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List of Poems by W. H. Auden

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List of popular poetry by W. H. Auden, listed alphabetically. W. H. Auden is one of the most famous poets of all time, having written hundreds of poems that have been enjoyed by people all over the world. W. H. Auden is known for various types of poetry, such as prose, limerick, haiku and various other types. If you're an aspiring poet or just a poetry lover than use this list of popular W. H. Auden poems to find a few that you've never read before.

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    About the House

    W. H. Auden
    About the House is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1965 by Random House. The book is in two unnumbered parts, "Thanksgiving for a Habitat", a sequence of poems about Auden's house in...  more
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    Academic Graffiti

    W. H. Auden
    Academic Graffiti is a book of clerihews by W. H. Auden and illustrations by Filippo Sanjust. It was published in 1971. Auden began writing in 1950 the short comic poems on literary and historical...  more
  • 3

    Another Time

    W. H. Auden
    Another Time may refer to: Another Time (book), a 1940 book of poems by W. H. Auden Another Time (Jeff Williams album), 2011 Another Time (Earth, Wind & Fire album), 1974...  more
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    City Without Walls

    W. H. Auden
    City Without Walls and other poems is a book by W. H. Auden, published in 1969. The book contains Auden's shorter poems written from 1965 through 1968, together with his translations of the lyrics of...  more
  • 5

    Epistle to a Godson

    W. H. Auden
    Epistle to a Godson and other poems is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1972. This book was the last book of poems that Auden completed in his lifetime; its successor, Thank You, Fog was...  more
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    For the Time Being

    W. H. Auden
    For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio, is a long poem by W. H. Auden, written in 1941 and 1942, and first published in 1944. It was one of two long poems included in Auden's book also titled For...  more
  • 7

    Homage to Clio

    W. H. Auden
    Homage to Clio is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1960. The book contains Auden's shorter poems written between 1955 and 1959, including a group of poems on historical themes first...  more
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    Journey to a War

    W. H. Auden
    Journey to a War is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, published in 1939. The book is in three parts: a series of poems by Auden describing his and Isherwood's...  more
  • 9

    Letters from Iceland

    W. H. Auden
    Letters from Iceland is a travel book in prose and verse by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, published in 1937. The book is made up of a series of letters and travel notes by Auden and MacNeice...  more
  • 10

    Nones

    W. H. Auden
    Nones is a book of poems by W. H. Auden published in 1951 by Faber & Faber. The book contains Auden's shorter poems written between 1946 and 1950, including "In Praise of Limestone", "Prime",...  more
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    Look, Stranger!

    W. H. Auden
    Look, Stranger! is a book by W. H. Auden....  more
  • 12

    Poems

    W. H. Auden
    Poems is the title of three separate collections of the early poetry of W. H. Auden. Auden refused to title his early work because he wanted the reader to confront the poetry itself. Consequently,...  more
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    Spain

    W. H. Auden
    Spain is a poem by W. H. Auden written after his visit to the Spanish Civil War. Spain was described by George Orwell as "one of the few decent things that have been written about the Spanish war"....  more
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    Thank You, Fog

    W. H. Auden
    Thank You, Fog: last poems by W. H. Auden is a posthumous book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1974. The book contains poems written mostly in 1972 and 1973; after Auden's death in September...  more
  • 15

    The Age of Anxiety

    W. H. Auden
    The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue is a long poem in six parts by W. H. Auden, written mostly in a modern version of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse. The poem deals, in eclogue form, with man's...  more
  • 16

    The Double Man

    W. H. Auden
    The Double Man is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1941. The title of the UK edition, published later the same year was New Year Letter. The Double Man begins with a verse "Prologue",...  more
  • 17

    The orators

    W. H. Auden
    The Orators: An English Study is a long poem in prose and verse written by W. H. Auden, first published in 1932. It is regarded as a major contribution to modernist poetry in English. The Orators is...  more
  • 18
    The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest, is a long poem by W. H. Auden, written 1942–44, and first published in 1944. The poem is a series of dramatic monologues spoken by...  more
  • 19

    The Shield of Achilles

    W. H. Auden
    "The Shield of Achilles" is a poem by W. H. Auden first published in 1952. The Shield of Achilles is also the title poem of a collection of poems by Auden, published in 1955....  more