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Famous Pound For Pound Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...efore I struck him. 
He had gone once too far; and when he knew it,
He knew it was all over; and I struck him. 
Pound for pound, he was the better brute; 
But bulking in the way then of my fist 
And all there was alive in me to drive it, 
Three of him misbegotten into one
Would have gone down like him—and being larger, 
Might have bled more, if that were necessary. 
He came up soon; and if I live for ever, 
The vengeance in his eyes, and a weird gleam 
Of desolati...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily the other will absorb --
As Sponges -- Buckets -- do --

The Brain is just the weight of God --
For -- Heft them -- Pound for Pound --
And they will differ -- if they do --
As Syllable from Sound --...Read More

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