What Are Some Famous Poems About Dogs?


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A few of the most famous poems written about dogs are: "I started Early -- Took my Dog," by Emily Dickinson, "Epitaph on a Lap-dog," by Robert Burns, and "A Dog Has Died," by Pablo Neruda.

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What Are Some Famous Poems About Dogs?
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In addition to these poems, there are several others by both Emily Dickinson ("A Little Dog that Wags His Tail) and Robert Burns ("The Rantin Dog, the Daddie o't), as well as many by poets Robert William Service ("My Dog's My Boss"), Ogden Nash ("Two Dogs Have I"), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning ("To Flush, My Dog"). A single dog-related poem has been written by Alexander Pope entitled, "Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness."

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