Poems Every Child Should Know

by Mary E. Burt

Description: An outstanding collection of poems that appeal to both boys and girls, compiled by a teacher who believed in the formative power of learning poetry by heart. 'Children,' she maintains, 'should build for their future—and get, while they are children, what only the fresh imagination of the child can assimilate. They should store up an untold wealth of heroic sentiment; they should acquire the habit of carrying a literary quality in their conversation; they should carry a heart full of the fresh and delightful associations and memories connected with poetry hours to brighten mature years. They should develop their memories while they have memories to develop.' The poems are grouped into six sections (The Budding Moment, The Little Child, The Day's at the Morn, Lad and Lassie, On and On, 'Grow Old Along with Me') to make it easier to locate poems that match a child's maturity.

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Ages:  8-12
Length:  391 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations: Black and white
Year published:  2008
ISBN:  978-1-59915-210-3
Genres:  Poetry

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Table of Contents

The Budding Moment

1. The Arrow and the Song

2. The Babie

3. Let Dogs Delight To Bark and Bite

4. Little Things

5. He Prayeth Best

6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

7. Pippa

8. The Days of the Month

9. True Royalty

10. Playing Robinson Crusoe

11. My Shadow

12. Little White Lily

13. How the Leaves Came Down

14. Willie Winkie

15. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

16. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

17. The Duel

18. The Boy Who Never Told a Lie

19. Love Between Brothers and Sisters

20. The Bluebell of Scotland

21. If I Had But Two Little Wings

22. A Farewell

23. Casabianca

24. The Captain's Daughter

25. The Village Blacksmith

26. Sweet and Low

27. The Violet

28. The Rainbow

29. A Visit From St. Nicholas

30. The Star-Spangled Banner

31. Father William

32. The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm

The Little Child

33. The Frost

34. The Owl

35. Little Billee

36. The Butterfly and the Bee

37. An Incident of the French Camp

38. Robert of Lincoln

39. Old Grimes

40. Song of Life

41. Fairy Song

42. A Boy's Song

43. Buttercups and Daisies

44. The Rainbow

45. Old Ironsides

46. Little Orphant Annie

47. Captain! My Captain!

48. Ingratitude

49. The Ivy Green

50. The Noble Nature

51. The Flying Squirrel

52. Warren's Address

53. The Song in Camp

54. The Bugle Song

55. The Three Bells of Glasgow

56. Sheridan's Ride

57. The Sandpiper

58. Lady Clare

59. The Lord of Burleigh

60. Hiawatha's Childhood

61. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

62. John Barelycorn

63. A Life on the Ocean Wave

64. The Death of the Old Year

65. Abou Ben Adhem

66. Farm-Yard Song

67. To a Mouse

68. To a Mountain Daisy

69. Barbara Frietchie

The Day's at the Morn

70. Lochinvar

71. Lord Ullin's Daughter

72. The Charge of the Light Brigade

73. The Tournament

74. The Wind and the Moon

75. Jesus the Carpenter

76. Letty's Globe

77. A Dream

78. Heaven Is Not Reached at a Single Bound

79. The Battle of Blenheim Fidelity

80. The Chambered Nautilus

81. Crossing the Bar

82. The Overland-Mail

83. Gathering Song of Donald Dhu

84. Marco Bozzaris

85. The Death of Napoleon

86. How Sleep the Brave

87. The Flag Goes By

88. Hohenlinden

89. My Old Kentucky Home

90. Old Folks at Home

91. The Wreck of the Hesperus

92. Bannockburn

Lad and Lassie

93. The Inchcape Rock

94. The Finding of the Lyre

95. A Chrysalis

96. For a' That

97. The New Arrival

98. The Brook

99. The Ballad of the Clampherdown

100. The Destruction of Sennacherib

101. I Remember, I Remember

102. Driving Home the Cows

103. Krinken

104. Stevenson's Birthday

105. A Modest Wit

106. The Legend of Bishop Hatto

107. Columbus

108. The Shepherd of King Admetus

109. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix

110. The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna

111. The Eve of Waterloo

112. Ivry

113. The Glove and the Lions

114. The Well of St. Keyne

115. The Nautilus and the Ammonite

116. The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk

117. The Homes of England

118. Horatius at the Bridge

119. The Planting of the Apple-Tree

On and On

120. June

121. A Psalm of Life

122. Barnacles

123. A Happy Life

124. Home, Sweet Home

125. From Casa Guidi Windows

126. Woodman, Spare That Tree!

127. Abide with Me

128. Lead, Kindly Light

129. The Last Rose of Summer

130. Annie Laurie

131. A Ship of State

132. America

133. The Landing of the Pilgrims

134. The Lotos-Eaters

135. Moly

136. Cupid Drowned

137. Cupid Stung

138. Cupid and My Campasbe

139. A Ballad for a Boy

140. A Skeleton in Armor

141. The Revenge

142. Sir Galahad

143. A Name in the Sand

"Grow old along with me!..."

144. The Voice of Spring

145. The Forsaken Merman

146. The Banks o' Doon

147. The Light of Other Days

148. My Own Shall Come to Me

149. Ode to a Skylark

150. The Sands of Dee

151. A Wish

152. Lucy

153. Solitude

154. John Anderson

155. The God of Music

156. A Musical Instrument

157. The Brides of Enderby

158. The Lye

159. L'Envoi

160. Contentment

161. The Harp That Once through Tara's Halls

162. The Old Oaken Bucket

163. The Raven

164. Arnold von Winkleried

165. Life, I Know Not What Thou Art

166. Mercy

167. Polonius' Advice

168. A Fragment from Julius Caesar

169. The Skylark

170. The Choir Invisible

171. The World Is Too Much with Us

172. On His Blindness

173. She Was a Phantom of Delight

174. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

175. Rabbi Ben Ezra

176. Prospice

177. Recessional

178. Ozymandias of Egypt

179. Mortality

180. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

181. Herve Riel

182. The Problem

183. To America

184. The English Flag

185. The Man with the Hoe

186. Song of Myself

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