Iambic Pentameter

Types of Poetry



A --

"Advice to a Prophet" by Richard Wilbur

"Africa" by Maya Angelou

"After Experience Taught Me" by J. D. Snodgrass

"After the Winter" by Claude McKay

"Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"All But Blind" by Walter de la Mare

An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1648 (poem collection) by Samuel Danforth

"America" by Allen Ginsberg

"America" by Claude McKay

"Among School Children" by W. B. Yeats

"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

"Any Human to Another" by Countee Cullen

"anyone live in a pretty how town" by e. e. cummings

"Archaic Torso of Apollo" by Rainer Maria Rilke

"Ariel" by Sylvia Plath

"Art vs. Trade" by James Weldon Johnson

"Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake

"Autumn" by Amy Lowell

"Axe Handles" by Gary Snyder

B --

"Ballad of the Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound

"The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"The Ballad of Reading Goal" by Oscar Wilde

"Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson

"Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Stratford" by E. A. Robinson

"Birches" by Robert Frost

"A Bird came down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson

"The bitter air" by Arnaut Daniel

"The Black Swan" by James Merrill

"Bogland" by Seamus Heaney

"A Brave and Startling Truth" by Maya Angelou

"The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane

C --

"Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou

"Campo dei Fiori" by Czeslaw Milosz

"The Cantos" by Ezra Pound

"Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (long narrative poem) by Lord Byron

"The Choice" by Dorothy Parker

"The City is So Big" by Richard Garcia

"Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Conscientious Objector" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Constantly Risking Absurdity" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Counter-Attack" by Siegfried Sassoon

"The Cry of the Children" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

D --

"Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

"Dance of the Seasons" by Harriet Monroe

"The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy

"Darkness" by Lord Byron

"Dark Night of the Soul" (Treatise) by St. John Of the Cross

"The Day of Doom" by Michael Wigglesworth

"Dear Doctor, I have Read your Play" by Lord Byron

"A Death in the Desert" by Robert Browning

"And Death shall Have No Dominion" by Dylan Thomas

"A Dialogue between Old England and New" by Anne Bradstreet

"Digging" by Seamus Heaney

"Domination of Black" by Wallace Stevens

"Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas

"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold

"The Dream Songs" by John Berryman

"A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes

"Dreamers" by Siegfried Sassoon

"Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes

"Dusting" by Julia alvarez

E --

"Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady" by Alexander Pope

"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray

"To Elsie" by William Carlos Williams

"Endless Streams and Mountains" by Gary Snyder

"Epilogue" by Robert Lowell

"An Essay on Criticism" by Alexander Pope

"An Essay on Man: Epistle I" by Alexander Pope

"Evangeline A Tale of Acadie" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

F --

"Fiddler Jones" by Edgar Lee Masters

"The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop

"Flammonde" by E. A. Robinson

"The Flea" by John Donne

"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell

"Four Quartets" by T. S. Eliot

"From the Dark Tower" by Countee Cullen

G --

"The Gift" by Li-Young Lee

"Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (poetry collection) by James Weldon Johnson

"Grape Sherbet" by Rita Dove

"Grass" by Carl Sandburg

H --

"Happiness" by Raymond Carver

"Harlem" by Langston Hughes

"Harlem Night Song" by Langston Hughes

"Harlem Shadows" by Claude McKay

"The Haw Lantern" by Seamus Heaney

"Heritage" by Countee Cullen

"A High-Toned Old Christian Woman" by Wallace Stevens

"Holy Sonnet 10: Death, be not proud" by John Donne

"Homage to Mistress Bradstreet" by John Berryman

"The Horse Fell Off the Poem" by Mahmoud Darwish

"The House on the Hill" by E. A. Robinson

"The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm" by Wallace Stevens

"Howl" by Allen Ginsberg

"How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"How to Write the Great American Indian Novel" by Sherman Alexie

"The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll

"An Hymn to the Evening" by Phillis Wheatley

I --

"I Am Waiting" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"I Ask My Mother to Sing" by Li-Young Lee

"i carry your heart with me" by e. e. cummings

"The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens

"If--" by Rudyard Kipling

"I Have a Seat in the Abandoned Theater" by Mahmoud Darwish

"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman

"I heard a Fly buzz--when I died" by Emily Dickinson

"In Jerusalem" by Mahmoud Darwish

"In Memoriam A. H. H." by Alfred Lord Tennyson

"In Trackless Woods" by Richard Wilbur

"The Indian Burial Ground" by Philip Feneau

"I see scarlet, green, blue, white, yellow" by Arnaut Daniel

"Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom" by Dorothy Parker

"i thank You God for this most amazing" by e. e. cummings

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth

J --

"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

"July in Washington" by Robert Lowell

K --

"Kentucky is My Home" by Jesse Stuart

"Kidnap Poem" by Nikki Giovanni

L --

"Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath

"The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

"L'Allegro" by John Milton

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

A Lemon and Other Poems (PoemHunter.com poetry collection) by Pablo Neruda

"Life is Fine" by Langston Hughes

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson

"Lightenings viii" by Seamus Heaney

"The Little Boy with His Hands Up" by Yala Korwin

"A Locked House" by J. D. Snodgrass

"London, 1802" by William Wordsworth

"A Long Story" by Thomas Gray

"Lord Randall" by Anonymous

"Love (III)" by George Herbert

"Love among the Ruins" by Robert Browning

"Love Is" by Nikki Giovanni

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot

"Luxury" by Nikki Giovanni

M --

"A Man's Requirements" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Memories of West Street and Lepke" by Robert Lowell

