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Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Swinburne wrote about many taboo topics, such as lesbianism, cannibalism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. His poems have many common motifs, such as the ocean, time, and death. Several historical people are featured in his poems, such as Sappho ("Sapphics"), Anactoria ("Anactoria"), Jesus ("Hymn to Proserpine": Galilaee, La. "Galilean") and Catullus ("To Catullus").

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Famous poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne 227 total

A Watch In The Night 473 ViewsRate it:
Swan Song 452 ViewsRate it:
Birth And Death 416 ViewsRate it:
Marzo Pazzo 410 ViewsRate it:
Envoi 397 ViewsRate it:
Sleep 389 ViewsRate it:
Mourning 375 ViewsRate it:
Dead Love 372 ViewsRate it:
A Night-Piece By Millet 368 ViewsRate it:
Benediction 365 ViewsRate it:
At Sea 363 ViewsRate it:
Death And Birth 363 ViewsRate it:
The Way Of The Wind 363 ViewsRate it:
To Catullus 361 ViewsRate it:
Discord 349 ViewsRate it:
A Flower-Piece By Fantin 340 ViewsRate it:
Sorrow 332 ViewsRate it:
Before Sunset 329 ViewsRate it:
Concord 325 ViewsRate it:
Love Lies Bleeding 312 ViewsRate it:
Plus Intra 309 ViewsRate it:
Aperotos Eros 302 ViewsRate it:
A Landscape By Courbet 293 ViewsRate it:
Prelude - Tristan And Isolde 291 ViewsRate it:
A Baby's Death 261 ViewsRate it:
Hymn Of Man 212 ViewsRate it:
Had I Wist 204 ViewsRate it:
Hermaphroditus 152 ViewsRate it:
Sestina 151 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad of Dreamland 150 ViewsRate it:
Quia Multum Amavit 149 ViewsRate it:
Chorus 145 ViewsRate it:
The Leper 144 ViewsRate it:
Recollections 138 ViewsRate it:
Sir William Gomm: Sonnets 138 ViewsRate it:
A Year's Burden -- 1870 134 ViewsRate it:
The Triumph Of Time 133 ViewsRate it:
Eight Years Old 131 ViewsRate it:
Hymn to Proserpine (After the Proclamation of the Christian 131 ViewsRate it:
A Dead Friend 130 ViewsRate it:
A Child's Laughter 128 ViewsRate it:
On the Deaths of Thomas Carlyle and George Eliot: Sonnets 128 ViewsRate it:
Dickens: Sonnets 127 ViewsRate it:
To A Cat 126 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad of Death 125 ViewsRate it:
Etude Realiste 125 ViewsRate it:
Genesis 125 ViewsRate it:
John Marston: XII 125 ViewsRate it:
Laus Veneris 124 ViewsRate it:
Anonymous Plays: XVII 123 ViewsRate it:
In Harbour 122 ViewsRate it:
Epilogue 121 ViewsRate it:
The Eve Of Revolution 120 ViewsRate it:
Before A Crucifix 119 ViewsRate it:
Not A Child 118 ViewsRate it:
After Looking into Carlyles Reminiscences 118 ViewsRate it:
The Halt Before Rome--September 1867 118 ViewsRate it:
To Dora Dorian 118 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad of Burdens 117 ViewsRate it:
A Cameo 116 ViewsRate it:
Leave-Taking 116 ViewsRate it:
Past Days 116 ViewsRate it:
Thomas Heywood: X 116 ViewsRate it:
Before the Mirror 115 ViewsRate it:
Chorus from 'Atalanta' 115 ViewsRate it:
