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In The Siege of Corinth

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Lord George Gordon Byron and George Gordon, Lord Byron


In this moving poem, Byron recounts the final, desperate resistance of the Venetians on the day the Ottoman army stormed Acrocorinth: reveal…

Book 1

In The Battle of Marathon

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning


The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Written in 1820, it retells powerfully The Battl…

01 - The Sending

In Balder Dead

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Matthew Arnold


"Balder Dead" is a beautiful epic poem by Matthew Arnold. It draws from Norse mythology to retell the story of the the death of Od…

00 Introduction

In The Bridal of Triermain

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Sir Walter Scott


Scott's The Bridal of Triermain is a rhymed, romantic, narrative poem which weaves together elements of popular English legend using dramati…

05 Canto Fifth

In Harold the Dauntless

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Sir Walter Scott


Harold the Dauntless is a rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott. Written in 1817, it weaves together elements of popular Engl…

01 Canto 1, Part 1, Stanzas 1-15

In Lara, A Tale

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Lord Byron and George Gordon, Lord Byron


This powerful poem narrates the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad traveling the orient. Returni…

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