Poems to Learn by Heart

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For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems," Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Title: Poems to learn by heart
Publisher: New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes indexes
Contents: from The world is round / Gertrude Stein
I an cherry alive / Delmore Schwartz
My shadow / Robert Louis Stevenson
Crying / Galway Kinnell
O dear! How disgusting is life! / Edward Lear
Bad morning / Langston Hughes
Ode to Pablo's tennis shoes / Gary Soto
Don't worry if your job is small / anonymous
It couldn't be done / Edgar Albert Guest
Personal / Langston Hughes
A man said / Stephen Crane
Sonnet 94 / William Shakespeare
Dust of snow / Robert Frost
If... / Rudyard Kipling
from A drama of exile / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Between what I see and what I say... / Octavio Paz
Micah 6:8
Disobedience / A.A. Milne
Brother / Mary Ann Hoberman
Brother and sister / Lewis Carroll
If Little Red Riding Hood... / Jeff Moss
Andre / Gwendolyn Brooks
The parent / Ogden Nash
Bilingual/Bilingüe / Rhina P. Espaillat
Ballad of Birmingham / Dudley Randall
Manners / Elizabeth Bishop
Bee! I'm expecting you! / Emily Dickinson
Vade mecum / Billy Collins
Evil / Langston Hughes
A poison tree / William Blake
Tableau / Countee Cullen
Voices rising / DreamYard Prep Slam Team
He wishes for the cloths of heaven / William Butler Yeats
The dream keeper / Langston Hughes
A blessing / James Wright
Invitation to love / Paul Laurence Dunbar
1 Corinthians 13:1-8 / Saint Paul
For Katrina's sun-dial / Henry van Dyke
Liberty / Janet S. Wong
The little elf / John Kendrick Bangs
The fairies / Rose Fyleman
I'd love to be a fairy's child / Robert Graves
Some one / Walter de la Mare
Under the bed / Penny Trzynka
What's that? / Florence Parry Heide
from The masque of queens / Ben Jonson
Song of the ogres / W.H. Auden
The splendour falls on castle walls / Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Foolish questions
Way down south / anonymous
There was an old man in a garden / Edward Lear
There was an old person whose habits / Edward Lear
Baby ate a microchip / Neal Levin
from Through the looking-glass / Lewis Carroll
Herbert Glerbert / Jack Prelutsky
The toys talk of the world / Katharine Pyle
All about boys and girls / John Ciardi
Some words inside of words / Richard Wilbur
The tale of Custard the dragon / Ogden Nash
Duty of the student / Edward Anthony
Gnome / Samuel Beckett
Sick / Shel Silverstein
Homework / Jane Yolen
Lucky trade / Matthew M. Fredericks
Bubble troubles / Janet S. Wong
How to paint a donkey / Naomi Shihab Nye
The lesson / Billy Collins
Theme for English B / Langston Hughes
if everything happens that can't be done / E.E. Cummings
The secret sits / Robert Frost
Hide-and-seek, 1933 / Galway Kinnell
Block city / Robert Louis Stevenson
The girls in the circle / Nikki Giovanni
We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks
Slam, dunk, & hook / Yusef Komunyakaa
Defender / Linda Sue Park
Zuri at bat / Nikki Grimes
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey's revenge / Grantland Rice
May / John Updike
Will, lost in a sea of trouble / Archilochos
The destruction of Sennacherib / George Gordon, Lord Byon
Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley
from Henry V, IV, iii, 56-67 / William Shakespeare
Shiloh / Herman Melville
Gettysburg address / Abraham Lincoln
Charge of the light brigade / Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ukase / C.G. Tiggas
When he was small, when he would fall / Vladimir Nabokov
The unknown soldier / Billy Rose
First they came for the Jews / Martin Niemöller
from Voices from Lemnos / Seamus Heaney
Peace / Gerard Manley Hopkins
from Auguries of innocence / William Blake
Happy thought / Robert Louis Stevenson
What are heavy? / Christina Rossetti
Devotion / Robert Frost
Will there really be a "morning"? / Emily Dickinson
Ballad of the morning streets / Amiri Baraka
who are you, little i / E.E. Cummings
In beauty may I walk / from the Navajo
Tommy / Gwendolyn Brooks
from As you like it, II, v, 5-12; 18-25 / William Shakespeare
Anecdote of the jar / Wallace Stevens
The snow man / Wallace Stevens
Winter trees / William Carlos Williams
from The metamorphoses, Book I / Ovid
The world / William Brighty Rands
from The Canterbury tales, general prologue / Geoffrey Chaucer
Young Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott
The cremation of Sam McGee / Robert Service
Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Catch a little rhyme / Eve Merriam
Summary: For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems," Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.
Additional Contributors: Muth, Jon J.
Kennedy, Caroline 1957-
ISBN: 1423108051
Branch Call Number: J821.008 P7524 2013
Statement of Responsibility: [selected by] Caroline Kennedy ; paintings by Jon J Muth
Subject Headings: Poetry Juvenile literature English poetry Juvenile literature American poetry Juvenile literature Children's poetry Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Poetry
English poetry
American poetry
Children's poetry
LCCN: 2011022651
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Jul 06, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great compilation of inspiring poems for children. Another great poem book by Caroline Kennedy...thanks!


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