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Famous Battleaxe Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e living world--"Let the King reign." 

`Shall Rome or Heathen rule in Arthur's realm? 
Flash brand and lance, fall battleaxe upon helm, 
Fall battleaxe, and flash brand! Let the King reign. 

`Strike for the King and live! his knights have heard 
That God hath told the King a secret word. 
Fall battleaxe, and flash brand! Let the King reign. 

`Blow trumpet! he will lift us from the dust. 
Blow trumpet! live the strength and die the lust! 
Clang battleaxe...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...l ready -- I wish you'd have rode him before; 
Nothing like knowing your 'orse, sir, and this chap's a terror to bore; 
Battleaxe always could pull, and he rushes his fences like fun -- 
Stands off his jump twenty feet, and then springs like a shot from a gun. 

Oh, he can jump 'em all right, sir, you make no mistake, 'e's a toff -- 
Clouts 'em in earnest, too, sometimes; you mind that he don't clout you off -- 
Don't seem to mind how he hits 'em, his shins is as hard as ...Read More

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