Early Drafts of Famous Poems

 

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Stop and drop and roll and roar.

The Tyger, by William Blake

Tiger, tiger burning bright

in the forest of the night

I think that it was pretty mean

to soak his fur in kerosene.

………..

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The Purple Cow, by Gilett Burgess

I never saw a purple cow

though it might be endearing

But, if I see one anyhow

it’s genetic engineering.

………….

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The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary

while I pondered weak and weary

on a bust of Pallus, a raven posed

O’ why can’t I keep that window closed?

11 thoughts on “Early Drafts of Famous Poems

  1. I’m still angry about the immortal hand or eye and the rhyme with symettry. It has also been long enough that the actual word pronunciation should have been changed to fit the poem .
    Out of all of the things this annoys me the most.

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