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Famous Spearman Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
And I will fetch you forage from all fields, 
For I compel all creatures to my will.' 

He spoke: the brawny spearman let his cheek 
Bulge with the unswallowed piece, and turning stared; 
While some, whose souls the old serpent long had drawn 
Down, as the worm draws in the withered leaf 
And makes it earth, hissed each at other's ear 
What shall not be recorded--women they, 
Women, or what had been those gracious things, 
But now desired the humbling of their best...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
     Lightly we'll tame the war-wolf then,
     Lords of his mate, and brood, and den."
     Forth from the ranks a spearman sprung,
     On earth his casque and corselet rung,
          He plunged him in the wave:—
     All saw the deed,—the purpose knew,
     And to their clamors Benvenue
          A mingled echo gave;
     The Saxons shout, their mate to cheer,
     The helpless females scream for fear
     And yells for rage the mountaineer.
     'T was then,...Read More

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