...though I'm not sure why the editors insisted on including "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat." =/

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    The usual suspects. Enjoyable collection, but overall a bit too male and too white for my liking. Reflects what we consider to be classic literature, which is a bit disturbing really. Still, no bad entries in the collection.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    It had most of the poems that I liked before hand, and introduced me to new ones I like

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alice

    I'm just not a fan of poetry.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mason Boykin

    I keep this book on my person at all. times.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Harmon (Maiden’s Blush)

    Pretty comprehensive selection of “classics” but I found a few new favorites I’d never read before. Love the size of the book and the “feel” - kind of curls into your hands.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Makenzie Hofacker

    SO many good poems in here!!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

    This was a great place for me to start learning more about poetry.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    A great collection of classics. I love these soft bound faux leather covers too! Too bad my dog also enjoyed the taste/texture. Looks like I’ll need to grab a new copy.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hunter

    Very good selection of poems for a novice poetry reader like me

  24. 4 out of 5

    Zuly

    This is a beautiful, portable collection that will never leave my bedside table. It has been decades since I've first read and studied these, and they are sweet old friends.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sammy

    Whoever put this bad boy together did a wonderfully magnificent job! There was amazing variation in author and content. If you like poetry or classic literature, go ahead and make sure you’ve read the musts.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    Perfect for plane rides, road trips, and quick reads. Pocket Book of Poetry also serves as a good introduction to poetry for those who might be intimidated by larger poetry books, such as A Treasury of Classic Poetry, those who lack the patience or time to read thicker poetry books, or those who are disinterested in reading big poetry books but still want a broad variety of poems. Perfect for plane rides, road trips, and quick reads. Pocket Book of Poetry also serves as a good introduction to poetry for those who might be intimidated by larger poetry books, such as A Treasury of Classic Poetry, those who lack the patience or time to read thicker poetry books, or those who are disinterested in reading big poetry books but still want a broad variety of poems.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tom Aldrich

    A book of poetry - check! The first book you see in a bookstore - check! Kind of a morbid collection of poetry. Some of the poems reminded me of AP English. Don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Josefine

    Not all the poems deserve this high rating of course. But I really liked hiw this book was put together, and opened up for some new poets I had never heard of before. And... come on. This book is gorgeous.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    Great collection of classic poetry!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Beth Joy

    A fabulous collection of poems.

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