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Famous Last Straw Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton every dish. 
But the reason we print those statements fine 
Is -- the editor's uncle owns the mine." 

The Last Straw 
"A preacher I, and I take my stand 
In pulpit decked with gown and band 
To point the way to a better land. 
With sanctimonious and reverent look 
I read it out of the sacred book 
That he who would open the golden door 
Must give his all to the starving poor. 
But I vary the practice to some extent 
By investing money at twelve per cent,...Read More

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