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Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Collection of more than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrates travel, adventure and the many real and metaphorical journeys each of us take in the course of our lives. Works by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The New Colossus" and "The Railway Train."

Synopsis:

This appealing original anthology presents a rich selection of verse on the very popular themes of travel and adventure. Included are more than 80 poems by 50 American and British poets, mostly of the 19th and 20th centuries, celebrating the spirit and sentiment of life's many journeys, both real and metaphoric. Included are poems by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Masefield, Langston Hughes, and others on travels and wanderings by foot, ship, train and plane. Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Christina Rossetti and scores of others are also represented in poems of travel as symbolic of life, love, loss and discovery, leaving home and the final return. All lovers of poetry and anyone seized by the siren call of the open road will revel in this remarkably low-priced collection of memorable verse by some of the greatest poets in the English language.

Synopsis:

More than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrate real and metaphorical journeys. Poems by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Table of Contents

SONGS FOR THE OPEN ROAD

  From Song of the Open Road. Walt Whitman

  There Is No Frigate Like a Book. Emily Dickinson

  "From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, George Gordon, Lory Byron"

  The Vagabond. Robert Louis Stevenson

  Ithaka. Constantine Cavafy (translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard)

  "Song of Songs. (from the Song of Solomon, 2:10-13, King James Bible)"

  what is. E. E. Cummings

  "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond. E. E. Cummings"

  On First Looking into Chapman's Homer. John Keats

  On Journeys Through the States. Walt Whitman

  Recuerdo. Edna St. Vincent Millay

  A Vagabond Song. Bliss Carman

  From A Rolling Stone. Robert Service

  The Land of Beyond. Robert Service

  On the World. Francis Quarles

  Great things are done when men & mountains meet. William Blake

  Roadways. John Masefield

  Out Where the West Begins. Arthur Chapman

  Highway. Gene Zeiger

  The Sacred. Stephen Dunn

  The Lake Isle of Innisfree. William Butler Yeats

  "I was Born Upon Thy Bank, River. Henry David Thoreau"

  The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost

  Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Robert Frost

  Acquainted with the Night. Robert Frost

  When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Walt Whitman

  The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Langston Hughes

  The Stolen Child. William Butler Years

  Sonnet - to an American Painter Departing for Europe. Wiliam Cullen Bryant

  Into My Own. Robert Frost

  Escapist - Never. Robert Frost

  To the Not Impossible Him. Edna St. Vincent Millay

"SEAR, RAIL AND SKY"

  "From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. George Gordon, Lord Byron"

  Sea-Fever. John Masefield

  Exultation is in the Going. Emily Dickinson

  The Secret of the Sea. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  "Put Off Thy Bark from Shore, Though Near the Night. Frederick Goddard Tuckerman"

  Golden Moonrise. William Stanley Braithwaite

  Exiled. Edna St. Vincent Millay

  A Strip of Blue. Lucy Larcom

  In Cabin'd Ships at Sea. Walt Whitman

  Columbus. Joaquin Miller

  Song. John Davidson

  The Winds of Fate. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  Seafarer. Archibald MacLeish

  All day I Hear the Noise of Waters. James Joyce

  "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"

  From the Shore. Carl Sandburg

  Les Silhouettes (from Impressions). Oscar Wilde

  The Flying Dutchman. Edwin Arlington Robinson

  Ships That Pass in the Night. Paul Laurence Dunbar

  From My Lost Youth. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  Emigravit. Helen Hunt Jackson

  Possibilities. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  Song. Elizabeth Bishop

  Death of an Old Seaman. Langston Hughes

  "Ulysses. Alfred, Lord Tennyson"

  Travel. Edna St. Vincent Millay

  I like to see it lap the Miles. Emily Dickinson

  Riding on a Railroad Train. Ogden Nash

  Taking the Night-Train. John James Piatt

  Night Journey. Theodore Roethke

  Window. Carl Sandburg

  Pennsylvania Station. Langston Hughes

  The Engine. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  Midnight on the Great Western. Thomas Hardy

  To a Locomotive in Winter. Walt Whitman

  A Dream of Trains. Mark Van Doren

  "High Flight. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. "

  "First Flight. Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington"

  To a Waterfowl. William Cullen Bryant

  The Journey is Everything. Helen Bevington

  Sympathy. Paul Laurence Dunbar

  To the Man-of-War Bird. Walt Whitman

  "Get Up, Blues. James A. Emanuel"

"HOME, REST AND FINAL VOYAGES"

  From Little Gidding. T. S. Eliot

  Into My Heart and Air That Kills. A. E. Housman

  Love of Country (from The Lay of the Last Minstrel). Sir Walter Scott

  "Home-Thoughts, from Abroad. Robert Browning"

  The Tropics in New York. Claude McKay

  America for Me. Henry Van Dyke

  The New Colossus. Emma Lazarus

  Home. Anne Brontë

  The Long Voyage. Malcolm Cowley

  "Home, Sweet Home! John Howard Payne"

  Anchored. Paul Laurence Dunbar

  Terminus. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  The Tramps. Robert Service

  Heart o' the North. Robert Service

  Requiem. Robert Louis Stevenson

  Tavern. Edna St. Vincent Millay

  Up-Hill. Christina Rossetti

  The Listeners. Walter de la Mare

  Dream-Land. Edgar Allan Poe

  The Chariot. Emily Dickinson

  Heaven-Haven. Gerard Manley Hopkins

  Dream Land. Christina Rossetti

  Ozymandias. Percy Bysshe Shelley

  "Crossing the Bar. Alfred, Lord Tennyson"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486406466
Editor:
Project, The American Poetry & Literacy
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Project, The American Poetry &. Literacy
Editor:
American Poetry & Literacy Project, The
Author:
The American Poetry
Author:
The Ameri
Author:
Literacy Project
Author:
The American Poetry and Literacy Project
Author:
can Poetry & Literacy Project
Author:
American Poetry & Literacy Project
Author:
&
Author:
American Poetry & Literacy Project, The
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
American Poetry
Author:
The American Poetry & Literacy Project
Author:
Literacy Project, The
Author:
American PoetryandLiteracy Project, The
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , This appealing original anthology presents a rich selection of verse on the very popular themes of travel and adventure. Included are more than 80 poems by 50 American and British poets, mostly of the 19th and 20th centuries, celebrating the spirit and sentiment of life's many journeys, both real and metaphoric. Included are poems by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Masefield, Langston Hughes, and others on travels and wanderings by foot, ship, train and plane. Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Christina Rossetti and scores of others are also represented in poems of travel as symbolic of life, love, loss and discovery, leaving home and the final return. All lovers of poetry and anyone seized by the siren call of the open road will revel in this remarkably low-priced collection of memorable verse by some of the greatest poets in the English language.
"Synopsis" by ,
More than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrate real and metaphorical journeys. Poems by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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