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The Oxford book of American light verse  Cover Image Book Book

The Oxford book of American light verse

Harmon, William, 1938- (Added Author).

Summary

Summary: A collection of humorous poetry written by Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Melville, Dickinson, Harte, Field, Frost, Sandburg, Lindsay, Aiken, MacLeish, Nash, and other well-known and lesser-known Americans.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0195025091
  • ISBN: 9780195025095
  • Physical Description: print
    l, 540 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Contents -- Anonymous / Yankee Doodle -- Francis Hopkinson / The Battle of the Kegs -- St. George Tucker / The Cynic -- The Discontented Student -- The Judge with the Sore Rump -- Joel Barlow / The Hasty Pudding (from "Canto I, Canto III") -- Royall Tyler / Anacreontic to Flip -- The Widower -- Original Epitaph on a Drunkard -- Samuel Low / To a Segar -- John Quincy Adams / The Wants of Man -- To Sally -- Clement Moore / A Visit from St. Nicholas -- Francis Scott Key / To My Cousin Mary, for Mending My Tobacco Pouch -- Written at the White Sulphur Springs -- Fitz-Greene Halleck / Fanny (Stanzas xlvi-lxviii) -- Song -- Lydia Huntley Sigourney / God Save the Plough -- George Moses Horton / New Fashions -- Snaps for Dinner, Snaps for Breakfast, and Snaps for Supper -- Ralph Waldo Emerson / Fable -- The Test -- Solution -- Prudence -- Nathaniel Parker Willis / The Lady Jane: A Humorous Novel in Rhyme (Canto I, Stanzas xix-xxii and xci) -- To the Lady in the Chemisette with Black Buttons -- The Declaration -- To Helen in a Huff -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / The Village Blacksmith -- The Children's Hour -- Paul Revere's Ride -- John Greenleaf Whittier / The Haschish -- Barbara Frietchie -- The Barefoot Boy -- Skipper Ireson's Ride -- Thomas Holley Chivers / Lily Adair -- The Moon of Mobile -- Oliver Wendell Holmes / The Height of the Ridiculous -- Æstivation -- The Deacon's Masterpiece -- Ode for a Social Meeting -- A Sea Dialogue -- Edgar Allan Poe / The Bells -- James Thomas Fields / The Owl Critic -- Jupiter and Ten -- James Russell Lowell / In an Album -- A Misconception -- The Boss -- from "The Biglow Papers" The Courtin' -- Rev. Homer Wilbur's "Festina Lente" -- Herman Melville / In a Garret -- The Bench of Boors -- The Attic Landscape -- The Lover and the Syringa-Bush -- The New Ancient of Days -- Walt Whitman / A Boston Ballad -- Charles Godfrey Leland / Hans Breitmann's Party -- Breitmann in Politics -- Phoebe Cary / Samuel Brown -- The Day is Done -- Jacob -- William Allen Butler / Nothing To Wear -- Bayard Taylor / The Ballad of Hiram Hover -- Palabras Grandiosas -- Nauvoo -- Stephen Collins Foster / Gwine To Run All Night; or, De Camptown Races -- Oh! Susanna
Subject: American poetry
Humorous poetry, American
Poésie américaine
Poésie humoristique américaine
Anthologie
Lyrik
Humor
USA

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