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Second Book of Verse   By: (1850-1895)

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The Second Book of Verse by Eugene Field is a delightful collection of poems that captivates readers with its lyrical language and enchanting stories. Field's talent for storytelling shines through each verse, creating a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

One of the highlights of this collection is the variety of themes explored by the author. From whimsical tales about fairies and goblins to introspective and emotional poems, Field displays an impressive range of subjects. His ability to switch effortlessly between light-hearted humor and poignant reflections keeps the reader engaged and eager to discover what awaits on the next page.

Field's skillful use of language adds depth and beauty to his poetry. Every line is meticulously crafted, employing vivid imagery and evocative metaphors to bring his words to life. One cannot help but be swept away by the imagery of "green meadows" and "azure skies" in his nature-inspired poems, or the vivid depictions of characters and their surroundings in his narrative verse.

The Second Book of Verse also showcases Field's remarkable storytelling ability. Many of the poems read like short stories, complete with well-developed characters and intriguing plots. From mischievous children embarking on adventures to heartwarming tales of familial love, each narrative leaves a lasting impression. Field's narrative flow and knack for building suspense ensure that readers will be fully engrossed in these captivating tales until the very end.

Moreover, Field's poems often possess a timeless quality. Although they were written over a century ago, the emotions and themes explored remain relevant and relatable to modern readers. Whether it is the innocence and joy of childhood or the complexities of human nature, the universal themes in Field's work ensure that his poetry continues to resonate with audiences across generations.

The Second Book of Verse is a treasure trove of vivid imagery, masterful storytelling, and timeless themes. Eugene Field's talent shines through in every line, making this collection a true delight for poetry enthusiasts and casual readers alike. It is a book that can be enjoyed on multiple levels - from simply savoring the beauty of the language to delving into the deeper meanings behind the verses. Overall, this collection is a testament to Field's skill as both a poet and a storyteller, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who picks it up.

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Second Book of Tales. Songs and Other Verse. The Holy Cross and Other Tales. The House. The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac. A Little Book Of Profitable Tales. A Little Book of Western Verse. Second Book of Verse. Each, 1 vol., 16mo, $1.25 A Little Book of Profitable Tales. Cameo Edition with etched portrait. 16mo, $1.25. Echoes from the Sabine Farm. 4to, $2.00 With Trumpet and Drum. 16mo, $1.00. Love Songs of Childhood. 16mo, $1.00.






Copyright, 1892 ,


A little bit of a woman came Athwart my path one day; So tiny was she that she seemed to be A pixy strayed from the misty sea, Or a wandering greenwood fay.

"Oho, you little elf!" I cried, "And what are you doing here? So tiny as you will never do For the brutal rush and hullaballoo Of this practical world, I fear... Continue reading book >>

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