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Famous Annotation Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by St Vincent Millay, Edna
Every bed is narrow.

Unremembered as old rain
Dries the sheer libation,
And the little petulant hand
Is an annotation.

After all, my erstwhile dear,
My no longer cherished,
Need we say it was not love,
Now that love is perished?...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...uotation (from which the idea in the text is taken) must be already familiar to every reader — it is given in the first annotation, p. 67, of "The Pleasures of Memory;" a poem so well known as to render a reference almost superfluous; but to whose pages all will be delighted to recur. 

(43) "And airy tongues that syllable men's names." — MILTON....Read More

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