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Famous Asterisks Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
And crown his actions as their worth demands, 
Among admiring throngs the hero always stands.

A row of six asterisks is on the page at this point

Back to the East the valorous squadrons sweep; 
The earth, arousing from her long, cold sleep, 
Throws from her breast the coverlet of snow, 
Revealing Spring's soft charms which lie below.
Suppressed emotions in each heart arise, 
The wooer wakens and the warrior dies.
The bird of prey is vanquishe...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...Go thy great way!
The Stars thou meetst
Are even as Thyself --
For what are Stars but Asterisks
To point a human Life?...Read More

by Collins, Billy
"Absolutely," they shout
to Duns Scotus and James Baldwin.
"Yes." "Bull's-eye." "My man!"
Check marks, asterisks, and exclamation points
rain down along the sidelines.

And if you have managed to graduate from college
without ever having written "Man vs. Nature"
in a margin, perhaps now
is the time to take one step forward.

We have all seized the white perimeter as our own
and reached for a pen if only to show
we did not just laze in an armchair ...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...metal brightness
Like an emerald set in a kind of whiteness,
And all down his curling length were disks,
Evil vermilion asterisks,
They paled and flooded
As wounds fresh-blooded.
His crest was amber glittered with blue,
And opaque so the sun came shining through.
It seemed a crown with fiery points.
When he quivered all down his scaly joints,
From every slot
The sparkles shot.
The nuns huddled tightly together, fear
Catching their senses. But Clotilde must...Read More

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