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Famous Abolition Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Abolition poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous abolition poems. These examples illustrate what a famous abolition poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Service, Robert William
...ills and does not pay
May live to kill another day.

*By a majority of twenty-three the House of Commons 
voted the abolition of the death penalty....Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz the habit, no doubt, of advocating for Home Rule;
But the best Home Rule for him, as far as I can understand,
Is the abolition of strong drink from the land. 

And the men that get drunk in general wants Home Rule;
But such men, I rather think, should keep their heads cool,
And try and learn more sense, I most earnestlty do pray,
And help to get strong drink abolished without delay. 

If drink was abolished how many peaceful homes would there be,
Just, for instance...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...rawn --

Or She -- Herself -- ascended
To too remote a Height
For lower Recognition
Than Her Omnipotent --

This Mortal Abolition
Is seldom -- but as fair
As Apparition -- subject
To Autocratic Air --

Eternity's disclosure
To favorites -- a few --
Of the Colossal substance
Of Immortality...Read More

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