Poetry Unit 3

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  1. de gustibus non disputandum est
    there is no arguing about matters of tasteYou can discuss it but not dispute it.
  2. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Caroll p. 527
    By Bob Dylan 47 lines

    Theme: William Z. kills Hattie, don't cry. He gets bail, don't cry. She was a mother of ten, don't cry. He only gets six months jail time, NOW cry.

    Lines: William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
  3. Song
    of Myself 84
    Walt Whitman 258 lines

    I do this and that

    lines: I lean and loafe at ease observing a spear of summer grass.
  4. anyone lived in a pretty how town 351
    e. e. Cummings 37 lines


    lines: he laughed her joy, she cried his grief.
  5. Ode: Intimations of Immortality 409
    William Wordsworth 207

    theme: rhyming uneven lines. 

  6. Ode on a Grecian Urn 421
    John Keats 50

    theme: must die. sovern shrine. description of the picture on an urn. rhyming.

    lines: his soul shall taste the sadness of her might, and be among her cloudy trophies hung.
  7. In Praise of Limestone 439
    W. H. Auden 94

    theme: in depth description of limestone mountains.

    lines: watch, then the band of rivals as they climb up and down their steep stone gennels.
  8. Ulysses 567
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson 70 

    theme: elevated speech. talking about his royalty.

    lines: I am a part of all that I have met. This is my son, mine own.
  9. An Irish Airman Foresees his Death 581
    William Butler Yeats 16

    theme: fighting, and knowing you'll die flying.

    lines: I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above. / those that I fight I do not hate.
  10. Musee des Beaux Arts 947
    W. H. Auden 21

    Theme: They don't understand suffering, it happens during ordinary things. casual tone.

    lines: how everything turns away quite leisurely from the disaster.
  11. I Knew a Woman 1078
    Theodore Roethke 28

    theme: talking about a pretty woman's effect on him.

    lines: I measure time by how a body sways
  12. Dulce et Decorum Est 1132
    Wilfred Owen 28


    lines: if in some smothering dreams you too could pace behind the wagon that we flung him in / Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!
  13. from Lessons of War [the Naming of Parts]
    Henry Reed
  14. The Nego Speaks of Rivers 1306
    Langston Hughes 13

    theme: I have known rivers. specific rivers named.

    lines: EVERY line mentions a river
  15. In Just— 1304
    e. e. cummings 24

    theme: uneven lines. the feeling of being a child. 

    lines: in just spring. Everything is puddle wonderful.
  16. Blackberry Eating 1316
    Galway Kinnell 14

    theme: going out to eat blackberries. descriptive.

    lines: I love to go out in late september. as words often do certain particular words like strength or squished.
  17. Snake 1360
    D. H. Lawrence 74

    theme: finds a snake, kills it, he's manly

    lines: the voice of my education said he must be killed. / was it humility to feel so honored? I felt so honored.
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