Famous Narrative Poems

Examples Of Famous Narrative Poems

25 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 popular famous narrative poems have been entertaining readers for over a century.

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  1. Annabel Lee

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    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee;

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    Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet. This is such a touching poem. It puts a lump in my throat.

  2. Cinderella

    in Famous Funny Poems

    I guess you think you know this story.
    You don't. The real one's much more gory.
    The phoney one, the one you know,
    Was cooked up years and years ago,

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    I love Roald Dahl. He never fails to make me laugh. Another side to a story you could never imagine.

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  4. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver

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    "Son," said my mother,
    When I was knee-high,
    "you've need of clothes to cover you,
    and not a rag have I.

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    The poem is a short, sweet, and precise journey of a great son-mother relationship. It takes one through the sacred and holy shares of time given by a mother in dedication to her child. The...

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  5. Richard Cory

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    Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
    We people on the pavement looked at him:
    He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
    Clean favored, and imperially slim.

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    I read this poem as one of the mandatory literary pieces while in High School. Even at that tender age something about the absurdity of life struck me and it continued to haunt me. I tried to...

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  6. The Three Little Pigs

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    The animal I really dig,
    Above all others is the pig.
    Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
    Pigs are courteous. However,

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    I really enjoy this poem. It reminds me of my childhood. When I was little, I loved this story. Thank you for writing this poem!

  7. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

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    I know that I shall meet my fate
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love;

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  8. The Pig

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    In England once there lived a big
    And wonderfully clever pig.
    To everybody it was plain
    That Piggy had a massive brain.

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  9. The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

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  10. The Raven

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    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

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  11. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

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    As soon as Wolf began to feel
    That he would like a decent meal,
    He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
    When Grandma opened it, she saw

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    This is like the second time Riding Hood shot a wolf. These poems are making her crazy dangerous.

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