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Famous Acquirements Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
At once may illustrate and honour my story.

 Thou first of our orators, first of our wits;
Yet whose parts and acquirements seem just lucky hits;
With knowledge so vast, and with judgment so strong,
No man with the half of ’em e’er could go wrong;
With passions so potent, and fancies so bright,
No man with the half of ’em e’er could go right;
A sorry, poor, misbegot son of the Muses,
For using thy name, offers fifty excuses.
Good L—d, what is Man! for as simple h...Read More

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