By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
This literary significant other consists of you into the lives and poetic traces of forty-one of America's such a lot favorite poets from the final century. From well known favorites similar to Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg to the extra esoteric T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, this instruction manual additionally introduces you to dwelling poets, similar to Rita Dove, who're nonetheless inscribing their locations in literary background. The publication opens with an method of reading poetry, and every author-specific bankruptcy contains sections dedicated to leader Works, dialogue and study issues, and a particular Bibliography.Complete record of authors coated during this accomplished 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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DISCUSSION AND RESEARCH TOPICS (1) Characterize the sturdy American figures in Sandburg’s “I Am the People, the Mob,” “Psalm of Those Who Go Forth Before Daylight,” and “Chicago,” with the New Englanders in Robert Frost’s poems, Chicagoans in Gwendolyn Brooks’ ghetto pictures, Harlemites in Langston Hughes’ poems, and Midwesterners in Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. (2) Analyze the imagism of Frost’s “Grass” or “Fog,” H. ” Determine which of the verses depends most heavily on sense impressions.
Lawrence and Aldington. Her tenuous mental state, worsened by her ambivalence toward bisexualism, required additional fine-tuning and shock therapy. In token of her treatment by the Viennese psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud in 1933–1934, a collection of personal essays, Tribute to Freud (1954), explored occultism and Freudian analysis. H. D. was more content in her last years following treatment for nervous exhaustion, and she maintained a satisfying relationship with Bryher. Later, she was paralyzed and aphasic for three months from a paralytic stroke and died on September 27, 1961, at the Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich.
Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, and Harriet Monroe, editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Following positive reception of her experimental “polyphonic prose,” her term for free verse, in Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds (1914), she published in The Bookman, a respected New York monthly, and edited Some Imagist Poets, 1915–1917 (1917). A landmark work that sets the parameters of imagism, Some Imagist Poets names six requisites for imagism: 32 • To employ common language that is precisely suited to the phrase • To search out new rhythms to express new moods • To welcome all subjects to the field of topics • To quell vagueness with exact images • To produce hard, clear verse free of confusion and distortion • To compress thought as though distilling the essence of meaning Lowell’s own output in the new poetry genre of imagism included Men, Women and Ghosts (1916), Can Grande’s Castle (1918), Pictures of the Floating World (1919), which contains some of her best short works, and Legends (1921), a critically successful collection of narrative verse.
American Poets of the 20th Century (Cliffs Notes) by Mary Ellen Snodgrass