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101 Great American Poems

Item #: 18305 
Available: 119.00

ISBN: 9780486401584

From Anne Bradstreet to W.H. Auden, this volume collects a sampling of the most important poetry from U.S. history. Including well-known and lesser-known poems, this treasury will delight and educate the student in the nation's rich poetic heritage.


Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems in this entertaining volume include:

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven
  • Walt Whitman: I Hear America Singing
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes: Sr: Old Ironsides
  • William Cullen Bryant: Thanatopsis
  • Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken
  • Langston Hughes: Still Here
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson: Miniver Cheevy
  • Emily Dickinson: I'm nobody! Who are you?

. . . as well as works by Herman Melville, Vachel Lindsay, Emma Lazarus, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Stephen Crane, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and other notables.

Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetly and literacy, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise students and general readers alike hours of reading pleasure.

Original Dover (1998) selection of poems from standard editions.


U.S. History to 1877 is a one-year curriculum for high school that integrates U.S. history, government, English, and Bible (3 full-year credits).

Throughout the year, students will develop a biblical worldview in their daily life, in areas such as history, economics, law, and science.

This curriculum focuses on the time of early exploration to the Civil War and dives into the structures and functions of the U.S. Government through reading historical documents, political speeches, and literature written during that time period.