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Famous Affrighting Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Yeats, William Butler
 Once more the storm is howling, and half hid
Under this cradle-hood and coverlid
My child sleeps on. There is no obstacle
But Gregory's wood and one bare hill
Whereby the haystack- and...Read More



by Lawson, Henry
 When God's wrath-cloud is o'er me, 
Affrighting heart and mind; 
When days seem dark before me, 
And days seem black behind; 
Those friends who think they know me --...Read More

by Herrick, Robert
 In this world, the Isle of Dreams,
While we sit by sorrow's streams,
Tears and terrors are our themes,
Reciting:

But when once from hence we fly,
More and more approaching nigh
Unto young eternity,
Uniting

In...Read More

by Browning, Robert
 Verse-making was least of my virtues: I viewed with despair 
Wealth that never yet was but might be--all that verse-making were 
If the life would but lengthen to wish,...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
 I am the God Thor,
I am the War God,
I am the Thunderer!
Here in my Northland, 
My fastness and fortress, 
Reign I forever!
Here amid icebergs 
Rule I the nations; 
This...Read More



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