By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
This literary significant other consists of you into the lives and poetic strains of forty-one of America's so much favourite poets from the final century. From renowned favorites resembling Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg to the extra esoteric T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, this guide additionally introduces you to dwelling poets, equivalent to Rita Dove, who're nonetheless inscribing their areas in literary heritage. The e-book opens with an method of interpreting poetry, and every author-specific bankruptcy comprises sections dedicated to leader Works, dialogue and examine subject matters, and a particular Bibliography.Complete checklist of authors lined during this complete consultant: 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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By studying early twentieth-century poets, Stevens achieved his place among modern poets shortly before his death with Complete Poems of Wallace Stevens, which took a second National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. After his demise from cancer on August 2, 1955, in Hartford, and interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, eulogies linked the two halves of his life, informing startled colleagues of his importance to twentieth-century American literature. CHIEF WORKS An early display of Stevens’ expertise, “Peter Quince at the Clavier” (1923) employs a four-part symphonic form to intone modernist dissonance.
D. published Sea Garden (1916). When her husband went to war, she joined T. S. Eliot in editing the Egoist. The post–World War I period tried her stamina with grief over her brother Gilbert’s death in combat, a miscarriage, her father’s death, an affair with 61 music critic Cecil Grey, and, in 1919, the painful birth of their daughter, Frances Perdita. About the time H. D. ended her marriage, she met a wealthy traveling companion, Annie Winnifred Ellerman, who named herself Bryher after one of the Scilly Islands.
D. ventured into minimalism with “Oread,” a sixline practice piece that profits from compulsive word associations. The poem overlays a description of an evergreen forest with the shapes, color, sound, and motion of the sea. In giving life to the Greek nymph of mountains and forests, the poet draws on geometric shapes of points, whorls, and rounded pools to end on a pun, “fir,” which suggests a furry pelt covering the land.
American Poets of the 20th Century (Cliffs Notes) by Mary Ellen Snodgrass