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

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

This literary significant other includes you into the lives and poetic traces of forty-one of America's so much renowned poets from the final century. From renowned favorites equivalent to 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 locations in literary historical past. The booklet opens with an method of examining poetry, and every author-specific bankruptcy comprises sections dedicated to leader Works, dialogue and examine issues, and a particular Bibliography.Complete record of authors lined during this entire 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 track

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Freed of all charges, he returned to Italy. He continued writing and, without pausing to refine his work, published Thrones: Cantos 96–109 (1959) and Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX–CXVII (1968). ” CHIEF WORKS “A Virginal,” composed in 1912, is named for the diminutive keyboard instrument preferred by maidens during the late Renaissance. The poem reflects the early period of Pound’s development and his skillful use of the fourteen-line Petrarchan sonnet. He rhymes the first eight lines abbaabba, closing with the rhyme scheme cdeecd.

After numerous summers of touring to earn ready cash with recitations and folk songs plucked out on his banjo and guitar, Sandburg’s last years brought the secure notoriety of the people’s poet. He published memoirs of his coming of age in Always the Young Strangers (1953). Following a crippling seizure in 1965, Sandburg inaccurately predicted that he would survive to a year divisible by eleven. He was bedridden his last two years, and he relied on his wife as spokesperson until his death at home from a second heart attack on July 22, 1967.

A mark of his achievement in language was publication of Translations of Ezra Pound (1933) and the political critiques in ABC of Economics (1933) and Jefferson and/or Mussolini (1935). A racist, anti-Semite, and proponent of Hitler’s butchery and Mussolini’s Fascism, Pound supported the Italian government in short-wave broadcasts over Rome Radio that were addressed to the English-speaking world. In 1942, he repudiated democracy as “judeocracy” and declared American involvement in the war illegal.

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