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The Poem: "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" by William Wordsworth
The Film: Splendor in the Grass (1961)
The title of this Natalie Wood/Warren Beatty classic refers to a line in Wordsworth's famous poem.
The Poem: "The Hollow Men" by T. S. Eliot
The Film: Apocalypse Now (1979)
Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz reads from this oft-quoted poem, famous for the line "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper."
The Poem: America a Prophecy by William Blake
The Film: Blade Runner (1982)
This Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) quote was inspired by a similar line in Blake's 1793 book of verse.
The Poem: "Ample Make This Bed" by Emily Dickinson
The Film: Sophie's Choice (1982)
Stingo (Peter MacNicol) mourns his friends by turning to poetry.
The Poem: "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost
The Film: The Outsiders (1983)
The Francis Ford Coppola film stayed true to S. E. Hinton's book by including the scene in which Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) tells Johnny (Ralph Macchio) about the Frost poem.