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Robert Frost

(1874—1963) American poet

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A. D. Hope

A. D. Hope  

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(1907–2000),Australian poet, born in New South Wales, and educated at the universities of Sydney and Oxford. His first collection, The Wandering Islands (1955), was followed by Poems (1960) and ...
A. R. Ammons

A. R. Ammons  

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(1926–),North Carolina-born poet, after graduation from Wake Forest College and study at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was encouraged by Josephine Miles, wrote poetry while working ...
Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova  

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1889–1966)Soviet poet who was shunned by the Communist Party but whose work was acclaimed after her death. She is regarded as the greatest woman poet in Russian literature.Born near Odessa, Akhmatova ...
Axe-Helve

Axe-Helve  

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Blank-verse dramatic narrative by Robert Frost, published in New Hampshire (1923).
Birches

Birches  

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Blank-verse lyric by Robert Frost, published in Mountain Interval (1916). The poet describes his boyhood pleasure in climbing birch trees, swinging from the tops until the supple trunks bent in a ...
A Boy's Will

A Boy's Will  

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First book of poems, published in 1913 by Robert Frost, the title derived from the refrain of Longfellow's “My Lost Youth.”
Calendar of Modern Letters

Calendar of Modern Letters  

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(1925–7),a literary periodical, first a monthly, then a quarterly, edited by E. Rickword and Douglas Garman. It published fiction by D. H. Lawrence, Pirandello, A. E. Coppard, Gerhardie, and others; ...
Code

Code  

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Blank-verse dramatic narrative by Robert Frost published in North of Boston (1914).An experienced farmhand tells a “townbred farmer” of the pride his fellows take in their competence, and the ...
David Schubert

David Schubert  

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(1913 –46),was born in New York City of Russian parents. His father, severe, restless, with artistic inclinations, left the family in Schubert's childhood, and not long after he found ...
Death of the Hired Man

Death of the Hired Man  

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Blank-verse dramatic narrative by Robert Frost, published in North of Boston (1914).Warren and Mary, a farmer and his wife, discuss the return of Silas, an aged farmhand who has worked for them often ...
dramatic monologue

dramatic monologue  

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Generally, a poem delivered as though by a single imagined person, frequently but not always to an imagined auditor: the speaker is not to be identified with the poet, but is dramatized, usually ...
Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas  

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(1878–1917),poet, and writer of many volumes of prose, much of it topographical and biographical, including a biography of R. Jefferies (1909). With the encouragement of Frost he turned to poetry. In ...
Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey  

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(1959– ),was born in Kansas City and educated at the University of Missouri and the University of Iowa. He was a member of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and is presently ...
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound  

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(1885–1972),American poet, came to Europe in 1908 and published his first volume of poems, A Lume Spento (1908). He published several other volumes of verse, including Personae (1909), Canzoni ...
free verse

free verse  

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A term loosely used from the early years of the 20th cent. to describe many forms of irregular, syllabic, or unrhymed verse, freed from the traditional demands of metre: also known as vers libre. The ...
Frost, Robert

Frost, Robert (1874–1963)   Reference library

William Pritchard

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Born in San Francisco, where he spent his first eleven years. After the death of his father, a journalist, he

Frost, Robert Lee

Frost, Robert Lee (1874–1963)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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His work was shaped by the landscape of his native New England and by the fusion of colloquial idioms and

Frost, Robert

Frost, Robert   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005
(1874–1963), American poet, born in San Francisco; he grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, after the death of his father, a newspaper editor originally from New England, and was ... More
Frost, Robert

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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member of a New England family, was born in San Francisco and taken at the age of ten to the New England farm country with which his poetry is identified. After a brief attendance at ... More
Frost, Robert Lee

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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US poet who did much to popularize contemporary poetry. He received forty-four honorary degrees and many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize (...

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