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Great Poems by American Women: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

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From the colonial-era poets to such 20th-century writers as Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath, this inspiring anthology offers a retrospective of more than three centuries of poems by American women. Over 200 selections embrace a wide range of themes and motifs: meditations on the meaning of existence, celebrations of life's joys, appreciations of the natural world, and many more.

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" and "Before the Birth of One of Her Children," written by America's first poet of note, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), appear here, along with "On Being Brought from Africa to America" and "On Imagination," by Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), America's first great black woman poet. Selections also include more than a dozen beloved works by Emily Dickinson-"There's a certain slant of light," "I heard a fly buzz when I died," and "My life closed twice before its close," among others-as well as masterly verses by Hilda Doolittle, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and numerous lesser-known authors.

A superb introduction to America's women poets, this engaging collection offers an inexpensive and rewarding resource for students, teachers, and all lovers of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "A Bird Came Down the Walls," "The New Colossus," "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," and "On Being Brought from Africa to America."

Synopsis:

Superb, inexpensive anthology spans 4 centuries to include more than 200 inspiring poems by Emily Dickinson, Hilda Doolittle, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and others. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

More than 200 inspiring poems offer a superb introduction to the women poets of America, from the colonial-era works of Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley to the modern poetry of Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath. Other authors include Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and more. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Table of Contents

Anne Bradstreet

  The Prologue

  The Author to Her Book

  To My Dear and Loving Husband

  Before the Birth of One of Her Children

Mercy Otis Warren

  To an Amiable Friend Mourning the Death of an Excellent Father

Ann Eliza Bleecker

  Return to Tomhanick

  An Evening Prospect

Phillis Wheatley

  On Being Brought from Africa to America

  "To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works"

  On Imagination

  On the Death of the Rev. Mr George Whitefield-1770

  An Hymn to the Evening

Sarah Wentworth Morton

  The African Chief

Susanna Haswell Rowson

  "America, Commerce, and Freedom"

  To Time

  Song

Emma Hart Willard

  Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep

Sarah Josepha Hale

  The Watcher

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

  Indian Names

  To the First Slave Ship

  The Indidan's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers

  Lines

  The Bell of the Wreck

Maria Gowen Brooks

  Stanzas

  Song

Lydia Maria Child

  The World I am Passing Through

  The New-England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day

Sarah Helen Whitman

  To Edgar Allan Poe

  To -

  Sonnet V

  The Morning-Glory

Emma C. Embury

  The Widow's Wooer

  Love Unsought

  A Portrait

Elizabeth Oakes-Smith

  Ode to Sappho

  The Drowned Mariner

Lucretia Davidson

  On the Birth of Her Sister Margaret

  America

Margaret Fuller

  Flaxman

  Instrumental Music

Elizabeth Clementine Kinney

  A Dream

Frances Sargent Osgood

  Ellen Learning to Walk

  A Dancing Girl

  Ah! Woman Still

Harriet Beecher Stowe

  The Other World

Mary E. Hewitt

  Imitation of Sappho

  Harold the Valiant

Julia Ward Howe

  Battle Hymn of the Republic

  My Last Dance

  Woman

  The Burial of Schlesinger

Alice Cary

  The Sea-Side Cave

  To Solitude

Fanny Crosby

  Voice of the Flowers

  The Dead Child

Phoebe Cary

  Nearer Home

  Advice Gratis to Certain Women

Lucy Larcom

  Plant a Tree

  A Strip of Blue

Frances E. W. Harper

  Learning to Read

  The Slave Mother

  The Slave Auction

  A Double Standard

  She's Free!

Ethel Lynn Beers

  "All quiet along the Potomac"

Rose Terry Cooke

  Bluebeard's Closet

  Segovia and Madrid

Helen Hunt Jackson

  My Lighthouses

  Poppies on the Wheat

Emily Dickinson

  "Success is counted sweetest"

  "Wild nights! Wild nights!"

  "A wounded deer leaps highest"

  "Hope is the thing with feathers"

  "There's a certain slant of light"

  "I felt a funeral in my brain"

  "I'm nobody! Who are you?"

