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"For the Union Dead," by Robert Lowell Report Abuse
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"The stone statues of the abstract Union Soldier/ grow slimmer and younger each year--/ wasp-waisted, they doze over muskets/ and muse through their sideburns... Shaw's father wanted no monument/ except the ditch,/ where his son's body was thrown... The ditch is nearer."
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"Dying Away," by William Meredith Report Abuse
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"O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman Report Abuse
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"O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won... But O heart! heart! heart!/ O the bleeding drops of red,/ Where on the deck my Captain lies,/ Fallen cold and dead."
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"The Tending," by Sharon Olds Report Abuse
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"Dirge Without Music," by Edna St. Vincent Millay Report Abuse
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"To An Athlete Dying Young," by A. E. Housman Report Abuse
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"And round that early-laurelled head/ Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,/ And find unwithered on its curls/ The garland briefer than a girl's."
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"In Memory of W. B. Yeats," by W. H. Auden Report Abuse
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"What instruments we have agree/ The day of his death was a dark cold day... Mad Ireland hurt you into poetry./ Now Ireland has her madness and her weather still,/ For poetry makes nothing happen... Earth, receive an honoured guest:/ William Yeats is laid to rest./ Let the Irish vessel lie/ Emptied of its poetry."
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"Oh, Everette, There Is No Reason Why," by Kay Murphy Report Abuse
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"Everette, I don't think, tonight,/ three days after another hellish holiday,/ there's any reason I should continue/ to take this, still counting syllables/ to drag myself to the next dull line."
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"Death Stands Above Me," by Walter Savage Landor Report Abuse
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"To the Dead," by Frank Bidart Report Abuse
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"The Changing Light at Sandover," by James Merrill Report Abuse
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"Fugue of Death," by Paul Celan Report Abuse
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"The Haw Lantern," by Seamus Heaney Report Abuse
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"Elegy for Jane," by Theodore Roethke Report Abuse
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"Last Gifts," by Kim Addonizio Report Abuse
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"Refusal to Mourn the Death by Fire, of a Child in London," by Dylan Thomas Report Abuse
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"Nereid Elegy," by Sharon Olds Report Abuse
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"By Earth," by Sharon Olds Report Abuse
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"In Memoriam," by Lord Alfred Tennyson Report Abuse
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"The Reaper and the Flowers," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Report Abuse
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"Because I Could Not Stop For Death," by Emily Dickinson Report Abuse
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"Funeral Blues," by W. H. Auden Report Abuse
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"My Death," by Raymond Carver Report Abuse
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"Question," by Mary Sweson Report Abuse
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"November," by Edmund Spenser Report Abuse
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