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Famous Stumpy Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...al—the
 blast-furnace and the puddling-furnace, the loup-lump at the bottom of the melt at
 last—the
 rolling-mill, the stumpy bars of pig-iron, the strong, clean-shaped T-rail for railroads;

Oil-works, silk-works, white-lead-works, the sugar-house, steam-saws, the great mills and
 factories;
Stone-cutting, shapely trimmings for façades, or window or door-lintels—the
 mallet,
 the
 tooth-chisel, the jib to protect the thumb, 
Oakum, the oakum-chisel, the caulking-iron—the ke...Read More



by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...ed creature lies a corpse upon the ground.” 
But, alas for William Johnson! ere they’d watched a half-hour’s spell 
Stumpy was as dead as mutton, t’other dog was live and well. 
And the scientific person hurried off with utmost speed, 
Tested Johnson’s drug and found it was a deadly poison-weed; 
Half a tumbler killed an emu, half a spoonful killed a goat, 
All the snakes on earth were harmless to that awful antidote. 


. . . . . 
Down along t...Read More

by Lear, Edward
...Qq Quaily, Faily, Daily, Quaily, Stumpy-taily, Little quail! ...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...stick -- 
Hold inquest long-a fire." 

Each juryman received a name 
Well suited to a Court. 
"Long Jack" and "Stumpy Bill" became 
"John Long" and "William Short". 

While such as "Tarpot", "Bullock Dray", 
And "Tommy Wait-a-While", 
Became, for ever and a day, 
"Scot", "Dickens", and "Carlyle". 

And twelve good sable men and true 
Were soon engaged upon 
The conflagration that o'erthrew 
The home of John A. John. 

Their verdict, "Burnt by act of F...Read More

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