  "He fumbles at your spirit"

  "A bird came down the walk"

  "This is my letter to the world"

  "I heard a fly buzz when I died"

  "Because I could not stop for Death"

  "If I can stop one heart from breaking"

  "A narrow fellow in the grass"

  "I never saw a moor"

  "There is no frigate like a book"

  "My life closed twice before its close"

Nora Perry

  The Love-Knot

Louisa May Alcott

  Thoreau's Flute

Mary Ashley Townsend

  Creed

  Virtuosa

  Her Horoscope

  A Georgia Volunteer

Elizabeth Akers Allen

  Rock Me to Sleep

Celia Thaxter

  Seaward

  The Sandpiper

Louise Chandler Moulton

  To-Night

  Louisa May Alcott

  A Painted Fan

Augusta Cooper Bristol

  Night

  The Crime of the Ages

Sarah Morgan Piatt

  Giving Back the Flower

  My Babes in the Wood

  Transfigured

Charlotte L. Forten Grimké

  Poem

  A Parting Hymn

Mary Mapes Dodge

  The Minuet

  Now the Noisy Winds Are Still

  Emerson

Margaret E. Sangster

  A Song for Our Flag

Constance Fenimore Woolson

  Love Unexpressed

  Yellow Jessamine

Ina Donna Coolbrith

  When the Grass Shall Cover Me

  Helen Hunt Jackson

  Fruitionless

Emma Lazarus

  The New Colossus

  1492

  Echoes

  The South

  Gifts

  The New Ezekiel

Sarah Orne Jewett

  A Caged Bird

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  Solitude

  Individuality

  Friendship After Love

  Delilah

Rose Hartwick Thorpe

  Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

  A Song Before Grief

Kate Nichols Trask

  Sorrow

  Aidenn

Edith M. Thomas

  The Mother Who Died Too

  Winter Sleep

Lizette Woodworth Reese

  One Night

  Tears

  Spicewood

Katharine Lee Bates

  America the Beautiful

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  A Common Inference

  The Beds of Fleur-de-lys

  A Conservative

Harriet Monroe

  To W. S. M.

  A Farewell

  Love Song

  Washington

  Lincoln

  Democracy

Louise Imogen Guiney

  The Wild Ride

  At a Symphony

Grace Ellery Channing-Stetson

  Any Woman to a Soldier

Edith Wharton

  The Last Giustiniani

  Life

  With the Tide

Willa Cather

  "Grandmither, think not I forget"

  A Likeness

Jospehine Preston Peabody

  Prelude

  Rubric

  The Nightingale Unheard

Amy Lowell

  The Letter

  Venus Transiens

  The Garden by Moonlight

  The Taxi

  Patterns

  A Winter Ride

  Opal

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

  Sonnet

  I Sit and Sew

Anna Hempstead Branch

  "Grieve Not, Ladies"

  Songs for My Mother

Sara Teasdale

  Barter

  The Look

  The Kiss

  I Shall Not Care

  The Wind

  The Answer

  Appraisal

  The Solitary

  Sappho

Elinor Wylie

  Beauty

  The Eagle and the Mole

  Velvet Shoes

  Let No Charitable Hope

  Pretty Words

Hazel Hall

  White Branches

  Instruction

Hilda Doolittle

  Oread

  Sea Poppies

  Sheltered Garden

  Heat

  Helen

Georgia Douglas Johnson

  The Heart of a Woman

Marianne Moore

  Poetry

  Sojourn in the Whale

  Roses Only

  To a Steam Roller

Edna St. Vincent Millay

  First Fig

  Renascence

  God's World

  Wild Swans

  Pity Me Not

  "Into the golden vessel of great song"

  "I, being born a woman and distressed"

  "Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare"

  "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why"

Dorothy Parker

  One Perfect Rose

  Unfortunate Coincidence

Genevieve Taggard

  For Eager Lovers

Louise Bogan

  Medusa

  Women

Gwendolyn Brooks

  Jessie Mitchell's Mother

Sylvia Plath

  Daddy

  Lady Lazarus

Alphabetical List of Poets

Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486401645
Editor:
Rattiner, Susan L.
Editor:
Rattiner
Editor:
Rattiner
Editor:
Rattiner, Susan L.
Author:
Rattiner, Susan L.
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
American poetry -- Women authors.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.46 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Superb, inexpensive anthology spans 4 centuries to include more than 200 inspiring poems by Emily Dickinson, Hilda Doolittle, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and others. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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More than 200 inspiring poems offer a superb introduction to the women poets of America, from the colonial-era works of Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley to the modern poetry of Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath. Other authors include Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and more. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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