From the Back Cover
Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this treasury of great American poems offers a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, the compilation includes Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Walt Whitman's I Hear America Singing, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn, as well as poems by Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and many other notables. Chosen by the non-profit organization American Poetry & Literacy Project, these much-loved verses include 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: Casey at the Bat, Fog, The New Colossus, Chicago, I, Too, Sing America, O Captain! My Captain!, Paul Revere's Ride, The Road Not Taken, The Raven, Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Mending Wall, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter.