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Famous Athenaeum Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Amy
...Thou dear and well-loved haunt of happy hours,
How often in some distant gallery,
Gained by a little painful spiral stair,
Far from the halls and corridors where throng
The crowd of casual readers, have I passed
Long, peaceful hours seated on the floor
Of some retired nook, all lined with books,
Where reverie and quiet reign supreme!
Above, below, on every...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...ll your sires, 
 Bravest of brave and greatest 'mid the great, 
 A line of warriors! you, a pack of thieves! 

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