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Famous Advantageous Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Milton, John
...this place may lie exposed, 
The utmost border of his kingdom, left 
To their defence who hold it: here, perhaps, 
Some advantageous act may be achieved 
By sudden onset--either with Hell-fire 
To waste his whole creation, or possess 
All as our own, and drive, as we were driven, 
The puny habitants; or, if not drive, 
Seduce them to our party, that their God 
May prove their foe, and with repenting hand 
Abolish his own works. This would surpass 
Common revenge, and inte...Read more of this...



by Carroll, Lewis
...Why is it that Poetry has never yet been subjected to that process of Dilution which has proved so advantageous to her sister-art Music? The Diluter gives us first a few notes of some well-known Air, then a dozen bars of his own, then a few more notes of the Air, and so on alternately: thus saving the listener, if not from all risk of recognising the melody at all, at least from the too-exciting transports which it might produce in a more concentrated for...Read more of this...

by Edson, Russell
...nd speaks well of him, who 
having required much in his neglect of proper choice, turns 
now, on good advice, to a more advantageous social stance, 
said the father. 

 But then his son became his father.
 Behold, the son is become as one of us, said the father.
 His son said, behold, the son is become as one of us.
 Will you stop repeating me, screamed the father.
 Will you stop repeating me, screamed his son.
 Oh well, I suppose imitation is the sinc...Read more of this...

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...f hue.
That widewhere* sent their spicery, *to distant parts
Their chaffare* was so thriftly** and so new, *wares **advantageous
That every wight had dainty* to chaffare** *pleasure **deal
With them, and eke to selle them their ware.

Now fell it, that the masters of that sort
Have *shapen them* to Rome for to wend, *determined, prepared*
Were it for chapmanhood* or for disport, *trading
None other message would they thither send,
But come themselves to Rome, this is ...Read more of this...

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