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Famous Affronted Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...raw claithing!
O wives, be mindfu’ ance yoursel’
 How bonie lads ye wanted;
An’ dinna for a kebbuck-heel
 Let lasses be affronted
 On sic a day!


Now Clinkumbell, wi’ rattlin tow,
 Begins to jow an’ croon;
Some swagger hame the best they dow,
 Some wait the afternoon.
At slaps the billies halt a blink,
 Till lasses strip their shoon:
Wi’ faith an’ hope, an’ love an’ drink,
 They’re a’ in famous tune
 For crack that day.


How mony hearts this day converts
 O’ sinners...Read More



by Marvell, Andrew
...and did him demand:
I answer'd he is here Sir; but you see
You cannot pass to him but thorow me.
He thought himself affronted; and reply'd,
I whom the Pallace never has deny'd
Will make the way here; I said Sir you'l do
Me a great favour, for I seek to go.
He gathring fury still made sign to draw;
But himself there clos'd in a Scabbard saw
As narrow as his Sword's; and I, that was
Delightful, said there can no Body pass
Except by penetration hither, where
Two make a c...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...tonight. 
The King of Glory was without a name 
Until men gave Him one; yet there He was, 
Before we found Him and affronted Him
With numerous ingenuities of evil, 
Of which one, with His aid, is to be swept 
And washed out of the world with fire and blood. 

Once I believed it might have come to pass 
With a small cost of blood; but I was dreaming—
Dreaming that I believed. The Voice I heard 
When I left you behind me in the north,— 
To wait there and to wonder ...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...My Heart ran so to thee
It would not wait for me
And I affronted grew
And drew away

For whatsoe'er my pace
He first achieve they Face
How general a Grace
Allotted two --

Not in malignity
Mentioned I this to thee --
Had he obliquity
Soonest to share
But for the Greed of him --
Boasting my Premium --
Basking in Bethleem
Ere I be there --...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...before his master's door! 
Kicked, he returns: do ye not hate him, ye? 
Ye know yourselves: how can ye bide at peace, 
Affronted with his fulsome innocence? 
Are ye but creatures of the board and bed, 
No men to strike? Fall on him all at once, 
And if ye slay him I reck not: if ye fail, 
Give ye the slave mine order to be bound, 
Bind him as heretofore, and bring him in: 
It may be ye shall slay him in his bonds.' 

She spake; and at her will they couched their spears, ...Read More



by Dickinson, Emily
...Sweet Skepticism of the Heart --
That knows -- and does not know --
And tosses like a Fleet of Balm --
Affronted by the snow --
Invites and then retards the Truth
Lest Certainty be sere
Compared with the delicious throe
Of transport thrilled with Fear --...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...our desire,
And back came the Duke and his mother again.

V.

And he came back the pertest little ape
That ever affronted human shape;
Full of his travel, struck at himself.
You'd say, he despised our bluff old ways?
---Not he! For in Paris they told the elf
Our rough North land was the Land of Lays,
The one good thing left in evil days;
Since the Mid-Age was the Heroic Time,
And only in wild nooks like ours
Could you taste of it yet as in its prime,
And see true ...Read More

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