Famous Appraising Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Appraising poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous appraising poems. These examples illustrate what a famous appraising poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Simic, Charles
...lling out unknown names.
"I'm searching for someone to sell my soul to,"
The drunk who followed me whispered,
While appraising me from head to foot.
At the address I had been given.
The building had large X's over its windows.
I knocked but no one came to open.
By and by a black girl joined me on the steps.
She banged at the door till her fist hurt.
Her name was Alma, a propitious sign.
She knew someone who solved life's riddles
In a voice of...Read More
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