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Famous Alexandrine Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Alexandrine poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous alexandrine poems.

These examples illustrate what a famous alexandrine poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate). The poems may also contain the word 'alexandrine'.

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by Pope, Alexander
 'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill
Appear in Writing or in Judging ill,
But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' Offence,
To tire our Patience, than mis-lead our...Read More
by Hugo, Victor
 ("Enfants! Oh! revenez!") 
 {XXII, April, 1837} 

 Children, come back—come back, I say— 
 You whom my folly chased away 
 A moment since, from this my...Read More
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