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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 ...
Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks  

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(1917–2000),poet reared in Chicago's slums, whose works include A Street in Bronzeville (1945), lyrics; Annie Allen (1949, Pulitzer Prize), a verse narrative about a black girl's life to maturity in ...
Harley Matthews

Harley Matthews  

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(1889 –1968),was born in Sydney and educated at Sydney High School. He was an articled clerk in a solicitor's office until he enlisted in the Australian Infantry Forces in ...
Harriet Monroe

Harriet Monroe  

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(1860–1936),Chicago poet and editor, first attained notice with her Columbian Ode (1892, published 1893), written in celebration of the World's Columbian Exposition in her native city. Besides ...
Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth  

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(1921–),Connecticut-born poet whose works, employing traditional forms, include The Crow and the Heart (1959), Nothing for Tigers (1965), For You (1970), From Snow and Rock, for Chaos (1973), If You ...
Home Burial

Home Burial  

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Dramatic dialogue in blank verse by Robert Frost, published in North of Boston (1914).The incompatibility of a New England farm couple is revealed in the tragic conflict between them ...

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