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Famous Lines of Poetry

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Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Poem
Poet
Line
The Rime of the
Ancient Mariner
Samuel Coleridge
Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
The Tyger
William Blake
Tyger Tyger, burning bright
She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Untitled
Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night
Sonnet 43
Elizabeth Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary
Stopping by Woods on
a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost
But I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep
As You Like It
William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage / And all the men
and women merely players
The Midnight Ride of
Paul Revere
Henry Longfellow
One if by land, and two if by sea
Song of Myself
Walt Whitman
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Ozymandias
Percy Shelley
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Howl
Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
The Charge of the
Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do and die
Traditional
Traditional
Roses are red / violets are blue
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level 37
Jun 3, 2013
I'm pretty sure I only knew "yawp" from the movie Dead Poets Society.
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level 29
Jun 20, 2013
I only knew from Vlogbrothers. (John mentions his barbaric yawp more than once)
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level 40
Jun 4, 2013
Dang, I only missed one. I am a poet... if I did but know it. ;)
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level 74
Aug 17, 2015
We can tell by your feet - they're longfellows. (Nothing personal, just my dad's reply when anyone quoted that line.)
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level 66
Jun 11, 2013
I think we need a part 21
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level 70
Apr 29, 2014
I was convinced it was "do not go GENTLY" :-/. When it didn't worked I moved on to quietly, softly, etc. Gentle. Argh,
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level 55
Aug 17, 2015
I couldn't even think of gently or gentle. I kept thinking it was soft or softly. *sigh*
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level 68
May 11, 2018
I wonder how many people guessed "quietly" because of Independence Day. "We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight."
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level 74
May 11, 2018
Stupid Dylan Thomas didn't know his adjectives from his adverbs.
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level 73
May 15, 2018
Yup. Tried "gently" a hundred times, uncomprehending.
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level 44
Oct 17, 2018
yep me too
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level 48
Jun 19, 2014
Huh, I thought Shelley's "Ozymandias" was more well-known. It's one of my favorites.
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level 56
Aug 14, 2015
Evidently, only 50% of people have seen The Mentalist.
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level 66
Aug 14, 2015
Roses are red, That much is true. But violets are violet, Not @$#%ing blue!!
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level 40
May 11, 2018
Violets are blue though. The word 'violet' referring to a colour originally referred to a dark shade of blue, which is what featured in Isaac Newton's original list of colours in the rainbow
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level 52
Aug 14, 2015
Charge of the Light Brigade is my favorite poem. I first heard of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a06DOmPsBkw
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level 54
May 11, 2018
Man, I feel old.
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level 44
Aug 15, 2015
The Robert Frost sounded familiar and then I realized it was written on a wall in my high school I passed every day for four years..
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level 70
Sep 24, 2016
That line was also used as the trigger-phrase for latent assassins in the Charles Bronson/Lee Remick/Donald Pleasance movie "Telefon".
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level 70
Sep 24, 2016
Think I'll go sound my yawp.
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level 71
Nov 5, 2016
Nice selection.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2017
I wandered lonely as a cloud... my favourite poem. ... a host of golden daffodils, beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze...
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level 57
Oct 16, 2017
Always thought it was do OR die.
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level 44
Jan 2, 2018
Really just 11% for the Ginsberg quote? I can't count the number of times I've heard that.
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level 76
May 11, 2018
Two If By Sea - never knew the origins of that. An old shortwave pirate radio station was called that which puzzled me.
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level 56
May 11, 2018
I sounded my barbaric yawp after missing that question.
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level 49
May 13, 2018
Yes, thank you They Might be Giants for Ginsberg. "I should be allowed to glue my poster. I should be allowed to think."