Incomplete Poetry

Can you name the word missing from each of these poetic lines?

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'___' is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soulEmily Dickinson
The ___ are lovely, dark, and deep. / But I have promises to keepRobert Frost
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know / The place where the ___ endsShel Silverstein
Tune is heard on the distant hill / For the caged bird sings of ___.Maya Angelou
And ___ shall be no more; ___, thou shalt die.John Donne
Maybe it just sags / like a heavy load. // Or does it ___?Langston Hughes
In ___ did Kubla Khan / a stately pleasure-dome decree:Samuel Taylor Coleridge
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to ___.Alfred, Lord Tennyson
In Flanders fields the ___ blow / between the crosses row on rowJohn McCrae
When all at once I saw a crowd,-- / A host of golden ___.William Wordsworth
I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a ___.Joyce Kilmer
___, ___, you bastard, I'm through.Sylvia Plath
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun / The frumious ___!Lewis Carroll the lonely sea and the sky, / And all I ask is a tall ship and a ___ to steer her by;John Masefield
Till we have built ___ / in England's green & pleasant land.William Blake
Do I ___ myself? / Very well then, I ___ myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)Walt Whitman
'My name is ___, king of kings / Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / Thou art more lovely, and more ___William Shakespeare
Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / ___, ___ against the dying of the lightDylan Thomas
The ___ comes / on little cat feet.Carl Sandburg
'Beauty is ___, ___ beauty,' - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.John Keats
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a ___?T. S. Eliot
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and ____Omar Khayyam*
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!' / Quoth the Raven: '___!'Edgar Allan Poe
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  • When multiple blanks appear in a line, they are all filled by the same word. [*: The Omar Khayyam quotation is from an Edward Fitzgerald translation]
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