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Three American Poets

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A unique collection of poems from three writers living under the shadow of the Civil War

Three great American poets, all of whom preferred the solitary life, and yet each responded, in very different ways, to the greatest social event of their times: the challenge of living in a country recovering from civil war. The selection from Melville aims to show the range of his shorter verse, from the public poet intensely concerned with the Civil War and its meaning for humanity, to the private poet, as he withdrew from the eyes of the world. Robinson's quintessential and much anthologised famous poems can be read set alongside the less widely-read pieces also included here. Tuckerman is a neglected poet, whose poems reflect his friendship with Tennyson and his grief for the loss of his wife."

Synopsis:

This volume presents work from three great American poets, all of whom preferred the solitary life; yet each responded, in very different ways, to the greatest social event of their times, the challenge of living in a country recovering from a civil war.

About the Author

Herman Melville (1819-91) is now best known for his novels, including Moby Dick, although for the last 30 years of his life he wrote only poetry.

Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821-73) published only a single volume of poetry in 1860, yet he is one of the most significant poets of the 19th century.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his poetry.

Jonathan Bean used to teach at the University of Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Three American Poets Acknowledgments

Introduction

Table of Dates

Further Reading

Herman Melville

Preface

The Portent

Misgivings

The Conflict of Convictions

The March into Virginia, Ending in the First Manassas

Ball's Bluff, A Reverie

A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight

Shiloh, A Requiem

Malvern Hill

Stonewall Jackson, Mortally Wounded at Chancellorsville

Gettysburg

The House-Top, A Night Piece

On the Photograph of a Corps Commander

The Swamp Angel

The College Colonel

At the Cannon's Mouth, Destruction of the Ram Albermarle by the Torpedo-launch

"The Coming Storm," A Picture by S. R. Gifford, and owned by E. B. Included in the N. A. Exhibition, April, 1865

The Released Rebel Prisoner

A Grave Near Petersburg, Virginia

On the Slain Collegians

The Fortitude of the North, under the Disaster of the Second Manassas

On the Men of Maine, Killed in the Victory of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Inscription: For Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg

On the Slain at Chickamauga

On Sherman's Men, Who Fell in the Assault of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia

Commemorative of a Naval Victory

The Maldive Shark

The Berg (A Dream)

The Enviable Isles (From "Rammon")

Billy in the Darbies

Timoleon (394 BC)

The Ravaged Villa

Monody

Lone Founts

Art

Fragments of a Lost Gnostic Poem of the 12th Century

In a Church of Padua

The Attic Landscape

Greek Masonry

Greek Architecture

Immolated

When Forth the Shepherd Leads the Flock

Trophies of Peace, Illinois in 1840

Field Asters

The Avatar

The American Aloe on Exhibition

Inscription: For a Boulder near the spot...

Rose Window

Thy Aim, Thy Aim?

Camoëns, I (Before)

Camoëns in the Hospital, 2 (After)

A Spirit Appeared to Me

Pontoosuc

Frederick Goddard Tuckerman

Preface

November

April

Inspiration

Sonnet ("Again, again, ye part in stormy grief")

Sic Itur Ad Astra

Twilight

The Stranger

The School-Girl, An Idyll

Rhotruda

—— ("I took from its glass a flower")

Sidney

Paulo to Francesca

Margites

from Sonnets, Part I

Sonnets, Part II

from Sonnets, Part III

from Sonnets, Part IV

from Sonnets, Part V

The Cricket

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Preface

The Torrent

Aaron Stark

Dear Friends

Sonnet ("When we can all so excellently give")

Her Eyes

George Crabbe

Sonnet ("Oh, for a poet - for a beacon bright")

Luke Havergal

The Chorus of Old Men in "Aegus"

Horace to Leucono—

Reuben Bright

The Ballade of Dead Friends

Thomas Hood

For a Book by Thomas Hardy

Supremacy

Three Quatrains ("As long as Fame's imperious music rings")

John Evereldown

The Clerks

Verlaine

Walt Whitman

Boston

Richard Cory

Amaryllis

Cliff Klingenhagen

Octaves

The Growth of "Lorraine"

The Corridor

Pasa Thalassa Thalassa, "The sea is everywhere the sea"

Momus

Uncle Ananias

How Annandale Went Out

Miniver Cheevy

For a Dead Lady

Eros Turannos

Theophilus

Veteran Sirens

Another Dark Lady

Bewick Finzer

The Man Against the Sky

The Flying Dutchman

Firelight

Mr. Flood's Party

The Tree in Pamela's Garden

Lost Anchors

Monadnock Through the Trees

Many Are Called

The Sheaves

Silver Street

A Man in Our Town

Why He Was There

Glass Houses

New England

Reunion

Young Gideon (Judges 6)

Notes

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436860
Editor:
Bean, Jonathan
Publisher:
Penguin Global
Editor:
Bean, Jonathan
Author:
Melville, Herman
Author:
Bean, Jonathan
Author:
Tuckerman, Frederick
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92x5.10x.73 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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