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Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems   By: (1873-1956)

Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems by Walter De la Mare

Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems by Walter De la Mare is a delightful collection of whimsical and enchanting poems that take readers on a journey into the magical world of fairies. With his mastery of language and vivid imagination, the author paints vibrant pictures with words, making the readers feel as if they have stepped into an ethereal realm.

The book features a wide range of themes, from the mischievous antics of fairy folk to their mysterious and ethereal beauty. Each poem showcases De la Mare's ability to create a unique and captivating atmosphere, where readers can escape the mundane and get lost in the enchantment of the fairy realm.

One of the highlights of the book is De la Mare's use of language. His choice of words creates a musicality that adds to the overall charm of the poems. Each verse is carefully crafted, with rhythmic patterns and a lyrical quality that makes the reading experience truly enjoyable.

Moreover, the imagery in this collection is nothing short of mesmerizing. From moonlit forests to meadows sprinkled with starlight, De la Mare's vivid descriptions bring the fairy world to life. The readers can easily imagine themselves walking alongside these magical creatures, experiencing their enchanting presence firsthand.

Additionally, the book is filled with a sense of wonder and mystery. De la Mare skillfully captures the elusive nature of fairies, leaving the readers with a sense of intrigue and longing for more. The poems evoke a feeling of nostalgia, reminding us of the magic that can be found in the world if we only take a moment to look closely.

While the book primarily revolves around fairies, it also explores other themes such as nature, love, and the passage of time. These additional layers add depth and variety to the collection, making it a truly engaging read for readers of all ages.

Overall, Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems is a magical and captivating collection of poetry. Walter De la Mare's beautiful language, enchanting imagery, and evocative themes make this book a must-read for anyone who believes in the power of imagination. Whether you are a fan of fairy tales or simply appreciate well-crafted poetry, this collection will transport you to a world where dreams come true and magic is real.

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DOWN ADOWN DERRY

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DOWN ADOWN DERRY A Book of Fairy Poems by

WALTER DE LA MARE

with Illustrations by

DOROTHY P. LATHROP

[Illustration]

NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1922, BY HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

PRINTED IN U. S. A.

CONTENTS

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FAIRIES

The Fairies Dancing 3 Dream Song 4 A Tishoo 7 The Double 8 The Unfinished Dream 11 The Horn 14 The Three Beggars 17 The Stranger 20 The Ruin 23 The Fairy in Winter 24 Sleepyhead 27 Sam's Three Wishes: or Life's Little Whirligig 29 Peak and Puke 39 The Changeling 41 Lob Lie by... Continue reading book >>




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