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Memorable for all sorts of reasons :), Pingback: Sunday Post – 19th January, 2020 #Brainfluffbookblog #SundayPost | Brainfluff. ", Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller, "Yes, they will trample me underfoot, the numbers marching one two three, four hundred million five hundred six, reducing me to specks of voiceless dust, just as, in all good time, they will trample my son who is not my son, and his son who will not be his, and his who will not be his, until the thousand and first generation, until a thousand and one midnights have bestowed their terrible gifts and a thousand and one children have died, because it is the privilege and the curse of midnight’s children to be both masters and victims of their times, to forsake privacy and be sucked into the annihilating whirlpool of the multitudes, and to be unable to live or die in peace. Great list. No way has yet been invented to say goodbye to them. ", "But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. Sign up to our daily email for a curated edit of the latest news and must-read features from Stylist, so you’ll never miss out on the conversation again. Here she is with another hour before her. Home Poems 100 Most Famous Poems The following is a list of the top 100 most famous poems of all time in the English language. Ha! I carry a lot of scars. ", The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway, "Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper. ", "How wonderful the flavor, the aroma of her kitchen, her stories as she prepared the meal, her Christmas Rolls! From classics such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Stylist rounds up the most memorable 100 last lines from literature ever written.
Here, Dickinson immediately grabs our attention by juxtaposing the everyday and unremarkable – the fly buzzing – with the momentous event of the speaker’s death. ", "'Rest assured, our father, rest assured. ", The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, "The old man was dreaming about the lions. The only thought in cutting it was of the essentials of the grave, and there was no other care than to make this stone long enough and narrow enough to cover a man. Mitchell's famous last lines are at once heartbreaking and hopeful. Go on my son! ", "My husband remained there some time after me to settle our affairs, and at first I had intended to go back to him, but at his desire I altered that resolution, and he is come over to England also, where we resolve to spend the remainder of our years in sincere penitence for the wicked lives we have lived. What are the best opening lines in all of English verse? What has since become one of the most famous funeral elegies in the world (thanks largely to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral) actually began as a parody of public obituaries. Here’s another poem which had no official title when it was initially published. Then she feels a pressure on her hand and he speaks his first words for a week. 5) The phrases were googled in "inverted commas", which … ", "She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled mysteriously. I play video games. ", "He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together; and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance. ", A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce, "'God's in his heaven, all’s right with the world,' whispered Anne softly. I was eager to embrace the world. by adams627 Plays Quiz Updated Feb 20, 2020 . ", "And then, while the pretty brunette girl finished singing her verse, he buzzed me through like I was someone who mattered. T. S. Eliot, ‘April is the Cruellest Month’. ", "Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him—and it was still hot. And did those feet in ancient time) 4) or is pretty exclusively for children (e.g. ", The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson, "Curley and Carlson looked after them. ", The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O'Farrell, ''I never saw any of them again — except the cops. But hear that opening line now and many people will recall John Hannah’s recital of the poem in the Mike Newell film, written by Richard Curtis…. I have bad dreams but I never saw Mister Duck again. ", "At that, as if it had been the signal he waited for, Newland Archer got up slowly and walked back alone to his hotel. Supposedly of the most popular poems. ", "Because it is written that you reap what you sow, and the boy had sown good corn.
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