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81 Famous Poems by a variety of authors, performed by Alexander Scourby, Bramwell Fletcher, Nancy Wickwire, Audio Editions © 1992, 2 CDs, approximate running time 2 hours 22 minutes, ISBN # 0-945353-82-0

Classics Poetry by Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Bennett Browning, Andrew Marvell, Wilfred Owen, Robert Frost performed by John Nettles, Siobhán Redmond, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding, BBC Radio (division of Random House, 1540 Broadway, NY, NY 10036), ©1996, 2 cassettes, approximately 115 minutes, ISBN #0-553-52578-6

English Romantic Poetry by Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth and others, performed by Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle, Ralph Richardson and Frederick Worlock, Caedmon Audio (an imprint of Harper Audio, 10 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022), © 1971, 1996, 2 cassettes, approximately 2 hours, ISBN #0-69451-682-1

Humorous Poetry by Hilaire Belloc, Dorothy Parker, Victoria Wood, Benjamin Zephaniah, Lewis Carroll, Spike Milligan, performed by Griff Rhys Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Christian Rodska, James Saxon, BBC Radio (division of Random House, 1540 Broadway, NY, NY 10036), ©1998, 2 cassettes, approximately 120 minutes, ISBN #0-553-52581-6

War Poetry by various authors (over 80 poems some going back to the 16th century), performed by Stephen Moore, Tim Pigott-Smith, Juliet Stevenson and Sam West, BBC Radio (division of Random House, 1540 Broadway, NY, NY 10036), ©1998, 2 cassettes, approximately 145 minutes, ISBN #0-553-52579-4


Special Note:
There are many poems in the above selections that you may not like or even enjoy as the author of the poem may have an opposing worldview.  However, it is important that your scholar be exposed to the poem by those that can at least do justice to the piece.  All to often when reading poetry aloud that I absolutely cannot stand in our homeschooling endeavors, the poem tends to drip with sarcasm.  It is much better that your scholars and mine at least hear the poem the way it was intended to be recited before you begin to analyze the faulty reasoning processes of the poet.  Moreover, these poems may spark many lively discussions at the family evening meal preparing your scholar to calmly and intelligently meet questions that may arise in the future.

For more help in analyzing poetry, be sure to review the Poetry Section.  There are many worksheets in that section that will aid your scholar.


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