Rest 114 ViewsRate it:
Thomas Middleton: IX 114 ViewsRate it:
A Christmas Carol 113 ViewsRate it:
Faustine 113 ViewsRate it:
Mater Dolorosa 113 ViewsRate it:
Sapphics 112 ViewsRate it:
Comparisons 111 ViewsRate it:
Madona Mia 111 ViewsRate it:
Seven Years Old 111 ViewsRate it:
Eurydice - To Victor Hugo 110 ViewsRate it:
Song Before Death: From the French 110 ViewsRate it:
Anactoria 108 ViewsRate it:
The Complaint of Lisa 108 ViewsRate it:
The Masque of Queen Bersabe: A Miracle-Play 108 ViewsRate it:
Perinde AC Cadaver 107 ViewsRate it:
Super Flumina Babylonis 107 ViewsRate it:
Anima Anceps 106 ViewsRate it:
Lines on the Death of Edward John Trelawny 106 ViewsRate it:
Dedication To Christina G. Rossetti 105 ViewsRate it:
Ode On The Insurrection In Candia 105 ViewsRate it:
A Lamentation 104 ViewsRate it:
Christopher Marlowe 104 ViewsRate it:
March: An Ode 104 ViewsRate it:
Prelude - Lohengrin 104 ViewsRate it:
May Janet 103 ViewsRate it:
A Forsaken Garden 102 ViewsRate it:
An Appeal 100 ViewsRate it:
A Match 99 ViewsRate it:
In the Bay 99 ViewsRate it:
On Lamb’s Specimens of Dramatic Poets: Sonnets 99 ViewsRate it:
The Garden of Prosperine 99 ViewsRate it:
First Footsteps 97 ViewsRate it:
The Salt of the Earth 97 ViewsRate it:
In Sark 96 ViewsRate it:
The Lute And The Lyre 96 ViewsRate it:
Three Faces 96 ViewsRate it:
Ilicet 95 ViewsRate it:
Insularum Ocelle 95 ViewsRate it:
A Child's Battles 94 ViewsRate it:
Dysthanatos 94 ViewsRate it:
The Year of the Rose 94 ViewsRate it:
Hendecasyllabics 92 ViewsRate it:
A Sequence of Sonnets on the Death of Robert Browning 90 ViewsRate it:
Before Dawn 90 ViewsRate it:
A Dialog 89 ViewsRate it:
In San Lorenzo 89 ViewsRate it:
Four Songs Of Four Seasons 88 ViewsRate it:
The Litany Of Nations 88 ViewsRate it:
Love In A Mist 87 ViewsRate it:
Messidor 87 ViewsRate it:
Nephelidia 87 ViewsRate it:
Before Parting 86 ViewsRate it:
On The Downs 86 ViewsRate it:
Anonymous Plays: XVIII 85 ViewsRate it:
Eros 85 ViewsRate it:
The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell 85 ViewsRate it:
The Pilgrims 85 ViewsRate it:
Anonymous Plays:XVI - ‘Arden of Feversham’ 83 ViewsRate it:
One Of Twain 83 ViewsRate it:
A Ninth Birthday 81 ViewsRate it:
Autumn And Winter 81 ViewsRate it:
Fragoletta 81 ViewsRate it:
Rococo 81 ViewsRate it:
A Marching Song 80 ViewsRate it:
Beaumont and Fletcher:IV 80 ViewsRate it:
A Song in Time of Revolution. 1860 79 ViewsRate it:
Plus Ultra 79 ViewsRate it:
Rondel 78 ViewsRate it:
A Clasp Of Hands 77 ViewsRate it:
A Singing Lesson 77 ViewsRate it:
Ben Jonson: III 77 ViewsRate it:
Cleopatra 77 ViewsRate it:
The Oblation 77 ViewsRate it:
Dedication To Joseph Mazzini 76 ViewsRate it:
Itylus 76 ViewsRate it:
Love and Sleep 76 ViewsRate it:
Music: An Ode 76 ViewsRate it:
Philip Massinger: V 76 ViewsRate it:
August 75 ViewsRate it:
Choriambics 75 ViewsRate it:
A New Year's Message To Joseph Mazzini 74 ViewsRate it:
In The Orchard 74 ViewsRate it:
John Ford: VI 74 ViewsRate it:
Non Dolet 74 ViewsRate it:
