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Famous Amanuenses Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...od, air—to appear again in my strength, gait,
Have real employments contributed to it? original makers—not mere amanuenses? 
Does it meet modern discoveries, calibers, facts face to face?
What does it mean to me? to American persons, progresses, cities? Chicago, Kanada,
 the planter, Yankee, Georgian, native, immigrant, sailors, squatters, old States, new
Does it encompass all The States, and the unexceptional rights of all the men and women of
 t...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...fro, men my messmates on the snow
 When we headed off the aurochs turn for turn;
When the rich Allobrogenses never kept amanuenses,
 And our only plots were piled in lakes at Berne.

Still a cultured Christian age sees us scuffle, squeak, and rage,
 Still we pinch and slap and jabber, scratch and dirk;
Still we let our business slide--as we dropped the half-dressed
 To show a fellow-savage how to work.

Still the world is wondrous large,--seven seas from marge...Read More

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