Opening Lines Poems

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Can you name the these poems from their opening lines?

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The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day...Ernest Lawrence Thayer
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...Lewis Carroll
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...Edgar Allan Poe
Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste...John Milton
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying...Robert Herrick
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone...W. H. Auden
Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky...T. S. Eliot
Half a league, half a league, half a league onwards...Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I met a traveller from an ancient land who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone...Percy Bysshe Shelley
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...Robert Frost
The rain set early in tonight, The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite...Robert Browning
A free bird leaps on the back Of the wind and floats downstream...Maya Angelou
The tree has entered my hands, The sap has ascended my arms...Ezra Pound
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume...Walt Whitman
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate...William Shakespeare
He is stark mad, who ever says, That he hath been in love an hour...John Donne

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