Popular poems with Christian themes include "Paradise Lost," "Paradise Regained" and "Divine Comedy." Some popular poems with Jewish themes are "A Poem without an End" and "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport." Some popular I... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Odes, elegies, pastorals and epics are among the more popular genres of poems, each dealing with distinct subject matter. Popular poetic forms include the sonnet, the ballad, blank verse and free verse. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Paul Harwitz's "A Cowboy Needs Wide Open Spaces" and "I'm Just a Young Cowboy" are popular cowboy poems, according to Badger Clark's "Cowboy's Prayer" is also a beloved cowboy poem. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry
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Popular short memorial poems include "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost and "Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson. Both pieces are landmark works by major American poets. More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

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Two English poems that use many allusions are John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land." For instance, the first line of "Paradise Lost" mentions "man's first disobedience," an allusion to Adam's di... More »