A list of poems from Dead Poets Society

 

Walden, By Henry David Thoreau

     “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

     Referred to by Mr. Keating during one of his lessons.

 

To the Virgins, by Robert Herrick

     Read during first class with Keating to introduce "carpe diem."

 

O Captain, my Captain, by Walt Whitman

     Referred to by Mr. Keating during one of his lessons; also a reference to what he suggest the students call him.

 

Ulysses,_ by Alfred Lord Tennyson

     Read by Neil Perry during one of the Dead Poets Society meeting in the cave.

 

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day, (a sonnet) by William Shakespeare

    First poem read by Charlie Dalton (Nuwanda) to the girls he brought to the Dead Poets Society meeting.

 

She Walks in Beauty, by Lord Byron

    Second poem read by Charlie Dalton (Nuwanda) to the girls he brought to the Dead Poets Society meeting.

 

Puck’s speech at the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

     Lines spoken by Neil at the end of the play. He played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Scroll down to the very end of the page for the speech.