The Cambridge History of American Poetry

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

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The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.poems in this period, his work as a poet reveals the crucial role manuscript circulation played in the staples colonies. Green was the ... And wherever there were clubs, there was also much poetry. ... Green wrote acrostic poems and epigrams, congratulatory poems that mocked the person being congratulated and anniversary odes that lampooned the source of celebration, and mockepics in which the heroes were always shown to be something considerably less than heroic. He did allanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge History of American Poetry
Author: Alfred Bendixen, Stephen Burt
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-10-27

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