Famous Characteristic Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Characteristic poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous characteristic poems. These examples illustrate what a famous characteristic poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Chaucer, Geoffrey
Our Hoste saw well that the brighte sun
Th' arc of his artificial day had run
The fourthe part, and half an houre more;
And, though he were not deep expert...Read More
by Akhmatova, Anna
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
I shared all this with my own people
There, where misfortune had abandoned us.
INSTEAD OF A PREFACE
During the...Read More
by Whitman, Walt
A CALIFORNIA song!
A prophecy and indirection—a thought impalpable, to breathe, as air;
A chorus of dryads, fading, departing—or hamadryads departing;
A murmuring, fateful, giant voice, out of the...Read More
by Moore, Marianne
Man looking into the sea,
taking the view from those who have as much right to it as
you have to it yourself,
it is human nature to stand in the...Read More
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