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Famous Preliminary Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Frost, Robert
...l day I drove it hard,
And someone mounted on it rode it hard
And he and I between us ground a blade.
I gave it the preliminary spin
And poured on water (tears it might have been);
And when it almost gaily jumped and flowed,
A Father-Time-like man got on and rode,
Armed with a scythe and spectacles that glowed.
He turned on will-power to increase the load
And slow me down -- and I abruptly slowed,
Like coming to a sudden railroad station.
I changed from hand to ha...Read More



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