Famous Narrative Poems

Examples Of Famous Narrative Poems

Examples Of Famous Narrative Poems

Narrative Poems are a genre of poetry that tell a story. A good narrative poem can be read aloud to others and usually is written with a particular rhyming pattern which enhances the listener's enjoyment. Some of these famous narrative poems have been entertaining readers for over a century.

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  1. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet who lived from 1892-1950. This poem is about...

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  2. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

    Annabel Lee was the last poem written by Poe. Like many of Poe's poems, this one is about lost...

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  3. Famous Poems Famous Nature Poems The Spell Of The Yukon By Robert W. Service

    In 1904 while working for a Canadian bank, Robert Service was transferred to Whitehorse, a small...

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  4. Famous Poems Famous Sad Poems Richard Cory By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    A narrative poem, "Richard Cory" was first published in 1897, as part of The Children of the...

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  5. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

    This poem was published in Revolting Rhymes, a collection of six Roald Dahl poems published in...

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  6. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems The Charge Of The Light Brigade By Alfred Tennyson

    "Which guns?" they asked. Captain Nolan replied with a sweeping wave of his hand. Moments later...

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  7. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

    This poem was published in Revolting Rhymes, a collection of six Roald Dahl poems published in...

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  8. Famous Poems Famous Holiday Poems 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

    Clement Clarke Moore wrote this poem in 1822 for his own children. It is also referenced with...

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  9. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    One of the most famous poems ever written, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is a delightfully...

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  10. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems The Pig By Roald Dahl

    In this poem, Roald Dahl shares about a pig that contemplates his purpose in life. When he...

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  11. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems Cinderella By Roald Dahl

    This poem was published in Revolting Rhymes, a collection of six Roald Dahl poems published in...

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  12. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems Song About Old Troll By J. R. R. Tolkien

    J. R. R. Tolkien is famous for his fantasy novels The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. This poem...

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  13. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems A Boy Named Sue By Shel Silverstein

    "A Boy Named Sue" is a poem by Shel Silverstein that has been made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash...

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  14. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems Paul Bunyan By Shel Silverstein

    This version of the poem is from Shel Silverstein's book of poems for children, "Where the...

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  15. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

    "The Spider and the Fly" is a poem by Mary Howitt (1799-1888), published in 1828. The story...

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  16. Famous Poems Famous Sad Poems Out Out By Robert Frost

    Out, Out by Robert Frost is a narrative poem published in a collection of poems titled Mountain...

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  17. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems The Cremation Of Sam McGee By Robert W. Service

    Service was inspired to write this dark and spooky poem by the stories he heard from the people...

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  18. Famous Poems Famous Nature Poems The Fish By Elizabeth Bishop

    This famous narrative poem transforms an ordinary moment into a gripping story about the moment...

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  19. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems Paul Revere's Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    This poem recounts the night of April 18, 1775 when Paul Revere rode through Massachusetts...

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  20. Famous Poems Famous Narrative Poems Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer

    Ernest Lawrence Thayer worked for a newspaper, and "Casey at the Bat" was written as part of his...

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  21. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems The Owl And The Pussy-Cat By Edward Lear

    The Owl and the Pussycat was first published in 1871 in the book "Nonsense Songs, Stories,...

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