FAMOUS POETRY ONLINE

A free, online famous poetry resource providing the famous poems by the World's most popular Poets. Whether your search is for Classic or Modern poetry you will find the famous poems of your choice on the Famous Poetry Online web site. Whether your search is for Famous Love Poems or other famous types of poetry you will find all of the famous verses of your choice on this Online Poetry Website. Famous Love Poetry is the most popular type of verse and suitable for all romantics!

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We have featured below the most famous Poetry and celebrated Poets covering both famous Classic and famous Modern poems ensuring that your search for the online poetry of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to the poet and access to their most famous, and even lesser known, poems online.

Arnold Matthew - Famous Poetry and Verse by Matthew Arnold ( 1822 - 1888 )

Barrett Browning Elizabeth - Famous Love Poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning ( 1806 - 1861 ) 

Blake William - Famous Poetry by William Blake ( 1757 - 1827 ) 
Bridges Robert Seymour - Poetry and Verse by Robert Seymour Bridges ( 1844 - 1930 ) 
Brooke Rupert - War Poetry and verse by Rupert Brooke ( 1887 - 1915 ) 

Browning Robert - Famous Love Poetry by Robert Browning ( 1812 - 1889 ) 

Bryant William Cullen - Poetry and verse by William Cullen Bryant ( 1794 - 1878 ) 
Burns Robert - Famous Scottish Poetry and Verse by Robert Burns ( 1759 - 1796 ) 
Butler Samuel - Famous Poetry by Samuel Butler ( 1612 - 1680 ) 
Byron Lord George Gordon Noel - Love Poetry by Lord George Gordon Noel Byron ( 1788 - 1824 ) 

Carroll Lewis - Funny Rhymes and Verse by Lewis Carroll ( 1832 - 1898 ) 
Chaucer Geoffrey - Love Poetry by Geoffrey Chaucer ( 1340 - 1400 ) 
Chesterton Gilbert Keith - Poetry and Rhymes by G. K. Chesterton ( 1874 - 1936 ) 
Coleridge Samuel Taylor - Poetry and Verse by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( 1772 - 1834 ) 
Cowper William - Poetry and Verse by William Cowper ( 1731 - 1800 ) 

Dickenson Emily Elizabeth - Famous Love Poetry by Emily Elizabeth Dickenson ( 1830 - 1886 ) 
Donne John - Famous Poetry by John Donne ( 1572 - 1631 ) 
Dryden John - Poetry by John Dryden ( 1631 - 1700 ) 

Eliot Thomas Stearns (T S Eliot) - Funny Poetry and Verse by T S Eliot ( 1888 - 1965 ) 
Emerson Ralph Waldo - Poetry and Verse by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 1803 - 1882 ) 

Finch Anne - Love Poems by Anne Finch ( 1661 - 1720 )
Foster Stephen - Lyrics and Rhymes by Stephen Foster ( 1826 - 1864 ) 
Frost Robert Lee - Poetry by Robert Lee Frost ( 1874 - 1963 )

Gray Thomas - Poetry and Elegy by Thomas Gray ( 1716 - 1771 ) 

Holmes Oliver Wendell - Poems by ( 1809 - 1894 )
Hood Thomas - Poetry by Thomas Hood ( 1799 - 1845 ) 
Housman Alfred Edward - Famous Poetry by Alfred Edward Housman ( 1859 - 1936 ) 
Howe Ward Julia - Patriotic Poems by Julia Ward Howe ( 1819 - 1910 )

Joyce James - Famous Irish Poetry by James Joyce ( 1882 - 1941 )

Hugo Victor - Poems by Victor Hugo ( 1802 - 1885)

Keats John - Love Poetry by John Keats ( 1795 - 1821 )
Kilmer Alfred Joyce - Poetry by Alfred Joyce Kilmer ( 1886 - 1918 )

Lawrence David Herbert ( DH Lawrence) - Famous Poetry by D.H.Lawrence ( 1883 - 1930 )
Lear Edward - Limericks and Poems by Edward Lear ( 1812 - 1888 )
Longfellow Henry Wadsworth - Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( 1807 - 1882 )
Lowell Amy - Famous Love Poetry by Amy Lowell ( 1874 - 1925)

Marlowe Christopher - Poems and Verse by Christopher Marlowe ( 1564 - 1593 )
Masefield John Edward - Poetry by John Edward Masefield ( 1878 - 1967 )
McCrae Dr John - War Poetry by Dr John McCrae ( 1872 - 1918 )
Milton John - Love Poetry by John Milton ( 1608 - 1674 )
Moore Thomas - Famous Poems by Thomas Moore ( 1779 - 1852 )

Noyes Alfred - Great Poetry by Alfred Noyes ( 1880 - 1958 )

O Neill Eugene - Famous Poetry by Eugene O Neill ( 1888 - 1953 )

Poe Edgar Allan - Poetry by the Poet and Author Edgar Allan Poe ( 1809 - 1849 )
Pope Alexander - Poetry by Alexander Pope ( 1688 - 1744 )

Raleigh Sir Walter - Famous Poems and Verses by Sir Walter Raleigh ( 1552 - 1618 )
Rossetti Christina - Love Poetry by Christina Rossetti ( 1830 - 1894 )

