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Norton Anthology of Poetry links

Ripe Hachiya persimmons on a tree in December, licensed under GNU Free Documentation license by author Downtowngal

The Norton Anthology of Poetry has provided a web companion with several poems read aloud.  Here is their homepage where you can find several additional resources.  Below are links to the poems on their site.  Click on the links to go to their site, and then click on the speaker beside the text of each poem to hear it read aloud.  You’ll need QuickTime for the audio player to work.

Image of Chaucer as a pilgrim from Ellesmere Manuscript in Huntington Library in San Marino California.  This manuscript is an early publishing of Canterbury Tales.

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – 1400) The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

Sir Patrick Spens Early Modern Ballads

Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) They Flee from Me

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) When I Was Fair and Young

Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) Sonnet 75

Shepherd by Strambu Ipolit, 1871-1934

Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Sonnet 146

John Donne (1572 – 1631) A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) To My Dear and Loving Husband

Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743 – 1825) The Rights of Woman

Old Chelsea Bridge, London by Pissarro, 1871

William Blake (1757 – 1827) London

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) Kubla Khan

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Ulysses

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Song of Myself

Emily Dickinson, black and white photograph

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) #712

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) Easter 1916

Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) Sunday Morning

William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963) This Is Just to Say

Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972) Poetry

Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) Dulce Et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum est, One of many, many graveyards in the Somme battlefields, this one is on the main road between Albert and Baupaume, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0, by author Chris Hartford from London, UK

Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) The Weary Blues

W. H. Auden (1907 – 1973) In Memory of W. B. Yeats

Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953) Fern Hill

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000) We Real Cool

Denise Levertov (1923 – 1997) Tenebrae

Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) Diving into the Wreck

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) A Far Cry from Africa

1593 map Northern Hemisphere, Gerard de Jode

Eavan Boland (b. 1944) That the Science of Cartography Is Limited

Rita Dove (b. 1952) Parsley

Li-Young Lee (b. 1957) Persimmons

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Posted in Everything Else and High School and High School Literature and Poetry 8 years ago at 5:01 pm.

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