Examples of Apostrophe Poems

Apostrophe Poems

This page provides examples of Apostrophe poems. The poems and poetry selected are by famous poets who have used Apostrophe as a poetic or literary device to convey, emphasize and create vivid images. Poets use this type of device as an unusual alternative to every day speech to help them express mood and emotion. For additional information about Apostrophe please click the following link:

Examples of Apostrophe Poems

Our examples of Apostrophe poems and poetry have been selected from the work of some of the the most famous American and English poets.

  • 'Milton' by William Wordsworth
  • Julius Caesar and King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats
  • "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron
  • O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
  • "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

Extracts from poems & poetry illustrating Apostrophe

The following extracts are examples from Apostrophe poems and poetry:

  • "Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour" from the sonnet sonnet 'Milton' by William Wordsworth
  • "O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! / Thou art the ruins of the noblest man / That ever lived in the tide of times." from Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1. by William Shakespeare
  • "For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him." from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • "To what green altar, O mysterious priest, / Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, / And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?" from "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats
  • "Roll on thou dark and deep blue ocean." from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron
  • O Captain! My Captain!, title of the famous poem by Walt Whitman
  • "Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend, / More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child / Than the sea-monster." from King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Busy old fool, unruly sun,
    Why dost thou thus,
    windows, and through curtains call on us? from "The Sun Rising" 
  • "Oh, Death, be not proud." by John Donne

Examples Help! Use of Examples of Apostrophe Poems in Poems & Poetry

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