Sandburg Carl - Great Poetry by Carl Sandburg ( 1878 - 1967 )
Scott Fitzgerald F. - Poetry and Verse by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( 1896 - 1940 )
Shakespeare William - Love Poems and Sonnets by William Shakespeare ( 1564 - 1616 )
Shelley Percy Bysshe - Love Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley ( 1792 - 1822 )
Sydney Sir Philip - Love Poems by Sir Philip Sydney ( 1554 - 1586 )

Tennyson Alfred Lord - Famous Poetry and Verse by Alfred Lord Tennyson ( 1809 - 1892 )
Trench Herbert - Poems and verse by Herbert Trench ( 1865-1923 )
Twain Mark - Famous Poetry and Verse by Mark Twain ( 1819 -1910 )

Wheeler Ella Wilcox - Poetry by Ella Wilcox Wheeler ( 1850 -1919 )
Whitman Walt - Poetry by Walt Whitman ( 1819-1892 )
Wilde Oscar - Poetry by Oscar Wilde ( 1854 - 1900 )
Wordsworth William - Famous Poetry by William Wordsworth ( 1770 - 1850 )
Wyatt Sir Thomas - Love Poems by Sir Thomas Wyatt ( 1503-1542 )

Yeats William Butler- Poetry by William Butler Yeats ( 1865 - 1939 )

   Famous Poetry

The Famous Poetry Online web site contains a huge selection of famous online poetry from the greatest and most celebrated poets and authors. There are examples of each of the different famous poetry verse forms including verses, poems, limericks, rhymes, ballades, blank verses, elegy, idylls, lays, lyrics, odes and sonnets! A fully comprehensive site for famous online poetry. Many different famous and popular poem categories have been included to suit a variety of needs including love poems, teen poems, children's poems, dark poems, romantic poems, love poetry, funny poems, sad poems, friendship poems and limericks! All the different types of famous poems can be found on Poetry Online! All of the most famous and great poets and love poems have been featured including Shakespeare, Browning, Eliot, Joyce, Tennyson and Butler. Information has been provided covering famous poetry terms - info at your fingertips with Famous Poetry online. Check out the definitions of a Cinquain, Couplet, Epigram and Quatrain - great for students of literature! There are even explanations of the famous Japanese poem formats such as Tanka, Terza rima, Senryu and Haiku! A fully comprehensive educational online resource for students of famous literature. Common mis-spellings are peotry - poetrey - poety - poettry - fameous potry and peotry.

 

   Famous Recommended Poetry - Top 20 List!
 

There are so many wonderful poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite famous poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that this selection will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language.  We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first famous line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory!


 The following famous poems by our favourite poets and authors are highly recommended and make fascinating reading and are listed in no particular order:

  • Sonnets from the Portuguese - 14 by the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • The Tiger poem by William Blake ( Tiger Tiger burning bright in the forests of the night )

  • Nightingales a famous poem by Robert Bridges ( Beautiful must be the mountains whence ye come )

  • A Red Red Rose a famous poem by Robert Burns ( O my Luve's like a red, red rose )

  • She Walks In Beauty a famous poem by Lord Byron ( She walks in beauty, like the night )

  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three )

  • Heart, we will forget him a famous love poem by Emily Dickinson (Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! )

  • Macavity - The Mystery Cat a famous, funny poem by T S Eliot ( Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw )

  • Mending Wall a famous poem by Robert Frost ( Something there is that doesn't love a wall )

  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray ( The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day )

  • Simples a famous poem by James Joyce ( Of cool sweet dew and radiance mild )

  • The Song of Hiawatha a great famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( By the shore of Gitchie Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, )

  • Madonna of the Evening Flowers a lovely poem by Amy Lowell ( All day long I have been working, Now I am tired. )

  • When I consider how my light is spent  - a famous poem by John Milton ( When I consider how my light is spent )

  • The Raven a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe ( Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary )

  • Goblin Market a famous poem by Christina Rossetti ( Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry )

  • Sonnet 18 by the Great, celebrated Bard, William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    ( Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate )

  • Ode To The West Wind a famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley ( O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being )

  • The Lady of Shallot a famous poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson ( On either side the river lie long fields of barley and of rye )

  • Daffodils - I wandered lonely as a cloud a famous poem by William Wordsworth ( I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and hills )

 

   Famous Poetry Online

The Famous Poetry Online web site contains a huge selection of famous online poems from the most celebrated authors. The vast range of different literary styles and techniques used by the individual poets are fascinating and many of these famous classic and modern poetic forms are explained in our section about writing poems. We believe that poetry is above all for pleasure but appreciate that for those studying the subject of poems and literature that the poetry terms and definitions used are vital for a greater understanding. This famous online poetry web site endeavours to provide as much information as possible for all students of Famous Poetry. The Online Forum has been developed to provide a literary discussion forum which can be used as a 'Chat zone' specifically for famous poem lovers from all corners of the world. We wanted to provide an exclusive Poems chat zone, or forum, where perhaps questions about Famous Poems can be discussed and addressed to the benefit of our visitors.' Famous Poetry Online ' is solely for educational purposes and any reproduction of the famous poems contained on this web site is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." Common mis-spellings are peotry - poetrey - poety - poettry - fameous potry and peotry. Please refer to our Famous Online Poetry Copyright page and Privacy Statement regarding Terms of Use.

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