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Famous Sennacherib Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Byron, George (Lord)
...The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when autumn ha...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...scents have ta'en sweet odors' place. 
 What did the greatest king that e'er earth bore, 
 Sennacherib? No matter—he's no more! 
 What were the words Sardanapalus said? 
 Who cares to hear—that ruler long is dead. 
 The Soudan, turning pale, stared at the TEN aghast. 
 "Before to-morrow's night," he said, "in dust to rest, 
 These walls with croaking images shall be downcast; 
 I will not have fiends speak when angels are addressed." 
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