Narrative Poems

  poems that tell a story

 

 

 

 
  1. Agincourt, by Michael Drayton

  2. Agnes Hatot, by Henry Abbey

  3. Arnold at Stillwater, by Thomas Dunn English

  4. Arnold von Winkelried, by James Montgomery

  5. Ave Maria, by Alfred Austin

  6. Balin and Balan, by Alfred Tennyson

  7. The Ballad of East and West, by Rudyard Kipling

  8. The Ballad of the Oysterman, by Oliver Wendell Holmes

  9. The Ballad of the True Sportsman, by Arthur Guiterman

  10. The Battle Flag at Shenandoah, by Joaquin Miller

  11. The Battle of Naseby, by Thomas Babington Macaulay

  12. The Battle of Otterburn, an anonymous poem

  13. The Bell of Atri, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  14. Ben-Ammi and the Fairies, by John Godfrey Saxe

  15. Bernardo Del Carpio, by Felicia Hemans

  16. The Blind Highland Boy, by William Wordsworth

  17. The Book of Hours of Sister Clotilde, by Amy Lowell

  18. The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna, by Charles Wolfe

  19. Cassandra, by John Hooley

  20. The Cavern by the Sea, by Martha Lavinia Hoffman

  21. The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred Tennyson

  22. The Cold-Woman, by Arthur Guiterman

  23. The Coming of Arthur, by Alfred Tennyson

  24. The Courtin', by James Russell Lowell

  25. The Cremona Violin, by Amy Lowell

  26. The Death of Huss, by Alfred Austin

  27. The Death of Yazdagird, by Ferdowsi

  28. The Defence of Lucknow, by Alfred Tennyson

  29. The Defense of the Alamo, by Joaquin Miller

  30. Descent, by Keith Holyoak

  31. The Destruction of Sennacherib, by Lord Byron

  32. The Diverting History of John Gilpin, by William Cowper

  33. The Drawbridge Keeper, by Henry Abbey

  34. The Eve of St. John, by Sir Walter Scott

  35. Father Pumpkin; or, Always in Luck, by John Godfrey Saxe

  36. Fight, by Percy MacKaye

  37. The Fisherman and the Flounder, by John Godfrey Saxe

  38. The Fruit Shop, by Amy Lowell

  39. Gareth and Lynette, by Alfred Tennyson

  40. Geraint and Enid, by Alfred Tennyson

  41. The Glove, by Robert Browning

  42. The Glove and the Lions, by Leigh Hunt

  43. Godiva, by Alfred Tennyson

  44. God's Judgment on Hatto, by Robert Southey

  45. Goody Blake and Harry Gill, by William Wordsworth

  46. The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, by Amy Lowell

  47. Greencastle Jenny, by Helen Gray Cone

  48. Guinevere, by Alfred Tennyson

  49. Harvest-Home, by Theocritus

  50. Hervé Riel, by Robert Browning

  51. The Holy Grail, by Alfred Tennyson

  52. Horatius, by Thomas Babington Macaulay

  53. How Oswald Dined with God, by Edwin Markham

  54. How Púrándukht ascended the Throne and slew Pirúz, by Ferdowsi

  55. How Shirwi ascended the Throne, by Ferdowsi

  56. How the Chiefs demanded from Shirwi the Death of Khusrau Parwiz, by Ferdowsi

  57. How the Great Guest Came, by Edwin Markham

  58. How the Old Horse Won the Bet, by Oliver Wendell Holmes

  59. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix, by Robert Browning

  60. I am the Sphinx, by Maggie Butt

  61. The Idiot Boy, by William Wordsworth

  62. The Inchcape Rock, by Robert Southey

  63. Incident of the French Camp, by Robert Browning

  64. The Italian in England, by Robert Browning

  65. Keenan's Charge, by George Parsons Lathrop

  66. King Solomon and the Bees, by John Godfrey Saxe

  67. King Robert of Sicily, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  68. The Lady Blanchiflore, by Clinton Scollard

  69. Lady Clare, by Alfred Tennyson

  70. Lancelot and Elaine, by Alfred Tennyson

  71. The Last Redoubt, by Alfred Austin

  72. The Last Tournament, by Alfred Tennyson

  73. Lochinvar, by Sir Walter Scott

  74. The Lord of Burleigh, by Alfred Tennyson

  75. Lord Ullin's Daughter, by Thomas Campbell

  76. Lucy Gray; or, Solitude, by William Wordsworth

  77. Marco Bozzaris, by Fitz-Greene Halleck

  78. The Marriage of Geraint, by Alfred Tennyson

  79. Maud Muller, by John Greenleaf Whittier

  80. Merlin and Vivien, by Alfred Tennyson

  81. Miralda: A Tale of Cuba, by John Godfrey Saxe

  82. Music in Camp, by John Randolph Thompson

  83. Pan in Wall Street, by Edmund Clarence Stedman

  84. The Passing of Arthur, by Alfred Tennyson

  85. Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  86. Paul's Wife, by Robert Frost

  87. Pelleas and Ettarre, by Alfred Tennyson

  88. Pickthorn Manor, by Amy Lowell

  89. The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning

  90. Place for a Third, by Robert Frost

  91. Presidio de San Francisco, 1800, by Bret Harte

  92. The Prisoner of Chillon, by Lord Byron

  93. Pygmalion, by John Hooley

  94. The Rape of Lucrece, by William Shakespeare

  95. The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe

  96. The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, by Alfred Tennyson

  97. Rizpah, by Alfred Tennyson

  98. Robin Hood and Little John, an anonymous poem

  99. Robin Hood and Maid Marian, an anonymous poem

  100. Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow, an anonymous poem

  101. Robin Hood's Death and Burial, an anonymous poem

  102. Saturn, by Clark Ashton Smith

  103. The Shadow, by Amy Lowell

  104. The Singing Leaves, by James Russell Lowell

  105. The Song of the Camp, by Bayard Taylor

  106. The Statue, by Henry Abbey

  107. Sword Blades and Poppy Seed, by Amy Lowell

  108. A Tale of Starvation, by Amy Lowell

  109. Tam o' Shanter, by Robert Burns

  110. Theseus, by Bacchylides

  111. Two Deaths in the Bronx, by Donald Evans

  112. Ulalume, by Edgar Allan Poe

  113. Vaudracour and Julia, by William Wordsworth

  114. Vive la France!, by Charlotte Holmes Crawford

  115. The Waggoner, by William Wordsworth

  116. The Way of Love, by Joyce Kilmer

  117. The Witch's Daughter, by John Greenleaf Whittier

  118. A Woman's Apology, by Alfred Austin

  119. The Wreck of the Hesperus, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  120. The Yarn of the Nancy Bell, by W. S. Gilbert


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