Poetry/Speech Database

This is a database of poems and speeches with both context and recordings.

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General Guidelines and Information

Robert Frost

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sara Teasdale from her book Flame and Shadow, published in 1920

Emily Dickinson from Poems, Three Series, Complete, published in 1890

Walt Whitman from Leaves of Grass, published in 1887

Phillis Wheatley from Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral, published in 1771.

Native American Speeches


Abraham Lincoln

Excerpt of 20th Century Speeches. Full texts available on Americanrhetoric.com

Edgar Allan Poe from J. H. Ingram's Complete Poetical Works of Poe, published in 1882

Short Speeches by Women

Longer Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1902

John Greenleaf Whittier from The Complete Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, published 2003


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