American Poets of the 20th Century (Cliffs Notes) by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

This literary significant other contains you into the lives and poetic strains of forty-one of America's so much well known poets from the final century. From well known favorites comparable to Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg to the extra esoteric T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, this guide additionally introduces you to dwelling poets, corresponding to Rita Dove, who're nonetheless inscribing their areas in literary background. The ebook opens with an method of studying poetry, and every author-specific bankruptcy contains sections dedicated to leader Works, dialogue and learn themes, and a specific Bibliography.Complete checklist of authors lined during this complete advisor: Edgar Lee Masters, Edward Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (H. D.), Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, T. S. Eliot, John Crowe Ransom, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Jean Toomer, Louise Bogan, Hart Crane, Allen Tare, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Count?e Cullen, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Lowell, Richard Wilbur, James Dickey, Denise Levertov, A.R. Ammons, Allen Ginsberg, W. S. Merwin, James Wright, Anne Sexton, Adrienne wealthy, Sylvia Plath, Amiri Baraka, Wendy Rose, pleasure Harjo, Rita Dove, Cathy music

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In 1952, during the McCarthy era, Williams served only a few months as national poetry consultant, an appointment marred by accusations that his poem “Russia” was pro-Communist. Public humiliation and the failure of the literary community to support him precipitated a stroke, followed by diminished sight. He died at home in his sleep on March 4, 1963, and he was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Williams, the maverick genius, is remembered for mentoring poets Allen Ginsberg and Kay Boyle and for influencing Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov.

For good reason, Stevens repeats the title image in lines 8 and 16. The notion of decay, embodied in the dresser lacking knobs, expands with the image of failed pride, which the dead woman once depicted in embroidery as a peacock’s spread tail. The feet of the deceased, grotesquely callused and oddly removed from the attendants’ scurrying, symbolize the cold, unresponsive state of the corpse, now made dumb by the absence of speech. Like the bird’s tail in stitchery, the “horny” feet have surrendered any connection with sexual desire or function.

30 SKOW, JOHN. ” Time, August 12, 1974, 74. THOMPSON, LAWRANCE, and R. H. WINNICK. Robert Frost, the Later Years, 1938–1963. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1976. ———. Robert Frost, the Years of Triumph, 1915–1938. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. ———, eds. Selected Letters of Robert Frost. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964. UNGER, LEONARD, ed. Seven Modern American Poets. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1967. WALSH, JOHN EVANGELIST. Into My Own: The English Years of Robert Frost.

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