Pre-20th Century Poems

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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the current Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Battle-Hymn of the Republic

By Julia Ward Howe

Bereavement

By William Lisle Bowles

A Birthday

By Christina Rossetti

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

By Lewis Carroll

Break, Break, Break

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break of Day

By John Donne