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Famous Analyzing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...elicate cable,
The Pacific Railroad, the Suez canal, the Mont Cenis tunnel; 
Science advanced, in grandeur and reality, analyzing every thing, 
This world all spann’d with iron rails—with lines of steamships 
threading every sea, 
Our own Rondure, the current globe I bring.

And thou, high-towering One—America! 
Thy swarm of offspring towering high—yet higher thee, above all towering, 
With Victory on thy left, and at thy right hand Law; 
Thou Union, holding all—fusing...Read More

by Gibran, Kahlil
...e city appeared with its magnificent mosques and stately residences veiled by the smoke of the shops. 

I commenced analyzing man's mission, but could conclude only that most of his life was identified with struggle and hardship. Then I tried not to ponder over what the sons of Adam had done, and centered my eyes on the field which is the throne of God's glory. In one secluded corner of the field I observed a burying ground surrounded by poplar trees. 

There,...Read More

by Lehman, David
...I met Wittgenstein, I was 
late. "The traffic was murder," I explained. 
He spent the next forty-five minutes 
analyzing this sentence. Then he was silent. 
I wondered why he had chosen a water tower
for our meeting. I also wondered how
I would leave, since the ladder I had used 
to climb up here had fallen to the ground. 


Wittgenstein served as a machine-gunner 
in the Austrian Army in World War I. 
Before the war he studied logic in Ca...Read More

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