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost

Men, Women, and Ghosts (collection of narrative poems) by Amy Lowell

"Milton by Firelight" by Gary Snyder

"Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes

"Mr. Edwards and the Spider" by Robert Lowell

"Mr. Flood's Party" by E. A. Robinson

"My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning

"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke

N --

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes

"Never the Time and the Place" by Robert Browning

"The Nightingale of Wittenberg" by Hans Sachs

"A Noiseless Patient Spider" by Walt Whitman

"The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh

O --

"the octopus" by James Merrill

"Ode On the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold "Fishes" by Thomas Gray

"Ode: Imitations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth

"Ode on Indolence" by John Keats

"Ode on Solitude" by Alexander Pope

"Ode to a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

"Ode to Neptune" by Phillis Wheatley

"The Old Huntsman" by Siegfried Sassoon

"The Old Oaken Bucket" by Samuel Woodworth

"On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley

"One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

On a Gate-tower at Yuzhou” by Chen Zi’ang

"On the Death of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield" by Phillis Wheatley

"On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" by John Milton

"On the Pulse of Morning" by Maya Angelou

"On Shakespeare, 1630 by John Milton

"The Operation" by Anne Sexton

"Oranges" by Gary Soto

"Oread" by Hilda Doolittle (H. D.)

"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

P --

"A Pact" by Ezra Pound

"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe

"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The People, Yes (poem collection) by Carl Sandburg

"Phantom Limbs" by Anne Michaels

"The Poet Ridiculed by Hysterical Academics" by J. D. Snodgrass

"Poetry" by Marianne Moore

"Poetry Is a Destructive Force" by Wallace Stevens

"A Postcard from the Volcano" by Wallace Stevens

"The Powwow at the End of the World" by Sherman Alexie

"The Prologue" by Anne Bradstreet

"Prometheus" by Lord Byron

"Psalm 96" King James Bible

Q --

Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem (book-length poem) by Percy Bysshe Shelley

R --

"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe

"The Reader" by Richard Wilbur

"Richard Cory" by E. A. Robinson

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Ezra Pound

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

"The Ruin" (from The Exeter Book) by Anonymous

S --

"Saturday's Child" by Countee Cullen

"Seaman's Ditty" by Gary Snyder

"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

"Sestina" by Elizabeth Bishop

"She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron

"The Silent Slain" by Archibald MacLeish

"The Silken Tent" by Robert Frost

"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell

"somewhere i have never travelled" by e. e. cummings

"Song VII: My song has put off her adornments..." by Rabindranath Tagore

"Song: Go and catch a falling star" by John Donne

A Song of Ch'ang-kan” by Li Bai or Li Po

"Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

"The Song of Wandering Aengus" by William Butler Yeats

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (poetry collections) by William Blake

"Sonnet 19: When I consider how my light is spent..." by John Milton

"Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 128: How oft when thou, my music, music playst..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 143: Lo as a careful houswife runs to catch..." by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth..." by William Shakespeare

"Sot-weed Factor: Or, A Voyage to Maryland" by Ebenezer Cook

"The Sound of the Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Spoon River Anthology (epitaph story collection) by Edgar Lee Masters

"Spring and Fall" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

"The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton

"The Star-Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key

"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

"Suicide in the Trenches" by Siegfried Sassoon

"Sunlight" by Seamus Heaney

T --

"Tableau" by Countee Cullen

"The Tarter Swept" by August Kleinzahler

"Taught me purple" by Evelyn Tooley Hunt

"Tentative Description of a Dinner to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"The Taxi" by Amy Lowell

"There Are No Islands, Any More" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden

"Time does not bring relief; you all have lied..." by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Tintern Abbey" by William Wordsworth

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

"This is my letter to the World" by Emily Dickinson

"To Daffodils" by Robert Herrick

"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell

"To His Excellency General Washington" by Phillis Wheatley

"To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet

"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick

Toward the Gulf (poetry collection) by Edgar Lee Masters

"To Urania" by Joseph Brodsky

"Traveling through the Dark" by William E. Stafford

"The Truth the Dead Know" by Anne Sexton

"Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

"The Twelve" by Aleksandr Blok

twenty love poems and a song of despair (poetry collection) by pablo neruda

U --

"Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The Underground" by Seamus Heaney

"The Universal Prayer" by Alexander Pope

"Upon the Burning of Our House" by Anne Bradstreet

"Upon a Spider Catching a Fly" by Edward Taylor

V --

"Villanelle of Change" by E. A. Robinson

"The Visitor" by Carolyn Forche

W --

"Waiting for a Ride" by Gary Snyder

"The Wanderer" (Old English Poem)

"The Wasteland" by T. S. Eliot

"We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson

"We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

"When I Heard at the Close of the Day" by Walt Whitman

"When Lilacs in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Walt Whitman

"When the leaf sings" by Arnaut Daniel

"The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling

"The Widow's Lament in Springtime" by William Carlos Williams

"The Wild Honeysuckle" by Philip Freneau

"Who Am I, Without Exile?"

"Wind, Water, Stone" by Octavio Paz

"The Word is a Beautiful Place..." by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth

X --

Y --

"Yarns of the People" by Carl Sandburg

Yehuda Amichai Poems (poetry collection)

"Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

Z --

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