Free eBooks Category: Poetry

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Complete Poems of Whitman (A to Z Classics)

With the first publication of “Leaves of Grass” in 1855, Walt Whitman was solidified as an American poet of undeniable importance. The poems contained in that slim volume candidly spoke of politics, slavery, sexuality, consciousness, and the spiritual world. His content was as radical as his form; he utilized free verse unlike anyone before, creating...
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Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Gold Medal Winner 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Best Holiday Book. 1st place winner for the Global International Best Christian Children’s Book. This colorful and bright edition was created for young readers in mind. Attracting global media attention, The BBC, The View, The Colbert Report, New York Post, Huffington Post and many others for what...
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Loveland: The Octets

The language is sweet, romantic, and inspired by Shakespeare. If you are a romantic at heart then I think you might like these lyrical octets, or little word pictures. Fifty five new poems exploring the complexities of the human condition and the world around us. Thought provoking and humorous at times. Poems of nature, unrequited...
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Unspoken Love during the Vietnam War (The Poem)

This poem was written in 1975, and hidden away until 2012. At that time there was no avenue for anything that referred to same sex love. It was written in a loose iambic pentameter, octave rhyme, as a form of cloaking the subject matter. It was written as a catharsis and for an English class...
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John Bunyan’s Poetry [Illustrated]: Divine Emblems (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 3)

49 Original Copperplate Engravings Included in this Special Edition Few Christians have impacted the church as has John Bunyan. If you enjoyed Pilgrim’s Progress, The Holy War, or any of his various evergreen writings, do also allow yourself the reward of soaking in John Bunyan’s classic, Christian poetry. You will be delighted as a child,...
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Americana

Introduction to Americana Poems can be reflective or reactionary. In a reflective mood, the poet comments on past events. His or her voice may be calm, wistful, and longing. They are preservers of the moment. When poets put on their reactionary mantle, they are more vocal and want to move themselves and others to action...
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James Joyce: The Complete Collection

This ebook contains James Joyce’s complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning...
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Tender Buttons

A classic work of experimental poetry by a titan of modernist literature Tender Buttons, Stein’s first published work of poetry, debuted in 1914 as a volume of powerful avant-garde expression. This meditation on ordinary living is presented in three compelling sections—“Objects,” “Food,” and “Rooms”—through which Stein delights in experiments with language. Emphasizing rhythm and sonority...
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The Magic Money Tree

Do you think you can use magic to get rich quick? Think again! Aaron dreams of being rich, but he knows little about finance. When a passing stranger makes him an offer that sounds too good to be true, Aaron starts down a path that could leave him and his sister, Lily, destitute. Can Lily...
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Shakespeare’s Dark Lady: The Lost Story of Aemilia Bassano Lanyer

MEET THE REAL AEMILIA BASSANO LANYER: ENGLAND’S FIRST FEMALE POET…AND THE WOMAN WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE DARK LADY OF SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS. The real Aemilia Basano Lanyer was Renaissance woman, centuries ahead of her time. England’s first professionally-published female poet, she is also suspected to have inspired the poetry of one our greatest...
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Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on Troilus and Criseyde

In this sensitive reading of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer’s poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer’s profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history—it is, he asserts,...
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Pretty Good Year – A Bipolar Poetry Anthology

A year is cyclical. Seasons change. With bipolar disorder, so do moods. Pretty Good Year is a poetry anthology, but it is also an account of one man’s year-long swing between mania and depression. Rex Emerson Jackson uses language and rhythm to give voice to the psychiatric condition that affects 5.7 million American adults and...
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Growth

If the poet’s job is to provide a reflection of an entire world in a single teardrop, Karin Cox’s haunting anthology, “Growth,” does so admirably. This collection of her finest poems—some previously published in anthologies around the world, others new; some rhyming, some free form—delivers beautiful sentiments, melancholy moments and some delightfully lyrical figurative language,...
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A Suffering Soul: Dark Love Poems (Dark Love Poetry Book 1)

A Suffering Soul is the first volume in the Dark Love Poems series of short poetry books written by Darren Heart. Containing a collection of poems by the author that, not only investigates the lighter side of love, but also dares to delve deeper, taking the reader on a journey into the darker aspects of...
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Bridge Burned: A Norse Myths & Legends Romantic Fantasy (Bridge of the Gods Book 1)

Iris’s actions put her in direct opposition to the gods. Can she stop an unforgivable act of betrayal, before it destroys lives—and worlds? A romantic urban fantasy rooted in Norse myths and legends. To the gods, she is Bivrost, the magical way connecting Asgard to all other realms. Iris is Alfar, the only race that...
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How I Got Over

These poems tell the story of love gone bad. There are no chocolates, roses, or cupids in these “love stories.” These poems tell the bitter truth about love. Romance is for dreamers. In these poems, the candy has turned bitter and the roses have dried up.The narrator in “How I got Over” shares with us...
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Cell of the Mind

LaQueisha Malone is back with another compilation of poetry that relates to love, happiness, relationship issues, and different emotions that will leave you captivated. Sometimes these emotions can be overwhelming, and hold you hostage. Not all emotional captivity is unpleasant. Some emotions can be virtuous such as, love, happiness, joy, and peace. In Part One,...
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The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics – The Authoritative Edition)

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world’s longest epic poem written by a...
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Siddhartha (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The book, Hesse’s ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s....
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in the SHADOW of FATE: A Promise of Fireflies companion (Whisper of the Pines Series)

Their paths never crossed, but their destiny is bound by blood. Strangers separated by forty years and a bloody war, their only bond is a name engraved on The Wall. He walked in the shadow of fate. She stepped into the shadow of love. A restless intimacy followed Ryan through the jungles of Vietnam, the...
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Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (The Reader’s Library Book 8)

A complete collection of the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was born on January 19th in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, and died in his adopted home of Baltimore, Maryland on October 7th, 1849, making him the first American writer in this series. The critical estimation of Poe’s work has increased dramatically over the course...