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Famous Slade Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...s trade,
Whase wife’s twa nieves were scarce weel-bred
Gat tippence-worth to mend her head,
 When it was sair;
The wife slade cannie to her bed,
 But ne’er spak mair.

“A country laird had ta’en the batts,
Or some curmurring in his guts,
His only son for Hornbook sets,
 An’ pays him well:
The lad, for twa guid gimmer-pets,
 Was laird himsel’.

“A bonie lass—ye kend her name—
Some ill-brewn drink had hov’d her wame;
She trusts hersel’, to hide the shame,
 In Hornbook...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...mon meue to the male dere.
The hindez were halden in with hay! and war!
The does dryuen with gret dyn to the depe sladez;
Ther myyght mon se, as thay slypte, slentyng of arwes--
At vche wende vnder wande wapped a flone--
That bigly bote on the broun with ful brode hedez.
What! thay brayen, and bleden, bi bonkkez thay deyghen,
And ay rachches in a res radly hem folyghes,
Hunterez wyth hyyghe horne hasted hem after
Wyth such a crakkande kry as klyffes haden bru...Read More

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