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Famous Secondary Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...of the Ring.
Today I've half a mind to quit the Game,
For all them rosy dreams have taken wing,
Since last night a secondary bout
I let a goddam ****** knock me out.

It must have been that T-bone steak I ate;
They might have doped it, them smart gambling guys,
For round my heart I felt a heavy weight,
A stab of pain that should have put me wise.
But oh the cheering of the fans was sweet,
And never once I reckoned on defeat.

I had the ****** licked - twice h...Read more of this...

by Browning, Robert't believe, you know-- 
We're still at that admission, recollect!) 
Where do you find--apart from, towering o'er 
The secondary temporary aims 
Which satisfy the gross taste you despise-- 
Where do you find his star?--his crazy trust 
God knows through what or in what? it's alive 
And shines and leads him, and that's all we want. 
Have we aught in our sober night shall point 
Such ends as his were, and direct the means 
Of working out our purpose straight as his, 
Nor b...Read more of this...

by Dickinson, Emily
...Elizabeth told Essex
That she could not forgive
The clemency of Deity
However -- might survive --
That secondary succor
We trust that she partook
When suing -- like her Essex
For a reprieving Look --...Read more of this...

by Gregory, Rg
and the bile - love the new meteor
can't wait to blast it from the heavens

universities will start the cult
with-it secondary teachers catch
the name on fast - magazines begin
to taste the honey on the plate
and soon another name is buzzing 
round the bars where literary pass-
ons meet to dole out bits of hem
i accept it all - it's not for me

above it all the literary lions
(jackals to each other) stand posed
upon their polystyrene mountains
constructed by their fans and...Read more of this...

by Smart, Christopher

For D pronounced full is day. 

For E is east particularly when formed little e with his eye. 

For F in it's secondary meaning is fair. 

For G in a secondary sense is good. 

For H is heave. 

For I is the organ of vision. 

For K is keep. 

For L is light, and ? [Hebrew character lamed] is the line of beauty. 

For M is meet. 

For N is nay. 

For O is over. 

For P is peace. 

For Q is quarter. 

For R is rain, or thus...Read more of this...

by Milton, John rejoiced 
The Apostate, and, more haughty, thus replied. 
That we were formed then sayest thou? and the work 
Of secondary hands, by task transferred 
From Father to his Son? strange point and new! 
Doctrine which we would know whence learned: who saw 
When this creation was? rememberest thou 
Thy making, while the Maker gave thee being? 
We know no time when we were not as now; 
Know none before us, self-begot, self-raised 
By our own quickening power, when fatal cour...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...banks of the Macintyre River, and its name is pronounced "gun-da-windy", with the main stress on the third syllable, a secondary stress on the first....Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...ehindThe great Athenian at his lot repined;Which doom'd him, like a secondary star,To yield precedence in the wordy war;Though like the bolts of Jove that shake the spheres,He lighten'd in their eyes, and thunder'd in their ears.The assembly felt the shock, the immortal sound,His Attic rival's fai...Read more of this...

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