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Famous Cut Up Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lawson, Henry
 Man, is the Sea your master? Sea, and is man your slave? – 
This is the song of brave men who never know they are brave: 
Ceaselessly watching to...Read More



by Sexton, Anne
 You said the anger would come back 
just as the love did.

I have a black look I do not 
like. It is a mask I try on. 
I migrate...Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
 [Book 1]
I am like,
They tell me, my dear father. Broader brows
Howbeit, upon a slenderer undergrowth
Of delicate features, -- paler, near as grave ;
But then my mother's smile breaks up...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis
 "MY First - but don't suppose," he said,
"I'm setting you a riddle -
Is - if your Victim be in bed,
Don't touch the curtains at his head,
But take them in...Read More

by Donne, John
 When I am dead, and doctors know not why,
And my friends' curiosity
Will have me cut up to survey each part,— 
When they shall find your picture in my heart,
You...Read More



by Kipling, Rudyard
 Your jar of Virginny
Will cost you a guinea,
Which you reckon too much by five shillings or ten;
But light your churchwarden
And judge it according,
When I've told you the troubles of...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
 When the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East
'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast,
An' 'e wonders because 'e is frequent deceased
 Ere 'e's fit...Read More

by Field, Eugene
 Way up at the top of a big stack of straw
Was the cunningest parlor that ever you saw!
And there could you lie when aweary of play
And gossip or laze...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 Two old Bachelors were living in one house;
One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.
Said he who caught the Muffin to him who caught the Mouse, - 
"This...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
 Twas at the camp of Rorke's Drift, and at tea-time,
And busily engaged in culinary operations was a private of the line;
But suddenly he paused, for he heard a clattering...Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was an old person of Blythe,Who cut up his meat with a scythe;When they said, "Well! I never!" he cried, "Scythes for ever!"That lively old person of Blythe. ...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
 Beautiful Ancient City of Perth,
One of the grandest on the earth,
With your stately mansions and streets so clean,
And situated between two Inches green,
Which are most magnificent to be seen...Read More

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