Tenebrae 74 ViewsRate it:
A Leave-Taking 73 ViewsRate it:
A Song in Time of Order. 1852 73 ViewsRate it:
In Memory of Walter Savage Landor 73 ViewsRate it:
The Epitaph In Form Of A Ballad Which Villon Made For Himself And His Comrades, Expecting To Be Hanged Along With Them 72 ViewsRate it:
A Year's Carols 71 ViewsRate it:
Félise 70 ViewsRate it:
In Guernsey - To Theodore Watts 70 ViewsRate it:
To Walt Whitman In America 70 ViewsRate it:
Cor Cordium 69 ViewsRate it:
The Sea-Swallows 69 ViewsRate it:
To Victor Hugo 69 ViewsRate it:
Les Noyades 68 ViewsRate it:
Hesperia 67 ViewsRate it:
Wasted Love 66 ViewsRate it:
Bismarck at Canossa: Sonnets 65 ViewsRate it:
For A Picture 65 ViewsRate it:
Let Us Go 65 ViewsRate it:
A Litany 64 ViewsRate it:
Ave atque Vale (In memory of Charles Baudelaire) 64 ViewsRate it:
Babyhood 64 ViewsRate it:
A Channel Crossing 63 ViewsRate it:
Quia Nominor Leo: Sonnets 62 ViewsRate it:
John Webster: VII 61 ViewsRate it:
April 60 ViewsRate it:
Change 60 ViewsRate it:
England CXVII 60 ViewsRate it:
James Shirley: XIV 58 ViewsRate it:
Mater Triumphalis 58 ViewsRate it:
Satia te Sanguine 56 ViewsRate it:
Adieux à Marie Stuart 55 ViewsRate it:
Epilogue:XXI 'Tristram of Lyonesse' 55 ViewsRate it:
Monotones 55 ViewsRate it:
The Last Oracle 55 ViewsRate it:
A Swimmer's Dream 53 ViewsRate it:
Love at Sea 53 ViewsRate it:
The Tribe of Benjamin: XV 53 ViewsRate it:
To John Nichol: Sonnets 53 ViewsRate it:
Prelude 52 ViewsRate it:
To William Bell Scott 52 ViewsRate it:
An Interlude 51 ViewsRate it:
Hertha 51 ViewsRate it:
The Roundel 51 ViewsRate it:
Aholibah 50 ViewsRate it:
Siena 50 ViewsRate it:
Stage Love 49 ViewsRate it:
Dedication 48 ViewsRate it:
The Channel Tunnel: Sonnets 48 ViewsRate it:
Thomas Decker: VIII 47 ViewsRate it:
The Bloody Sun 46 ViewsRate it:
Armand Barbes 46 ViewsRate it:
The King's Daughter 46 ViewsRate it:
Mentana : First Anniversary 45 ViewsRate it:
On the Russian Persecution of the Jews: Sonnets 45 ViewsRate it:
The Death Of Richard Wagner 45 ViewsRate it:
After Death 44 ViewsRate it:
A Jacobite's Exile 43 ViewsRate it:
On An Old Roundel 42 ViewsRate it:
Athens: An Ode 41 ViewsRate it:
John Day: XIII 41 ViewsRate it:
St. Dorothy 41 ViewsRate it:
The Song Of The Standard 41 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad Of François Villon, Prince Of All Ballad-Makers 40 ViewsRate it:
The Two Dreams 39 ViewsRate it:
A Dialogue 38 ViewsRate it:
Étude Réaliste (excerpts) 38 ViewsRate it:
Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cairoli 35 ViewsRate it:
To Dr. John Brown: Sonnets 32 ViewsRate it:
George Chapman:XI 31 ViewsRate it:
The Sundew 29 ViewsRate it:
Christmas Antiphones 28 ViewsRate it:
Time And Life 27 ViewsRate it:
A Baby's Epitaph 10 ViewsRate it:
The Triumph of Time 4 ViewsRate it:
A Choice 3 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad of Bath 2 ViewsRate it:
A Channel Passage 2 ViewsRate it:
A Counsel 2 ViewsRate it:

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